Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 1, 2014: Women’s Cast, Blast & Twang available in Steamboat Springs

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Women interested in learning about fly-fishing and the basics of shotguns and archery are invited to a women-only Cast, Blast & Twang clinic at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9 in Steamboat Springs.

The event is designed for beginners, and no experience or equipment is required. Participants may bring their own shotgun, but all ammunition will be provided. Space is limited and spots will fill quickly. Everyone should dress for the elements and bring all necessary supplies, including water, insect repellent, sunscreen, lunch and snacks. A prepared lunch is preferable, as time to eat will be limited.

Participants are reminded that the class is not a Hunter Education course, which is required to purchase a hunting license. To find a Hunter Education course, go to www.cpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/huntereducation.aspx, or call your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office.

To register, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Steamboat Springs office at 970-­870-2197.

Summer soccer at Sawer Soccer Park on Wednesdays this summer

Craig’s Bill Sawer is hosting a summer soccer camp at his fields on West First Street.

Sawer Soccer Park will have a refereed soccer game for players of all ages and skill levels from 6 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday.

Players are encouraged to bring shinguards but no soccer cleats. Sawer has extra equipment available to use for those without shinguards.

For more information, call Sawer at 970-824-0116.

Summer water aerobics at Craig pool

Craig Parks and Recreation still is taking registration for water aerobics at the Craig Swimming Complex.

Water aerobics offers a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility without over-working joints. During the summer, shallow-water and deep-water classes will be offered. Shallow classes will be from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Deep water will be at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes run through Aug. 14. The fee for one session is $50 or $90 for both sets of classes, or people can drop in to individual classes for $4. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

Parks and Rec basketball registration available

The Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball season is accepting applicants.

The leagues for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls will begin practices and games starting in October. Registration is open now at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St., or on the Parks and Rec website, with the deadline of Sept. 17.

There will be a mandatory skills days for each age bracket Sept. 22 to 25.

For more information about the league or to become a coach or official, call Dave Pike at 970-826-2006.

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