Craig sports briefs: Schedule changes for local sports teams

— It is another busy weekend for Moffat County High School sports teams, but with changes to several events.

The boys swimming team will host a meet Saturday at the MCHS pool. It is the team’s only home meet of the season and begins at 11 a.m.

MCHS baseball had its doubleheader against Grand Valley moved to be played at GVHS. It originally was scheduled for Craig, but the fields here aren’t ready to be played on. Saturday’s away games will start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Girls soccer has had several schedule changes. Tuesday’s game, originally scheduled in Craig against Grand Valley, was postponed to Wednesday. Because the field at Woodbury Sports Complex was not ready, officials have moved the game to Parachute. The Lady Bulldogs kick-off at 4 and 6 p.m. today.

In addition, the girls soccer team will not play the junior varsity game when it plays at Vail Mountain on Saturday. Only the varsity game will be played, and it’s scheduled for 1 p.m.

The track and field team will have JV runners compete at 1 p.m. Friday in Rifle, as scheduled. The varsity will be at the Mickey Dunn Invitational at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Finally, Craig Middle School wrestling had its Tuesday meet in Hayden canceled due to a testing conflict. The Bulldogs will wrestle at the Western Slope League Championships at Meeker Middle School on Saturday.

All sporting events for the weekend are on Saturday, not Friday, as was incorrectly published in Monday’s Craig Daily Press.

Youth baseball league sign-ups open for Parks and Rec

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

Youth leagues for players 8-10, 11-12 and 13-15 are accepting registrations. There are also 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 beginning in May.

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

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 Craig residents attending the game.

The Craig Mite hockey team (ages 7-8) will get to skate on the ice and entertain the 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 have already begun but continue through the closing of the Moffat County Ice Rink.

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