Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

NEW CASTLE, Colorado ” Registration is now open for youth soccer and wrestling (ages pre-kindergarten to eighth grade).

Register online at or stop by the New Castle Community Center in downtown New Castle.

Information: 984-3352.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Art of Defense mixed martial arts studio is welcoming Gi-less Jiu-Jitsu trainer Justin Ellison to Glenwood Springs for a seminar on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 984-2109. Stop in at Art of Defense (910 Grand Avenue) to pre-register, or call. Space is limited.

RIFLE, Colorado ” A new session of United States Bowling Congress youth bowling league has begun at Rifle Fireside Lanes. First-graders through high school seniors are welcome, and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There are certified coaches to help new bowlers learn the game, as well as opportunities to compete against other youth in tournaments and win scholarships.

The league bowls at noon each Saturday. Parents can contact Jack Bowles at 625-2231 for details.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” The 2009 State Games of America national registration opens today. More than 10,000 athletes are expected in Colorado Springs July 30-Aug. 2 for the nation’s largest multi-sport festival for all ages and skill levels.

Online registration is available at, with complete registration information, lodging and accommodations information, ticket details and more. All residents of Colorado are eligible to compete, as are medal winners from all other State Games. More than 30 sports will be featured.

The State Games of America is a property of the National Congress of State Games, and the event is hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

RIFLE, Colorado ” Rifle High School is seeking both a girls and boys golf coach.

If interested, contact Michael Green at 665-7739.

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