Briefs

Cortez Elks Hoop Shoot

The 41st annual Elks Hoop Shoot competition will be held Saturday at the Cortez Middle School Gym. Youngsters from throughout 50 states enter the national free throw shooting contest. Each contestant has 25 shots at the hoop. The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals, which will be held April 18-20, 2013 in Springfield, Mass. Registration starts at noon and competition begins at 1 p.m. There is no entry fee. The Elks Hoop Shoot is open to all boys and girls in the age categories of 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Contestantsí age groups will be determined by their ages as of April 1, 2013. Those entering should bring proof of birth date (i.e. birth certificate, baptismal or passport) for verification and assignment to the proper age group shooting category, thereby eliminating disappointment that might arise on a technicality. This means that participants under the age of 8 and over the age of 13 on April 1, will be ineligible to compete. Awards are presented for first, second and third in each category. For more information, please call Gini Olson or Fred DeWitt at 882-4904.

Cortez Rec. boys youth basketball

The City of Cortez parks and recreation department is now taking registrations for third- through-sixth-grade boys youth basketball. The 2013 season begins Monday, Jan. 7, and continues until Saturday, Feb. 16. Cost to participate is $20, which includes a T-shirt jersey. Registrations are being taken at the Cortez Recreation Center and will close Monday, Dec. 31. Any questions, please contact Joye McHenry at 564-4080.

Cortez youth volleyball

Cortez youth volleyball for 2013 starts Monday, Jan. 7. A parent informational meeting and sign-up that day will be at 6:30 p.m., at the Cortez Middle School main gym. The program is for girls and boys, fourth- through-eighth-grade, who want to learn and improve their volleyball skills, and have fun doing it. Practice for grades four-six is Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. Grades 7-8 is Wednesday, 2:40 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per player with multi-child family discounts available. Please contact Valorie Bauer at 799-4880 or Barbara Chappell at 570-9990 with any questions.

M-CHS indoor soccer open gym

M-CHS is having indoor soccer open gym for anyone interested in playing soccer. Open gym will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the school auxiliary gym. For more information, please contact school activities director, Jimmie Lankford, at 565-3722 ex. 2123.