Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 5, 2014: Craig Midget Hockey falls 3 times to Gunnison |

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 5, 2014: Craig Midget Hockey falls 3 times to Gunnison

The Bulldogs closed out their league season with three losses in Gunnison last weekend.

The midget team was able to get on the scoreboard in two of the three games but couldn’t shut down Gunnison’s high-powered attack, losing, 10-2, 9-3 and 9-0, on Saturday and Sunday.

In Saturday’s first game, Logan Roberts and Brodey Gutierrez scored for Craig, on assists from Cade Bang and Tyler Gerber, respectively. Wyatt Bellio made 18 saves in the game. In the nightcap Saturday, Brenden Spencer scored with an assist from Ripley Bellio while Gerber and Sarah White each scored unassisted. Austin Magnuson made 30 saves on 39 shots in the game.

On Sunday, the Bulldogs were shut out, with Wyatt Bellio making 17 more saves.

Those were the final scheduled games of Craig’s Colorado Amateur Hockey Association season, the team finishing 0-19-1. The Bulldogs have plans to play Glenwood Springs sometime later this month.

MCHS to honor former wrestling coach Gutierrez on senior night

At the final wrestling meet of the regular season, longtime Moffat County wrestling coach Roman Gutierrez will be honored for his contributions to the program.

The Bulldogs host Coal Ridge and Battle Mountain in Craig on Friday for senior night and will celebrate the careers of each graduating member of the team. But they also will show their appreciation for Gutierrez’s 30-plus years as the team’s anchor.

During Gutierrez’s time as head coach at Moffat County, the Bulldogs won five state championships as a team in three decades. He coached 12 individual state champions and was named the Colorado Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Coach of the Year in 2002.

The triangular weigh-ins are set to begin at 5 p.m. Friday.

Parks and Rec spring volleyball season approaching

Craig Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for the spring coed volleyball season. Teams can sign up for competitive league, which plays on Monday nights, or semicompetitive, which will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The cost is $125 for a team and $10 for each player. The deadline to register is Wednesday.

For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2004.

Open gym basketball at CMS ending soon

Craig Parks and Recreation hosts open gym basketball during the winter at Craig Middle School.

Pickup games and shoot-arounds are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 13. Anyone 15 and older is welcome to attend. Those interested can purchase a punch pass or can pay a gym fee of $2.50 to supervisors each night they attend.

There will not be open gyms during the school district holidays. Open gyms are set to continue as scheduled after winter break.

For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2004.

Craig BCA standings through 16 weeks

With 16 weeks of play in the books, team Git R Done is extending its lead in the Craig Billiards Congress of America pool league.

The top dogs have opened up their biggest lead of the session, sitting at 2,623 points to second-place One Eyed Bandits’ 2,551.

Uh-Oh took third place back from Odd Ballz after giving up its spot in the top half of the league last week. The team sits at 2,515 points with Odd Ballz nipping at its heels at 2,504.

No Ex-Cue-Ses is not far behind at 2,488 points while Out 4 Blood made a small move back toward the pack, as well. It remains in sixth for now, with a score of 2,451.

The league plays at 6 p.m. Mondays at Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. For more information, call Jolene Walls at 970-620-0056 or email the league at

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