Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 12, 2012: Annual basketball shootout set for this weekend Craig

The Elks Club of Craig is hosting its annual basketball shootout at Sandrock Elementary School gym this Saturday.

The Elks Hoop Shoot will take place at 8 a.m. Dec. 15, after which the club will host a brunch and awards ceremony for all participants and parents at the Elks Lodge in Craig, 43 W Victory Way.

The free-throw shooting contest is for boys and girls ages 8-13, and will have kids shoot 25 foul shots in two rounds. The winners in each age group will have the opportunity to compete in the district, state, regional and national hoop shoot, if they keep placing high enough.

Elks will cover the cost of any travel to further Hoop Shoots, including the nationals in Massachusetts.

Schedule change for MCHS sports this week

The Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball teams have had a change in the time for their games this week.

Originally set to play Friday and Saturday, the teams’ home-opener against Grand Valley High School will now take place Thursday in Craig.

The game times will not change, with girls junior varsity playing at 3 p.m., with boys JV at 4:30, girls varsity at 6 and boys varsity at 7:30.

Additionally, there is one change for Saturday’s contests at Roaring Fork. The girls and boys JV teams will play at the same time, 1 p.m. There is no change for the girls varsity (2:30) or boys varsity (4).

Week 13 bowling league standings

Updated bowling standings from Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, with players back into the swing after taking time off for Thanksgiving. All standings updated as of Dec. 9.

In the Tuesday Ladies Nite Out league, no significant changes occurred. Each of the top three teams went 3-1, leaving Thunder Rolls (48-8) atop the standings, while Mr. B’s (42-14) and Grants (38-18) are their closest competitors.

After closing the gap last week, Craig Physical Therapy tied Country Living Realty in the Wednesday Northwest Men’s league with a 4-0 week. Each team sits at 37-15, while Tri-State Equipment is knocking on the door at 35-17 after a 4-0 performance of its own.

Team Duh vaulted into the lead in the Early Bird Thursday league, going 13-1 last week. At 188.5-123.5, they now lead The 3 Stooges (185-127) and KDD (174.5-137.5).

In the Thursday Premier Mixed Doubles league, Misfits have continued their dominant streak. Another 4-0 week extended the team’s lead over second-place Has Been Gonna B. The Misfits are now at 39-13, while Has Been Gonna B sits at 34-18.

The Friday Night Mixed Nuts now has a log-jam at the top of standings, with Sandbaggers, Pick Up Sticks and Vipers in a three-way tie at 35-17. Just 2 Quicks (33-19), Bi-Polar Rollers (33-19) and RM Elect/Dry Creek (32-20) also had good weeks and are withing three points of the top spot.

High scratch scores from the week

Men: Daniel Curtis 279

Women: Shirley Cromer 234

Signup deadline approaching for winter lifeguard training courses

Registration for a lifeguard training course during the winter break is open.

Craig Parks and Recreation has aquatic programs year-round, and is in need of lifeguards even during the winter and spring. The class is for teenagers and adults above the age of 15.

Participants must pass a swim test before being allowed to take the lifeguard course, which will take place over the school’s winter break.

The swim test will be today from 7-8 p.m. at Moffat County High School. Therefore, today is the final day to register for the lifeguard training.

There is a registration fee of $125. All those interested must call Parks and Rec at 826-2017 to register.

Open gyms available at CMS twice a week

Craig Middle School’s basketball gym is open to the public two nights a week for the winter.

Anyone ages 15 and up is welcome to show up from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The gym is open for shooting around or playing pickup games.

No registration prior to the open gyms is required. There is a $2.50 fee to be collected at the door for each open gym, or a punch pass can be purchased.

The program began Nov. 13 and runs through Feb. 14.

To call about becoming a gym supervisor (ages 14 and up), call 826-2006. For more information about the open gyms, call 826-2004.

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