Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 19, 2014: Moffat County High School C-teams host Grand Junction
The Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball C-teams each played Central High School, of Grand Junction, in games Wednesday afternoon.
The girls team found success on the court with a solid 53-40 win over the Warriors, with Jaci McDiffett the top scorer with 15 points.
The boys had a tougher time, trailing Central, 16-11, at halftime, only to up their defense in the second half and nearly make a comeback, taking the game into overtime before falling, 34-33.
Brent Cook and Kaden Hafey led scoring with 12 points apiece.
The C-teams will play in Oak Creek Jan. 6 and will host a tournament Jan. 10.
Moffat County boys basketball to host fundraiser
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team will offer a Spaghetti Dinner and Hoop-a-thon at 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.
Players are collecting pledges for the event, in which they will sink as many baskets as possible. The community is invited for the dinner, with the admission price being donation only for those who wish to contribute.
For more information, call 970-629-3628.
Elks sponsor free throw contest
The Craig Elks Lodge No. 1577 will play host to the National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on Dec. 20 at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the competition at 9 a.m. for boys and girls, who must be no younger than 8 and no older than 13 as of April 1, 2015.
Parents are reminded that there are no flash photos allowed while contestants are shooting, and a birth certificate is needed for age verification. Afterward, a chili lunch and prizes will be available at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.
For more information, call 970-824-6131.
Moffat County athlete honored for tourney play
Moffat County High School’s Matt Hamilton was among those named to the All-Tournament Team as part of the Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out, which the Bulldogs attended from Dec. 11 to 13.
Coaches that were part of the event selected some of the top players who participated in the tournament, with other students in the boys team hailing from Colorado Academy, Elizabeth, Battle Mountain, Palmer Ridge, Northridge and Steamboat.
Safari Club to offer drawing
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host a fundraiser drawing at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.
Proceeds will support regional shooting sports and the club’s work with disabled veterans. Prizes include a selection of beef, a freezer and a Yeti cooler.
Tickets are $5 apiece or $20 for five. Participants do not need to be present to win.
For more information, call 970-819-2531 or visit sciyampavalleychapter.com.
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