Faith and begorrah! Greenery abounds in Northwest Colorado as the spring season begins but even more so thanks to St. Patrick’s Day. Still, the celebration of the Emerald Isle isn’t all that’s happening this weekend in Craig.
Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a St. Patrick’s Day event starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Among the holiday offerings are a three-game set complete with shoe rental for $10, drink specials in the bar and a meal of corned beef and cabbage. Bowlers should be sure to wear green.
Moffat County High School baseball is ready to hit the field for its first set of home games, but before that comes an important memorial. The Bulldogs will host a pregame ceremony for former team manager and MCHS graduate Clayton Moon at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Craig Middle School field, 915 Yampa Ave.
The members of the Moffat County girls soccer program had a choice at the conclusion of last season to keep with the game they love or spend the spring elsewhere. The goal of going onward and upward has already begun taking formation for those on the roster. A 2016 tally of 0-14 year for MCHS was disheartening, yet Bulldog girls shook off the winless past schedule and have already claimed their first win.
Emotions were high, as was the level of play, Saturday in Denver as the members of Craig Youth Hockey Association engaged in their biggest game of the season, and though they didn’t come out of it with a win, coaches could not have been prouder. CYHA’s 10 and younger Squirts team ended its year with a 5-3 defeat to the Colorado Springs Tigers in the final weekend of play at the Recreation League State Tournament for Colorado Amateur Hockey Association.
Craig Middle School will host the Sprint Into Spring 5K as a fundraiser for CMS track and field. The running event takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday with the starting line at Veterans Memorial Park by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265. Early registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/j77wpz3 and is $10 per runner. The cost is $15 the day of the race with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The cancelation of a Thursday home event did little to curb the competitive nature of the Craig Middle School wrestling team this weekend. If anything, it only made the Bulldogs hungrier for another win.
Craig Middle School will offer running sessions after school leading up to the track and field season. Those who wish to participate should meet in front of the school at 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Runners need to dress appropriately for the weather with shoes, hats, gloves and any other items needed for the cold. Track officially begins March 27, and coaches will host a meeting for interested athletes and parents at 6 p.m. March 13 at CMS, 915 Yampa Ave.
Moffat County High School boys swimming dove into the season this weekend during the Montrose Invitational, placing sixth overall, cutting personal times and setting themselves up for a strong schedule to come.
Moffat County High School boys swimming is back this spring with exactly the kind of numbers the Bulldog aquatics coach wants to see. After a season with a smaller roster in the MCHS pool, swimming has a buoyed turnout this year with nine athletes taking to the waters.
Soccer, swimming, golf, baseball, track teams move into competition
It’s been a slow start to the spring season for Moffat County High School athletics, but with milder weather on the horizon, fiercer training is in store. MCHS teams get into action this weekend as the schedules begin for girls soccer, baseball, girls golf, boys swimming and track and field.
Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a St. Patrick’s Day event starting at 5 p.m. March 17. Among the holiday offerings are a three-game set complete with shoe rental for $10, drink specials in the bar and a meal of corned beef and cabbage. Bowlers should be sure to wear green.
19-year-old racer will finish first pro season at Wisconsin event
The first season on the professional circuit is coming to a close for Craig’s AJ Stoffle, but the lifelong snowmobiler has one more big honor before he crosses the finish line. Stoffle will attend the Clash of Nations snocross event March 24 and 25 in Falun, Sweden. The invitation-only racing extravaganza is hailed as Europe’s largest extreme sports event, according to the Clash of Nations website.
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International has canceled its annual fundraiser banquet. The event was originally scheduled to take place March 18 at Clarion Inn & Suites. Organizers hope to host the banquet as planned next year.