Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 28, 2015: Colorado Northwestern Community College basketball falls in tourney
The men’s and women’s basketball teams of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Scenic West Region 18 tournament.
Each of the Spartan squads were knocked out in the first round Thursday by the Snow College Badgers, the men, 81-43, and the women, 82-43.
CNCC’s Tim Dal Bon and Sarah Midgley each led their teams in scoring, both with 15 points.
NJCAA also recently gave CNCC hoopsters distinctions with Jamie Revels receiving Honorable Mention in the All-Region selections for women, while Terrylee Wedgworth was named First Team All-Region among the men.
Moffat County snowmobile racers pick up prizes in Wyoming
The Wagner family of Moffat County recently won several honors competing in snocross in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with Tallyn Wagner taking first place in the following: the 8 to 12 bracket of the 500 Liquid Transition, the 10 to 14 group of the 500 Fan and the 500 Liquid Limited, shaking off an early injury to dominate.
Steve Wagner took second in the 500 Liquid Sno-oval, while father Jay won first in the 800 Liquid Sno-oval, a feat following many other wins this winter, including events in Grand Lake and Crested Butte.
Safari Club selling tickets for annual fundraiser
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its seventh annual fundraiser banquet March 21 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 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.