Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 26, 2013: High school sports start play this week
With the exception of boys golf which has been playing for two weeks, all Moffat County High School fall sports teams will begin their seasons this week.
All teams will be spending their time on the road outside of Craig, however. Boys golf is the first to play in Delta Wednesday, before the cross country and boys soccer teams get going Thursday.
Cross country will run in Colorado Springs and soccer will visit Grand Junction for its first game.
On Friday the volleyball team travels to Glenwood Springs for a two-day season-opening tournament.
Finally Saturday the football team will start its season in Watkins vs. Ridge View Academy.
Parks and Rec seeking football officials
The Craig Parks and Recreation youth football season is approaching quickly, and the league is looking for officials.
Prospective officials must be at least 14. For more information, contact Craig Parks and Rec at 970-826-2006.
Pool league in Craig begins Sept. 15.
The Craig Billiards Congress of America pool 8-ball league begins Sept. 15. League events take place at Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way.
For more information on the season, call 970-629-0436 or e-mail the league at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parks and Rec basketball signups open
The youth basketball leagues through Craig Parks and Recreation are open for registration.
The leagues for third and fourth grader boys and girls, and fifth and sixth grade boys and girls, will begin with a mandatory skills days Sept. 23 through 26 at Sunset Elementary School. They skills days and league seasons will focus on teaching children the basics of the game and help develop an understanding of the rules of basketball.
Dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding and offensive and defensive principles will all be covered.
Game will begin in October. Registration closes September 18.
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.