Durango Roller Girls to host third bout
The Durango Roller Girls, after a pair of exhibition bouts between themselves, will host the Wreckin Roller Rebels, a roller derby team from the Front Range, at 7:10 p.m. Saturday at Chapman Hill Rink.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are on sale cash only at Marias Bookshop and Southwest Sound.
There will be a beer garden at the bout and an after party at Ska Brewing Co., with music by Moondog Jones.
For more information, visit www.durangorollergirls.com.
Fall sports participation begins in earnest
All fall student-athletes trying out for a sport must have a physical, turn in all paperwork to the athletic office and pay this years new participation fee to get a red card before beginning fall practice.
The participation fee is $50 per activity, with a cap of $100 per student and $150 per family per year.
The majority of fall sports will start Saturday and Sunday at Durango High School. (For a complete list of fall activities and their respective start times, see the Education Briefs on Page 4B in Wednesdays paper.)
For more information, call DHS athletic director Sheldon Keresey at 259-1630, ext. 2304.
b Escalante Middle School football for seventh- and eighth-grade students will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday and will conclude at noon.
For more information, call coach Bill Bowker at 385-7853.
b Escalante volleyball for seventh- and eighth-grade students will begin at 3:35 p.m. Monday and will finish at 5:30 p.m.
b Miller Middle School volleyball will start at 8 a.m. Monday and run until 10 a.m. The schedule for the remainer of the week will be from 3 to 5 p.m.
b Miller Middle School football will start at 3 p.m. Monday and run until 6 p.m. The same times will apply throughout the week until school starts.
Participation fees vary for Durango School District 9-R middle schools.
b Bayfield High School will host a fall parents/sports meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the high school gym. The one-hour meeting is mandatory for parents of student-athletes participating in fall sports.
Bayfield fall practices begin Monday.
Gold cards athletic registration forms, etc. will be processed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the high school. The cards are necessary to participate in Mondays practices.
For more information, contact BHS athletic director Dave Preszler at 884-9521.
Charity golf to be played Sunday at Hillcrest
Hillcrest Golf Club will host a charity golf tournament Sunday to benefit the Womens Health Coalition in Durango.
The event is open to four-person teams.
Tee times will begin at 1 p.m.
The entry fee is $35 per person plus green fees.
A calcutta for the fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hillcrest clubhouse.
For more information, call HGC at 247-1499.
DMR marks anniversary of World Championships
Durango Mountain Resort is partnering with the Durango DEVO junior developmental mountain bike team and Durango Coca-Cola to host its third and final race Saturday of this summers Triple Crown series.
DMR, host of the World MTB Championships two decades ago, helped put mountain biking on the map with that event. Together with DEVO and Coca-Cola, the organizations will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Worlds by racing the original 1990 course, plus a newly redesigned section that opened this year.
The overall male and female winners of the Triple Crown will receive a free season pass to DMR. All entrants in Saturdays event will receive a free lunch courtesy of Durango Coca-Cola.
The race open to all abilities starts at 9 a.m., while the childrens race starts at noon on the Coke Circuit Course.
The race costs $30. All proceeds will benefit Durango DEVO, Trails 2000, Durango Wheel Club, Fort Lewis cycling and Bicycle Lemonade.
For more information, call Chad Cheeney at 764-5909.
Durango Parks & Rec to host Kids Triathlon
Durango Parks and Recreation will host its annual Kids Triathlon at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Durango Community Recreation Center.
Children will swim, bike and run age-appropriate triathlon courses, which will begin and end at the rec center.
All children will receive a medal, certificate, event souvenir and free admission to the Triathlon Training Clinics offered this week. The second clinic will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today at the rec center.
Registration costs $30 and is available until noon Friday. No registration will be accepted the day of the race.
b Ages 5-6 will swim 50 yards, bike 1 mile and run a quarter-mile; they will start at 9 a.m.
b Ages 7-8 will swim 100 yards, bike 3.1 miles and run .6 miles; they will start at 9:30 a.m.
b Ages 9-10 will compete at the same distance as 7-8-year-olds and will start at 10 a.m.
b Ages 11-13 will swim 200 yards, bike 6.2 miles and run 1.2 miles; they will start at 10:30 a.m.
Volunteers for the race still are needed.
For more information, call Ashley Woodward at 375-7308.
Escalante Days to ride Saturday in Dolores
The Dolores Rotary Club is hosting its 12th annual Escalante Days mountain bike race Saturday in Dolores.
The race will start at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Dolores Medical Office on Central Avenue.
There will be cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place finishers in the beginner, sport, expert and singlespeed classes.
Expert winners will be paid out $100.
Entry fees are $25 for beginners and $30 for experts. An additional $5 will be charged for registration the day of the race. Proceeds will benefit Rotary youth, community and international service projects.
For more information, call Dan Jones at 749-2449.