Sports Briefs: Mud Splash scheduled for July 31

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The annual Craig Chamber of Commerce Mud Splash volleyball tournament will return at 11 a.m. July 31 at Loudy-Simpson Park, 500 S. Ranney St.

The cost is $150 per team, which includes six commemorative T-shirts.

Each team can rotate in an unlimited number of players, but only six players per team are allowed into the pits.

There is a 16-team maximum, so space is limited.

Two referees are also needed to judge the pits.

For more information, call the Craig Chamber of Commerce at 824-5689 or visit www.craig-chamber.com.

Former players to honor retired coach

Former Moffat County High School basketball players are coming together to honor former coach Craig Mortensen.

There will be a celebration of Mortensen’s 30-plus years as head coach of the boys and girls basketball teams at 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Craig Middle School.

The event will include refreshments and an alumni game.

Mortensen coached the boys team from 1976 to 1994, and the girls team from 1995 to 2010.

He retired in April after recording more than 500 career wins.

Anyone who is unable to attend can send notes and stories to mort.reunion@gmail.com.

Wrestling benefit dinner scheduled for July 29

The annual Moffat County High School wrestling team’s fundraising dinner is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

The dinner, which is a fundraiser for the wrestling team’s annual trip to Las Vegas, will include prime rib, baked potatoes and corn on the cob, as well as dessert.

Tickets are still available. The cost is $50 per couple.

For more information, call MCHS wrestling coach Roman Gutierrez at 824-7645.

Newspaper seeking hunting stories

The Craig Daily Press is seeking photos of hunting adventures and story suggestions from area hunters for inclusion in its annual “Colorado Hunter” publication.

Story ideas range from features about generations of hunters to new equipment that is changing the world of hunting, and anything in between. Photos need to be at least 300 dpi and clear for publication. The Daily Press would need digital .jpg files.

Call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791 or e-mail him at jroberts@craigdailypress.com, or sports reporter Ben Bulkeley at 875-1795 or e-mail at bbulkeley@craigdailypress.com with suggestions or questions.

To see last year’s “Colorado Hunter,” visit www.craigdailypress.com/publications/coloradohunter.

Safari Club to pay for hunter safety

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will be paying for the first 35 people who sign up to take an upcoming hunter safety class in Craig.

After the first 35 people, others who wish to sign up must pay a $10 fee.

The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 to 20 at the Bell Tower at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig.

During the class, instructors will go over basic gun handling and safety, hunting rules and regulations, first aid, wildlife identification, and lead a live gun firing session at Bear’s Ears Sportsman Club.

Anyone wishing to sign up must pre-register by calling Teresa Stoffle at 824-7848, or Lois Stoffle at 272-3238.

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