Sports Briefs

Dove Creek football camp

The Dove Creek football program will be hosting a fundamentals camp Thursday through Saturday. The camp will be conducted by former Colorado Mesa University and Colorado School of Mines football players. Fundamentals will be stressed at the camp for various positions. The camp will be held in two different sessions. The morning session will be for fourth- through-eighth grades from 9 to 11 a.m. The evening session will be for high school athletes grades nine- through-12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost of the camp will be $30 per kid. For more information, please contact coach Shane Baughman at 739-0102.

Cortez Burst Triathlon

The third annual Cortez Burst Triathlon will be held on July 4, at Parque de Vida. The race begins at 7 a.m. and adult participants will swim 500 meters, bike 16 miles and run three miles. Teams of two or three people are welcome. It’s a fun event for the whole family. Also, there are children’s and youth triathlons, and a high school team challenge, where teams from area schools compete against each other. All proceeds go toward Cortez Friends of Recreation for a Healthy Community and help provide scholarships for income-qualified people to use the Cortez Recreation Center. Please contact Sensa Wolcott, Director, at 903-9882 or log on to for more information. Register at

In coordination with the Cortez Burst Triathlon, registered dietician Jared Purcell will be giving a free presentation on nutrition for a triathlete. His presentation will be on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., at the Cortez Rec. Center. He will cover nutrition during training, pre-race nutrition, during race nutrition, post-race nutrition and hydration. The presentation will be helpful for anyone interested in training for not only this year’s Cortez Burst Triathlon, but for other triathlons or races as well.

Montezuma Titans football registrations

Registrations for the Montezuma Titans, of the Youth American Football League, will be held on Saturday, July 7, 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cortez Public Library. This is for kids second- through-sixth-grade interested in playing tackle football. Registration fee is $85 with an additional $40 game jersey fee for sixth-grade players. Practice begins Wednesday, Aug. 1. The Montezuma Titans game schedule includes a minimum of seven games against Bayfield, Durango and Pagosa Springs; and, New Mexico’s, Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington, Kirtland, Shiprock and Dulce. Parents must bring a copy of birth certificate to registration. For more information, please contact Scott Conklin at 570-7835 or Kyle Lester at 799-7964.

Ute Mountain strongman competition

The second annual Ute Mountain Recreation Center, strongman competition, is set for Saturday, July 14, at the Ute Mountain Rec. Center parking lot in Towaoc. It’s a $10 entry fee, one open division and five competitions for men and women. The top score wins it all, which is a trophy, cash prize and dinner. Call Rob or Nick at 564-5360 for more information.

Dolores Middle School football camp

Dolores Middle School will hold a football camp July 16-18, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp is for kids sixth- through-eighth-grade. To register, call DMS coach Scott Weinmaster at 497-9227.

Tri-City Soccer registrations

Tri-City Soccer is currently taking registrations for the 2012-2013 seasons through Saturday, July 21. Register now to guarantee a spot for your child. Click the PLAYER REGISTRATION tab at to register online or print a registration form. Forms can also be picked up at the Cortez Recreation Center. Teams will be formed for children ages 3-13 (as of July 31, 2012). For questions, visit the website or call 749-5475.

Cortez Leopard Sharks swimming

Come swim with the Cortez Leopard Sharks swimming team. The swim season has just started and registration is ongoing throughout the spring and summer swim season. Practices are currently being held at the indoor pool of the Cortez Recreation Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. If interested in joining the team, want to improve swimming and make new friends, please feel free to come by and observe a practice and talk with the coaches. Children and adults are welcome to join. Registration forms can be requested at, through the team’s Facebook page of Cortez Leopard Sharks, or picked up at the Cortez Rec. Center front desk. Further questions can be directed to the Board of Directors at 570-6698.

Kokopelli Bike and Board events

Monday night trail maintenance — 5:30 p.m. at the Boggy Draw parking lot. Check the for details.

Monday night group road rides — Leaving 6:15 from the pub (Dolores River Brewery) and going to Flanders Park in Dolores.

Tuesday night time trials (TT) — 6, warm up, and 6:30 start. Meet at the Boggy Draw parking lot.

Girl’s Wednesday night group ride — starting at 5:30 at Boggy Draw.

Bike polo in Cortez — Wednesday nights at 6:30 — check for directions.

Thursday night group “night” rides — Boggy Draw at 7:30.

Saturday road bike group ride — 9 a.m. at Kokopelli Bike & Board.

Open adult soccer

Open adults soccer is being held at Parque de Vida on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Ike at 759-9581.

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