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.
The fields of Woodbury Sports Complex aren’t quite the size of a World Cup level venue, but give Craig families enough action, and they’ll do their best to make as much noise. The Youth Soccer program through Craig Parks & Recreation wound down this week after about a month of games on Tuesdays and Thursdays for kids from ages 5 to 13.
Craig Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp aimed at players in grades six through eight from Aug. 15 to 18 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Starting players will learn basic fundamentals, while seasoned athletes will learn additional skills at the intermediate level from instructor Kelly Merrett. Sessions run each day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $30 and also buys a t-shirt. Players need gym shoes, kneepads and a water bottle. The deadline to register is Wednesday.
Kinlie Brennise shines in opening round of national finals
Amid a field of hundreds of competitive cowboys and cowgirls, the teens of Moffat County have held their own in the past two weeks. Northwest Colorado athletes rode hard, roped quickly and stayed strong while attending two of their biggest venues of the summer: the International Finals Youth Rodeo, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and the National High School Finals Rodeo, in Gillette, Wyoming.
Welcome, fantasy football fanatics! It's that time of year again, it's time to draft your way to glory — or not. Either way, it's going to be a fun season. This is the first installment of my four-part draft special and I'll be focusing on some breakouts, sleepers, undervalued players and players to avoid at the quarterback position.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Archery, rifle, shotgun completion events make for busy Saturday
Across Craig Saturday morning, local youths were up and it early to stay on target, take aim and hopefully finish the day with a berth in a state contest but more importantly focused on doing well in the moment. The Moffat County 4-H shooting sports completion shoot events took place over the weekend as competitors in rifle, shotgun and archery showed their talents for marksmanship.
5 sign Friday for Spartans, multiple players in line to join men’s women’s program
Craig’s Colorado Northwestern Community College campus brought on multiple talents this week, with five players signing their letters of intent for the men’s team during a Friday press conference.
The Yampa Valley Young Professional Balls Out Co-Ed Softball Tournament scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled to take place Aug. 20 and 21. Organizers opted to push the fundraiser event back to give people more time to sign up and have also lowered the registration price, which is now $150 down from $200 per team. Players must be 18 years old or older, or 14 and older with parental consent. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 13.