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

Crash test maniacs

With engines crackling and popping with menacing intent, the piercing odor of ruptured radiators wafts through the night air like cheap perfume at the local honky-tonk.This is demolition derby.A...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Gregory passes Buena Vista on Colorado Trail

Shawn Gregory is currently in the heart of the 2011 Colorado Trail Race.The 40-year-old is on the toughest stretch between the Collegiate Peaks detour near Buena Vista to the Weminuche Wilderness...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sports Briefs

All Schools Sports’ Physicals Montezuma-Cortez High School will provide sports’ physicals on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 9-10, at the M-CHS Library from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and 3:30 to 8 p.m. Pick up...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Grapplefest Local mixed martial artists try new sport in N.M.

Local athletes crossed over sports last week in New Mexico.Mixed martial artists, a karate black belt and former wrestlers tested their skills in a sport that combines elements of the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Williamson sinks CWGA President’s Cup

Shannon Williamson won the 2011 Conquistador Women’s Golf Association President’s Cup tournament championship on July 27 with the top net score.Top scores in the first flight were, Arlene Curtis,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Gregory passes Buena Vista on Colorado Trail

Shawn Gregory is currently in the heart of the 2011 Colorado Trail Race.The 40-year-old is on the toughest stretch between the Collegiate Peaks detour near Buena Vista to the Weminuche Wilderness...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Beware of phony boosters looking for funds

A representative named “Jason” recently contacted local businesses saying he represented the Montezuma-Cortez High School Booster Club and was a M-CHS graduate.The person called asking local...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Grubbs earns Scholarship

The 2011 recipient of the Scott McComb Scholastic-Athletic Memorial Scholarship is 2011 Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate Brian Grubbs.Grubbs was awarded $500, which will go toward his...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Lodz of excitement

With two years of professional basketball under his belt and a full season in Poland, Kirk Archibeque is staying put.Archibeque, 26, helped lead Polpharma to the 2010-11 Polish Cup Title in the...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cowboys go for buzzer at Bares, Broncs, Bulls

Lucky 7 Rodeos of Ignacio brought its brand of entertainment to the Montezuma County Fair for the first time on Friday and Saturday.This year’s fair kicked off in style with the Bares, Broncs and...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Leopard Sharks compete at WSL Championships

The Cortez Leopard Sharks swam at the Western Slope League Championships at Mesa State College in Grand Junction last weekend.The Leopard Sharks placed 11th with 313 points out of 17 teams. The...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports