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Local Sports Briefs: New Castle tops Aspen to win youth football Super Bowl title

New Castle Titans running back Carter Pressler (5) runs for a touchdown with blocking help from Nate Whitaker (4), Jared Whitaker (20), Ryan Kotz (12) and Will Gose (49). New Castle beat Aspen, 34-0, last month in the Three Rivers Football fifth and sixth grade Division II Super Bowl.
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The New Castle Titans capped an undefeated season last month, winning the Three Rivers Football Division II Super Bowl with a 34-0 victory over Aspen.

The Titans ran the table on their schedule, going 7-0. The championship game was played at Hot Stuff Stadium at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum.

The team’s players included Branden Hunter, Will Gose, Ariel Herrera, Austin Gerber, Ryan Kotz, Jared Whitaker, Sean Mooney, Carter Pressler, Taylor Markiecki, Christian Solis, Riley Nalley, Carson Miller, Kobe Ottosen, Anders Marty, Bryce Wheeler, Nathan Whitaker, Kobe Wild, Hector Sanchez and Hunter Keesbery. The coaching staff included Evan Marty, Dave Kotz, Frank Mooney,Kyle Whitaker and head coach Rod Pressler.


Annual Turkey Trot 5K to be held on Nov. 28

The annual Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run will be held again on Nov. 28 next to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The race will begin at 10 a.m. The Glenwood Springs High School boys and girls swim teams, along with the Sopris Barracudas and GSHS cross country team, will be preselling race entries starting beginning on Nov. 6. Prerace registration will be held at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale and Summit Canyon Mountaineering in Glenwood beginning Nov. 11, also.

Cost for prerace registration is $10, and race-day registration will be $15 and begin at 8:30 a.m. promptly inside the Community Center.

Information: Mark Bauer, 970-618-6898, or marylandmarkus@aol.com.


Buddy Werner ski program accepting registrations

Registration is now open for the Buddy Werner and Buddy Werner Plus skiing programs for the 2014 season at Sunlight Mountain. Racing programs start at 9 a.m. Jan. 4, and preregistration is encouraged. Cost for the program, which meets for two months from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, is $350. Cost for the Buddy Werner Plus team, which meets for 16 days, is $550. There is a $30 bib deposit, and four hours of volunteer time required.

The Buddy Werner program is designed for skiers aged 6-14 years who want to develop ski skills in a fun, kid-oriented program designed to give children an exposure to alpine ski racing. The focus of this program is on fun, safety, skills, etiquette, and an introduction to racing.

Also available is competitive racing, with teams from Sunlight, Powderhorn, Beaver Creek, Steamboat Springs and Crested Butte all racing for the coveted Council Cup. Sunlight will also host the Western Council Cup Buddy Werner Finale from March 8-9.

Information: Bob Lockard, 970-618-2101 or sunlightskiteam@gmail.com.


Rifle Parks and Rec taking signups for basketball

The Rifle Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for boys basketball, with the season set to start in January.

Leagues will be divided into a third and fourth grade league which is skill oriented, with a fifth and sixth grade league which will be more competitive. Games will be played on Saturdays in Rifle, Parachute, Meeker, New Castle, Silt and DeBeque.

Registration begins on Nov. 23, and the season begins on Jan. 13. Cost is $30 for the third and fourth grade league, with a $45 fee applying for the fifth and sixth grade league.

Information/registration: Rifle Recreation, 970-665-6570.

Boys basketball signups taking place in New Castle

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

The CRVL program is for local boys in third through sixth grade and includes one to two practices a week. League games on Saturdays in other regional communities and New Castle. Practices begin the week of Jan. 6, and league play continues through early March. Cost is $60 per player by Dec. 13 and $70 after if there is space available.

Registration: 970-984-3352, or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.

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