Sports Briefs

Mercy and the Skyhawks team up for ‘Red Night’

It’s National Heart Month, so Fort Lewis College and Mercy Regional Medical Center have teamed up for “Red Night” – a heart health awareness night during the Skyhawks’ men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders Saturday at FLC.

Mercy medical staff will be in the lobby providing free blood pressure checks and information about heart health. The night’s theme is “Stayin’ Alive” to promote the American Heart Association’s recommended two-step, hands-only CPR method for adults and teenagers who suddenly collapse with cardiac arrest. The two-step method involves calling 911, then performing rapid chest compressions to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive.” The method eliminates mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing.

For more information on the method, see

FLC will host UC-Colorado Springs at 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men) Saturday at Whalen Gym.

This time, Community Cares for Chris Aaland

The annual Community Cares 5K will have a Caring for Chris fundraising feel to the run along the Animas River Trail.

The 1-mile Fun Run will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, and the 5-kilometer run will start at 10:45 a.m. Both runs also will finish at the rec center.

The race will benefit Chris Aaland, the sports information director at Fort Lewis College, author of a weekly music column in The Telegraph and a DJ for KDUR. Aaland is recovering from a recent heart surgery.

The race is free, but there is a suggested $10 donation. All proceeds will go directly to the Aaland family.

The first 200 runners will get a free T-shirt.

Race-day registration is from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the Window Room at the rec center.

For more information, contact race director Ken Flint at 749-4290 or

Softball so good it deserves a second annual

The Knocker Athletic Club in Dolores is hosting its second annual Snoball Softball Tournament on Saturday.

Coed and men’s brackets will be offered with a three-game guarantee. The entry fee is $200. There will be awards for the first- and second-place teams.

The deadline to register for the tournament is Thursday.

For more information, call Charles See at 560-3423.

Attention coaches, officials for BHS track and field

Bayfield High School will host its track and field rules clinic at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the BHS library.

The clinic is CHSAA certification for coaches and track and field officials.

For more information, call BHS athletic director Dave Preszler at 884-9521, ext. 306.

Navajo Prep will hold a volleyball tournament

Tired of the winter cold?

“Bring the Heat” to Farmington.

The “Bring the Heat” volleyball tournament will take place Feb. 23 at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington.

The format is three males, three females, pool play, then double elimination. The entry fee is $100. There will be awards for first through third place in the 12-team tournament.

For more information, call or text Rainy Crisp at 505-860-6405.

Durango Herald