Spartans will join Scenic West Athletic Conference amid other new teams
The goal of beginning a new athletic endeavor in Craig has been all but achieved. Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus has its men’s and women’s soccer teams in place and ready for the season ahead, with initial practice sessions beginning earlier this week at Loudy-Simpson Park.
The Rally for the Cause Ladies Golf Tournament tees off Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course as a fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society with sponsorship by The Memorial Hospital. The day begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and play is a four-person scramble format. Foursomes can be entered, or organizers can place people with teams if necessary. Entry is $40 and includes lunch, though players are responsible for green fees and cart rental.
The options are many for things to do in Northwest Colorado this weekend, and whatever your tastes, there’s sure to be something to appeal to you.
The Bear River Young Life 2016 Charity Golf Tournament takes place this Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The four-person scramble features an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament costs $240 per team fee for greens fees, catered lunch and cart fees. There is a $1,700 payout, as well as many fun twists throughout the course during the day. Also, a $42,000 prize is available from 360 Insurance for a hole-in-one on YVGC’s seventh hole in addition to many other prizes throughout the day.
Rich Houghton’s 44 years of experience includes time with Colorado, Alaska schools
The winter conditions of the Yampa Valley can make Northwest Colorado a hard sell for some potential employers, but Moffat County High School found a new member of its faculty who’s toughed it out through far more than the typical snowfall Craig has to offer. Rich Houghton officially began as the new athletics and activities director for MCHS this week, signing a contract for the position Wednesday.
Mitchell VeDepo advances on American Ninja Warrior
Hayden High School grad Mitchell VeDepo was nervous before he took on the city finals course on the NBC game show American Ninja Warrior. He didn't have any reason to be, however. He was heavily featured on the broadcast as he flew through the course and on to the next round of the competition.
The Elevate Education 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run hosted by Friends of Moffat County Education will take place at 7 a.m. Aug. 6 at Loudy-Simpson Park, shortly after the balloon launch for Moffat County Balloon Festival. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and the price is $20 per runner, with kids under 18 free. Prizes go to the top runner of each age group. The proceeds will benefit FMCE’s work with local schools.
Local youth team places 4th among size division
Craig athletes, coaches and volunteers dove right in when it came to making a big swimming event one that showed a sense of pride in the area. With about two dozen teams attending, the Seasonal State Meet hosted by Craig Sea Sharks was bustling like the Great Barrier Reef with more than 100 races swum by teams from across Colorado Friday through Sunday.
Here we go again this week with Part 2 of my draft special, wide receivers. There's no doubt about it, wide receiver has replaced running back as the top pick of almost all fantasy drafts. With most teams readily chucking the ball downfield and a little less emphasis on the run game, landing a good corps of receivers is of utmost importance this year.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Craig Parks & Recreation is starting a co-ed kickball league for ages 15 and older. The sport will feature games at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Woodbury Sports Complex. Teams of men and women must include at least eight members ages 15 or older, with a registration cost of $100 per group or $20 per individual player. The deadline to register is this Monday, with games beginning Aug. 8. Forms are available at 300 W. Fourth St.
Seasonal swim teams compete for glory Friday through Sunday
The Craig City Pool was bursting with ocean life this weekend, as dolphins, barracudas, turtles, stingrays and more hit the blue. Still, a school of sharks defended their home water mightily. The Seasonal State Meet hosted by the Craig Sea Sharks youth swim program brought in hundreds of young athletes and their families this weekend to race their hearts out in the Northwest Colorado premises. With 295 total kids from 24 teams around Colorado making up 1,692 total entries across 130 races, the city pool and the park surrounding it were packed with people, the biggest group being the Valley Dolphins with 42 competitors, with Flying Horse Aquatics Club, Gunnison Stingrays, Colorado Springs Racquet Club, Salida Cyclones, Battlement Mesa Sea Turtles, Morgan Marlins, Rangely Hurricanes and Delta Barracudas were among the other teams.
Craig’s Sheyenne Cromer took on the biggest bowling tournament of her life last week as part of the Junior Gold Championships from July 18 to 22 in Indianapolis.
Nothing says summer for kids like whizzing down the road on a bike. Whether it’s riding to the local pool to meet a friend or to the nearby park, biking provides a taste of independence that all kids crave — and need. The challenge is knowing when your child is ready to venture off on their own. Making sure she understands the rules of the road and how to be safe is key. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids safe as they ride off on their next adventure.
Swim team features 16 local competitors in field of 300 from across Colorado
Some members of the Craig Sea Sharks youth swim program may be feeling like a big fish in a small pond, but the body of water they call home will be packed this weekend. The Seasonal State Meet for Colorado summer teams takes place at the Craig Pool Complex Friday through Sunday. The Sea Sharks will serve as the host team with about 300 elite competitors across the three days and about 1,000 total people expected to attend the meet.