Timeout, March 7, 2012

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, email 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.

BASEBALL

Fruita Little League: Registration for 2012 season can be done online until March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Fruita Rec Center. Online registration at http://www.fruitalittleleague.com. Information: Sharla, 270-7274.

Start Smart Program: 6-week program for ages 3-5 begins March 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Deadline: March 26. Fee: 45/participant. Information: Whitnee, 874-0923 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Colorado Mesa Little League Spring Training: March 14 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for ages 5-13 at Orchard Mesa Little League. Fee: $35. Information: 248-1811 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

BASKETBALL

Dirk & Colt Ross Memorial Tournament: April 13-14 at Pagosa Springs. Proceeds from 17th annual tournament go to scholarship fund to benefit local youth. Tournament features three divisions: open, 6-feet and under and 35 and over. Fee: $250/team, 10-player max. Deadline: April 1. Information: Troy, 970-264-5265, 970-946-5265, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.rossbasketballtournament.com.

Denver Broncos Alumni Exhibition Game: 7 p.m. on March 24 at Grand Junction High School. Broncos Alumni team is Ron Egloff, Mark Jackson, Rich Karlis, Clarence Kay and Billy Thompson. Information: 800-266-3077.

GOLF

Start Smart Program: 6-week program for ages 5-7 starts March 28 at 3:30 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Deadline: March 26. Fee: $30/participant. Information: Whitnee, 874-0923 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Adobe Creek Senior Men’s League: Begins April 4 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start for ages 55-older. Play continues each Wednesday with 9 a.m. shotgun start. Information: Don, 243-8620.

Grand Valley Senior League: Every other Thursday at Lincoln Park Golf Course for both men and women. First event is April 5 at 9 a.m. Information: Chance, 242-6394.

Colorado Mesa Golf Pass: The benefit golf program supports Colorado Mesa University athletic scholarships, with free or discount rounds at 32 courses in Colorado and Utah. Passes are $35 each and are on sale at Saunders Fieldhouse at CMU, all City Market stores in the Grand Valley, Delta, Glenwood Springs, Montrose and New Castle, Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and the CMU Extension campus in Montrose. Information: Beth Schroeder, 248-1503.

Partners Tournament: April 27 at Tiara Rado Golf Course. Four-person scramble format begins at 1 p.m. Fee: $340/team. Information: Trevor, 241-1027, ext. 12.

LACROSSE

Grand Valley Youth Teams: Season begins after spring break for boys ages 7-15 and girls ages 10-15. Fee: $200/player. Information: http://www.grandvalleylax.com or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Grand Valley High School Teams: CHSAA program will be run by District 51 for boys and girls in grades 9-12. Fee: $240/player. Information: http://www.grandvalleylax.com or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

RUNNING

Fruitvale Elementary 5K Run/Walk: 9:30 a.m. on April 28 at Matchett Park. Fee: $15 before day of race, $20 day of race. Information: Paul 986-9140.

CapRock Academy 5-10K: March 31 at 714 24 1/2 Road. Information: Robyn, 778-8779.

Moab Thelma & Louise Half Marathon: May 12 starting at Canyonlands National Park. Race benefits local women’s shelter and girls’ running program. Fee: $75 until March 31, $85 from April 1-30, $95 until May 11. Information: http://www.moabhalfmarathon.org.

SKIING

Mesa Meltdown Race: Annual cross country ski race at 11 a.m. March 10 at Skyway on Grand Mesa. There is a 20K and 5K freestyle race. Registration on race-day only. Cost: $10 for GMNC members, $15 for non-members. Information: 434-9753 or http://www.gmnc.org.

SOFTBALL

Polar Bear Ice Breaker Tournament: March 31-April 1 at Canyon View Park. Divisions for men, women and coed teams with a three-game guarantee. Deadline: March 19. Fee: $265/team. Information: 801-758-4327 or iplayisa.com.

USSSA Girls State/National Qualifier: Open classification tournament is March 31-April 1 at Fruita Little League. Information: Wally, 245-6285 or Don Wood, 250-5883.

April Fool’s Tournament: April 7-8 at Mountain View Park in Delta. Divisions for coed, women’s and men’s teams. Deadline: April 1. Fee: $200/team before March 25, $250/team after March 25. Information: Whitnee, 874-0923 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ETC.

Tae Kwon Do: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45-8 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center for ages 9-older. Fee: $30. Information: 874-0923.

Grand Valley Youth Hockey Association Fundraiser: Every third Wednesday at the Wendy’s by Mesa Mall from 5-7 p.m. from November to March. GVYHA will get 10 percent of the proceeds. Information: Ken, 250-2470 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Playback Sports: Service project is collecting sports equipment, supplies and clothing for student-athletes in need in the Grand Valley. Also accepting monetary donations for scholarships through Grand Junction Parks & Recreation. Information: Kelin Henke, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mesa Underground Derby Dames: Roller Derby team needs skaters ­— must be 18 or older ­— coaches or referees. Information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Western Colorado Horseshoe Pitching Club: Spring meeting is 6:30 p.m. on March 28 at Mesa Mall Community Meeting Room. Information: Jeff, 260-6287.

Grand Valley Beer Festival: May 19 from 1-5 p.m. at Colorado Mesa University Ballroom. Benefits Maverick Club’s student-athlete scholarship fund. Fee: $20 before April 1, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Admission is free for designated drivers and non-tasters. Information: 248-1902 or grandvalleybeerfesitval.com.

Palisade Snowshoe Trip: March 10 on Grand Mesa. Fee: $3 plus $3 for carpool driver. Meet at Town Hall at 9 a.m. Information: Sarah, 623-1195.


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