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Local Sports Briefs: Demons, Bears to play hoops game in Denver

Tickets are on sale now for the boys and girls basketball games between Glenwood Springs and Rifle high schools on Dec. 19 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The game is part of the Denver Nuggets’ Preps to Pros program. Anyone who purchases tickets to the games will also be able to watch the Nuggets play the Los Angeles Clippers later that night. The Glenwood girls and Rifle boys are the defending 4A Western Slope League champions.

Information: Cory Hitchcock, 970-819-5845.

Mesa offers free admission to veterans for volleyball, football

Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction is offering free admission to all military veterans for a pair of events this week.

Military veterans will receive free admission to today’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament volleyball match against the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Match time is set for 7 p.m. today at Brownson Arena.

Also, the football game between Western State and Mesa at Stoker Stadium that is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday will also give free admission to military veterans.

Information: 1-800-410-6287.


Turkey Bowl flag football event takes place Nov. 22

The New Castle Recreation Department is hosting the Turkey Bowl, a 5-on-5 flag football tournament for adults, on Saturday, Nov. 22.

The tournament uses official NFL Flag Football Tournament rules. Play begins at 9 a.m. sharp, and the deadline to register is Nov. 14. Cost is $100, or $120 afterward if space is available.

Registration can be done online at http://www.newcastlerec.com, or by calling 970-984-3352.

Boys basketball registration taking place in New Castle

The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registration for the upcoming Colorado River Valley League boys basketball season.

The CRVL program is for local boys in grades three through six and includes one to two practices a week. League games take place on Saturday in New Castle and elseware.

Practices begin the week of Jan. 12, 2015, and league play continues through early March. Cost is $60 per player by the Dec. 12 deadline and $70 afterward, if there is space available.

Information/registration: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352.

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