Sports Briefs for July 6: Sea Sharks hosting swim meet this weekend

The Craig Sea Sharks swimming team will host its only home meet of the season starting today at the Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St.

The Sea Sharks, a swim team for youths from Moffat County, swam June 22-24 in Aspen and are competing for the first time since. Their season began in late May and will conclude the first weekend in August.

According to Sea Sharks coach Meghan Francone, five teams will be swimming in Craig, including teams from Steamboat Springs and Rangely.

The meet will kick off with swimmers doing the mile at 10 this morning, followed by all the events in the eight and under age group being swam during today’s afternoon session.

Saturday and Sunday will both feature warm-ups beginning at 7 a.m. and events for the other age groups (9-10, 11-12, 13-14,15 and over) starting at 8 a.m.

As a result of the meet, the lap pool is closed today through Sunday. The wave pool at the Swimming Complex will be open for five three-hour shifts.

The wave pool will open from 1-4 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday, and 5-8 p.m. today and Saturday. There is a two hundred-person limit per session.

Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

For more information call the Craig Swimming Complex at 824-3015.

2 upcoming youth opportunities through Parks and Recreation

Registrations for tackle football and Pom Pom Pups Cheerleading are now being accepted by Craig Parks and Recreation.

The tackle football league is available for children in third through sixth grade, and will involve practices and games three days per week. The season begins in August.

Registration costs $50.

For more information on the league or how to become a certified coach or official, call 826-2029.

Pom Pom Pups is a cheerleading class for children in first through fifth grades. It will start with basic clapping techniques and teach more advanced cheers as well.

Pom Pom Pups will also have actual cheering opportunities starting in August at Doak Walker Tackle Football games.

Practice will begin in mid-July, and a $30 fee is required for a cheer shirt and pom-poms. For more information, call 826-2004.

The deadline to register for both events is Wednesday, July 18.

Silver Creek High School thrower named Athlete of the Year

Valarie Allman was named the Gatorade Colorado Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

The Silver Creek High School standout finished her junior year by winning the Class 4A state championship in the discus and placing eighth in the shot put at the state championship. Allman’s winning throw in the discus was a state record 164 feet.

Allman has a 4.0 grade point average through three years of high school and has dedicated much of her extracurricular time to volunteering for her local senior center, Human Society and food drive.

The Gatorade award honors one boy and girl winner from each state in each sport, based on their athletic achievement but also academic prowess and commitment to the community.

Youth Hockey looking for coaches to travel with team

The Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking for volunteer coaches to travel with the team. Each age group needs volunteers: 9 to 10 “squirt” division, 11 to 12 “peewees,” 13 to 14 “bantams” and 15 to 18 “midgets.” The hockey association is available to help children and teenagers who want to learn to play the sport, whether it’s learning how to skate or basics on how the game is played. The program, gearing up for its second year of operation, serves children from ages 5 to 18. Anyone interested in being involved with coaching should contact Rick Villa, CYHA Director of Coaches, at 824-6627 or 629-9367 to volunteer.

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