Community Sports

  • Practice makes perfect
        Local gymnasts warm up on the balance beam at the Carbon Valley Gymnastics Center in Frederick. The success of U.S. Olympians Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman and McKayla Maroney led to a increase of interest in the Frederick program. More than 400 athletes now training at the center. Pick up next week’s edition of the paper for this story. 
  • Young Warriors capture baseball title
        COMMERCE CITY — The Carbon Valley Warriors beat Platteville to win the 2012 Four Star senior baseball tournament at Pioneer Park.     Platteville won the regular-season championship.  
  • Sign up for youth soccer by Aug. 4
    Registration is on for the Carbon Valley Recreation Center’s youth fall soccer program. It continues through Aug. 4.     The preschool/kindergarten Tumbleweed program ($30 for residents and $35 for nonresidents) practice once a week to introduce fundamentals. No games will be played.     The first- and second-grade mixed division ($50 for residents, $55 for nonresidents) plays once a week starting in September. Practice begins at the end of August.  
  • Covering all their bases
          Peyton Moore pitched a complete game Sunday against Fort Lupton during Carbon Valley’s semifinal 7-1 victory. Moore added several key hits as the team held the normally high-scoring Bluedevils to one run. The team was playing in the Commerce City 4 Star Baseball Senior Division Tournament.  
  • Lopez gets back to work at fire victim benefit
    AJ Pfannenstiel Contributing writer     FREDERICK — Only a month after a first-round defeat against Zac Riley, Fredrick’s Toby Lopez is ready to climb back in the octagon.     “I have to get some wins under my belt, I need to get back in there as soon as possible so I can redeem myself. My goal is to turn pro by next year.” Lopez stated.
  • Former Nugget, team play-by-play man talk basketball, life skills
    FREDERICK — It was easy to find the guest of honor July 12 at a youth basketball camp at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. After all, former Denver Nuggets player Ervin Johnson stands almost 7 feet tall.     The theme of the day for the youngsters — and that of his cohort, radio/television personality Irv Brown — was not all about shooting hoops.     There was time for contests for kids and adults, distribution of prizes and some education.
  • Mini-hitters volleyball registration ends Aug. 4
    Registration for the Carbon Valley Recreation Center’s mini-hitter program continues through Aug. 4. This instructional league is designed to introduce the fundamentals of volleyball to first- and second-graders. The fee is $35 for residents and $40 for residents. Call 303-833-3660 with questions.
  • Buckner makes Boston Marathon field
        ANCHORAGE — Jesse Buckner, a Frederick Elementary, Frederick High School, and Colorado School of Mines graduate, qualified for next year’s Boston Marathon by running the Mayor’s Cup Marathon in 3 hours and 4 minutes.
  • Youth volleyball sign-ups end Aug. 4
    The Carbon Valley Recreation Center’s youth volleyball program needs teams.     Squads compete in the North Valley Athletic Association against teams from surrounding communities. Games are Saturdays, and practices are two times per week starting in mid-August.     The fee is $55 for residents ($60 for nonresidents) for third- through sixth-graders and $60 for residents $65 for nonresidents) for seventh- and eighth-graders. The deadline to register is Aug. 4. Call 303-833-3660 with any questions.
  • Youth cheerleading registration ends Monday
       Those interested in cheering for the Carbon Valley Recreation Center tackle football teams need to sign up by July 23.     Practice starts in mid-August, and games start in September. Volunteers are needed for the program that’s open to 4- to 12-year-olds.     The fee is $60 for residents and $65 for nonresidents. Call 303-833-3660 with questions.