Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 21, 2015: Local teams to honor athletes

As part of the wrap-up of their regular seasons, the Moffat County High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams will host Senior Night Saturday, acknowledging their senior team members during games against Aspen. Junior varsity level matches begin at 11 a.m., varsity starts at 2 p.m.

A chili supper fundraiser hosted by Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing will also be available from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the day’s activities at MCHS.

Elsewhere, the Craig Youth Hockey Association Midget team will also honor their senior athletes prior to their game against Heritage at 4:30 p.m. at Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St.

The day will include a presentation of new skate trainer push bars from the team in addition to an auction fundraiser to support upcoming international travel for Colorado Premier Hockey Selects Tour.

Craig Middle School hoops play district tourney

The seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams of Craig Middle School recently competed their seasons with the district tournament Feb. 14 in Meeker.

The eighth-grade A-Team came in third after a first-round loss of 33-31 against Rangely and a 40-20 triumph with Steamboat Spring, whereas the B-Team went 1-1 in a smaller Round Robin against Meeker, a loss and Rangely, a win.

Coach Candi Hellander said the teams played hard despite a diminished roster.

The seventh-grade Bulldog A-Team came in second after a win against Rangely but a defeat by Meeker in the championship, while the B-Team took a first-round loss against Steamboat but rallied to beat Rangely to end the day.

Coach Jason Buhrman said players improved dramatically over the season, up to and including districts.

“We were still working on running the offense correctly and playing good help defense, but when we did those things we usually won,” he said.

Safari Club selling tickets for annual fundraiser

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its seventh annual fundraiser banquet March 21, 2015 at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m., and live and silent auctions will follow.

Tickets are $45 for singles, $85 for couples or $500 for a table and are available in Craig at Rummel Chiropractic, Chapman’s Automotive, Craig Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Pawn Shop and Mountain Man Taxidermist.

They are also available at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and in Meeker at Western States Realty.

For more information, call 970-819-2531

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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