Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Moffat County cheer teams make some noise | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Moffat County cheer teams make some noise

The young participants of Moffat County Thunder Cheer had good reason to celebrate last weekend, following their placement at the JAMfest Cheer and Dance Competitions in Broomfield.

Both the senior team, ages 10 to 18 and coached by Valerie Davis and Ashley Green, and the youth team, ages 10 and younger and headed by Kaci Doolin and Casey Piatt, placed third at the event, while the minis, 8 and under, coached by Amber Snow and Hannah Mannon, placed fifth in their age group.

"To see the excitement on their face as they all came off the floor and running into their parents' arms is priceless. It's a feeling you can't explain," Davis said.

Thunder Cheer consists of 40 cheerleaders this year, more than half of whom are new to the program, and all have been great, she added.

"These kids have worked so hard and put in long hours. Their improvement is nothing but spectacular and we are in awe of how far they have come," she said. "The coaches couldn’t be more proud of these kids and are so blessed to share this experience with them. Our parents new and old continue to support their children and our program and we couldn't ask for more."

Moffat County High School seeks receipts for fundraiser

Local residents can help with the issue of school funding as Moffat County High School raises money in the weeks to come.

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MCHS is participating in the AmeriGas School Days Program, and people can bring in their receipts from propane to join in the effort. For every gallon of gas accounted for, the company will donate two cents to the school in question.

The tally adds up fast, and last May, AmeriGas awarded nearly $2,000 to MCHS.

Receipts can be turned in at the school to Stephanie Ahlstrom, athletics secretary.

For more information, call 970-824-7036 or 970-824-4221.

Moffat County Youth Wrestling to begin season

The Moffat County Youth Wrestling program will be holding registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St. The team is open to children ages kindergarten through sixth-grade, and participants have the option of being part of practices only or also competing in tournaments in April and May.

Practices begin at 5:15 p.m. March 9 with a parent meeting at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave., and will continue twice weekly. Tournaments begin April 4.

The fee is $40 to join, with discounts for families; $32 per tournament, with the exception of the April 18 home event; and a $50 refundable deposit for traveling wrestlers using bags and singlets.

Those wishing to register can also print forms from the group's Facebook page and drop them off at Bullseye Taxidermy, 1445 Yampa Ave., or mail them to Gayle Zimmerman, 3692 Moffat County Road 7, Craig, CO, 81625.

For more information, call 970-629-0130 or 970-629-2065.

Craig Trap Club offers weekly winter shooting

Craig Trap Club's Polar Bear League is in action, and recreational shooters are welcome to join in the activity.

Participants can attend the shotgun sessions twice weekly, either at 6 p.m. Thursdays or 10 a.m. Sundays. Those who shoot regularly can also track their scores as the weeks continue.

The Trap Club is located on Moffat County Road 64 off US Highway 40, and those who get involved have the option of club membership for $60 for all included materials and building access or league registration for $60, complete with 300 clay pigeons while supplying one's own guns and ammunition.

Practice rounds are $6 for non-league participants for 25 pigeons and $5 for those in the league.

For more information, call 970-326-5575 or visit facebook.com/CraigTrapClub.

Youth bowling rolls on

The Craig Youth League is back in action at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., after a winter break. The weekly activity features games for all age groups.

Peewees range from ages 3 to 6, playing one game per week at 4 p.m. Sundays for $2.50 per participant. Bantams — 7 to 12 — and High Rollers — 13 to 18 — roll three games beginning at 4:45 p.m. Sundays for $7 apiece.

Each bowler must also pay an annual fee of $10 for United States Bowling Congress membership. Coaches are available for all ages and experience levels.

The league will run through April 26.

For more information, call 970-824-2695.

Indoor soccer games offered

A series of indoor soccer games are available at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40.

Games are from 7 to 9 p.m., boys on Mondays and Wednesdays and girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Participation is limited to students in grades eight through 12.

For more information, call 970-629-3672.

A separate event is offered for adults, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through March, also at the Boys & Girls Club.

The adult co-ed league is $1 per player per night.

For more information on the adult league, call 970-824-0116.

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