The NBA All-Star Game is coming up soon, so I compiled a list of mostly free agent guards that I would consider all stars of the waiver wire. These guys are available in most leagues right now and have had some solid games for the past two weeks, which makes them somewhat valuable, especially if you've experienced any unexpected injuries in your lineup.
Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 5, 2016: Schedule changes for Friday Fifth Quarter, Saturday basketball
The Moffat County High School basketball teams will move their Saturday home games against Basalt to later in the day to accommodate Friday travel for both schools. Saturday games will start at 1 p.m. with the girls junior varsity, boys JV at 2:30 p.m., girls varsity at 4 p.m. and boys varsity at 5:30 p.m. The boys and girls C-Teams will host their final home games of the season Friday against Steamboat Springs while JV and varsity are in Olathe, with girls starting at 4 p.m. and boys at 5:30 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.
Bulldogs place 6th in Glenwood Springs meet
The Moffat County High School girls swim team recently completed its regular schedule and have one more shot to qualify for state this weekend during the 4A Western Slope League Championships at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Bulldog swimmers took sixth in Saturday’s Lady Demon Winter Invitational in Glenwood Springs, also hosting a small, inter-team meet for family and friends to view the day before in their home pool.
Craig Youth Hockey Association’s 18U Midget team played three games around the Denver area Saturday and Sunday.
A Craig Family’s effort to spread Down Syndrome awareness, as well as their dedication to the Denver Broncos, may win them a trip to the Super Bowl.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Registration is coming up for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of April 2, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Organizers will host registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Craig City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St., or forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page.
It’s been an uphill climb at times, but the season has still been a memorable one for members of the Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Squirts team. The 10 and under Craig Cougars faced tough opposition this weekend as the Vail Mountaineers came to town.
One of the lengthiest road games they’ll take this year was well worth it for Moffat County High School basketball players.
This weekend, athletes who are at a formative age picked up skills that will last them a lifetime and had a lot of fun in the meantime. The Craig Youth Hockey Association Mite Jamboree brought in teams from Oak Creek, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Vernal, Utah, for several straight hours of hockey Saturday morning at the Moffat County Ice Arena. Two Craig teams were in the mix among the array of ages 8 and under groups on the ice, two games at a time.
Bulldogs take solid wins at home vs. Aspen; restart league schedule in Gunnison
For most skiers, snowfall has mostly positive associations, but when the team of the same name came to Craig, a blizzard of points against them wasn’t what they wanted. Moffat County High School hoops recorded four straight wins Friday night, hosting Aspen teams, as the Bulldogs defended their home court against the last school in the Western Slope League they had yet to see.
BCA Pool League is back in action at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The league has played 14 weeks of games, with Jean Haskins and The Untouchables staying at the top of the 9-ball league scores, while Jay Harris and Out 4 Blood lead the 8-ball series.
Because this is sports, and in sports — unlike life — anything is possible, John Elway probably believed what he said when he was recruiting Peyton Manning to come play for the Broncos.
The Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St., will be busy this weekend as the Mite Jamboree through Craig Youth Hockey Association brings in several teams of skaters ages 8 and under. The event for the young players will feature two half-ice games — one on either side of the rink — every half-hour starting at 8:30 a.m. with opponents from Oak Creek, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Vernal, Utah, with a zamboni break mid-morning.
Snowmobile event starts at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot in Moffat County
The rush of riding along a brisk winter morning on a vehicle with horsepower to spare is only matched by the knowledge that you’re contributing to a great cause. Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosts its annual Poker Run fundraiser Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot north of Craig.