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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 17, 2015: CMS boys hoops season begins Oct. 24

Practices are already underway for the Craig Middle SchoolCraig Middle School boys basketball teams, and the seventh- and eighth-grade squads will play their first matchup of the season Oct. 24 in Oak Creek. boys basketball teams, and the seventh- and eighth-grade squads will play their first matchup of the season Oct. 24 in Oak Creek.

Craig Middle School boys basketball teams, and the seventh- and eighth-grade squads will play their first matchup of the season Oct. 24 in Oak Creek.

The first home games take place Oct. 29 at the CMS and Sandrock Elementary SchoolSandrock Elementary School gyms. The season runs through early December. gyms. The season runs through early December.

Sandrock Elementary School gyms. The season runs through early December.

All games are subject to change to change.

Craig Middle School boys basketballCraig Middle School boys basketball

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Time, Date — Opponent, Home/AwayTime, Date — Opponent, Home/Away

Time, Date — Opponent, Home/Away

9 a.m. Oct. 24 — Soroco, Away

5 p.m. Oct. 29 — Meeker, Home

9 a.m. Oct. 31 — Steamboat Springs, Away

5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 — Hayden, Away

5 p.m. Nov. 6 — Baggs, Wyoming, Home

5 p.m. Nov. 12 — Steamboat Springs, Home

10 a.m. Nov. 14 — Rawlins, Wyoming, Away

5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 — Baggs, Wyoming, Away

9 a.m. Nov. 21 — Soroco, Home

5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 — Meeker, Away

9 a.m. Dec. 5 — District Tournament, TBD

Free skating day available Saturday

Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St., will host a free public skating day Saturday as part of its first week of business.

Anyone is welcome to drop by the rink from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. to enjoy the cool community experience.

For more information, call 970-824-3011.

Early deadline approaching for pre-Halloween Zombie 5K

Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park’s Nature Trails. and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails.

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails.

Organizers will have zombies in costume ready to chase participants and all who run are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Prizes will be available for the best zombie attire and makeup.

Early registration is available through Monday and is $45 for teams of five of any age, $15 for a single adult or $7 for an individual youth. People can only sign up solo after the early deadline, $20 for an adult, $10 for youths. The day of the event will feature registration starting at 1 p.m.

Proceeds will go toward Teen Council's efforts in providing local elementary schools with Friendship BenchesFriendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying., designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

Friendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/grandfutureshttps://www.facebook.com/grandfutures to register or do so at the Grand Futures Office at 50 College Drive Ste. 100; Horizons Specialized Services, 356 Ranney St.; or KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave. to register or do so at the Grand Futures Office at 50 College Drive Ste. 100; Horizons Specialized Services, 356 Ranney St.; or KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave.

https://www.facebook.com/grandfutures to register or do so at the Grand Futures Office at 50 College Drive Ste. 100; Horizons Specialized Services, 356 Ranney St.; or KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call 970-824-5752 or email cassandra@grandfutures.orgcassandra@grandfutures.org, with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor., with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor.

cassandra@grandfutures.org, with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor.

Craig Youth Hockey starting signups

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.

The early program Mites — born 2007 to 2009 — also offers two five-week sessions, and new players receive 10 percent off registration.

Try Hockey for Free Day takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ice Arena at 600 S. Ranney St.

Players hoping to gain proficiency can also participate in courses in the following weeks — the $30 Learn to Skate Oct. 19, 20 and 22 and the $40 Intro to Hockey Oct. 26, 27 and 29, all classes at 4:45 p.m. at the arena. Skaters need to bring their own protective headgear and gloves for Learn to Skate, while equipment will be provided for Intro to Hockey.

Additionally, adult co-ed drop-in games will start Thursday and Sunday nights in November. 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 classes, call Matt Sis at 970-629-5168. For more information on co-ed, call Wade Gerber at 970-629-2305.

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