Craig Sports Briefs for April 13, 2015: Moffat County swimmers qualify for 4A state meet |

Craig Sports Briefs for April 13, 2015: Moffat County swimmers qualify for 4A state meet

The Moffat County High School boys swim team placed fifth in the District 51 Invitational Saturday at the El Pomar Natatorium at Colorado Mesa University.

Though the group of aquatic athletes was unable to take as many points as larger schools Montrose, Glenwood Springs, Durango and the D51 consortium, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Jesse Kurz, Chris Kling, Jacob Briggs and Steamboat Springs’ Brenden Carta sped to their best time of the season, one minute, 42.47 seconds, a third place finish that will send them to the 4A State Championships May 15 and 16 in Thornton.

“Everyone is improving each week and determined to accomplish their goals as a team and individually,” coach Jeff Wert said, noting that the group is eager to keep up the good work.

The team will next compete at the Jeffco Invitational in Lakewood Friday and Saturday.

Deadline approaching for baseball registration

Parks & Recreation’s season for Craig Youth Baseball is coming up soon.

Craig Youth Baseball is available for ages in divisions of 8 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 15. Ages 8 to 12 will travel to Hayden, Meeker and Rangely at least once during the season, while road games for the older teams will be decided later this month. A meeting for parents and players will take place before practice starts in late April or early May. Games will start May 18.

The deadline is Wednesday, and the fee is $50.

Registration is available at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. or online at

For more information, call 970-826-2006.

Dude Dent awards night scheduled for May

Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. May 21 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The event honors the top male and female senior athletes for their prowess in both sports and academics. The Dude Dent is named in honor of Dent, who was a scholar athlete in Moffat County in the 1930s before being killed in action during World War II.

The evening is $15 per plate.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

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