Craig sports briefs: CNCC rodeo team rakes in regional awards

— At a regional awards ceremony for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, several members of the Colorado Northwestern Community College team took home honors.

In its second season as a team, CNCC had four event champions on the season. Brice Osborne was a two-time champ in bull riding, taking home co-champion honors with fellow Spartan Coty Cornia at the CNCC home meet, the Spartan Showdown. Clint Chew also was a bull-riding champ at the Colorado Mesa University Maverick Stampede rodeo. Jesse Anderson was a champion in bareback riding at the Idaho State University Bengal Round-Up, as well.

The Spartans’ coach, Jed Moore, was named the Rocky Mountain Region coach of the year, and the CNCC Spartan Showdown was voted the second-best rodeo of the year in the Rocky Mountain Region in its first year. Votes came from other coaches in the region and a student representative from each school.

Finally, Spartan Dax Hadlock’s horse, Pepper Lewis, was picked as the Rocky Mountain Region horse of the year by the American Quarter Horse Association.

The national college rodeo is from June 9 to 15 in Casper, Wyo. Osborne will be the Rocky Mountain Region’s alternate in bull riding.

Umpires needed for Parks and Recreation baseball and softball

The upcoming youth baseball and softball leagues in Craig are hiring umpires for the season, which begins in May.

Youth leagues for players ages 8 to 10, 11 and 12 and 13 to 15 finished with registration last week. Coach pitch (ages 7 and 8), girls slow pitch softball and T-ball (ages 5 and 6) leagues also are hiring umpires.

Applicants must be at least 14 and know the rules of the sport. Certification classes will be offered before the season begins.

For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Fly-fishing course offered by Parks and Recreation

Craig Parks and Recreation will host a beginner fly-fishing course in early June.

The course will feature instruction from experienced fly-fishers, including tying proper knots, casting, presentation of the fly and important equipment.

The classes will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. June 4 and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 5. The deadline to register is May 22.

For more information, call 970-826-2029.

Game changes for MCHS, CMS teams

The Moffat County High School girls soccer team’s game against Colorado Rocky Mountain School has been moved to Carbondale because of field conditions in Craig.

The game originally was scheduled for Saturday at the Woodbury Sports Complex. Now, the Bulldogs will take on the Oysters at 1 and 3 p.m. (junior varsity game) in Carbondale.

The Craig Middle School track team was going to host its home meet Saturday at Moffat County High School, but that has been postponed. The meet now will take place May 4 at the high school. The 8 a.m. start time for field events and 9 a.m. start for track events will be the same.

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