Sports Briefs for June 25: Players wanted for fast-pitch softball

Competitive, fast-pitch softball teams are being formed in Craig.

Coaches are looking to get a feel for the number of players interested, and how many teams could be formed.

The season would begin in late July or early August, and a coach’s clinic is set for the end of August.

Any girls ages 8 through 16 are invited to be involved.

If numbers are strong enough, the teams will look to get involved in Triple Crown Sports softball tournaments.

Players or parents interested should call Jason Marshall at 824-2594 for more information.

Boys basketball coach to host camp for elementary, middle school students

Moffat County High School boys basketball coach Eric Hamilton will host a basketball mini-camp for boys in grades 4 through 8 from today through Wednesday at the high school.

The camp will go from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Anyone wanting to attend can still register during camp.

Day-of registration is $45 MCHS coaches, alumni and varsity players will help out, Hamilton said.

Attendants can expect to work on fundamentals, individual skills like ball-handling and learning team play.

“We want the kids to get excited about Moffat County basketball and have them playing the game the right way,” Hamilton said.

Each camper will receive a Bulldogs T-shirt.

Registration forms can be picked up at Mountain West Insurance, 100 E. Victory Way.

Call Hamilton at 826-4468 for details or information about registration.

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.

Fort Collins sprinter named Track Athlete of the Year

Gatorade has named Raymond Bozmans of Fort Collins High School as the 2011-12 Colorado Boys Track and Field Athlete of the year.

Bozmans won the Class 4A state title in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes and helped his team win the state championship as well.

At the Dakota Ridge Invitational, Bozmans ran the 100-meter dash in 10.27 seconds, a Colorado state record.

Bozmans kept a 3.27 GPA and played football and saxophone in addition to running track.

He has signed a letter of intent to run at Texas Christian University in 2012-13.

The Gatorade award recognizes a winner from each state and Washington, D.C. for excellence in their sport along with academic achievement and strong character off the field.

Bozmans was the first winner of the award from Fort Collins High School.

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