Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 30, 2014: Moffat County freshmen football falls to Fruita |

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 30, 2014: Moffat County freshmen football falls to Fruita

The Moffat County High School junior varsity football team lost 25-6 to Fruita Monument High School Thursday afternoon in its first game of the season.

The team, comprised of freshmen, played enthusiastically against FMHS, 2-0, said Coach Keith Gille.

“They played extremely hard, but we need to get better at some of the fundamentals like tackling,” he said.

The JV team will host Grand Valley at 5 p.m. Tuesday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

Moffat County High School cross-country runs strong in Delta

The Moffat County High School girls and boys cross-country teams placed seventh and 15th, respectively at the Delta High School Invitational Friday.

In her first meet of the season, Emily Womble led the way for the girls, placing 11th individually with a time of 20 minutes, 40 seconds. Novice long-distance runner Ary Shaffer was close behind at 20 minutes, 51 seconds, as No. 14 in the 5K race.

Coach Todd Trapp said he was very happy with the girls’ results after not being able to field a full team at last week’s Cheyenne Mountain Stampede.

“They’re just getting started in the training season, and they’re going to keep working hard and keep improving,” he said.

The boys faced some speedy competition against harriers hailing from Battle Mountain, Grand Junction, Montrose and other schools, with 19 full qualifying teams at the meet compared to 13 girls teams.

Ashley Suits was again the top finisher for MCHS, placing 28th and clocking in at 17 minutes, 51 seconds.

“He ran quite a bit faster than last week,” Trapp said. “All our guys came out a little bit slow, but they really finished well.”

The boys also ran the junior varsity race, placing eighth out of nine teams. Brandon Beason was 35th with a time of 21 minutes, three seconds.

The teams will next make their way to Lyons for the St. Vrain Invtiational on Sept. 6.

“None of our runners have ever been there before, so it’s going to be a new experience,” Trapp said.

Runner — Time, Rank


Emily Womble — 20:40, 11

Ary Shaffer — 20:51, 14

Kaylee Durham — 22:40, 51

Makayla Johnson — 22:41.08, 53

Allie Dilldine — 22:41.99, 54

Delaney Baker — 23:05, 60

Makenna Baker — 24:45, 84

Boys, Varsity

Ashley Suits — 17:51, 28

Andrew Keiss — 19:11, 76

Steven Walls — 19:36, 86

Isaac Chacon — 20:09, 105

Garrett Flint — 21:50, 130

Remmy Kohpay — 21:59, 132

Boys, JV

Brandon Beason — 21:03, 35

Aaron Hill — 21:08, 38

Tyler Driggs — 22:27, 61

Connor Knez — 23:00, 69

Nick Pugh — 23:24, 74

Jeremy Looper — 24:23, 86

Triston Folks — 29:44, 107

— MCHS did not participate in the girls JV race.

Parks and Rec volleyball hosting informational meeting

The Craig Parks and Recreation coed volleyball league, which begins in September, will offer a meeting for team captains and representatives.

The meeting, at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St., will discuss league rules, scheduling and overall organization.

All hoping to start a team or have already started a team are invited. Registration is $125 per team, plus $10 per player.

For more information, call 970-826-2004.

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 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 7, 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. 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 9-Ball and $6 for 8-Ball, plus the cost of coins.

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

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