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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 11, 2015: MCHS winter sports commence practices

Moffat County High School'sMoffat County High School’s winter sports teams officially begin practices for their respective seasons Thursday afternoon, in accordance with the rules of Colorado High School Activities Association. winter sports teams officially begin practices for their respective seasons Thursday afternoon, in accordance with the rules of Colorado High School Activities Association.

Moffat County High School's winter sports teams officially begin practices for their respective seasons Thursday afternoon, in accordance with the rules of Colorado High School Activities Association.

The wrestling, girls basketball and girls swimming teams will start their practices this week, while boys basketball's sessions will not begin until Monday.

Each team starts competitive events the first week of December. Schedules for each group will run in this week's Saturday Morning Press.

Shoot hoops at open gym

Craig Parks & RecreationCraig Parks & Recreation is hosting open gym basketball and pickup games for ages 15 and older Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School. 915 Yampa Ave, running through February. is hosting open gym basketball and pickup games for ages 15 and older Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School. 915 Yampa Ave, running through February.

Craig Parks & Recreation is hosting open gym basketball and pickup games for ages 15 and older Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School. 915 Yampa Ave, running through February.

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The cost is $2.50 per person at the door, with punch cards available.

For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Parks & Rec aiming to start dodgeball games

Craig Parks & Recreation is organizing a co-ed dodgeball league. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players.

The cost is $20 per person, and games will take place Wednesday nights at Craig Middle SchoolCraig Middle School starting in January. starting in January.

Craig Middle School starting in January.

The deadline is Dec. 16.

For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Concealed carry certification class available

As part of Colorado Northwestern Community College'sColorado Northwestern Community College’s community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bears Ears Sportsman ClubBears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7., north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

Colorado Northwestern Community College's community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

The $65 class includes about six hours of instruction and one to two hours of shooting.

Students need their firearm, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, earplugs, lunch and water.

To register, call Mary Morris at 970-824-1135. For more information, call 970-326-7580.

Craig Youth Hockey signups available

Craig Youth Hockey AssociationCraig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players. is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players.

Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players.

Additionally, families already involved in the organization who refer new athletes will receive their own discount of $100 off for bringing a new member to the Midget team, $75 for Bantams, $60 for Peewees and $50 for Squirts.

Age is determined by birth year: 10U Squirts were born in 2005 and 2006, 12U Peewees 2003 and 2004, 14U Bantams 2001 and 2002 and 18U Midgets 1997 to 2000.

Registration will continue through Dec. 1.

The early program Mites — born 2007 to 2009 — also offers two five-week sessions from Nov. 9 to Dec. 17 and from Jan. 4 to Feb. 4. New players receive 10 percent off registration.

Adult co-ed drop-in games are available Thursday and Sunday nights. Rates are seasonal or per game.

The arena schedule and rates for skating, hockey, curling and other activities are available at https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcountyhttps://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty..

https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty.

For more information on CYHA, call Charity Neal at 970-756-2826. For more information on co-ed, call Wade Gerber at 970-629-2305.

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