Sports Briefs for March 26: Youth baseball registration closes Wednesday

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Youth baseball registration closes Wednesday

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

The league is open to youth 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 have to travel to Rifle, Rawlins, Wyo., Hayden and Meeker at least once.

Registration is $50 and includes a hat and shirt and the deadline to signup is Wednesday.

Practice begins April 30 and games begin May 21.

For more information, call 826-2029.

T-ball, coach pitch, girls softball registration deadline approaches

Craig Parks and Recreation is still 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 Wednesday.

The season begins the week of May 7.

For more information, call 826-2029.

MCHS hosting spring water aerobics class

Craig Parks and Recreation is offering a spring water aerobics class now through May 2.

The class meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

Classes will not take place April 2 and 4 due to spring break.

There is a $30 fee for six weeks and a drop-in fee is $3.

Water aerobics improves cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body tone while the water provides added resistance yet is less stressful on joints than traditional aerobic classes.

Anyone interested may sign up online at www.ci.craig.co.us or stop by Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

For more information, call 826-2017.

Lewis-Palmer’s Scott named boys basketball POY

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS, announced Thursday that Josh Scott of Lewis-Palmer High School has been named the 2011-12 Gatorade Colorado Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

The senior center led the Rangers to a 27-1 record and the Class 4A state championship this season.

Scott scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 44-43 victory over Sierra High in the championship game, capturing the tournament’s Most Valuable Player honors.

A returning 4A First Team All-State selection, Scott averaged 28.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as well as shooting 72.3 percent from the field and 75.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Scott maintained a B average in the classroom and has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Colorado in the fall.

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

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