Sports Briefs for August 22: Upcoming bowling league meetings next week

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The men’s league and mixed winter leagues at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will hold meetings next week in advance of the league seasons starting in September.

The Men’s League meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Thunder Rolls, and is for men only. The Winter League meeting is at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 and is co-ed.

Both leagues will begin the following Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

CNCC hosting fast-pitch softball clinic for girls in Craig

The Colorado Northwestern Community College softball team from Rangely will be hosting a fast-pitch softball clinic next weekend.

Any girls ages 8-18 interested in playing softball or learning about the game can sign up for $30.

The clinic will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 1 at Woodbury Sports Complex, 250 Mack Lane, and last an undetermined amount of time, depending on the number of participants.

It will teach all basic softball skills, such as hitting, fielding and running. More advanced softball players will have the opportunity to receive more advanced direction as well.

There will also be a “closest to the pin” contest, in which participants throw from the outfield and attempt to land their ball closest to home plate. Each ball will cost $5, and proceeds will go to the softball program.

For more information, contact Jason Marshall at 824-2594.

Anglers reminded to monitor water temps

Drought conditions and low water flows throughout the state have Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminding anglers to monitor water temperature when they are out fishing, the agency reported in a news release.

Several water-specific recommendations have already been requested this summer, however aquatic biologists recognize that fish can be stressed due to temperatures in many different coldwater fishing locations, according to the release.

"Handling fish in waters that are 68 degrees and above can put undue stress on them, causing mortalities and compromising the fishery as a whole," said Ken Kehmeier, senior aquatic biologist for the Northeast region, in the release. "We ask that anglers keep in mind the production opportunity of a fishery and not solely the fishing opportunity. Get out and fish, but bring along a thermometer and try to fish early in the day for the best opportunities."

For more information about fishing in places not affected by low flows, please visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Pages/Fishing.aspx.

Day of scrimmaging to help boys soccer team. The Moffat County High School boys soccer team will head to Denver to prepare for the season. The team will go to Scrimmage Days, an event featuring almost 100 teams from Colorado, on Aug. 25. Teams will play four scrimmages over the course of the day. While other teams from Northwest Colorado, like Steamboat Springs High School and Battle Mountain High School, will participated, MCHS will not play them. Head coach Rusty Cox requested to play against teams the Bulldogs have never seen before to better prepare his players for the coming season. MCHS moved from Class 4A to 3A this season, meaning the Bulldogs will play mostly new teams during the regular season. Cox said he hopes scrimmaging against unfamiliar teams will make his players ready for new foes in the regular season.

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