Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 28, 2012: NOWECOS announces raffle winners

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The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club (NOWECOS) of Craig announced the winners of its raffle for a new Snowmobile.

The Craig group held a raffle, selling tickets to people throughout the Western Slope, with local businesses also helping in the selling effort.

The winner of the raffle was Dale Hollingshead of Grand Junction, who will receive the top prize, a 2013 Arctic Cat M800 Snowmobile. Glen Miller of Montrose took second prize, $1,000.

NOWECOS also will hold the Poker Run in January to raise more money for scholarships. Last year, the two events raised enough money to fund two $1,200 scholarships, awarded to Moffat County students at the end of the school year.

Upcoming Craig Sports

Moffat County High School and Craig club sports have scheduled scrimmages for the coming week, before heading back to school.

To keep their skills sharp the Craig Midget Hockey team will play two games vs. the Vernal Major squad Saturday at the Moffat County Ice Rink. The Bulldogs will play at 11:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The girls basketball team will scrimmage Meeker High School Friday, Jan. 4 at Moffat County High School, with the boys team traveling to Rifle the following day to take on the Bears.

On Jan. 4, 2013 the Moffat County wrestling team will head to Las Vegas to wrestle in an individual tournament through the weekend.

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, 2013, 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 Mondays and Wednesdays from 7- to 8 p.m. at Moffat County High School. The fee to drop-in for a class 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 days and time each week, beginning Jan. 21, 2013.

The coming session runs through March 27, 2013 and costs $50 to register. A $4 per session walk in fee also is an option.

For more information, call 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 2013.

There is potential for six leagues, depending on the number of participants, which will play games on weeknights. Boys leagues will play Mondays and Wednesdays, while girls will play Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The league will focus on teaching players the basics, including dribbling, passing, shooting and learning to play as part of a team.

Practices start Feb. 11, 2013. Anyone registering after Jan. 9, 2013 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 826-2004.

Open gym 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 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The gym is open for shooting around or playing pickup games.

No registration prior to the open gym is required. There is a $2.50 door fee for each open gym. A punch pass also can be purchased.

The program began Nov. 13 and runs through Feb. 14, 2013.

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

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