Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 13, 2015: 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 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 muledeer.org.
Baseball meeting offered
An informational meeting for Little League baseball will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Craig Middle School cafeteria, 915 Yampa Ave.
Organizers plan to get Craig teams with kids ages 12 and younger involved in a league in Rifle with a season that runs from April to June.
For more information, call 970-824-1045.
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 facebook.com/CraigTrapClub.
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.
I join the MCSD Board of Education, your family, and the entire Moffat County community in expressing our pride in your accomplishments. You each have the potential to achieve great things. As you move through the next stage of your life, it is my sincere hope that you will take the knowledge and skills you have learned during your time at MCHS and apply them to your post-secondary choices.