Craig sports briefs for Nov. 13, 2013: MCHS, Hayden runner to compete at nationals

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— Chris Zirkle, a former Moffat County cross-country runner and Hayden track athlete, will run at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2013 Men’s Cross Country National Championships.

Zirkle, a member of the Hayden Class of 2011, now is a junior at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore. He qualified for nationals by placing 14th at the Cascade Collegiate Conference meet, from which the top 15 individuals are invited to nationals.

NAIA Nationals will be at Nov. 23 at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan. Zirkle will run among 97 other individual qualifiers and 32 teams competing for the title.

Git R Done takes lead in Craig BCA

The Craig Billiards Congress of America pool league has a new leader after seven weeks.

After a single point separated the top three teams in the league last week, team Git R Done has staked its claim to the largest lead of the season. At 1,156 points, the team sits ahead of One Eyed Bandits and Odd Ballz, who are tied for second, by 17 points.

The league's bottom half has shown some separation, as well. No Ex-Cue-Ses still is in the running at 1,113, while Uh-Oh (1069) and Out 4 Blood (1048) will need to make a push in order to close the gap.

BCA has chosen to cancel its Sunday league for now because of a lack of interest. According to an email from the league, it may restart Dec. 8.

On Dec. 7, BCA will have a Bring a Friend Tournament, in which current members can bring nonmembers to play.

Craig BCA plays at 6 p.m. Mondays at Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call Jolene Walls at 970-620-0056 or email the league at craig.bca@live.com.

Open gym basketball at CMS underway

Craig Parks and Recreation hosts open gym basketball during the winter at Craig Middle School.

Pickup games and shoot-arounds are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. They already have started and will run through Feb. 13. Anyone 15 years and older is welcome to attend. Those interested can purchase a punch pass or pay a gym fee to supervisors each night they attend.

For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2004.

Winter water aerobics at MCHS

Registration for water aerobics during the winter now is open through Craig Parks and Recreation.

Water aerobics offer a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility. The classes held at Moffat County High School are from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Classes run through Jan. 15 and will not occur the week of Thanksgiving or winter break. Sign-up for the session costs $45, or those interested can attend individual classes for $4. For more information, call Craig Parks and Recreation at 970-826-2017.

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