BCA Pool Leagues will begin its sixth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and teams are already forming and seeking players. The 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams. Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights. The city champions from the past season will be competing at the nationals later this month.
Baseball is creeping up to the All-Star Break already, and fantasy baseball is also finishing up its third month. It's been a rough season for my team just keeping my head above water in the middle of the pack, bouncing between sixth and seventh place. Although it's been a subpar season for my team so far, there is some hope with players like Carlos Gonzalez coming around and hitting again, Chris Davis also starting to hit some more and with the fantasy baseball MVP Paul Goldschmidt.
Bears Ears Sportsman Club and Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host the Freedom Fun Shoot from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bears Ears range on Moffat County Road 7 north of Craig. The event includes multiple gun activities, including usage of the .22 rifle and long range rifle, the pistol bowling pin shoot and kid’s shoot. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Shooters are expected to bring their own firearms, ammunition and protective equipment. Tickets are $2 per person per game.
Craig Sports Briefs for June 29, 2015: Yampa Valley Golf Course’s Cottonwood, Silver Bullet tourneys approaching
The time is now to sign up for two of Yampa Valley Golf Course’s biggest tournaments, coming up in July, the 48th annual Cottonwood Classic and the 29th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic. The three-day Cottonwood Classic runs this week from Friday to Sunday, and players will be going after a $12,000 purse, providing registration is high. The $165 entry fee includes a demo day Thursday, meals and entry in multiple contests throughout the event.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Tanner Jensen, recent graduate of Little Snake River Valley School, will represent the Baggs, Wyoming, gridiron program next week in the Can-Am Bowl in Saskatchewan, Canada. The program, which runs from Monday through July 4, takes the best in the nation among six-man football teams to test their mettle against our neighbors to the north.
The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team recently competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, held June 14 to 20 in Casper, Wyoming. CNCC Rodeo ranked three athletes in the top 12 in the nation and as a team were 26th in the country.
Hugh Turner, recent graduate from Moffat County High School, committed this week to play baseball for Finlandia University, a private school on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Hugh will be receiving a partial scholarship for the NCAA Division school, where he plans to study sports medicine, physical therapy and sports management, possibly achieving a doctorate in the former two programs.
Recent Moffat County High School graduate Matt Hamilton represented the Bulldogs at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 59th All-State Games at Adams State University in Alamosa.
Squad to perform at 4th of July parade, host tryouts
There’s something coming up next week that will get both parents and kids cheering. Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host a clinic free to girls and boys of all ages from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Monday and running throughout the week at the team’s gym at Suite 119 of Centennial Mall.
The Craig Sea Sharks youth swim program hosted its ABC Swim Meet Saturday and Sunday, with 43 local athletes competing against visiting teams from Steamboat Springs, Delta, Rangely, Grand Junction and Green River and Riverton, Wyoming.
It's been a good week for my fantasy baseball team. And I don't say that without any hesitation. It was a sight to behold, as I moved up the standings once again with seven batters hitting over .300, producing 28 RBIs and nine home runs between them. All that to move up one spot in the standings, although that one spot accounted for 4 roto points, so not too bad.
He traveled so far and came oh-so-close, but Mitchell VeDepo said one late mistake didn’t ruin his experience on the NBC TV show American Ninja Warrior.
The 14th annual Tri-State Barrel Racing Classic hosted by Riding in the Rockies will take place throughout the weekend at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way. Riders of all ages — including divisions of peewee, youth, senior, novice and the open class — will compete starting at 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
Group also hosting 5K fundraising events later this summer
Craig families were up bright and early Saturday morning to get the blood moving and to lend their support to Friends of Moffat County Education. FMCE’s Wake the Whittler 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk saw 123 participants hit the trail along Loudy-Simpson Park, with all ages from infants in strollers to toddlers moving as fast as their legs could carry them to older students to adults.