Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 15, 2014: Saturday softball tourney to benefit Craig family |

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 15, 2014: Saturday softball tourney to benefit Craig family

A coed softball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The daylong event is a fundraiser for the family of Nineth Pereyra, who was killed in a car crash in July.

Registration has passed for those wanting to play, but all are invited to watch the tourney and the home run derby, enjoy the concessions provided by Gino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill and bid on packages in a silent auction, with items donated by many local businesses.

For more information, call 406-690-4991 or 970-326-9894.

Relay For Life to raise funds, inspire hope

The 2014 Relay For Life of Moffat County will take place Friday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Registration for the annual event, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, begins at 5 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 6 p.m.

The Survivors Lap for those who have triumphed against the disease will be at 6:15 p.m. Other community members will join in laps around the track, which are intended to show solidarity with those who have struggled with cancer.

The luminaria ceremony, commemorating the lives of those claimed by cancer will be at 9 p.m., with the closing ceremony at 10 p.m. Unlike previous years, Relay will not be an overnight activity, but organizer Emily Hines encourages as many people as possible to stop by the fairgrounds to show support for the cause whether they have raised money or not.

“We’re still going to have music and all the stuff they’ve had before, we’ll just wrap it up sooner,” she said. “It’s still going to be a great event.”

For more information about raising funds, call 970-761-2660 or visit

Craig Middle School offering parents night

Craig Middle School will host a parents night for those with students participating in fall sports at 7 p.m. Monday in the CMS auditorium.

For more information, call 970-824-3289 or 970-826-6460.

Moffat County High School girls golf hosting fundraiser

The Moffat County High School girls golf team will host a fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The event is a clinic open exclusively to females ages 4 to 17.

“There’s always plenty of things for boys, so we wanted to have something for the little girls,” coach Ann Marie Roberts said.

Registration is $20 per person.

For more information or to register, call Roberts at 970-629-9513.

Moffat County High School boys golf plays tough at Eagle Valley event

The Moffat County High School boys golf team saw an overall improvement Wednesday during the Eagle Valley Invitational in Gypsum. After finishing 13th out of 14 on Monday in Grand Junction, the team shot 277 and was sixth out of eight 3A teams at the latest tournament, which was won by Aspen (3A) and Montrose (4A).

Mike Bingham posted a score of 74 and was ranked third individually. Chris Kling shot 97, Phillip Chadwick 106 and Matt Hamilton 113.

The team’s next meet will be Wednesday in Rifle.

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