Sports in Brief: Little League registration time running out

Little League

Registration time running out

The time to sign up for little league baseball is running out. For Monument Little League, registration will be on Feb. 20 from 4-7 p.m. and Feb. 21 from noon-3 p.m at Banana’s Fun Park.

For more information contact Toby Cruz at 858-9402. Orchard Mesa Little League registration is available online at Grand Mesa Little League has all it’s sign-up information at

Palisade Little League has sign-ups today at Taylor Elementary from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday at Plateau Valley School from 6-8 p.m.

Youth Soccer

GJ Fire advance in Phoenix

Grand Junction Soccer Club’s Fire FC under-13 girls soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 31st Annual President’s Day Soccer Tournament last weekend in Phoenix.

In match play, Fire FC defeated Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley United 2-1 on goals by Taylor Wood and Leah Swander, both assisted on corner kicks by Baseley McClaskey. The Fire also defeated Utah’s state champion, LaRoca, 2-0 on goals by Swander and Courtney Coffey, an assist by Taylor Chaffetz and a shutout by goalie Elie Borszich.

The Fire lost 1-0 to Nike Rush’s National Select team in the quarterfinal match.

The win over LaRoca was the third state champion the Fire FC has defeated this season. State champions from Colorado and Nevada have also lost to the Fire this season.

College Softball

Kearney tournament called off

The season-opening RMAC-NSIC Crossover softball tournament, scheduled for this weekend in Kearney, Neb., has been canceled.

Weather and poor field conditions forced the University of Nebraska-Kearney to call off the 25-game tournament, which featured 10 teams from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, including Mesa State, and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

The Mavericks, ranked No. 22 in the nation, were to have played five games, including a rematch of last season’s NCAA Super Regional final against Winona State (Minn.) University.


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