Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Runners interested in competing for Rifle High School’s cross country team this fall are invited to attend non-mandatory practices at Rifle’s track this week.Practices will be held today through Friday at 6 p.m. The first day of official practice is Monday.

The National Off-Road Bicycle Association’s National Mountain Biking Series finals will be held at Snowmass Thursday through Sunday.The NMBS, which is expected to bring several thousand amateur and professional mountain bikers to town, has competitions in cross country, downhill, mountain cross, dual slalom, super-d, short track and observed trials events. Riders will be racing within their age category and within their ability. The event also has received the prestigious Union Cyclist International (UCI) designation, ensuring participation from all 50 states and a huge international field of riders vying for UCI points on their way to the World Championships. Free chairlift rides will be offered for spectators and competitors.Information: Cycle Cyndicate, (303) 432-1519 or

New Castle Recreation is taking registration for fall soccer. Girls are needed to fill the U-10 girl’s team. Stop by the New Castle Community Center to fill out a registration form.

Registrations are now being accepted for the Glenwood/Three Rivers Youth Football camp for third- through eighth-graders. Camp will take place Aug. 15-17 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the high school’s practice field. Cost of the non-contact, skills-related camp is $30.Sessions are under the instruction of the Glenwood High football coaching staff, with assistance by the school’s varsity players.Information: 945-9109.

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