The ball drop kicks off the Yahoo Golf Tournament every year at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The tournament raises money for its organizing partners, the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and the Craig Kiwanis Club.

Photo by Nate Waggenspack

The ball drop kicks off the Yahoo Golf Tournament every year at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The tournament raises money for its organizing partners, the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and the Craig Kiwanis Club.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 16, 2013: Yahoo draws big crowd at Yampa Valley Golf Course

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— The Yahoo Golf Tournament played at Yampa Valley Golf Course on Saturday morning raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and the Craig Kiwanis Club.

The men’s tournament played in a two-man Chapman format, and Shane Camilletti and Joe Padon shot the low score on the day, a 72. They were followed in the first flight by a 76 from Pete Heuer and Bud Bower.

In the second men’s flight, Jim Showalter and Tim Knez combined for a 79 to take first, while George Connelly and Russ Hill were second in the gross score, shooting 81.

The women’s side of the tournament played a two-lady scramble, with Heather and Susan Nicholson combining for a 71 to take first place. Jackie Heuer and Pam Horn were second at 80.

Cross-country runs strong again at Liberty Bell

The Moffat County cross-country teams ran at the Liberty Bell Cross Country Invitational on Friday, a premier meet on the Front Range.

The Bulldogs ran in the Division 4 race at the meet in Littleton, with the girls team placing third out of 13 and the boys placing seventh out of 11.

Brenna Ciesco led the way for Moffat County, placing sixth and finishing in 20:25. She was followed by Emily Womble (21:33), Aubrey Campbell (21:52), Katelyn Peroulis (22:18), Delaney Baker (22:42) and Kaylee Durham (22:43) to score for the Bulldogs.

On the boys side, Jarrett Johnson was the top Moffat County finisher, coming in 18th place at 18:23. Steven Walls also broke 20 minutes for the Bulldogs at 19:50.

Isaac Chacon (20:36), Andrew Keiss (20:53), Riley Allen (20:59) and Ashley Suits (21:27) also scored for Moffat.

The Bulldogs’ race at their home meet next weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park.

CMS football teams both beat Rifle

Craig Middle School’s seventh- and eighth-grade teams hosted Rifle Middle School on Saturday at the CMS field. Both teams came away with comfortable wins.

The Bulldogs' seventh-grade group won, 36-6, before the eighth-graders walked away with a 30-13 victory.

CMS has three sets of games lined up for next week. They go to Soroco on Tuesday, host Hayden on Thursday, and the seventh-grade team travels to Rangely on Saturday.

Parks and Rec seeking football, basketball officials

The Craig Parks and Recreation youth football season is approaching quickly, and the league is looking for officials.

The youth basketball leagues for third- through sixth-graders also are coming up, and Parks and Rec is seeking officials for that, as well. For basketball, prospective officials must inquire about the 2013 season by Oct. 16.

Officials must be at least 14. For more information about football, contact Craig Parks and Rec at 970-826-2006. For basketball, call 970-826-2004.

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