Recipe for success

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Throwing for home Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers shoot for playoff run in 2011 season

The Montezuma-Cortez High School softball team hung with some teams in the fast-paced 5A/4A Southwestern League a year ago, but couldn’t keep up.Going into the season opening home doubleheader...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers 2nd at Montrose

The Montezuma-Cortez High School golf season is in full swing after three tournaments at the Bookcliff Invitational On Monday in Grand Junction, and two Montrose tournaments on Wednesday and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Return season

A youthful Panthers squad has taken over the Jim Harkendorff Tennis Courts this summer.Official practices started Monday, but new coach Dan Wood has had his team in full force for the past...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Women win at Tee Cup

The Cortez women’s golf club hosted the 2011 Mesa Verde Tee Cup on Tuesday at Conquistador Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.Winning the championship flight gross was Sidney Brynarski with...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Pinto Bean Classic will draw crowd

Preparations are peaking for the biggest blowout on the Conquistador Golf Course calendar, the 32nd annual Pinto Bean Classic.The usual full-field contingent of 240 golfers will compete for...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Boggy Drawsome

Roughly 100 cyclists flocked to Dolores on Saturday for one of Colorado’s many mountain bike races.The race is a featured event in Dolores’ annual Escalante Days celebration, which commemorates the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Tomac takes 3rd in New Berlin

Cortez native Eli Tomac sits in fifth place in the 250 Lites MX Class point standings of the American Motorcyclist Association 2011 motocross season.The 18-year-old has 239 points on the season...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Champion returns to Pinto Bean

Curtis Garver seeks repeat at annual tourney by paul glavianoSpecial to the JournalAmerica’s space shuttle program may have ended, but Curtis Garver is still go for launch.Perhaps the longest...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sports Briefs

Hunters Education Course There will be a two-day Hunters Education course at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on the weekend of Aug. 20-21. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Life is the pits

Pit life gives racing perhaps its greatest perspective.The time and money spent on the need for speed can make any outsider or newbie to the sport wonder why racers do what they do. Even racing on...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers drive for 2nd big year

Coming off the best season in school history, the Montezuma-Cortez High School golf team knows what’s at hand.In 2010, the Panthers won the Western Slope League championship and placed second at...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports