Cross Country performs well at CM Stampede to open season

The Moffat County High School cross-country teams ran at the CM Stampede meet in its first competition of the season.

The meet, hosted by Cheyenne-Mountain High School in Colorado Springs Aug. 31, featured 135 teams from several classifications and the course run at the state championship meet.

MCHS competed in races for Class-2A and 3A schools. The girls team took third place, and the boys finished 28th.

Leading the way for the girls was senior Eryn Leonard, who finished fifth overall in a time of 21:01.9. Other varsity runners for MCHS were Brenna Ciesco (22:37.6), Savannah Williams (23:29.8), Aubrey Campbell (24:01.8), Katelyn Peroulis (24:13) and Ary Schaffer (24:35.4).

On the boys side, junior Tyler Gerber was the first Bulldog to cross the finish line, running a 22:14. Jarrett Johnson (22:41.5), Isaac Chaco (24:34.9), Jacob Archuleta (25:49.2), Andrew Keiss (25:56.9) and Remmy Kohpay (27:09.8) also ran in the varsity race.

Boys soccer has down and up start to season

The Moffat County High School boys soccer team has begun its season with a poor performance and a good one.

The team’s first game against Coal Ridge High School Sept. 4 was a dismantling, as the Bulldogs lost 11-1. Coal Ridge had three players score multiple goals, including four from Edgar Enriquez.

Head coach Rusty Cox said his team simply did not show up and made countless mental mistakes.

The boys came back strong on Thursday, beating Basalt High School in another away game, 2-1. Seniors Bryant Cox and Alan Flores provided the goals for MCHS, bring the Bulldogs to 1-1 on the year.

The team will play two home games next week, vs. Rifle High School Tuesday and Colorado Rocky Mountain High School Thursday.

Two more holes-in-one to close out the summer at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Yampa Valley Golf Course has had a big summer for holes-in-one, and two more golfers added to the tally as summer came to a close.

Bret Steele and Peyton Jacobson became the fifth and sixth players to achieve an ace this summer.

Both golfers got their hole-in-one on the 16th hole. Jacobson used a seven-iron and said he thought his ball had rolled to the far side of the green.

“We were just sort of playing a screw-around round, not really caring much,” Jacobson said. “As soon as it came off I thought it had a chance. It hit right on the tip of the green and rolled up. We thought it rolled past but when we walked up there it was laying at the bottom.”

Jacobson was preparing to chip out of the bunker, but said he shouted and dropped his club when he saw his ball in the cup.

Jacobson is now the youngest golfer to hit a hole-in-one at Yampa Valley Golf Course from the long tees. Mike Bingham hit one from the forward tees when he was seven.

Nighttime tournament hosted at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host the first annual Shot in the Dark Midnight Golf Tournament Sept. 14 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament will consist of teams of four, but individuals may sign up and will be put into teams by the start of the tournament. The cost to play is $25 per individual or $100 for a team.

The format is a nine-hole, four-person scramble with a twist. Each player on a team may only bring one golf club to be used by the entire team, so each team will play with four clubs total.

Prizes will be awarded to the team with the lowest gross and net scores, as well as those with the best costumes.

Proceeds will benefit Grand Futures, which is still looking for hole sponsors for $100. The tournament is scheduled to start at dusk. Grand Futures is still accepting donations and prizes. For more information, call 824-5752.

Youth Basketball registration open; closing this month

Craig Parks and Recreation basketball leagues for children in third through sixth grade are open now.

The four leagues (third and fourth grade boys and girls, fifth and sixth grade boys and girls) will include skills days to help participants learn basketball basics like dribbling, shooting, passing and defense.

The cost to join is $30. Skills days will take place at Sunset Elementary the week of Sept. 23-29 and league play will begin in October with practices and games.

Coaching volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Pam Maneotis at 826-2004.

Parks and Recreation hosting trip to watch the Rockies

Craig Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Denver to watch the Colorado Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The $30 fee to join in the trip, which is open to anyone (children under 16 must have an adult to accompany), will cover transportation and ticket costs for the Sept. 23 game.

The trip will leave Craig at 7 a.m. to arrive for the 1:10 p.m. game. There will be a stop in Silverthorne on the way home for food.

The deadline to register is Sept. 14. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 826-2004.

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