Craig Sports Briefs for April 4, 2015: CNCC rodeo at home this weekend after Utah competitions |

Craig Sports Briefs for April 4, 2015: CNCC rodeo at home this weekend after Utah competitions

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo program will host the third annual Spartan Showdown Rodeo Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and in the evening at 7 p.m. after a kick-off Friday.

About 300 athletes from the 10 colleges and three states will be in attendance on the path to the college national finals.

CNCC also recently competed at events in Utah, including Ogden and Heber City.

During the Utah Valley University event in Heber City, eight of the nine Spartan Cowgirls made it to the championship round, with Josie Moody winning the short go round for goat tying.

Among the women, Taylor Duzik took third in team roping with partner Jeremiah Fat, and breakaway roper Karlee Worthen won the short go and placed second overall.

Colton Onyett was fourth in the men’s bareback riding, while Tyler Stueve took fourth in the bulls.

At Ogden’s Golden Spike Arena — a favorite for CNCC riders, noted coach Jed Moore — Ashley Farrington led in goat tying, making it to the short round, and Jacey Schlegel won the first round of breakaway roping, placing third altogether.

Brody Adams won the short round and the average in the tie down roping and took third in team roping with partner Clay Crozier, moving into the lead in the team roping standings for the Rocky Mountain region.

Bareback rider Dax Koskie placed second in the first round, and Colby Demo won the first round of bull riding.

Hunting application deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for limited licenses from Colorado Parks & Wildlife for this year’s hunting seasons is April 7.

When applying, hunters should remember basic details such as desired location, season, type of big game, method of take and other items of information.

Those applying will need the following to apply for and purchase a license online:

• Valid photo ID

• Proof of hunter education certification

• Proof of Colorado residency (if applicable)

• 2015 Habitat Stamp (available online during application process)

• Social Security number (new customers ages 12 and older)

• Hunt codes (up to four for each species)

• Method of payment

Those who miss the deadline for limited licenses or choose otherwise can purchase an over-the-counter license beginning July 21 with no application necessary. Leftover limited licenses will go on sale starting Aug. 4.

For more information, visit

Deadline approaching for baseball, softball signups

Parks & Recreation’s seasons for Craig Youth Baseball, girls slow pitch softball, T-ball and coach pitch are coming up soon.

The deadline is April 8, and the fee is $40 for softball, T-ball and coach pitch. Ages are 5 to 6 for T-ball, 7 to 8 for coach pitch and girls ages 8 to 18 for softball The season will start May 4. For more information, call 970-826-2029.

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 in April. 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 April 15, and the fee is $50 to sign up for baseball. For more information, call 970-826-2006.

Registration for all these sports is available at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. or online at

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