Winter sports get going over the weekend
With a host of winter sports beginning their season during the weekend, some teams showed their rust, while others looked to be in midseason form.
The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team, playing at a tournament hosted by Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah, went 1-2 in three games and struggled to find its offensive flow during the weekend.
The Bulldogs took on three schools from Utah, falling to Wasatch High School and Logan High School before beating Uintah. They averaged just more than 37 points per game in the three contests, including a 29-point performance against Wasatch.
The girls’ home-opener will be Dec. 14 against Grand Valley High School.
Meanwhile, the girls swimming team took to the road and competed at Glenwood Springs and Aspen high schools on Friday and Saturday, respectively. In the five-team meet at Glenwood, featuring some of the top swim teams from the Western Slope, the Bulldogs held their own, taking third place.
The next day they had a dual meet with Aspen, and won, 115-37.
The swim team will host its home meet Jan. 12.
Registration open for Trailbusters 2013
Registration now is available for the 2013 Trailbusters skiing and snowboarding beginner courses.
Local youths ages 6 to 15 can sign up from now through Jan. 7 to learn how to ski or snowboard. Trailbusters will travel to Steamboat Springs for five Saturdays starting Jan. 19 (excluding Feb. 16). Participants will need to provide their own equipment, whether it is bringing along skis or renting them.
The ski and snowboard lessons cost $250, with an additional $45 covering the five bus trips to Steamboat. A $31 lift ticket also will need to be purchased for each week.
Craig Parks and Recreation also is accepting registrations for membership to the Ski Club. The club is for anyone to join and costs $10.
Membership in Ski Club gets lift tickets to Steamboat for $55 on Saturdays throughout the season.
For more information on Trailbusters or Ski Club, call Pennie Bricker, of Craig Parks and Recreation, at 970-826-2029.
Water Aerobics courses available to walk-ins
Craig residents looking to get a different style of exercise are in luck.
Registration is open for water aerobics courses, which began Oct. 22 and run through Jan. 16.
Water Aerobics offer a good combination of exercise benefits, improving fitness and flexibility while also being easier on the joints than other forms of exercise.
Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Moffat County High School. The fee to drop in for a class is $4, or to sign up for the entire session costs $50.
For more information, call 970-826-2017.
Pee-wee basketball leagues now open for K-2
Youth basketball leagues for boys and girls from kindergarten through second grade are accepting registrations for the leagues, which start in February.
There is potential for six leagues, depending on the number of participants. The leagues will play games on weeknight evenings. Boys leagues will play Mondays and Wednesdays while girls will play Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The league will focus on teaching players the basics: dribbling, passing, shooting and learning to play as part of a team.
Practices start Feb. 11. Anyone registering after Jan. 9 will be placed on a wait list with no guarantee of being put on a team.
League fees are $30. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2004.