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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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Over-the-counter, leftover licenses offered for Colorado hunting

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, hunters preparing for a trip to Colorado can purchase over-the-counter licenses both online, in person and over the phone at 1-800-244-5613.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2015: Volleyball camps offered for Moffat County, Craig athletes

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School volleyball programs will host camps for players July 29 to 31. Current and incoming high school players will attend MCHS, 900 Finley Lane, and CMS will be in the gym of Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Overseeing the program will be Chris Wells, head coach for the Chadron State College volleyball team. Girls from outside Moffat County are also invited to attend. The cost to register is $105. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave. Registration needs to be submitted by July 25.

4-H completion shoot scheduled for Saturday

Northwest Colorado’s young sharpshooters will compete for their spot on Moffat County’s 4-H state shooting team at Saturday’s completion shoot.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 17, 2015: Moffat County Vigilantes hockey team will not play this fall

The Moffat County Vigilantes semi-professional hockey team has cancelled plans to play its inaugural season at Moffat County Ice Arena this fall. A post made Wednesday on the group’s Facebook page noted that the team will “cease operations” for the 2015-16 season due to financial issues and will hopefully be able to play in Craig the following year upon reevaluation of the budget.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Looking upfield to football season

So, I've been doing a lot of fantasy football mock drafts, and they're essentially practice drafts. I've noticed a few things in these 12 or so mock drafts and thought I'd share them with you.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course’s PGA sessions set up Craig kids for future success

Local youth golfers shooting for big things at larger events this summer

In a game like golf, the younger you start, the more time you have to harness your skill into your later years, a lesson a number of local kids already know. The PGA Junior Golf Academy concluded its summer program Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course with the Soda Pop Open, a three-hole event for young duffers to show their families what they had learned over the past six weeks.

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Craig's Garrett Ferguson signs to play junior hockey in Breckenridge

Garrett Ferguson’s dedication and love for hockey has carried him a long way, but it’s not the only thing that has given the 18-year-old success.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 13, 2015: Doak Walker football registration deadline Wednesday

Craig Parks & Recreation's Doak Walker tackle football program is seeking players, coaches and officials. Registration is open for boys and girls entering third- through sixth-grade to play this fall. The program stresses equal participation skill development and fun with practices and games three times weekly throughout the season, which will run from late August through October. The cost is $60 to play, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Weigh-ins and equipment checkouts will take place July 22. A coaches meeting will be offered Aug. 5, and a clinic for players and coaches will take place Aug. 17.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 13, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 11, 2015: Monday final deadline for swim lesson sign-ups

A final wave of summer swim lessons for all ages will be available at the Craig Pool Complex, 605 Washington St., in the following weeks. The deadline to register for all these classes will be Monday. American Red Cross-approved lessons will take place Mondays through Thursdays from July 20 to 30. Age groups include toddlers — six to 36 months, which requires a parent in the water — preschool — ages 3 to 6 — or any age for Levels 1 to 6.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 10, 2015: Silver Bullet women’s golf tournament approaching

The 29th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic — described by organizers as “the ultimate girls weekend” — takes place July 18 and 19 at Yampa Valley Golf Course as an individual stroke play format with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. both days. Handicap information is required to register. A single entry is $120, and discounts are offered for those returning who bring in new players, the deadline to register Saturday. Practice rounds will be available July 17, and for those coming from out of town, special room rates have been arranged at Clarion Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Deer Park Inn & Suites. Registration can be found at http://www.yampavalleygolf.com/files/2014/04/SB-Flyer.pdf. For more information, call Susan Utzinger at 970-824-9656.