Local Sports Briefs: New Castle to host SpikeFest tournament
New Castle Recreation is hosting a free SpikeFest miniature volleyball tournament from 6:45-8:45 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Riverside Middle School.
SpikeFest will include a mini-tourney and prize giveaways. Both team and individual (free agent) registration for the adult Mixed Quads League will also be accepted.
The Mixed Quads League (4-on-4) requires teams to have a minimum of one female on the court at all times. Indoor league play will be on Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 14 and continues into early March.
Registration fees are $120 per team by Jan. 6 and $150 after. Individual registration is $30 per person.
Information: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352.
• Rifle Parks and Recreation running Winter Sports Bus
Rifle Parks and Recreation is again hosting the Sunlight Winter Sports Bus, which transports skiers to Sunlight Mountain Resort.
The bus runs every Saturday until March 29 and stops off in Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle, with arrival at Sunlight at 9 a.m. and departure from Sunlight at 3:30 p.m. The bus is limited to 47 riders.
Cost is $15 for a season pass and $5 per ride.
• Adult 3-on-3 hoops league starts soon in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering an adult 3-on-3 basketball league each Thursday beginning in late January.
Teams can register for the league through the Jan. 17 registration deadline. Cost for the self-officiated program is $100 per team until Jan. 17 and $120 afterward.
Information/registration: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.
• New Castle youth, adult soccer programs set to begin Jan. 17
A soccer program for both youth and adults is being offered by the New Castle Recreation Department this winter.
The Lil’ Kickers coed program for players ages 3-12 will include weekly practices and scrimmage games. The program will be held Tuesdays from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25.
The adult 4-on-4 coed league will run each Monday beginning in late January.
Cost for the youth program is $40 by Jan. 17 and $50 afterward. Cost for the adult program is $150 per team and $175 after Jan. 17.
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