Sports Briefs

Dolores River Anglers meeting

Come celebrate with us Monday, March 25, at the Cortez Elks Lodge, as the Dolores River Anglers becomes the newest Trout Unlimited chapter in Colorado. The chapter will receive its chapter charter from Sinjin Eberle, President of Colorado Trout Unlimited. The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30. There will also be a presentation on rod building by Duncan Rose on how a fly rod works, as well as how bamboo fly rods are built. An update on runoff and the Dolores River flow below McPhee Dam will also be presented. Monday nights is hamburger night at the Elks Lodge. For further information, contact Dale Smith at 759-3020, Marc Meyer at 560-4956 or Chris Burkett at 560-0005.

Little League registration still open, umpires needed

Little League baseball will be taking registrations with a $30 late fee until Wednesday, March 27. After that, registrations will be placed on a wait list and will be assigned to teams as space is available. Baseball is open from children aged 4-15 as of April 30. Cost varies according to age from $55 to $105 plus the late fee. Registration forms can be downloaded from eteamz.com/cortezbaseball or picked up at the Super Saturday events. Umpires are also needed for upcoming games. Umpires are paid and training is offered. For more information, contact the little league office at the above website, or call 560-3029 or email baseball5to16@yahoo.com.

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. Peechue basketball tourney

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is hosting its Peechue 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament on Saturday, April 6. It's a three-game guarantee and a $30 entry fee. There's three age groups: 14-Under boys and girls; 10U boys and girls; and, 8U boys and girls. Medals are given to all players and trophies are given to the champions. Call Nick Traweek at 564-5360 or email ntraweek@utemountain.org for more information, or check the Ute Mountain Recreation Facebook page for updates.

Ute Mtn. Rec. strong kid contest

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is hosting its first ever strong kid contest on Sunday, April 7. There's two age divisions of 18-Under and 14U. Events include a hay bail walk, farmers walk, tire flip and lawn tractor pull. Entry fee is $10. Trophies for the winners and medals for the top three placers. Sign up at the Rec. Center parking lot on April 7, at 10 a.m. Parents must sign a waiver for their kids to compete. Call Rob or Nick at 564-5360 for more information.

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 jmchenry@cityofcortez.com 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 jmchenry@cityofcortez.com 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 tricitysoccer.com. Call 749-5475 or email tcsa@tricitysoccer.com with questions.