Craig Sports Briefs for April 16, 2014: MCHS soccer games rescheduled

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The Moffat County varsity and JV girls soccer teams games were rescheduled this week.

The JV girls were set to play in Steamboat Springs on Monday, but the game was rescheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at Steamboat Springs High School because of snow in Steamboat. According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for snow in Steamboat through Wednesday night.

Varsity soccer was going to play Rifle on Tuesday at Woodbury Sports Complex, but the game was rescheduled to 4 p.m. Monday because Rifle wasn’t able to make it Tuesday.

The Bulldogs’ two games with Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Thursday and Saturday still are expected to be played as scheduled.

MCHS athletic banquet tickets available

Moffat County High School’s annual Lewis "Dude" Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete Award will be given at a new venue this year as part of an end-of-year sports banquet.

The annual awards honor athletes for outstanding athletic and academic achievement, as well as their character on and off the field. The dinner event will take place April 23 at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

Six athletes (three male and three female) will be hosted as finalists for the awards along with a dinner catered by the Clarion. Tickets for the dinner cost $5 per individual and $20 for a family.

Fly-fishing courses coming in June

Fishing is a popular leisurely activity on the Yampa and White rivers, and Craig Parks and Recreation soon will offer fly-fishing lessons.

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.

For $15, those participating will receive the instruction and a booklet about 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.

Parks and Rec seeking baseball, softball umpires

Craig Parks and Recreation is hiring umpires for the upcoming youth baseball and youth softball leagues.

Applicants must be at least 14 years old and possess a working knowledge of the game to start. Certification classes will be offered before the start of the season.

Youth baseball has three leagues for children 8 to 15 years old with coach pitch and player pitch girls softball leagues. Softball leagues will begin May 5 and baseball starts May 19.

For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2006 (baseball) or 970-826-2004 (softball).

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