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Youth basketball tips off Monday

Registration for this year’s 7- and 8-year-old youth basketball league has closed and all teams have now had at least two practices.

The season will begin next week, with games slated to take place in the Ross Aragon Community Center gymnasium according to the following schedule:

Monday, Nov. 9, Green faces Red at 5:30 p.m. and Royal will take on Black at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Red goes against Gold at 5:30 p.m. and Black faces Green at 6:30 p.m.

Please note that registration for the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will begin later this month; the season for these divisions will not begin until early January.

For more information on this year’s youth basketball programs, call 264-4151 Ext. 231 or 232.

Adult volleyball

If interest is sufficient, the recreation department will implement an adult indoor, coed volleyball program from late November through early January.

The intent is to have six-person teams playing indoors on a men’s-height net. If at least four teams express interest, a league will be formed and open gym will commence in late November, with official games beginning in early December. Teams will be guaranteed at least 10 matches.

The team registration fee is $250 and each player will be required to pay a $30 player fee. Game dates, times and sites have yet to be finalized, but Monday and Wednesday evenings after 6 p.m. is the preliminary schedule. However, game times could be as late as 9 p.m. depending on gym availability.

Registrations will be accepted immediately through Friday, Nov. 13. Contact Andy Rice, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231, for more information.

Youth volleyball

Through Nov. 11, sessions for both youth volleyball divisions have been moved up 15 minutes; all 9- and 10-year-olds will practice from 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays while 11- and 12-year-olds will play games from 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. the same nights in the junior high gymnasiums.

For more information, contact Andy Rice, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Soccer photos

Coaches and parents who ordered youth soccer photos can contact Jeff Laydon at Pagosa Photography, 264-3686, to arrange pick up of their orders. The recreation office will provide sponsors with team plaques and pictures as soon as they are available.

The recreation staff would also like to thank Mr. Laydon for accommodating another busy schedule during this year’s youth soccer season.

This year marks the 13th year Laydon has offered professional photography service to our programs while donating all of the team photographs used in the commemorative plaques free of charge; thanks again.

Disc golf

Anyone interested in exploring the game of disc golf can try out a newly-constructed, temporary course on the south side of Reservoir Hill.

Players can access the course by taking Hot Springs Boulevard to Spring Street. From Spring Street, proceed on foot through the gate and look for the first hole on the north side of the meadow approximately one-quarter of a mile up the road. Tee boxes and baskets have been flagged for better visibility.

The recreation office is monitoring the use of the course, and would like to hear comments concerning this location from disc golfers and others who use Reservoir Hill for recreational purposes. Anyone wishing to comment can call the office at 264-4151, Ext. 232. Comments can also be e-mailed to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

For more information on the game of disc golf and the course itself, contact Michael Carol at mcc@newmex.com.

Sports hotline

General information concerning the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department can be obtained by calling the Pagosa Springs Sports Hotline at 264-4151, Ext. 301, or logging on to townofpagosasprings.com and going to the parks and recreation link.

All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.