Craig Sports Briefs for April 2, 2014: Craig BCA planning new leagues for next season
The pool league in Craig is in the middle of a two-week break but has come out with a big announcement for the 2014-15 season.
After the current 8-ball season concludes in May at the Popular Bar with the playoffs, BCA will start the first of two planned 9-ball sessions for the following year. Along with the usual 8-ball season, that will allow three different teams the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas for the national championships.
The first session of 9-ball will be played at 5 p.m. Sundays beginning June 1 and going through December. The second session will run from January to April 2015, with the winners of each league advancing to nationals.
In order to be sanctioned, each league must have at least six teams. Teams can be made up of three to six players a piece.
The next season of 8-ball will begin in September and run through April 2015, with the playoffs in May once again.
Registration for all the upcoming seasons is available at the Popular Bar or on the Craig BCA website.
Postponed baseball game against Grand Valley rescheduled
Moffat County High School’s baseball team is back on course to play a full season.
The Bulldogs had to cancel travel plans to Parachute on March 22 for a doubleheader at Grand Valley. As a 3A Western Slope League matchup, the games have to be made up, according to Colorado High School Activities Association rules, for either team to qualify for the postseason.
The games have been rescheduled, this time to be played in Craig. Weather permitting, Moffat County will host Grand Valley at the Craig Middle School baseball field April 10, with the first game beginning at 3 p.m. and the second to follow about a half hour after its conclusion.
Parks and Rec seeking baseball, softball umpires
Craig Parks and Recreation is hiring umpires for the upcoming youth baseball and softball leagues.
Applicants must be at least 14 years old and possess a working knowledge of the game to start. Certification classes will be offered before the start of the season.
Youth baseball has three leagues for children eight to 15 years old and there are coach pitch and player pitch girls softball leagues. Softball leagues will begin May 5 and baseball starts May 19.
For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2006 (baseball) or 970-826-2004 (softball).
Youth Turkey hunt to happen in Craig through CPW
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will take two youth hunters on a spring turkey hunt this May.
The hunt will be mentored by CPW and focus on teaching more inexperienced hunters about respect for wildlife, the outdoors and the hunting tradition in Colorado. Anyone younger than 18 with a hunter safety card is invited to apply.
Those interested must send a letter with their name, address, Hunter Education card number and a phone number to reach their parent or guardian. They also must submit an essay in the letter indicating why they think they should be picked for the hunt.
A press release from CPW said all hunters are encouraged to apply but those who are less experienced will be prioritized in the selection process.
Applicants should send their letter by April 15 to Craig District Wildlife Manager Mike Swaro, 815 Ashley Road, Craig, CO 81625. For more information, call the CPW office in Meeker at 970-878-6090.
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