From left: Alan Flores, Allie Ehlers, Skylar Tripp, Bryant Cox and Nestor Arellano played in the Emily Johnson Pay it Forward Game on June 7 at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.

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From left: Alan Flores, Allie Ehlers, Skylar Tripp, Bryant Cox and Nestor Arellano played in the Emily Johnson Pay it Forward Game on June 7 at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 14, 2013: Moffat County soccer stars play in charity all-star game

Five Moffat County High School soccer players participated in an annual all-star game for 3A and 4A players in the Western Slope League.

Eight Moffat County High School soccer players were appointed to the Western Slope League first team or honorable mention during the 2012-13 school year. Of those, Alan Flores, Allie Ehlers, Skylar Tripp, Bryant Cox and Nestor Arellano played in the Emily Johnson Pay it Forward Game Friday June 7. The boys and girls all-star games were followed by a three-on-three soccer tournament Saturday at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. All proceeds from the weekend went into a scholarship fund in the name of Emily Johnson, a soccer player at Coal Ridge High School who died after an ATV accident in 2008.

Whittle the Wood Saturday begins with morning run

Friends of Moffat County Education is once again hosting the Wake the Whittler 5k Run/Walk and One Mile Family Fun Run on Saturday before the main festivities begin at the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.

Registration forms are available at Eastside Liquor or on the FMCE Facebook page. The race will also hold same-day registration beginning at 7:15 a.m. at Loudy Simpson Park.

The 5k will begin at 8 a.m., with the fun run scheduled to start around 8:45. There will be t-shirts for participants and prizes for age group winners.

The cost to run is $20 for adults, while all children under 18 can race for free.

Proceeds from the race will go toward FMCE initiatives for the 2013-14 school year, including iPads for elementary school students and helping fund science labs at Moffat County High School.

Youth Volleyball camp in Craig at Moffat County High School

A volleyball camp for girls entering first through eighth grade will take place at Moffat County High School June 17 through 19.

The camp will focus on all aspects of the game with a focus on the fundamental skills of volleyball. It’s open to players of all skill levels and will allow for development of brand new and more experienced players.

First grade girls will have camp from 8 to 9 a.m., with second-, third- and fourth-graders each taking an hour afterward. Fifth- and sixth-graders will be from 1 tom3 p.m. and seventh- and eighth-graders will finish each day from 3 to 5 p.m.

The June 3 registration deadline has passed, but signups will still be accepted with an additional $10 charge. The camp now costs $50. Money and forms can be mailed or dropped off to Sara Linsacum, 585 Taylor St. For more information, Linsacum can be reached at sara.linsacum@moffatsd.org or at 970-819-7434.

Swimming lessons coming up at Craig pool

Craig Parks and Recreation is putting on swimming lessons from toddlers through more experienced swimmers beginning June 17.

The lessons, depending on the level of swimming being taught, will show children everything from the basics of water safety and floating through developing swimming strength. For toddler lessons, parents must be there to be in the water with their children.

The first session of swim lessons will begin June 17 with classes Monday through Friday throughout the day, depending on the class level. In the second week, classes will be Monday through Wednesday at the same time.

Registration for the first session ends Monday. In order to participate, all children must have a medical consent form filled and returned to Parks and Recreation by then.

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