Moffat County High School will host a parents meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria for parents of athletes planning to participate in the 2016 fall sports season, including football, volleyball, cross country and boys soccer, practices for all of which officially begin Aug. 15. The boys golf team will start a week in advance, beginning this Monday. The athletics office also reminds families that paperwork for physical exams is due by Aug. 12.
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.
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 coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
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.
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.
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 July 27.
Program adds assistant coach Susan Turner, plans for August start to schedule
The start date is coming up fast for the first athletic program at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, but the goal of filling up rosters for both men’s and women’s soccer teams are getting closer too. CNCC soccer officially signed its first member for the women’s team Monday with recent Moffat County High School graduate Hannah Walker, who will serve as goaltender for the Spartans this fall. The same day saw the announcement of Susan Turner as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.
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.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
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.