Sports Briefs for March 5: Peewee wrestling program begins March 12

Peewee wrestling program begins March 12

Moffat County Youth Wrestling, a wrestling program for kids in kindergarten to sixth grade, will begin practice March 12 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Practice will run from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and practice will be twice a week, with exact days to be determined per enrollment.

Wrestlers can join for practice or to compete in tournaments.

Registration is $30 and the tournament fee is $40.

Singlets will be provided to wrestlers who plan to travel to tournaments, but a $30 refundable deposit is required.

Transportation is not provided to tournaments.

T-shirts are also available from youth small to 3XL.

The first tournament is March 31 in Craig.

For more information, call Chad Lawton at 326-6312 or Mark Zimmerman at 629-0130.

Fairview’s O’Neill named boys soccer POY

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS, announced Feb. 22 that Shane O’Neill of Fairview High School has been named the 2011-12 Gatorade Colorado Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

The senior forward and midfielder scored 19 goals and racked up six assists, leading the Knights into the second round of the Class 5A state tournament.

O’Neill was named the West team’s most valuable player in December’s national high school All-American game in Birmingham, Ala., as well as earning a first-team all-Colorado selection by The Denver Post and being named the 2011 Front Range Conference player of the year.

O’Neill maintained a B average in the classroom and has signed a letter of intent to play soccer on an athletic scholarship at the University of Virginia in the fall.

The senior is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award to be announced in May.

Indoor soccer tournament set for March 10

The Spring Fling indoor soccer tournament will take place March 10 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40.

The tournament will be 5-on-5, but teams can have more than five players.

The prelims will run from 9 a.m. to noon and the finals will go from 1 to 4 p.m.

Players 14 and younger play for free while registration is $10 per team for players 15 and older.

For more information, call Bill Sawer at 824-0116.

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