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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 26, 2015: Moffat County boys soccer denied playoff slot

The Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School boys varsity soccer team’s season officially came to an end Friday when it was decided they would not advance to the playoffs. A three-way tie between MCHS, Roaring Fork and Aspen for fourth place in the boys varsity soccer team's season officially came to an end Friday when it was decided they would not advance to the playoffs. A three-way tie between MCHS, Roaring Fork and Aspen for fourth place in the 3A Region 3 conference, each 4-4 in league games3A Region 3 conference, each 4-4 in league games, gave the honor to the Skiers as the squad with the fewest goals against them in the league schedule, with 14 to the Rams’ 16 and the Bulldogs’ 22., gave the honor to the Skiers as the squad with the fewest goals against them in the league schedule, with 14 to the Rams' 16 and the Bulldogs' 22.

Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team's season officially came to an end Friday when it was decided they would not advance to the playoffs. A three-way tie between MCHS, Roaring Fork and Aspen for fourth place in the 3A Region 3 conference, each 4-4 in league games, gave the honor to the Skiers as the squad with the fewest goals against them in the league schedule, with 14 to the Rams' 16 and the Bulldogs' 22.

Moffat County coach Harry Tripp said the strategy was unfortunate for them but fair, though he and Athletic Director Mike Mitchell took umbrage that none of the Dogs were in the running for the league's MVP, particularly Ulises Silva, who had 22 goals this year, more than any player in the conference, as well as the most overall points with 48.

Additionally, goalie Daniel Moore led the league in saves with 230, while Hugo Snyder was fourth in assists with 10.

Tripp told the consortium of coaches the snub would only be a motivator to score even more next year as MCHS boys plan to keep getting better, their 7-6-1 record the best the school has had since 2010, which was a postseason year.

Junior varsity soccer finished its year Saturday with a tournament in Glenwood Springs, losing, 6-0, to the host school in the opening round only to beat Vail Mountain, 2-1, while a bout for third-place saw them fall, 6-3, to Coal Ridge.

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Indoor soccer sessions will offer boys and girls the chance to stay on top of their skills during the wintertime. Tripp said he likes what he sees from the boys after this fall.

"It was a good, fun season," he said.

Classes, activities available at Moffat County Ice Arena

Players hoping to gain proficiency in the sport of hockey can participate in the $40 course Intro to Hockey Monday, Tuesday Thursday. All classes at 4:45 p.m. at Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.

Equipment will be provided.

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 classes, call Matt Sis at 970-629-5168. For more information on co-ed, call Wade Gerber at 970-629-2305.

Craig Parks & Rec basketball program in motion

Practices are already underway and games will begin in November for Craig Parks & Recreation'sCraig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program. youth basketball program.

Craig Parks & Recreation's youth basketball program.

Fifth- and sixth-grade teams have sessions at Sandrock Elementary School, while third- and fourth-graders split between the gyms of Sunset and Ridgeview Elementary.

Girls have sessions Monday and Wednesday nights and boys Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the season ending shortly before Christmas Break.

A season for kids in ages kindergarten through second-grade will follow after the New Year.

Acknowledge worthy coaches with national award

Nominations are open for the 2016 Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award.

Each year, the program honors 50 youth and high school coaches who lead athletes to victory while also teaching life lessons through sports.

Nominations may come from a school or youth sports organization leader, fellow coach, parent, athlete, friend or family member. The award includes a $200 prize, a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to California in April to accept the honor at the National Youth Sports Awards, a certificate and recognition in PCA’s website, newsletters and media campaigns.

The program will accept nominations through Dec. 31, 2015.

For more information on criteria, rules and submissions, visit http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards/http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards/..http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards/.

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