Sports Briefs

PRCA championship rodeo camp

In conjunction with the Four States Ag Expo, the PRCA championship rodeo camp returns to Cortez on Sunday. 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:

Cortez Leopard Sharks registration

The Cortez Leopard Sharks swimming registration day will be Thursday, March 21, at the First United Methodist Church of Cortez at 515 N. Park Street (across from the police station) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parents and swimmers are invited to meet with the coaches for orientation and registration. Practices begin Monday, April 8. If interested in joining the team, want to improve swimming skills and make new friends, please come to the registration day. If people are not able to make it to the registration day, registration will be ongoing throughout the spring and summer swim season. Registration forms can be requested at, through the team's Facebook page of Cortez Leopard Sharks or picked up at the Cortez Recreation Center front desk. Any questions can be directed to the swim team's board of directors at 570-6698.

Cortez Golf Advisory Board seeks youth member

The City of Cortez Golf Advisory Board is seeking one youth to hold a position on their board starting in April. The youth member will have all rights and responsibilities as adult members with possible voting rights as well. People serving on the Golf Advisory Board give input on the course, promote and advertise the golf course, advise and make recommendations concerning agreements with the golf pro, and work together to ensure overall satisfaction with Conquistador Golf Course. Board meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 a.m., and are held March through October. If interested, please email a letter of interest to: Dean Palmquist,, or drop a letter off to Linda Smith at City Hall or to Dean Palmquist at the Cortez Recreation Center. Letters of interest need to be submitted no later than Friday, March 22.

Southwest Softball registration day

Southwest Softball will be having a registration day at Hibbett Sports on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All late fees will be waived if forms are brought in on that day. For further information, please contact Scott Tullis at 570-5270.

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.

Ute Mtn. Rec. spring basketball league

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is hosting its men's and women's open spring basketball league. Entry fee is $250. It's an eight-game guarantee plus a tournament. It's a 10-player roster and league play starts Tuesday, April 9. Games are played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, please call 564-5360 and ask for Jonathan.

Cortez Rec. men's 40-Older basketball league

The City of Cortez Parks and Recreation department is now registering for its men's 5-on-5 40-Older basketball league to begin Thursday, April 11. Registration fee is $200 for an eight-game season and single-elimination tournament. Contact Joye McHenry at 564-4080 or email with any questions.

Cortez Rec. men's and women's volleyball

The City of Cortez Parks and Recreation department is now registering for its men's and women's 3-on-3 volleyball league to begin Monday, April 15, for women and Tuesday, April 16, for men. Registration fee is $75 for an eight-game season and double-elimination tournament. Contact Joye McHenry at 564-4080 or email with any questions.

Ute Mtn. Rec. high school basketball tourney

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is hosting its high school boys and girls basketball tournament the weekend of April 20-21. It's double-elimination with awards for first through third-place. Entry fee is $125. It's 12 teams in each division. This tourney fills up fast and teams must have a coach on the bench at all times. For more information, please call 564-5360, or call or text Jonathan at 560-4181.

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.

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