Craig Sports Briefs for April 7: Postponed baseball games with Grand Valley set for this week

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Moffat County High School’s baseball team is back on course to play a full season.

The Bulldogs had to cancel travel plans to Parachute on March 22 for a doubleheader at Grand Valley. As a 3A Western Slope League matchup, the games have to be made up, according to Colorado High School Activities Association rules, in order for either team to qualify for the postseason.

The games have been rescheduled, this time to be played in Craig. Weather permitting, Moffat County will host Grand Valley at the Craig Middle School baseball field Thursday, with the first game beginning at 3 p.m. and the second to follow about a half-hour after its conclusion.

Youth turkey hunt to happen in Craig through Parks and Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will take two youth hunters on a spring turkey hunt this May.

The hunt will be mentored by Parks and Wildlife and focus on teaching more inexperienced hunters about respect for wildlife, the outdoors and the hunting tradition in Colorado. Anyone younger than 18 with a hunter safety card is invited to apply.

Those interested can send a letter with their name, address, Hunter Education card number and a phone number to reach their parent or guardian. They also must submit an essay in the letter indicating why they think they should be picked for the hunt.

A news release from CPW stated that all hunters are encouraged to apply but those who are less experienced will be prioritized in the selection process.

Applicants should send their letter by April 15 to Craig District Wildlife Manager Mike Swaro, 815 Ashley Road, Craig, CO 81625. For more information, call the CPW office in Meeker at 970-878-6090.

Fly-fishing courses coming up soon

As a popular leisure activity on the Yampa and White rivers, fly-fishing lessons will be offered by Craig Parks and Recreation.

The lessons are for anyone 12 and older and will teach the basics of tying knots, casting, presentation and equipment. Parks and Rec Director Dave Pike will give expert instruction June 3 and 4.

The cost is $15 and includes the instruction and booklet on fly-fishing. Space for the course is limited and registration is open now with a May 21 deadline. For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Craig BCA planning new leagues for next season

The pool league in Craig is in the middle of a two-week break but has come out with a big announcement for the 2014-15 season.

After the current 8-ball season concludes at the Popular Bar with the playoffs in May, BCA will start the first of two planned 9-ball sessions for the following year. Along with the usual 8-ball season, that will allow three teams the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas for the national championships.

The first session of 9-ball will be played at 5 p.m. Sundays beginning June 1 and going into December. The second session will run from January to April in 2015, with the winners of each league advancing to nationals.

In order to be sanctioned, each league must have at least six teams. Teams can be made up of three to six players.

The next season of 8-ball will begin in September and run through April 2015, with the playoffs in May once again.

Registration for all the upcoming seasons is available at the Popular Bar or on the Craig BCA website.

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