Sports Briefs

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Southwest Softball sign-ups

Southwest Softball is now accepting registrations for the summer Youth Softball League season. Registration forms are available at the Cortez Recreation Center, Lonnieís Glass and Tullis Chiropractic. Registrations are due no later than Saturday, March 31. A board meeting will be on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Tullis Chiropractic. For further information, please contact Scott Tullis at 570-5270.

Hot Shots menís basketball tournament

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is hosting its annual Hot Shots boys and girls, and menís basketball tournaments. The double elimination tournaments will be the weekends of March 10-11 and the 17-18. Entry fee is $135 and $150. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 14, and call back for game time will be Thursday, March 15, before noon for the menís tournament. Awards will be given to first- through-third-place in each tourney. For more information, contact Jonathan Dinae at 564-5360.

Horseshoe club meeting

The Rocky Mountain Ringers horseshoe club will be holding its annual meeting on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Cortez American Legion. The meeting will be to discuss the 2012 season. If anyone is interested in putting a three-person team together or would like to be placed on a team, please attend this meeting. If people would like to play horseshoes and cannot make this meeting or would like further information, please contact Justina Whited at 565-1001.

Cortez Rec. Center volleyball and dodgeball

The City of Cortez Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registrations for menís and womenís 3-on-3 volleyball. Cost to participate is $75 per team and includes an eight-game season, along with a double elimination tournament. T-shirts awarded to tournament champions. The season begins Monday, April 9, for women and Tuesday, April 10, for men. Registrations will close Monday, April 2.

The Cortez Rec. Center is also taking registrations for coed dodgeball.League play is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 12. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 5. Cost to play is $75 per team and teams consist of six players;three women and three men.Call Joye McHenry, recreation supervisor,at 564-4080 with any questions.

Tri-City Soccer registrations

Tri-City Soccer is currently accepting registrations for spring soccer. Spring soccer will run from Monday, April 9, through Saturday, May 5, for most teams. Teams are for children aged 3 through 13 (based on their age as of July 31, 2011). Placement is based on first come, first served space availability. If a child played soccer in the fall of 2011, people do not need to re-register their child. Registrations can be picked up at the Cortez Recreation Center. People can also register online at Call 749-5475 or e-mail with questions.

Shiprock Marathon registration

The 29th annual Shiprock (N.M.) Marathon will be held on Saturday, May 5. According to Tom Riggenbach, Shiprock Marathon race director, there will be four options for event participants: full marathon, half marathon, 5-person marathon relay and a 10K trail run/walk. Registration for all Shiprock Marathon events is available online through Schools are encouraged to take part in the events and may register runners for the relay event with a purchase order. Registration closes one week before the event or when the registration caps are met. The caps are 200 runners for the full marathon, 400 runners for the half-marathon, and 100, 5-person teams for the relay. There is no cap on the number of participants for the 10K trail run/walk. All participants receive full marathon support on the course during the run. Support includes, runnerís tech shirt, finish-line food, entertainment throughout the course and at the finish line, finisherís medals, unique age-group awards, and official chip timing on the USATF-certified course. A pre-race dinner is being planned in Shiprock on Friday, May 4, featuring a course preview, live entertainment, a benefit auction and a guest speaker. For more information, please contact the race organizers at 928-429-0345 or email Registration and additional race information is also available online at the official race website: