Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 19, 2012: Week 15 bowling league standings

With one week of play left before the holidays, bowling leagues at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center are still at it and approaching the midway point of their season. The following are updated standings through 15 weeks of play, as of Dec. 18.

In the Tuesday Ladies Nite Out league, it has been a struggle of late for the top teams. While still in first place, the team from Thunder Rolls has seen it’s lead shrink. They still lead at 50-14 on the year, with Mr. B’s in second at 46-18. The Dog & I are now in third at 40.5-23.5.

Craig Physical Therapy was tied for the league lead in the Northwest Men’s League after week 13, but has struggled since. Country Living Realty again is alone atop the standings at 41-19, while CPT is 38-22.

Tri-State Equpiment and Woody’s Outlaws are still factors at 36-24 and 35-25, respectively.

In the six-team Early Bird Thursday league, team Duh leads by the slimmest of margins. Duh sits at 196.5-154.5, while The 3 Stooges are 196-155. KDD is still close behind at 190.5-160.5.

Despite losing eight straight points, Misfits still lead the Thursday night Premier Mixed Doubles at 39-21. Has Been Gonna B took advantage of the Misfits’ struggles and has closed to within a point, at 38-22.

The three-team tie at the top of the Friday Night Mixed Nuts league has not been broken. Sandbaggers, Pick up Sticks and Vipers are all 39-21, with RM Elect/Dry Creek at 35-25 and Bi-Polar Rollers rounding out the top five at 34-26.

Registration open for Trailbusters 2013

Time is running out to register for the 2013 Trailbusters skiing and snowboarding beginner courses.

Local youth 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 is now also 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 Trailbusters or Ski Club, call Pennie Bricker, of Craig Parks and Recreation, at 970-826-2029.

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, which 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 waitlist with no guarantee of being put on a team.

League fees are $30. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 826-2004.

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 age 15 or older 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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