Sports Briefs

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Cortez BMX season finale

Cortez BMX is holding its final race for the 2012 season on Saturday. Sign-in is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. In addition to racing, we will be giving out awards for those competitors, who brought something special to our race days this season. We are also having a jumping competition for our racers to show us some style on the final double at the track. In addition to all of this excitement, we will also have a potluck after the races, so please bring a dish to share and your appetite. For more information, please call Mark or Stacey Baxter at 564-5868.

Dolores River Anglers meeting

The Dolores River Anglers, a subcommittee of the 5 Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited, will be having a general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, starting at 7 p.m., at the Cortez Elks Club. There will be a meet-and-greet from 6:30 to 7, and the meeting and program will start shortly thereafter. It’s taco Tuesday at the Elks Lodge and tacos can be purchased during the evening, while they last. The Dolores River Anglers will be discussing their strategic plan, as well as having guest speakers from the Pagosa Springs area. Dave Dunn, shop manager and head guide at Wolf Creek Anglers in Pagosa Springs, will be presenting some great images of the varied waters of the Pagosa area and imparting some of his secrets that can be used in this angler’s paradise. Dunn will also be joined by Wolf Creek Anglers owner Brad Shallenberger, who purchased Wolf Creek Anglers last year. Shallenberger will also impart on his local knowledge and big fish hiding areas. Come out to the meeting, and meet other local anglers with a passion for fishing and here about DRA’s plans for the coming year to include becoming Colorado’s 24th TU chapter later in the year.

M-CHS volleyball ‘Pink Game’

The Montezuma-Cortez High School volleyball “pink game,” for breast cancer awareness, will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, against Durango in the M-CHS Gym. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity plays at 7. All proceeds will go to a local person fighting breast cancer or a group that helps support breast cancer patients. We are offering $1 off all admission tickets, if supporters wear pink to support the cause. Call coach Barbara Chappell at 570-9990 for more information.

M-CHS fall activities community carnival

A community carnival to introduce M-CHS activities and athletic teams will be Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Panther Stadium. For more information, please contact school activities director, Jimmie Lankford, at 565-3722 ex. 2123.

Area basketball officials needed

On Monday, Sept. 27, the Cortez Area Officials will be holding certification training for new officials from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Calvin Denton Room, located in the Empire Electric building. Anyone interested in becoming a referee for the Cortez and surrounding area, please contact Anthony Valdez at 799-1346.

M-CHS open gym basketball

M-CHS is having basketball open gym (sponsored by M-CHS and Cortez Parks and Recreation) for anyone who wants to play at M-CHS. Open gym is on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., now through Friday, Nov. 9. For more information, please contact school activities director, Jimmie Lankford, at 565-3722 ex. 2123.