Craig sports briefs for March 13, 2013: Youth baseball league signups open

The many baseball leagues offered for children ages 5 to 15 have begun the registration period for their seasons beginning in May.

Youth leagues for players 8-10, 11-12 and 13-15 are accepting signups. There also are coach pitch (ages 7-8), girls slow-pitch softball and T-ball (ages 5-6) leagues available.

The coach pitch, softball and T-ball leagues will play at Woodbury Sports Complex, while the older youth leagues will have to travel in addition to games played in Craig.

Registration began March 7 and is open through April 10. The seasons are set to begin with practice time in late April and games starting in May.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 826-2029

Bulldogs baseball takes two against Aspen

Not playing at home was no problem for the Moffat County baseball team in its season-opening doubleheader.

The Bulldogs took on Aspen in two games Monday in Grand Junction, after the games had been rescheduled from Saturday in Craig. The light and mostly indoor practicing did not affect Moffat County, which swept the doubleheader 11-1 and 9-4.

In the first game, the Bulldogs led just 3-1 entering the bottom of the fourth inning but scored seven runs over the next two innings to break open the game. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bulldogs were hot from the start, scoring seven runs in the first two innings and coasting to the 9-4 win.

The team’s next games are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Olathe.

Water aerobics courses offered twice a week

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

Water aerobics courses, which began Jan. 21 and run through March 27, offer a 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 to 8 p.m. at Moffat County High School. The fee to drop-in for a class is $4, or register for an entire session for $50.

For more information, call 826-2017.

Youth hockey to entertain at Avalanche game

When the Colorado Avalanche host the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 15, they won’t be the only entertainment for locals attending the game.

The Craig Mite hockey team (ages 7-8) will get to skate on the ice and entertain fans at the Pepsi Center during the second intermission of the game. In addition, Squirt (10 and under) players will sell programs and a youth player will be on the ice during warmups and the national anthem.

To get involved with youth hockey, visit www.craigyouthhockey.com. Practices for the Mite team began Monday, but continue until the Moffat County Ice Rink closes.

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