Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 11, 2015: Weekend hockey tourney cancelled |

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 11, 2015: Weekend hockey tourney cancelled

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Cold Corner Cup will not take place this weekend due to scheduling conflicts. The event was to be hosted by the Craig Cougars Peewee team.

Most recently, the 12 and under squad played in Vail, collecting a pair of losses against the Mountaineers this past Saturday, 8-1 and 10-1.

Micah Crum gave the Cougars their score in the first game off an assist by Corey Scranton, who in turn got a goal in the second match, assisted by Ryan Duzik.

The Peewee team’s 0-15-1 season has been a rebuilding year, said coach Lance Scranton, partly because the roster size is often the half the size of the opposition.

“They’re still having fun, and they’re doing what we ask, that’s the important part,” he said.

Elsewhere, the Squirts team — 10 and under — had their highest scoring game yet at Saturday, with a 12-4 home triumph against the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies purple team. A 9-6 win followed in the doubleheader, which put the Cougars at 7-7 this season.

Kale Beckett, Brant Gutierrez and Chayton McDonald each got a hat trick in the first game, with Garrett Anson and Baryn Suessmeier also netting goals. McDonald and Beckett each got the same amount of goals — four and three, respectively — in the following game, while Gutierrez and Anson each had one more.

Moffat County High School hoops hosting pink games

Moffat County High School asks that fans, players and officials wear pink during the Friday and Saturday basketball games Friday and Saturday in honor of cancer survivors.

During these games, there will also be collections of donations for cancer-related causes.

Additionally, the regular Chuck-a-Duck and free throw fundraisers that have been part of home games this season will take place at halftime of the boys varsity games, as well as performances by the Mini-Cheer Squad/Dance Team.

Games start at 3 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

Mule Deer Foundation event takes place Valentine’s Day

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will host a banquet Saturday at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and the evening includes an auction, a drawing and games to benefit deer and their habitat.

Tickets are available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way, or through Randy Sloan, who can be reached at 970-629-1760.

For more information about the organization, visit

Moffat County High School seeks receipts for fundraiser

Local residents can help with the issue of school funding as Moffat County High School raises money in the weeks to come.

MCHS is participating in the AmeriGas School Days Program, and people can bring in their receipts from propane to join in the effort. For every gallon of gas accounted for, the company will donate two cents to the school in question.

The tally adds up fast, and last May, AmeriGas awarded nearly $2,000 to MCHS.

Receipts can be turned in at the school to Stephanie Ahlstrom, athletics secretary.

For more information, call 970-824-7036 or 970-824-4221.

Craig Trap Club offers weekly winter shooting

Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League is in action, and recreational shooters are welcome to join in the activity.

Participants can attend the shotgun sessions twice weekly, either at 6 p.m. Thursdays or 10 a.m. Sundays. Those who shoot regularly can also track their scores as the weeks continue.

The Trap Club is located on Moffat County Road 64 off US Highway 40, and those who get involved have the option of club membership for $60 for all included materials and building access or league registration for $60, complete with 300 clay pigeons while supplying one’s own guns and ammunition.

Practice rounds are $6 for non-league participants for 25 pigeons and $5 for those in the league.

For more information, call 970-326-5575 or visit

Moffat County Youth Wrestling to begin season

The Moffat County Youth Wrestling program is still open to registration. The team is open to children ages kindergarten through sixth-grade, and participants have the option of being part of practices only or also competing in tournaments in April and May.

Practices begin at 5:15 March 9 with a parent meeting at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave., and will continue twice weekly. Tournaments begin April 4 and include the April 18 home event.

The fee is $40 to join, with discounts for families; $32 for tournaments; and a $50 refundable deposit for traveling wrestlers using bags and singlets.

Those wishing to register can print forms from the group’s Facebook page and drop them off at Bullseye Taxidermy, 1445 Yampa Ave., or mail them to Gayle Zimmerman, 3692 Moffat County Road 7, Craig, CO, 81625.

For more information, call 970-629-0130 or 970-629-2065.

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