Ethan Vasquez of the Bad Dogs wrestling moves in for a takedown on his opponent during the Bad Dogs Winter Rumble on Dec. 15 at Moffat County High School.

Photo by Nate Waggenspack

Ethan Vasquez of the Bad Dogs wrestling moves in for a takedown on his opponent during the Bad Dogs Winter Rumble on Dec. 15 at Moffat County High School.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 26, 2012: Bad Dogs have big upcoming tournament

After hosting their first tournament of the year and taking some time off for the holidays, the Bad Dogs Youth Wrestling team is headed to a major tournament this weekend.

Nearly 200 wrestlers ages 4 to 14 showed up to the Bad Dogs Winter Rumble Dec. 15 at Moffat County High School, providing tough competition for the Bad Dogs wrestlers.

After hosting a successful event, the Bad Dogs will be on the road again until March. While most took time off for the holidays, one of the team’s more senior members headed to an individual tournament last weekend.

Mickinzie Klimper, 14, wrestled in the Score-Grizzly Individual tournament. A Pikes Peak Wrestling League event, the tournament at Thunder Ridge High School in Highlands Ranch held individual tournaments for a variety of weight classes and wrestlers ages 4 to 15.

Klimper took sixth place in the 14-year-old, 121- to 124-pound class.

The Bad Dogs’ next event is the prestigious Rocky Mountain Nationals Who’s Bad National Classic on Dec. 29 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Arena in Pueblo. A thousand wrestlers ages 4 to 18 from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas are expected to be in attendance.

Community leagues on hold for holiday weeks

The Craig Billiards Congress of America pool leagues are amid a two-week hiatus for the holidays.

The BCA typically plays Sunday and Monday nights but was off Dec. 23 and 24 and will not play Dec. 30 and 31. Play is scheduled to resume Jan. 6.

Likewise, the bowling leagues at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center are not holding league matches this week.

Leaders in all leagues according to results received by the Craig Daily Press as of Dec. 18:

BCA Sunday League: Poke-n-Hope 1,912 points

BCA Monday League: Steve 1,768 points

Bowling Ladies Nite Out: Thunder Rolls 50-14

Bowling Northwest Men’s League: Country Living Realty 41-19

Bowling Early Bird: Duh 196.5-154.5

Bowling Premier Mixed Doubles: Misfits 39-21

Bowling Friday Night Mixed Nuts: Sandbaggers, Pick up Sticks, Vipers 39-21 (tie)

Next session of water aerobics courses set for winter

Craig residents looking to get a different style of exercise are in luck.

Water aerobics courses, which began Oct. 22 and run through Jan. 16, offer a good combination of exercise benefits, improving fitness and flexibility while also being easier on the joints than other forms of exercise.

Classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Moffat County High School. The drop-in class fee is $4.

While the current session is winding down its final few weeks, another session beginning the following week is open for registration. Classes will be the same times and days each week beginning Jan. 21.

The coming session runs through March 27 and costs $50 to register. It is also an option to pay $4 to attend any one class.

For more information, call 826-2017.

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 15 or older is welcome to show up from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The gym is open for shooting 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 runs through Feb. 14.

Call 826-2006 for more information about becoming a gym supervisor (ages 14 and older) or 826-2004 for more information about open gyms.

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