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Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals

The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Receivers, running backs with potential

Year two can be an important year in a professional football player's career. The game opens up for them, and things that seemed complicated the first year become second nature. Here are a few players that should break out in their second year given their opportunity at hand and their talent.

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Kinlie Brennise lassos championship as breakaway roper

Reserve all-around, barrel racing champion also among honors

Despite the name of the venue in which they competed, there’s nothing small about the achievements of Northwest Colorado’s own. Kinlie Brennise claimed multiple titles during the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association over the past week in Pueblo, including World Champion Junior Girls Breakaway Roper, Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer and third in trail course, all of which led to her being named Reserve World All-Round in the junior girls division, second in total points only to Peyton’s Grace Hill.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 27, 2015: Girls golf clinic available Wednesday

Moffat County High School girls golf coach Ann Marie Roberts will host a camp for girls of all ages from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Open to those 5 and older, the clinic teaches proficiency in the sport and will approach lessons in a fun way to instill a lifelong love of golf. Registration is $15, and people need to call Roberts to sign up for the event.

Bulldog Sports for the week of July 27, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Drive for Cancer brings together Craig community

Fundraiser sees sizable turnout at Saturday carnival

While an automobile technically can only have one person driving at a time, it was an entire community that got behind the wheel this weekend to get on the fast track to helping others. Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer provided a fun-filled day Saturday with its family carnival, part of the business’s weeklong fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society.

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Moffat County’s 4-H shotgun teams locked and loaded for state

The young marksmen of Moffat County are proving themselves to be big shots. Saturday’s shotgun completion shoot at Craig Trap Club saw some skilled trigger work as members of Moffat County 4-H readied to go to the next stage of competition, selecting the top shooters for the state level.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 25, 2015: Local hunters, anglers invited to Sportsmen’s Roundtable

Area sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club, located at Milepost 128.1 on Colorado Highway 9, about 11 miles south of Kremmling.

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High hopes for Friends of Moffat County Education’s running event

Elevate Education 5K, Fun Run takes place during Balloon Festival

As hot air balloons soar, runners can likewise get their heart rates on the rise when Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Aug. 1 at Loudy-Simpson Park as part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 22, 2015: Denver Broncos autograph session Wednesday in Craig

As part of the second annual Victory Motors Drive for Cancer, the Craig auto dealer will host an autograph and lunch day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Clarion Inn & Suites’ Castle Ranch Steakhouse with members of the Denver Broncos, among them Rick Upchurch, Ron Egloff, Le-Lo Lang and Dave Studdard.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Ratings jump around headed into 2nd half of baseball season

There are always a lot of surprises in fantasy baseball — players who come out of nowhere, or relatively nowhere, to make an impact in the rankings. Maybe they're not even unknowns, they might just be drafted out of the first two rounds and have a tremendous run to outplay their Average Draft Position to the surprise of many.

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Craig’s Silver Bullet golf tourney going strong in 29th year

Ladies golf group planning cancer fundraising event in August

In a game in which low numbers are everything, Susan Utzinger is glad to see a certain tally on the rise this year. The 29th annual Ladies Silver Bullet Classic saw 69 women hit the links Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The turnout is encouraging for the Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association, said organizer Utzinger, noting that the number of gals on the course has continued to increase little by little each year.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 20, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County archery, rifle shooters eyeing state contest

All it takes is a few holes through a target to earn a trip to the big time. However, getting those marks is easier said than done. Moffat County 4-H shooting sports named its state teams in archery and .22 rifle Saturday following completion shoot events at the Wyman Living History Museum archery pitch and the Bears Ears Sportsman Club gun range.

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Support Moffat County Cancer Society through Victory Motors fundraiser

Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer fundraiser will put the pedal to the metal next week with a whole lot of activities.

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