Sports Briefs for Jan. 2, 2013: NOWECOS announces raffle winners

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club (NOWECOS) of Craig announced the winners of its raffle for a new Snowmobile.

The Craig group held a raffle, selling tickets to people throughout the Western Slope, with local businesses also helping in the selling effort.

The winner of the raffle was Dale Hollingshead of Grand Junction, who will receive the top prize, a 2013 Arctic Cat M800 Snowmobile. Glen Miller of Montrose took second prize, $1,000.

NOWECOS will also host the Poker Run Jan. 19 to raise more money for scholarships.

Last year, the two events raised raised money to fund two $1200 scholarships, awarded to Moffat County students at the end of the school year.

Pool and bowling resuming seasons

The Craig Billiards Congress of America pool leagues will be back at it the coming Sunday and Monday after a two week hiatus due to the holidays.

The BCA normally plays Sunday and Monday nights, but was off for Dec. 23-24 and Dec. 30-31. Likewise, the bowling leagues at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center took time off for the holidays as well.

Both sports have plenty of season left, but the leaders in all leagues according to the most recent results received by the Craig Daily Press:

BCA Sunday League: Poke-n-Hope 1912 points

BCA Monday Leauge: Steve 1768 points

Bowling Ladies Nite Out: Thunder Rolls 50-14

Bowling Northwest Men’s League: Country Living Realty 41-19

Bowling Early Bird: Duh 196.5-154.5

Bowling Premier Mixed Doubles: Misfits 39-21

Bowling Friday Night Mixed Nuts: Sandbaggers, Pick up Sticks, Vipers 39-21 (tie)

Final week to register for Trailbusters 2013

The deadline to register for Craig Parks and Recreation’s Trailbusters course for 2013 is almost here.

Local youth ages 6 to 15 can sign up through Jan. 7 to learn how to ski or snowboard. Trailbusters will travel to Steamboat Springs for five Saturdays starting Jan. 19 (excluding Feb. 16). Participants will need to provide their own equipment, whether it is bringing along skis/snowboards or renting them.

The ski and snowboard lessons cost $250, with an additional $45 covering the five bus trips to Steamboat. A $31 lift ticket also will need to be purchased for each week.

Craig Parks and Recreation is now also accepting registrations for membership to the Ski Club. The club is for anyone to join and costs $10.

Membership in Ski Club gets lift tickets to Steamboat for $55 on Saturdays throughout the season.

For more information Trailbusters or Ski Club, call Pennie Bricker, of Craig Parks and Recreation, at 970-826-2029.

Water aerobics set for winter

Craig residents looking to get a different style of exercise are in luck.

Water aerobics courses, which began Oct. 22 and run through Jan. 16, offer a good combination of exercise benefits, improving fitness and flexibility while also being easier on the joints than other forms of exercise.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at Moffat County High School. The fee to drop-in for a class is $4.

While the current session is winding down its final few weeks, another session beginning the following week is open for registration. Classes will be the same days and time each week, beginning Jan. 21.

The coming session runs through March 27 and costs $50 to register. It is also an option to pay $4 to walk in to any class.

For more information, call 826-2017.

Registration for K-2 hoops closing soon

Youth basketball leagues for boys and girls from kindergarten through second grade are accepting registrations for the leagues, which start in February.

There is potential for six leagues, depending on the number of participants, which will play games on weeknight evenings. Boys leagues will play Mondays and Wednesdays while girls will play Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The league will focus on teaching players the basics: dribbling, passing, shooting and learning to play as part of a team.

Practices start Feb. 11. Anyone registering after Jan. 9 will be placed on a waitlist with no guarantee of being put on a team.

League fees are $30. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 826-2004.

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