Sports Briefs

Southwest Softball, T-ball registrations

Southwest Softball is now accepting registrations for upcoming summer T-ball and softball leagues. T-ball for girls, ages 4-6; and, softball, for girls ages 7-16. Registration fees are $25 and $50, respectively, as long as they are received prior to the early registration date on Thursday. After that, a $10 late registration fee is added. Registration forms are available at the Cortez Recreation Center, Lonnie's Glass and Tullis Chiropractic. For further questions, please contact Scott Tullis at 570-5270.

Conquistador Golf Course opening

Conquistador Golf Course will open Friday, weather permitting, for the 2013 year. The driving range opens today. For more information, please call the Conquistador Golf Course Pro Shop at 565-9208.

Cortez little league baseball registration

Registration is now open for little league baseball in southwest Colorado. Super Saturday registration will take place at Hibbett Sports from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baseball is open for children ages 4-15, as of April 30. Cost varies according to age from $55-$105. Registration closes March 9. Registration forms can be downloaded online at or picked up at the Super Saturday events. Contact the little league office at the above website, or call 560-3029 or email for more information.

Dolores baseball fundraiser

Come Support the Dolores Bears high school baseball team Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. The Bears will be serving and bussing tables for tips as a fundraiser. Support for the Bears baseball team goes toward buying new uniforms and much needed equipment.

PRCA championship rodeo camp

In conjunction with the Four States Ag Expo, the PRCA championship rodeo camp returns to Cortez on Sunday, March 17. It will be at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is for ages 8-Older and all abilities are welcome. Students must pre-register to participate and there are limited spots available for each camp. Free one-day rodeo day camps offer instruction in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. Participants will learn about safety techniques, learn the correct spurring moves, have riding equipment checked/fixed, learn chute procedures, handling livestock, working with pickup men and an overall review of the rodeo business. No live buckouts. Register online at:

Ute Mtn. Rec. women's basketball tourney

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is hosting the "Bad Girl" women's basketball tournament on the weekend of March 23-24. It's a 16-team, 9-women roster double elimination tourney. Entry fee is $150. Awards are given to teams finishing first, second and third. For more information, please contact Jonathan Dinae at 564-5360, or call or text 560-4181.

Horseshoe league meeting

Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes in a league is invited to attend an information meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, located at 320 N. Harrison St. in Cortez. The league starts in late May and ends in mid to late August on Thursday nights at the American Legion. If you have any questions, please contact Justina Whited at 565-1001.

Tri-City Soccer registrations

Tri-City Soccer is currently accepting registrations for spring soccer. Spring soccer will run from April 8, through May 4, for most teams. There will be teams for children 3 through 13 (based on their age as of July 31, 2012). Placement is based on first come, first served space availability. If a child played soccer in the fall of 2012, then parents do not need to re-register their child. Registrations can be picked up at the Cortez Recreation Center. Parents can also register online at Call 749-5475 or email with questions.