As members of Moffat County High School sports teams take to the field or the court to sprint, catch, tackle and more, there are also those who are also putting their athleticism to the test in rooting them on to victory. The MCHS cheerleaders will be back in action this winter, using their brief break between football season and basketball and wrestling to regroup and reenergize to put on the best possible experience for fans of the Bulldogs.
BCA Pool League is several months into its seventh season at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The league has scored eight weeks worth of play, and remaining at the top of rankings are The Untouchables with team captain Jean Haskins in the 9-ball league, and Roy Butler’s Get-R-Done for 8-ball.
The 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run in Hayden will give people a chance to work off their Thanksgiving feast and help raise money for a good cause. The race takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park, 513 Poplar St., and promises to take place in “rain, snow, sleet or shine.” The cost is a donation to the Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team. There will be prizes for the top three 5K finishers, as well as for kids who are able to snatch a feather from the turkeys in the Fun Run portion. Drawings will also take place, and refreshments such as hot cider will be available.
Senior to compete for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Moffat County High School senior Selena Hernandez sees her favorite sport as an ideal metaphor for persistence when the going gets tough. Though she has yet to clear every obstacle of her high school career, she’s nearing a finish line that will also serve as the starting line for something even bigger and better. Hernandez signed her letter of intent Monday to run track for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, competing in hurdles and relays.
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 School starting in January. The deadline is Dec. 16.
Week 11 has come and gone and the landscape around fantasy football is once again changing. There were significant injuries to Justin Forsett, who was dealt a broken arm, and the leading running back in fantasy, Devonta Freeman, who suffered a concussion. Peyton Manning's plantar fasciitis took hold and is not letting the legend finish out his career in the fashion he may have wanted. But with everything changing, that means some doors were opened for players to have bigger roles down the home stretch of the season.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Craig Parks & Recreation will offer Red Cross lifeguard training for ages 15 and older during Winter Break. The cost is $125, and participants must pass a pre-course swim test held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Moffat County High School pool, 900 Finley Lane, on Dec. 8, which is also the registration deadline. Class size is limited, and early registration is encouraged.
The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.
It didn’t take long for Moffat County High School wrestlers to get back on their feet, ready for another exciting season, and that’s exactly what their coaches want to see. The Bulldogs are gaining strength and speed in the first few weeks of practice as they focus on a slate of meets that will test their mettle, and head coach Tanner Linsacum believes his team is more than up to the challenge.
The 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run in Hayden will give people a chance to work off their Thanksgiving feast and help raise money for a good cause. The race takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park, 513 Poplar St., and promises to take place in “rain, snow, sleet or shine.” The cost is a donation to the Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team. There will be prizes for the top three 5K finishers, as well as for kids who are able to snatch a feather from the turkeys in the Fun Run portion. Drawings will also take place, and refreshments such as hot cider will be available. Runners are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.
Adult co-ed drop-in games are available at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 7:15 p.m. Sundays at the Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. Rates are $10 per game or $240 for the season, and all ability levels are welcome.
Lucas Strickland didn't even know a video was being taken when he dove into a raging river to rescue a kayaker at a race in North Carolina earlier this month.
If your record is such that you will be in the fantasy football playoffs, now is the time to start preparing. Now is a good time because there are still some difference-makers on the waiver wire that could make an impact in the playoffs, which start in a few weeks for most leagues.
The Moffat County High School cheerleaders will host tryouts from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the MCHS second floor commons area, 900 Finley Lane, for slots available for the winter sports season. Coach Stacey Ortega said those hoping to join should wear something comfortable for physical activity, as well as provide lots of energy to bring to the squad.