Craig Sports Briefs for April 30, 2014: MCHS boys swimming hosting lessons

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The Moffat County boys swimming team will teach young swimmers the best way to cut through the water quickly.

The lessons will go from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and focus on all aspects of swimming. The first hour will teach swimmers proper freestyle technique, including arms, legs and breathing. After that, the Bulldogs will move on to teaching backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly techniques for an hour.

The final hour will show proper starting, turning and finishing. Those interested can attend individual hours for $10 or come to the entire session for $25. Proceeds will go toward Moffat County swimming. For more information, contact Meghan Francone at 970-756-8500.

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 different 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 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 apiece.

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.

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, call 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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