Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2014: Moffat County High School runners place 10th in opening meet |

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2014: Moffat County High School runners place 10th in opening meet

The Moffat County High School boys cross-country team placed 10th out of 12, 3A teams during the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede on Thursday in Colorado Springs. Ashley Suits was the top finisher for MCHS, clocking in at 20 minutes, 45 seconds.

Coach Todd Trapp said the meet was a tough but rewarding one to start off the season because of the level of competition with schools attending from 2A through 5A divisions. Additionally, it offers a look at the course that will be used for the state event in October.

A limited number of runners were able to attend from Moffat County, with only two members of the girls team, not qualifying for the varsity race without a minimum of five participants.

Trapp said the results were very positive and that this is just the beginning of things to come.

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“We got some experience, built some strength, and we’re going to have a good season,” he said.

The team’s next meet is Aug. 29 in Delta.


Runner — Time, Ranking

Ashley Suits — 20:45, 40

Andrew Keiss — 21:50, 57

Riley Allen — 22:08, 59

Isaac Chacon — 22:53, 66

Steven Walls — 23:30, 74

Brandon Beason — 24:48, 75

Garrett Flint — 27:11, 86


Runner — Time

Lauren Samuelson — 23:55

Kaylee Durham — 25:56

Moffat County High School boys golf finishes 7th at Rifle

The Moffat County High School boys golf team continued to improve in its third meet of the season, shooting a combined 271 on Wednesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course, a meet won by Steamboat Springs.

Mike Bingham shot an 85, followed by Chris Kling with 92, Tyler Davis with 94 and Phillip Chadwick with 96.

Coach Justin Folley said the team showed an overall marked improvement with its lowest cumulative score yet.

Due to scheduling changes, the team will not travel to Delta, and their next match instead is Thursday at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose.

John Doane, Heather Cannon win Craig golf championships

Yampa Valley Golf Course hosted the Men’s and Women’s Club Championships on Saturday and Sunday for the best golfers in the area. John Doane was named the Men’s Club Champion of 2014, and Heather Cannon the Women’s Club Champion.

Doane also claimed the title among senior men, with Susan Nicholson doing the same among women.

Rankings from the tournament follow:


Championship Flight — Gross Scores

Name — Day One, Day Two, Total

John Doane — 76, 79, 155

Dan Brown — 84, 75, 159

Willie Barclay — 81, 81, 162

Luke Franich/Greg Hamilton — 78, 85, 163/84, 79, 163 (tie)


Pete Heuer/Bud Bower — 63, 72, 135/70, 65, 135 (tie)

Chester Hinkle/Glenn Navratil/Kelby Virden — 65, 72, 137/69, 68, 137/66, 71, 137 (tie)

First Flight — Gross

John Svoboda — 83, 90, 173

Gary Anderson — 93, 81, 174

Don Smith — 85, 97, 182

Gary James — 89, 95, 184


Sammy Marquez/Jack Virden — 71, 69, 140/70, 70, 140 (tie)

Dan Moore — 69, 72, 141

Dave Brookshire, Burl McMillen — 78, 65, 143/66, 77, 143 (tie)

Championship Senior Flight — Gross

John Doane — 76, 79 155

Bud Bower — 83, 78, 161

Willie Barclay — 81, 81, 162


John Svoboda — 66, 73, 139

Gary Anderson — 77, 65, 142

Gary James — 70, 76, 146


Gross Scores

Heather Cannon — 79, 80, 159

Susan Nicholson — 85, 83, 168


Jamie Eckroth — 65, 67, 132

Lani Cleverly — 70, 69, 139

Senior Scores

Susan Nicholson — 85, 83, 168

Lani Cleverly — 87, 86, 173

Local billiards season starts in September

BCA Pool Leagues will begin its fifth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way.

The nine-ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 7, consisting of three-person teams with a total of fiv players allowed on teams. Eight-ball is at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 8, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.

Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights. The league also hosts tournaments and special events throughout the season.

Yearly fees are $20 to play in both leagues and in all other events. Nightly fees are $5 for nine-ball and $6 for eight-ball, plus the cost of coins.

For more information, call 970-620-0056 or visit

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