Swim team features 16 local competitors in field of 300 from across Colorado
Some members of the Craig Sea Sharks youth swim program may be feeling like a big fish in a small pond, but the body of water they call home will be packed this weekend. The Seasonal State Meet for Colorado summer teams takes place at the Craig Pool Complex Friday through Sunday. The Sea Sharks will serve as the host team with about 300 elite competitors across the three days and about 1,000 total people expected to attend the meet.
The fields of Woodbury Sports Complex aren’t quite the size of a World Cup level venue, but give Craig families enough action, and they’ll do their best to make as much noise. The Youth Soccer program through Craig Parks & Recreation wound down this week after about a month of games on Tuesdays and Thursdays for kids from ages 5 to 13.
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 Wednesday.
Kinlie Brennise shines in opening round of national finals
Amid a field of hundreds of competitive cowboys and cowgirls, the teens of Moffat County have held their own in the past two weeks. Northwest Colorado athletes rode hard, roped quickly and stayed strong while attending two of their biggest venues of the summer: the International Finals Youth Rodeo, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and the National High School Finals Rodeo, in Gillette, Wyoming.
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The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Archery, rifle, shotgun completion events make for busy Saturday
Across Craig Saturday morning, local youths were up and it early to stay on target, take aim and hopefully finish the day with a berth in a state contest but more importantly focused on doing well in the moment. The Moffat County 4-H shooting sports completion shoot events took place over the weekend as competitors in rifle, shotgun and archery showed their talents for marksmanship.
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.
The Yampa Valley Young Professional Balls Out Co-Ed Softball Tournament scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled to take place Aug. 20 and 21. Organizers opted to push the fundraiser event back to give people more time to sign up and have also lowered the registration price, which is now $150 down from $200 per team. Players must be 18 years old or older, or 14 and older with parental consent. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 13.
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.
Mule deer buck considered trophy quality by Samson Law; fines exceed $24,000
The numbers speak for themselves in a Northwest Colorado poaching case involving four parties across three separate states with more than one year of investigation and thousands of dollars in fines. Colorado Parks and Wildlife released details Thursday about a November 2014 poaching incident involving a Moffat County outfitter and parties from Mississippi and Missouri.
Kids improve in sport with sessions at Yampa Valley Golf Course
Young golfers are swinging with more confidence this summer. The PGA Junior Golf Academy at Yampa Valley Golf Course came to a close this week as the six-week clinic for kids concluded with a three-hole exhibition.
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.
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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.