Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2015: Thursday’s Dude Dent awards night honors athletes | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2015: Thursday’s Dude Dent awards night honors athletes

Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis "Dude" Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The event honors the top male and female senior athletes for their prowess in both sports and academics. The Dude Dent is named in honor of Dent, who was a scholar athlete in Moffat County in the 1930s before being killed in action during World War II.

The ceremony will also award younger students at MCHS who have achieved a great deal throughout the year in sporting and scholastic endeavors.

The evening is $15 per plate. Tickets can be purchased through the school's first floor athletic office.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

Moffat County High School sports offers physicals

The Moffat County High School athletics department will be getting ahead of the game by offering early physical examinations this year for incoming and returning athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. May 27 at The Memorial Hospital Clinic, 785 Russell St.

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Both MCHS students and those planning to play sports through Craig Middle School can pick up registration at the MCHS first floor athletic office at 900 Finley Lane.

This session will be in lieu of the physicals hosted in July, which will not take place this year.

For more information, call 970-824-7036 or email stephanie.ahlstrom@moffatsd.org.

Basketball camp open to Craig, Moffat County kids

The Moffat County High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams will host the Progressive Basketball Academy's "Fun with Fundamentals" Basketball Day Camp May 31 and June 1 at the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane.

The intensive sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for players who will be entering second- through ninth-grade in the fall. The camp offers coaching in basic skills of the game, ranging from shooting and passing to footwork and defense to concepts like setting goals, developing confidence and teamwork.

Among Progressive's staff is Camp Director Mike Moskowitz, who has served as head coach for multiple college hoops teams, most recently Western State Colorado University.

The camp costs $125 for players and includes a basketball, shirt, water bottle and written analysis of individual skills. Kids must provide their own lunch.

Discounts are available for siblings with online registration at http://abcsportscamps.com/progressive by emailing pbacademy@outlook.com for the code. Camp staff will communicate primarily by email.

Advance online registration is preferred, but parents can also sign up their children the day of the camp, as well.

For more information, call 605-354-1825.

Registration open for The Memorial Hospital Foundation golf tourney

The 15th annual Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament will be held June 12 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Check-in time is 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon for the event, a four-man team scramble format benefiting TMH Foundation. Teams may buy mulligans, and the mulligan tickets will be used in a drawing for prizes.

Registration for the tournament costs $60 per person or $240 per team. The price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, appetizers and a chance to win cash prizes.

Carts are guaranteed for the first 25 teams.

Team prizes include $75 in Spree Bucks per person for first place winners gross and net, $50 in Spree Bucks for second and $25 for third. Contests include straightest drive and closest to the pin.

Deadline for registration is June 5. Registration forms are available at YVGC and TMH and can be submitted with payment to:

The Memorial Hospital Foundation

P.O. Box 1203

Craig, CO 81626

For more information, call Eva Peroulis with TMH Foundation at 970-826-2424 or email eva.peroulis@tmhcraig.org,.

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