5 sign Friday for Spartans, multiple players in line to join men’s women’s program
Craig’s Colorado Northwestern Community College campus brought on multiple talents this week, with five players signing their letters of intent for the men’s team during a Friday press conference.
Education news for Moffat County.
Craig Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp aimed at players in grades six through eight from Aug. 15 to 18 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Starting players will learn basic fundamentals, while seasoned athletes will learn additional skills at the intermediate level from instructor Kelly Merrett. Sessions run each day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $30 and also buys a t-shirt. Players need gym shoes, kneepads and a water bottle. The deadline to register is July 27.
The 30th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic shot Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course with a field of 62 players both local and from out of town.
Program adds assistant coach Susan Turner, plans for August start to schedule
The start date is coming up fast for the first athletic program at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, but the goal of filling up rosters for both men’s and women’s soccer teams are getting closer too. CNCC soccer officially signed its first member for the women’s team Monday with recent Moffat County High School graduate Hannah Walker, who will serve as goaltender for the Spartans this fall. The same day saw the announcement of Susan Turner as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.
The use of the phrase “dog days” can be traced back over 2,000 years to the early Greek civilization.
Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2016: Doak Walker fall football signup deadline, skills day Wednesday
Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program. Teams are open to boys and girls in grades three through six, with equal participation, skill development and fun emphasized. Parks & Rec will host a mandatory skills day, weigh-in and equipment checkout this Wednesday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, with third- and fourth-graders at 4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $60, with a Wednesday deadline.
These concurrent enrollment agreements enable students to enroll in college courses tuition free.
Craig Parks & Recreation will host a cheer camp Mondays and Thursdays for participants in first- through sixth grade who would like to cheer during Doak Walker football games in the fall. Practices begin this Monday, and cheerleaders will learn chants and dance routines, as well learning responsibility and making friends.
South Routt School District leaders are feeling some relief this week after securing a $1 million loan from the Colorado State Board of Education on Thursday.
Sandrock, Boys & Girls Club of Craig offer meals throughout the summer
“You can actually see someone from eighth grade with someone from second grade,” said Chad Davis, 11, as he finished up his meal on Monday at Sandrock.
This coming Friday evening, I will be conducting a summer stargazing event out at the Yampa River State Park campground, three miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, beginning at 9 p.m.
East Elementary School teachers read out loud to children in area parks this summer
“Kids connect to people first, and then they love the books those people read,” Tiffany Trevenen said.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Superintendent: District will create interim position while searching for new hire
A new development could put Moffat County School District in a tricky situation for the coming months. After being announced Thursday night as the new principal of Moffat County High School, Tim McNerney pulled out of the position Friday due to "a very serious family matter," according to MCSD superintendent David Ulrich. Ulrich said he would not divulge the personal details of McNerney's situation but that he believed the candidate had little choice given a "truly unfortunate set of circumstances."