Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 14, 2015: Wagner family makes tracks in recent snowmobile race

Tallyn Wagner, pictured with trophies in 2014, recently won the 500 Fan SnowOval event at Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Racing's Roost the Butte in Crested Butte in early January. Wagner and his brother and father have competed in multiple racing events this year.
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Northwest Colorado’s own Wagner family recently competed in the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Racing event Roost the Butte in Crested Butte in early January.

Tallyn Wagner, 9, placed first in the 500 Fan SnowOval, as well as taking second in the 500 Liquid Snocross for both the age brackets of 8 to 13 and 10 to 16.

“He’s been racing since he was a year-and-a-half old,” said his father, Jay.

Jay’s older son, Steve, 22, took second in the 500 Fan SnowOval, while Jay was second himself in the 500 SnowOval.

The Wagners also recently competed in Deadwood, South Dakota, where Tallyn placed fourth in the second run and eighth in the third, the youngest competitor there. Additionally, at Grand Lake’s Winter Carnival in early February, Steve was fourth in the 500 Liquid event, and Jay took first place in the 800 Liquid.

“It was a good weekend for Wagners,” Jay said.

The Wagners’ next competition is in Jackson, Wyoming.

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 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 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

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

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