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Community Sports

  • Lacrosse camp starts Aug. 4
    The Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation Department will offer a week-long lacrosse camp starting Aug. 4 in Hart Park in Firestone. Equipment will be provided. The camp will teach drills and games to beginners who want to learn the sport or to intermediate-level players who want to perfect their skills. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $99 for residents and $109 for nonresidents. Call 303-833-3660 with questions.
  • CSM baseball camp Aug. 30
    The Colorado School of Mines baseball program will host a pair of prospect camps at Jim Darden Field in Golden. The sessions are designed for high school sophomores (class of 2017) and juniors (class of 2016) Aug. 30 and for high school seniors (class of 2015). Camps run from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the cost is $120. Camps will consist of running, throwing from positions, bullpens, live at-bats and batting practice.  Registration deadline is Aug. 18. Email jgoodale@mines.edu with questions.
  • Full Moon 5K for colon cancer Sept. 6
    Regular registration for this year's Full Moon 5K for colon cancer ends at noon Sept. 3. Participants receive a tech race T-shirt, a swag bag, postrace food, a free massage and a chance for the door prize drwing. The fee is $30 for the sleep-in for colon cancer, $25 for individuals under age 15 and team registration and $35 the day of the race (Sept. 6 at McIntosh Lake in Longmont.
  • Pee wee football/cheerleader registration at CV rec center
    Registration is ongoing for this fall's pee wee flag football program at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. Registration for the center's cheerleading program continues until July 19. Call 303-833-3660 with questions.  
  • Softball: Warriors blank top-rated Erie 6-0
    ERIE -- Alicia Hernandez pitched a complete game and struck out 10, and Savannah Hall hit a grand slam home run to send Frederick to a 6-0 win over top-rated Erie on the Tigers' field Aug. 23. Hall's home run came in the third inning. FHS added two unearned runs in the fifth. Hernandez scattered seven hits and walked just one. "My rise ball was working, and my drop ball and my screw ball," Hernandez said. "I'm excited. It's the first time we've beaten Erie in a long time. It was a good team win."
  • COLUMN: What happens when we get too much health care?
    Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service   Several years ago the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed something startling about U.S. healthcare. Many Americans get too much at the same time others get too little. And those in both groups have a good chance of receiving care that could injure or even kill them.
  • Public meetings slated to get resident feedback on CV Park & Recreation District master plan
    FREDERICK — The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District is conducting a master plan project and wants input from all community residents, business owners, sports groups and other interests.  The district will host four public meetings. They will be:
  • Five Star Volleyball clinic July 17
            Five Star Volleyball Club will host a one-day clinic at Thornton High School, 9351 Washington St., July 17. Sessions run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Firecracker 5K set for July 4
    Registration is on for the Carbon Valley Firecracker 5K. It starts at 8 a.m., July 4, at Clem Dufour Park in Firestone. Sign up at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center, 710 fifth St., or online at www.recdistrict.com. Race-day registration is available from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Pick up race packets from July 1 to July 3 at the recreation center. The fee is $25 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. It increases $5 the day of the race. Call 303-833-3660 with questions.
  • Five area youngsters move on in the Rockies Skills Challenge
    FIRESTONE — After an afternoon of running, throwing and hitting, five area youngsters qualified for the sectional round of the Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge.   Carbon Valley’s challenge was at Firestone Sports Park June 17.