Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 3, 2015: Friends of Moffat County Education names top runners in Saturday race |

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 3, 2015: Friends of Moffat County Education names top runners in Saturday race

The traveling trophy for Friends of Moffat County Education was won by Rising Star Training Center as part of the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park during Moffat County Balloon Festival. Awards were designed by local artist Jean Jones.

As part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education saw dozens of runners turn out for the early morning Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run.

The organization provided prizes for the fleetest of foot in several age brackets. Top boy and girl under age 13 were Wyatt Mortenson and Emma Jones. In ages 13 to 18, Connor Scranton and Lauren Samuelson were the top finishers.

Among adults, the honors went to Johnny Landa and Sara Linsacum. Additionally, Tom Williams received a special award as the most experienced participant, running hard at age 68.

Taking home the FMCE traveling trophy previously held by Moffat County High School wrestling for biggest group turnout were the athletes and families of Rising Star Youth Training Center.

FMCE hosted the races to support projects for local schools and also offered a bookmobile following the event.

Young Life golf tourney coming Saturday

The Bear River Young Life 2015 Charity Golf Tournament tees off Aug. 8 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The four-person scramble starts at 8:30 a.m. and offers a $1,700 payout, as well as a “special twist” on the traditional tournament with many prizes and special features.

The youth ministry organization will be seeking sponsors — who can pay per hole or otherwise — through Monday.

The cost to play is $60 per person for greens fees, a cart and a catered lunch. Teams can also sign up — with a maximum of 30 — for $240.

Registering in advance is encouraged, and forms can be found at the YVGC pro shop or at

For more information, call 970-629-9600.

Get moving with Trapper Fitness 5K at Moffat County Fair

Moffat County Fair and Trapper Fitness Center will host a 5K Family Fun Run at 8 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the Pavilion parking lot, and people can also register in advance at from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays at Trapper Fitness Center, 261 Commerce St.

The cost to run is $15, which includes a t-shirt and ticket for door prizes. Registration is due at sign-up.

For more information, call 970-824-6932.

Safari Club selling tickets for drawing

During the Moffat County Fair, Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter will be selling tickets for a drawing as part of the group’s annual fundraiser.

Representatives will be available throughout the day Aug. 8 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, selling entries for a drawing to win a Teton four-burner gas grill.

Singles are $5 apiece, while a book of five is $20.

Tickets can also be purchased from Mountain Man Taxidermy, Rummel Chiropractic, or from Ken Fleming or Karl Huntsman.

For more information, call Fleming at 970-629-1406 or Huntsman at 970-819-2531.

Craig Softball Association hosting weekend event

In addition to the season championship running this week at Loudy-Simpson Park, Craig Softball Association organizers are also putting together a large-scale, co-ed, double elimination tournament for Saturday and are seeking as many teams as possible for games starting at 9 a.m.

Teams provide their own softballs, and the cost to register is $150 per team, with at least $75 due by Wednesday with the rest Friday.

The day will also include children’s activities.

For more information, call 970-629-5174.

Women’s golf fundraiser swings into action Aug. 12

The Rally for the Cause Ladies Tournament, benefiting Moffat County Cancer Society, takes place Aug. 12 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The four-person scramble starts at 1 p.m. and is open to women of all skill levels.

Entry is $40 for 18 holes and dinner. Golfers are asked to wear pink.

For more information, call Linda Showalter at 970-824-9728 or email her at

Billiards league getting organized for fall

BCA Pool League will begin its sixth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and teams are already forming and seeking players.

The 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.

Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights.

Yearly fees are $20 to play in both leagues and in all other events. Nightly fees are $5 for 9-Ball and $6 for 8-Ball, plus the cost of coins.

For more information call 970-620-0056 or visit

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