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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.

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Heavy hitters needed for Moffat County Balloon Festival’s ‘over-the-line’ tournament

A new sport will be making its way across city lines next month, and you can be one of the first to enjoy it as it hopefully becomes a Craig tradition. As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Craig residents will be hosting a tournament of the game “over-the-line” Aug. 1 and 2 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Surprises good and bad coming this season

When you draft a player, you're hoping he lives up to his pre-draft hype. You're hoping last year was a fluke and the player is actually better than what he has shown. Sometimes you hope too much and put too much stock in these players.

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Moffat County 4-H shooters sharpen skills at national level

Coach: Team is about building self-reliance, respect

Three Moffat County High School students recently represented Colorado in the national 4-H shooting competition in Grand Island, Nebraska from June 22 to 26. Recent MCHS graduate Dylan Villa and incoming seniors Hunter Rummel and Jordan Kainz were among the top finishers in the state competition in August, earning them a spot at nationals.

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48th annual Cottonwood Classic sees heavy competition

Rifle’s Kyler Smith claims top prize; Rod Branstetter takes hole-in-one in golf tourney

It was far from three straight days of the exact same action at this year’s Cottonwood Classic. The 48th annual event, which ran Friday through Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, attracted 103 golfers vying for some big cash prizes, with some taking home something more than a financial payout.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 6, 2015: Over-the-line signups available for August tourney

As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Craig residents will be hosting a tournament of the game over-the-line Aug. 1 and 2 at Loudy-Simpson Park. Originally created by Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, over-the-line is a variation of bat and ball games like baseball and softball that involves three-person teams. Hitters do not run any bases, and the field consists of a triangle in place of home plate and a rectangle for fielders. For a full explanation of the setup and rules, visit http://www.ombac.org/over-the-line/otl-rules-of-the-game. Local organizers are seeking as many teams as possible for three divisions: co-ed, women and youth ages 12-15. Teams consist of a captain, two players and an optional substitute. Demonstrations will be available July 16 and 23 for those unfamiliar with the game. The cost is $60 to register by Friday, with players receiving a guaranteed t-shirt, hot dog and a beer garden ticket for ages 21 and older. Late entry will be available until July 28 for $75 with no tickets nor guarantee of shirts.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 6, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.