Briefs: Sports Timeout Sept. 03, 2009

Timeout guidelines: Space is reserved for area clubs, organizations, associations and nonprofit groups to announce their events, tournaments, meetings and/or leagues. Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event to 970-244-8578, e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mail to Sports Timeout, The Daily Sentinel, P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction, 81502. Include a phone number to call for information. Items will not be taken over the phone.


• Western Colorado Baseball Association: Openings are available for players ages 12-under, 13-under and 14-under beginning next April. Information: Mike Bullen, 242-3528.


• Mesa County Jr. Women’s Basketball: Tryouts for AAU teams for 7th and 8th grade girls are in September, with girls trying out according to high school attendance areas.

Fruita Monument: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Redlands Middle School; Grand Junction: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23, West Middle School; Central: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Grand Mesa Middle School. Information: Rick Hensley, 361-0133 or Dave Montoya, 270-8703.


• Steamboat Stage Race: Sept. 4-7 in Steamboat Springs. Road race sanctioned by American Cycling Association. Professional and amateur categories. Volunteers needed for course marshals, EMTs and support vehicle drivers. Information: or 603-969-9269.

• Delta Mountain Bike Race: Twelve-hour team relay race Sept. 19 to raise money for Boy Scout Troop 497 of Cedaredge and Delta County Search & Rescue. The 15-mile race includes 1,600-feet of climbing on old Jeep trails. Information: or Rick Schaefer, 835-4800 or 640-2425.


• Punt, Pass & Kick: Delta Punt, Pass & Kick competition at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Confluence Community Fields. The event is free and open to boys and girls ages 8-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2009). Registration: 4 p.m. Sept. 12. Information: Whitnee 874-0923 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


• Junior Golf Camp: Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m. at Lincoln Park. Camp begins Sept. 7. Cost: $100 per student. Information: 242-6394.

• Rifle Labor Day Tournament: Sept. 5-6 at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Entry fee: $125 plus carts for tee times both days. Gross and net payoffs. Send pre-paid entries to Rifle Creek Golf Course, 3004 Highway 325, Rifle, 81650. Information: 970-635-1093.

• Express All-Star Tournament: Four-person best ball tournament Sept. 20 at Adobe Creek Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $100 per person includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch and beverages. Mail entries to Brad Class, 2820 Dillon Court, Grand Junction, 81506. Information: 260-1681.

• Latin-Anglo Alliance Tournament: Four-person scramble to provide scholarships for area youth takes place with 1 p.m. shotgun start Sept. 26 at Adobe Creek Golf Course. Entry fee: $75 per player, $300 team, includes cart, post-tournament meal. Prizes will be awarded. Information: Pat Baca, 216-4222, Modesto Galvan, 270-9479, Herman Lucero, 261-3571, Mike Archuleta, 216-7332 or Rich Baca, 245-7789.


• Football Officials: The Grand Junction Football Officials Association is seeking new members for the 2009 fall season. Information: Jerry, 523-1211, or Tom, 242-4610.


• Spur of the Moment 5K: Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m., Junior Legion Park off Redlands Parkway. Information: Jay, 640-2746, or Larry, 270-0774.

• Dobie Desert Classic 5K: Sept. 26, in conjunction with the Hotchkiss High School Cross Country Invitational at the high school. Course includes challenging hills. Registration: 8 a.m., race begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $10, includes T-shirt.  Information: Kelly Cowan, 872-3578 or Richard Hypio, 872-1168.

• Anna Banana 5K: Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m., Connected Lakes State Park. Information: Martelle, 252-5255.

• Girls on the Run: Registration open for girls in grades 3-8 for a 10-week after-school program that uses the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect
and healthy living. Register online at or call 257-9267 to receive a registration form. Fee: $40, full and partial scholarships are available.
Season begins Sept. 1. Information: Sharon at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


• Grand Junction Dolphins: Year-round swim lessons for ages 5 and older. Competitive and pre-competitive teams for all ages and abilities. Information: 260-8459. Masters information: 245-5731.

• Grand Valley Wave: Competitive swim team for all ages and abilities. Information: Ellie, 250-9617.


• GJTC Fall Leagues: Play begins the week of Sept. 21. Registration deadline is Sept. 12. Men’s doubles on Mondays, women’s doubles on Tuesdays, team tennis (2 men, 2 women) on Wednesdays and singles on Thursdays. Mail entries to 555 North Ave. #7, Grand Junction 81501 or e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• Tennis Lessons: For adults and juniors at all levels at Junction Indoor Tennis Center. After School Clinics for ages 8-18, Monday through Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m.; ages 4-7, Tuesday/Thursday, 4-5 p.m. information 241-2280.


• Labor Day Safari and Camp-Out: Jeep trips Sept. 5-7 in Moab, Utah. Two- and three-day camping trips and several day trips available for groups or individuals. Fee: $50 for first trail, $25 for each additional trail. Information:

• Adult Kickball League: Coed league runs from Sept. 20-Oct. 25, with games on Sunday evenings at Little Salt Wash Park. Cost: $250 per team, up to 25 people per roster. Registration deadline: Sept. 7. Information: 858-0360 or go to

• Self-Defense Class: High Desert Martial Arts instructor Troy Miller is holding a free class on defending oneself in life-threatening situations. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Information: 243-8010 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Racquetball Tournament: Men’s, women’s C & D divisions and novice Oct. 17-18 at Bill Heddles Rec Center. Each player is guaranteed two games. Fee: $20, includes refreshments, award and T-shirts. Deadline: Oct. 7. Information: Whitnee, 874-0923 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Blind-draw Doubles Racquetball Tournament: Men’s open, A and B divisions with a pool play format on Sept. 27 at Bill Heddles Rec Center. Fee: $20, includes refreshments, awards and T-shirts. Deadline: Sept. 16. Information: Whitnee 874-0923 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Fall Racquetball League: Delta League play begins week of Nov. 12 with two divisions: A/B and C/D. Each player is required to play one game per week. Fee: $15 per player. Players provide balls and set up court times. Deadline: Oct. 26. Information: Whitnee 874-0923 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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