Sports Briefs for May 7: MCHS girls soccer season ends

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MCHS girls soccer season ends

The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team played its final two games of the season Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, losing both games to Battle Mountain and Glenwood Springs.

The Wednesday game against Battle Mountain — originally scheduled for a week earlier — was a 6-1 defeat, with the Bulldogs down, 2-0, at the half.

The team was saved from a shutout by a goal from junior Rose Howe in the second half.

The Glenwood game was closer.

MCHS kept the score at 2-1, with a goal put in early by Jazmine Swindler, until late in the second half, when the Demons hit a scoring streak, ending the game, 5-1.

Coach Harry Tripp said he was pleased with the amount of effort put in during the Glenwood game.

“They’re the top team in the (4A Western Slope) League, and we had a pretty close game until the end, but they played all the way through,” he said.

The team finished its season 2-13 overall, 1-11 in the WSL.

Football camp registration today

The eighth annual Big Blue Football Camp will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Moffat County High School practice field, 900 Finley Lane.

The camp is available to players in kindergarten through fifth grade who want to learn more about the basics of the sport.

Registration for the camp is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. today at the MCHS football field.

The cost is $20 to participate and receive a Bulldogs backpack.

Funds go toward supporting the MCHS football program.

Focuses include offensive skills like throwing, catching and blocking, as well as defensive skills like coverage and tackling.

“It’s not a contact camp, so they’ll be using the tackling bags to get them used to the sleds they’ll use later,” organizer and MCHS football coach Kip Hafey said. “We also really try to emphasize sportsmanship.”

Participants will also work on special teams.

Hafey said everyone who attends will get a well-rounded experience.

“Everybody gets to try everything, there’s no designation like, ‘You’re a lineman’ or ‘You’re a receiver,’” he said. “The second day we’ll be playing some games so they can use all the skills they learned.”

Hafey will be joined by fellow coaches.

“The players love it, and it’s just a good time for everybody involved,” he said.

For more information, call 824-9586.

Baseball organizational meeting scheduled for Wednesday

Anyone interested in participating in a summer baseball league for high school age teens can attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria of Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

The meeting will gauge the amount of interest in the league, which is intended for players who will be starting their freshman year of high school in the fall or older.

Players through the age of 18 are eligible.

For more information, call Frances Nielsen at 629-0774.

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