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Cast 'N Blast brings kids closer to nature

Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW

Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2016: Doak Walker fall football signup deadline, skills day Wednesday

Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program. Teams are open to boys and girls in grades three through six, with equal participation, skill development and fun emphasized. Parks & Rec will host a mandatory skills day, weigh-in and equipment checkout this Wednesday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, with third- and fourth-graders at 4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $60, with a Wednesday deadline.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 18, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 16, 2016: Cheer camp starts Monday

Craig Parks & Recreation will host a cheer camp Mondays and Thursdays for participants in first- through sixth grade who would like to cheer during Doak Walker football games in the fall. Practices begin this Monday, and cheerleaders will learn chants and dance routines, as well learning responsibility and making friends.

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Moffat County 4-H shooters set sights on high marks for state qualifier events

Many members of Moffat County’s 4-H Club devote hours to honing their craft in skills such as sewing and baking or rearing livestock in the hopes of earning a blue ribbon or greater recognition, and certain members of the program are on target to do just as well. Leading up to the Moffat County Fair will be the Completion Shoot events for 4-H shooting sports, including shotgun, rifle and archery, all of which will take place July 23, though if you want to see all the young marksmen in action, you’d better be ready to visit multiple sites in the area.

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Erin Knez set to serve as Moffat County volleyball’s head coach

Knez, assistant Kacey Daugherty prepare for fall season, larger league

Moffat County High School volleyball players will see some changes this year, but even with some fierce opponents coming up, they’ll still have a familiar voice guiding them from the sidelines. Erin Knez is the new head coach for the Bulldog volleyball program, which hosted the Chad Teichert Volleyball Camp at MCHS this week for middle school through high school athletes.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 15, 2016: CNCC soccer program hosting open tryouts Saturday

The Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams will host an open tryout from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Participation is free and open to any college-age athletes interested in playing for the CNCC Spartans during their inaugural seasons this fall. Women will start at 12:30 p.m. and men at 2 p.m.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 13, 2016: Gymkhana series open to young horseback riders

The 2016 Northwest Colorado Gymkhana Series takes place Wednesday nights at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way, running through Aug. 17. The weekly is open to age groups ranging from 4 and younger to 19 and older, with entries starting at 5:30 p.m. and riders beginning at 6 p.m. and including barrel racing poles and flags.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: A tale of two teams

After a few months of fantasy baseball, I do believe the honeymoon is over. It started out well with couple wins and high hopes for my team, but it just seems that it's been hard to put together winning weeks with the lineup I have. I'm sitting in eighth place with five winning weeks out of 14 weeks played.

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Yampa Valley Young Professionals plan softball fundraiser

Registration deadline is on Friday

“When we had our softball league here, people would come just to hang out and watch — and to see their pals,” Amanda Tomlinson said.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 11, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Over the Line state championships part of Moffat County Balloon Festival

Softball variation returns to Craig in August

A new sensation in Colorado is coming up, and organizers plan for it to be bigger and better than ever. The first step: its name. The Over the Line tournament returns to Craig in August as part of Moffat County Balloon Festival Aug. 6 at Loudy-Simpson Park, this time bearing the title Colorado State Over the Line Championship.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 11, 2016: Moffat County football conference receives official name

Colorado High School Activities Association recently announced new names for leagues around the state as part of the football realignment that will last through the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 9, 2016: Free family Cast ‘N Blast available July 16

The annual Cast ‘N Blast event, promoting fishing, shooting and archery, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. US Highway 40, as sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Colorado Mule Deer Association and the Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International.

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Moffat County youth rodeo bound for big time in Oklahoma, Wyoming

Northwest Colorado competitors to compete in international, national finals

With more 800 competitors in the field and $200,000 in prize money at stake, kids from Moffat County plan to ride away with their heads held high and hopefully sporting a lot of shiny swag in the next week. The 24th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo, billed as “the world’s richest youth rodeo,” takes place starting this Sunday and running through July 15 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.