Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 21, 2015: Moffat County swimmers gain 5th place in Montrose
The Moffat County High School girls swim team placed fifth at the Montrose Invitational this weekend.
Among the top finishers in individual events were Marissa Hulstine second in the 500-yard freestyle, at six minutes 17.21 seconds; Micah Espinosa third in the 100-yard breaststroke, 1:22.45; and the team of Hulstine, Espinosa, Bailey Kurz and Alex Samuelson fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay, clocking in 2:03.60.
Coach Jeff Wert said the entire team was in good form at a competitive meet.
“We set a lot of personal bests,” he said.
The team will next journey to the Jeffco Invitational this weekend.
Peewee hockey finds success over weekend
Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Peewee level team has had a tough season, but they achieved their best game of the year to date on Saturday.
Following a 6-0 defeat in the first half of a doubleheader in Gunnison, the Cougars came back hard against the West Elk Wolverines, with goals by Ryan Duzik and Corey Scranton and a hat trick by Clay Durham, resulting in a 5-5 tie.
Craig’s Sunday games against Grand Junction were more challenging as the Coyotes outscored the Cougars 11-2 and 9-2, with Durham scoring one goal and Micah Crum three across the two match-ups.
Coming up, Peewees, Bantams and Squirts will all host teams from Aspen Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St.
The Peewee team also will host the Cold Corner Tournament Feb. 14 and 15.
Youth bowling rolls on
The Craig Youth League is back in action at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., after a winter break. The weekly activity features games for all age groups.
Peewees range from ages 3 to 6, playing one game per week at 4 p.m. Sundays for $2.50 per participant. Bantams — 7 to 12 — and High Rollers — 13 to 18 — roll three games beginning at 4:45 p.m. Sundays for $7 apiece.
Each bowler must also pay an annual fee of $10 for United States Bowling Congress membership. Coaches are available for all ages and experience levels.
The league will run through April 26.
For more information, call 970-824-2695.
Indoor soccer games offered
A series of indoor soccer games are available at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40.
Games are from 7 to 9 p.m., boys on Mondays and Wednesdays and girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Participation is limited to students in grades eight through 12.
For more information, call 970-629-3672.
A separate event is offered for adults, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through March, also at the Boys & Girls Club.
The adult co-ed league is $1 per player per night.
For more information on the adult league, call 970-824-0116.
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.