Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 12, 2013: Big weekend for Moffat County sports

The first weekend after winter break is a big one for local sports teams, with over ten games taking place in Craig.

This morning it all kicks off with the first game of the season for the Craig Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams. Playing against Meeker, The A teams from each grade are scheduled to start at 9 a.m., with the eighth grade playing in CMS and seventh in Sandrock Elementary. The B team games will follow.

Meanwhile, the Craig Squirt (ages 10 and under) Hockey team will play at the Moffat County Ice Rink. The Bulldogs have games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, with two more games Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The girls swimming team will also be in action early Saturday, hosting their lone home meet of the season at the MCHS swimming pool. It begins at 11 a.m. (warm-ups at 10 a.m.) today and will last about two hours, coach Meghan Francone said.

During and after all that, the boys and girls high school basketball teams will be playing Aspen in the MCHS gym. The girls junior varsity starts at 11 a.m., followed by boys JV (12:30 p.m.), girls varsity (2 p.m.) and boys varsity (3:30 p.m.)

Craig BCA Pool League week 14 standings

The Billiards Congress of America Pool League in Craig standings, updated through 14 weeks of play.

After taking a two week break for the holidays, the standings have been shaken up. Poke-n-Hope still holds the top spot in the Sunday league with Rehab for Quitters overtaking Jean’s Angels for second place. However, just 24 points separate first from third.

In the past two weeks of play, team No Ex-Cue-Ses has made it’s move, taking a 70-point lead after spending most of the season in second place.

Sunday League:

  1. Team 5 Poke-n-Hope 2219 points
  2. Team 1 Rehab for Quitters 2200
  3. Team 4 Jean’s Angels 2195
  4. Team 3 Just Shooting the S--- 2171
  5. Team 2 Jarrod 1874
  6. Team 6 Steve 1742

Monday League:

  1. Team 1 No Ex-Cue-Ses 2076 points
  2. Team 4 Git-R-Done 2008
  3. Team 5 Steve 1985
  4. Team 2 Jolene 1919
  5. Team 3 Jarrod 1888

Games are played at Popular Bar on Sundays starting at 5 p.m. and Mondays beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jolene Walls at 620-0056.

Next session of water aerobics courses 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.

Open gyms available at CMS twice a week

Craig Middle School’s basketball gym is open to the public two nights a week for the winter.

Anyone ages 15 and up is welcome to show up from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The gym is open for shooting around or playing pickup games.

No registration prior to the open gyms is required. There is a $2.50 fee to be collected at the door for each open gym, or a punch pass can be purchased.

The program began Nov. 13 and runs through Feb. 14.

To call about becoming a gym supervisor (ages 14 and up), call 826-2006. For more information about the open gyms, call 826-2004.

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