sports Briefs

Cortez little league baseball registration

Registration is now open for little league baseball in southwest Colorado. Super Saturday registration will take place at the Cortez Recreation Center on Saturday and on Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is also at Hibbett Sports on Saturday, March 9, from 10-2. 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.

Knocker Athletic Club 'snoball' softball tourney

Knocker Athletic Club is hosting the second annual "snoball" softball tourney on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Dolores Softball Fields. Coed and men's brackets are offered. It's a 3-game guarantee. Tourney entry fee is $200. Awards are based on the number of teams. Champions win 14 Champion Dri-Fit shirts. Entry deadline is Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. To register your team, please call Charles See at 560-3423.

Ute Mountain Rec. men's basketball tourney

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is taking registration for its men's Hotshot, double-elimination basketball tournament. Entry fee is $150. It's a 16-team, nine-man roster tourney on the weekend of Feb. 16-17. For more information, please call Jonathan at 564-5360.

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.

Nucla Resolution 5K Run/Walk

Montrose West Recreation is pleased to sponsor the third annual Nucla Resolution 5K Run/Walk. The event will, once again, benefit the West End's animal rescue shelter, Hoof & Paw. Totally volunteer driven, Hoof & Paw has been fostering lost and homeless animals while providing adoption, immunization, spay and neutering services at no or low cost. Race participants are encouraged to bring their leashed dogs along for this fun annual event. This year's race is Sunday, Feb. 17, beginning from the Nucla Fire House at noon. The 5K (3.1 miles) course will loop around Nucla streets with moderate elevation gain. The competitive race will offer first, second and third-place ribbons in the men's and women's running and walking categories. The $20 registration fee provides participants with a race bib, post-race refreshments and a commemorative T-shirt. Participants are encouraged to preregister, although registration is available on race day. With more than 85 participants at last year's race, MWR and race organizers are anticipating their biggest turnout since the race was created in 2011. Doggy snacks and prizes will also be offered. The race will be held rain, snow or shine. Please remember to dress accordingly. To register or volunteer, call Paul at 864-428-2276 or email