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

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

M-CHS sports practice times and information

Every Montezuma-Cortez High School student/athlete must have a current sports physical to start practice. This physical will be good for fall, winter and spring sports.The following are the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Shawn Gregory grinds it out

Epic, humbling, painful, tiring, beat-down, exciting, tough, wet, cold, long, adventurous, difficult, mentally-draining, fun, beautiful and a monumental-experience. These are the words veteran...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Panthers prey on pigskin

Excitement surrounds the Montezuma-Cortez High School football program right now.Of course this time of year, players are doing offseason workouts, going to camps and lifting iron in the weight...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Golf tournament tees off for 22nd year

Tradition is what best describes the Ute Mountain Oil Classic. Six local oil field workers gathered in the late 1980s and decided to start up an amateur golf tournament. They wanted a proper title...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports