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Craig kids conquer court the court in Elks Hoop Shoot

The gym was bustling Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School as future basketball stars were laying the foundation for years to come in the sport. Craig had its most sizable turnout in seven years during the weekend’s Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The morning included 42 kids total, well past years where attendance was in the 20s, which Frank Sadvar, Exalted Ruler for Lodge No. 1577 called “astronomical.”

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Moffat County wrestlers ready to get a grip on great season

With a roster full of both experienced grapplers and younger talents who already have a leg up on the competition, Moffat County High School wrestling is ready for all comers this winter. As the start of the season approaches, MCHS coach Tanner Linsacum and his athletes are prepared to be a Western Slope powerhouse, capitalizing on the successes of last year and keeping the Bulldog tradition going strong.

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CNCC soccer coaches kicking into action during off-season

Spartans seeking scholarship funding for potential players

There are months and months between now and when Colorado Northwestern Community College soccer teams will begin their second season, but as coach Lance Noble sees it, time’s a-wasting to get the Spartans prepped to rise to the next level.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 3, 2016: Moffat County rifle teams finish seasons

As part of the Orion National Air Rifle League, Bears Ears Sportsman Club’s youth shooting program recently completed their respective seasons, competing in meets with competitors across the country.

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Craig Parks & Rec hoops program helps players hone skills

When they first pick up the sport of basketball, kids might struggle to put the ball in the air, let alone the hoop. But, if they stick with it, they have the potential for nothing but net. Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball league has been keeping athletes from third- through sixth-grade busy during the winter as boys and girls lace up their Nikes and get on the court.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 2, 2016: Saturday’s Elks Hoop Shoot free to kids

Elks Lodge No. 1577 will sponsor the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls 8 to 13 taking place at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and is free to participants. Copies of birth certificates are required to register. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 30, 2016: Moffat County winter sports head into competition

Moffat County High School winter sports teams will get their game faces on this week to open the competitive season.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Make your fantasy football playoffs

For some fantasy football players, the playoffs will start in Week 14, a week from now, and for others it will start in week 15. Whatever the case may be, it's likely that most playoff bound teams have the core of their roster set by now.

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Craig hockey teams stick with it as season progresses

Midget team 1-4 in Glenwood tourney after shootout victory; Squirts 3-2

The weather may be getting colder, but Craig Youth Hockey Association teams are just heating up for the season in front of them. While most athletes were either taking a break or staying on top of practice time, CYHA’s 18 and under Midget group started its schedule over the Thanksgiving weekend as part of the Grizzly Holiday Festival in Glenwood Springs.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 28, 2016: Kids can win big in Saturday's Elks Hoop Shoot

Elks Lodge No. 1577 will sponsor the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls 8 to 13 taking place at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and is free to participants. Copies of birth certificates are required to register. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws. A chili lunch will follow as well as awards at the Elks Lodge. The top shooters for each age group will receive trophies and be eligible for future competitions at the district, state, regional and national levels, with those who go all the way getting their name in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 28, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County cheerleaders coming back for more in winter

When you’ve got a lot of energy and excitement going in any sport, the key is to channel it into even bigger things. Fortunately, that’s exactly the specialty of one Moffat County High School team as they carry over from fall into winter. After a strong debut at the events of autumn, the MCHS cheerleaders will be bringing their powerful pep and pom-poms to a new series of sports as Bulldog athletics stays indoors for the winter.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 26, 2016: Adult dodgeball league returning to Craig

Craig Parks & Recreation’s co-ed dodgeball league returns for a new season starting in January. Following a successful introduction in early 2016, the program will be back, hopefully bigger than ever. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players. The cost is $30 per person for those who register before Dec. 14, with a cost of $45 after that. The season will officially begin Jan. 4, and rosters will be frozen as of Jan. 25.

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Meeker youth theater presents Shrek

The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group proudly presents Shrek the Musical Jr. on Thursday and Friday Dec. 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m., and on Saturday Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium, 550 School St.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 25, 2016: BCA Pool League hosting weekend tourney

Craig’s BCA Pool League will host a Scotch Doubles Tournament Dec. 3 and 4 at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. Teams will consist of league members with an established handicap and at least three weeks of play. Games will start at 11 a.m. each day. The fee is $10 per team with a double elimination format and usual BCA rules. Players who primarily engage in nine-ball need to have eight-ball experience.

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