Craig Sports Briefs for April 25, 2014: Adult softball league sets preseason meeting

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The co-ed adult softball leagues that play at Loudy-Simpson Park over the summer will have a meeting to go over important preseason information next week.

Those planning on having a team or individuals looking for a team to join can attend the meeting at 7 p.m. April 29 at Sandrock Elementary School. League rules, scheduling and fees will be discussed.

For more information, contact Tanya Ferguson at 970-701-9046.

Craig BCA standings through 25 weeks

With just two weeks left in the regular season it looks like Git R Done will finish as the top team and move into the city tournament as favorites to win it all.

With 25 weeks of play finished Git R Done has 4,142 points and holds a comfortable lead over One Eyed Bandits. The Bandits have 4,001 points in second place.

Team Uh-Oh is in third with 3,945 points and will have to make a big move in order to take second.

Uh-Oh has a large advantage over fourth-place Out 4 Blood (3,872 points), who is clinging to a narrow lead over Odd Ballz (3,859). No Ex-Cue-Ses sits in sixth with 3,805.

After two more weeks the teams will play a city tournament, where the winner advances to the national tournament in Las Vegas. After the current 8-ball season ends, BCA is planning a 9-ball league beginning June 1 that will play Sundays at 5 p.m.

The league plays 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.

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 eight to 15 years old and there are coach pitch and player pitch girls softball leagues. Softball leagues will begin May 5 and baseball starts May 19.

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

Fly-fishing courses coming up soon

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.

For $15 those participating will get 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.

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