Sports Briefs for March 12: Peewee wrestling program begins today

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Peewee wrestling program begins today

Moffat County Youth Wrestling, a wrestling program for kindergarteners to sixth-graders, begins practice today 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 days to be determined per enrollment.

Wrestlers can join just 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.

Registration now open for youth baseball

Craig Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for summer youth baseball.

The league is open to ages 8 to 15 with three divisions — 8 to 10, 11 and 12, and 13 to 15 year olds.

The 8- to 10-year-old division and the 11- and 12-year-old division will travel to Hayden, Meeker and Rangely at least once during the season.

The 13- to 15-year-old division will travel to Rifle, Rawlins, Wyo., Hayden and Meeker at least once.

Registration is $50 and includes a hat and shirt.

Practice begins April 30 and games begin May 21.

For more information, call 826-2029.

T-ball, coach pitch, girls softball open for registration

Craig Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for T-ball, coach pitch and girls softball.

T-ball is for ages 5 and 6, coach pitch is for ages 7 and 8, and girls softball is for ages 8 to 18.

Registration is $30 and the deadline to register is March 28.

The season begins the week of May 7.

For more information, call 826-2029.

Highlands Ranch’s Neuhaus named girls basketball POY

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS, announced Thursday that Michaela Neuhaus of Highlands Ranch High School has been named the 2011-12 Gatorade Colorado Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

The senior point guard led the Falcons to a 22-5 overall record and to the Class 5A semifinals, where the team lost to Legacy, 64-61.

Neuhaus averaged 23 points, 4.5 assists, 2.2 rebound and 2.4 steals on the season and shot 85 percent from the free-throw line.

Neuhaus maintained a 3.62 grade point average in the classroom and signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on an athletic scholarship at the University of Denver this fall.

The senior is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award to be announced later in March.

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