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Community Sports

  • Rockies Skills Challenge June 15
        Commerce City’s Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge will be at 9 a.m. June 15 at Ingram Field in Pioneer Park, 5902 Holly St.     It’s a baseball competition that allows boys and girls 6 to 13 years of age to showcase talents in base running, batting and throwing. Scores are based on speed, distance and accuracy.     Top scorers advance to a sectional competition. Top sectional scores advance to the state championship later this summer at Coors Field in Denver.
  • Half-marathon in Carbon Valley May 18
        Saturday is the day for the first-ever Carbon Valley Half Marathon.     It starts at 8 a.m. at Central Park in Firestone. The event is a benefit for autism research through Children’s Hospital in Aurora.     Runners have been asked to raise money for the cause. The suggested amount is $25.     Registration is available. The event also includes live entertainment and 40 vendors on site from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.cvhalfmarathon.org.
  • Raptor Run April 13
        Put on your favorite raptor hat and come out and run with the raptors on the trail through the Barr Lake nature preserve! The Friends of Barr Lake State Park will be hosting their annual Raptor 5K Run and Fun Run, Saturday, April 13, to help raise funds for future park projects that support education, recreation, and conservation opportunities.      The 5k run is a course-certified, timed event and the day will include goody bags for all participants, race pictures, kids’ activities, food & drinks, music, and awards.
  • Carbon Valley preps for half-marathon
    Katelyn Clark-Martin Contributing writer     FREDERICK — Anyone who asks Brenda Ridgley, event organizer about the May 18 Carbon Valley Half Marathon, Corporate Challenge Relay and Fun Run can sense the excitement and passion in her voice.     “We’re really hoping to make this a fun family event,” she said.     The half-marathon benefits autism research through Children’s Hospital in Aurora. In addition to the race entertainment will be present.
  • Wrestling clinic comes to Brighton early next week
    U.S. Olympic wrestler Ken Chertow will be in Brighton this Sunday and Monday for a clinic. It's at Bromley East Charter School, 356 Longspur Drive. Sunday's sessions start at 3 and 6 p.m. Monday's clinics start at 9 a.m. and noon. Each clinic lasts two hours. Chertow is a three-time NCAA All-American and three-time Academic All-American at Penn State University. He has been teaching and coaching wrestling for more than 20 years, including successful coaching stints at both Penn State and Ohio State universities.
  • CCYA girls softball registration under way
        Commerce City Youth Athletics is taking registrations for its girls traveling softball team. It’s open to girls 5 to 19 years of age. Registration fee is $85. The first practices are the first week in April. Call 303-210-5676 or email Roger@thelighthouseincc.com.  
  • Golden Gloves starts March 20
        This year’s Golden Gloves state boxing tournament is set for a three-day run, starting March 20, at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver.     The open class champions in the male and female divisions will advance to the regional tournament April 20 and are scheduled to participate against the New Mexico champions in Denver.
  • Carbon Valley starting what it hopes will be annual half-marathon
    FIRESTONE — Runners, walkers and those in between. Carbon Valley Half Marathon organizer Brenda Ridgley would love to see you at 8 a.m., May 18, at Central Park in Firestone for the first Carbon Valley Half Marathon.     “I’m excited. There’s nothing like it in Longmont or here in the northern Colorado area,” she said. “This is a town that’s just the right size.”
  • Phone in registration for swim lessons
        Swim lesson registration through the Commerce City Recreation Center is under way. Call 303-289-3789 with questions.
  • Chilly Shrimp Bowl
        Here are the results from Saturday's Shrimp Bowl in Commerce City: 7-year-olds: Erie 7, Commerce City 0 8-year-olds: Hyland Hills 25, Commerce City 0 9-year-olds: Windsor 45, Commerce City 33 10-year-olds: Commerce City 53, Hyland Hills 10 11-year-olds: Superior 44, Commerce City 0 12-year-olds: Commerce City 22, Northglenn 12 13-year-olds: Commerce City 64, Hyland Hills 0