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Community Sports

  • Umpire training Jan. 28
    Umpire training begins Jan. 28. Email Shanevip000@hotmail.com.  
  • Firestone to honor explosion victims with field names
    Firestone officials plan to name two of ballfields at Firestone Regional Sports Complex, 6850 Tilbury Ave., after two men killed in a home gas explosion April 17. Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin are Carbon Valley natives who grew up playing baseball. Martinez was a youth softball coach in the Firestone community. Frederick-Firestone Chief Ted Poszywak said a build-up of methane gas caused the explosion. It got into the home through a French drain and a sump pit due to a cut in an abandoned line that was attached to a nearby oil and gas well.
  • Coaches, referees needed for city rec programs
    The Fort Lupton Recreation Center needs boys basketball coaches for youth levels programs. Coaches are needed for fourth- to sixth-grade teams.  Contact 303-857-4200.  
  • Denver Browns tryouts Nov. 4
    Tryouts for the Denver Browns, a Denver National Baseball Association 18AAA baseball team, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Denver North High School, West 29th Avenue and Speer Boulevard, Denver.  Tweet to twitter.com/BrownsBaseball.  
  • Brighton's Turkey Trot is Nov. 18
    Brighton’s 33rd annual Turkey Trot is set for an 8:30 a.m. start Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brighton Recreation Center 555 N. 11th Ave. The race is a qualifier for next spring’s Bolder Boulder. The cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youths and seniors in advance. Race-day registration is $33 for adults and $25 for youths and seniors. The fee include a T-shirt, breakfast and entry for prize drawings.
  • College baseball
    CageRat Baseball’s eighth annual College Showcase Camp is set for Oct. 28-29 at The Farm Sports, 2340 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs. Sessions are available for 5- to 12-year-olds and for high-schoolers (13 years of age and older. The Oct. 28 camp deals with pitching and defense. The Oct. 29 camp focuses on baseball.
  • Soccer tryouts Oct. 20, 27
    F.C. Brighton is hosting tryouts for its spring high-school boys and secondary league H teams Friday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 27, at Donelson Park, 4500 Midland St. Sessions run from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. each day. Call 720-523-3004.  
  • Youth basketball sign-ups continue
    Slots are open for the city’s youth basketball program for third- through sixth-graders. Practices begin the week of Nov. 13, and games start Dec. 2. Fees if paid by Friday, Oct. 20, are $70. The city also needs volunteer officials and coaches. Call 303-857-4200 with questions.
  • Have-A- Heart tourney hits home run for charity
    The 29th annual Have-A- Heart softball tournament is returning for another swing Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Pearson Park, U.S. Highway 85 and Colorado Highway 52.  Each year, the event raises money for local charities and causes. In the past, money raised has gone to help locals facing cancer, a father raising his family after his wife died and others facing financial or medical hardships.   No recipients have yet been determined for this year’s tournament. 
  • Carbon Valley 5K
    Registration continues for the 15th annual Carbon Valley Firecracker 5K. It starts at 8 a.m. July 4. Register at www.cvprd.com/2260/Firecracker-5K.