Craig Sports Briefs for July 11, 2015: Monday final deadline for swim lesson sign-ups
A final wave of summer swim lessons for all ages will be available at the Craig Pool Complex, 605 Washington St., in the following weeks. The deadline to register for all these classes will be Monday.
American Red Cross-approved lessons will take place Mondays through Thursdays from July 20 to 30. Age groups include toddlers — six to 36 months, which requires a parent in the water — preschool — ages 3 to 6 — or any age for Levels 1 to 6.
Classes begin as early as 8:50 a.m. with some sessions in the late afternoons, depending on age groups. A set of classes specifically for adults are available each evening from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
The fee is $40, and space is limited.
For more information on which class fits you or your child, call the pool at 970-824-3015 or call Craig Parks & Recreation at 970-826-2029.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Silver Bullet women’s golf tournament approaching
The 29th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic — described by organizers as “the ultimate girls weekend” — takes place July 18 and 19 at Yampa Valley Golf Course as an individual stroke play format with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. both days. Handicap information is required to register.
A single entry is $120, and discounts are offered for those returning who bring in new players, the deadline to register Saturday.
Practice rounds will be available July 17, and for those coming from out of town, special room rates have been arranged at Clarion Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Deer Park Inn & Suites.
Registration can be found at http://www.yampavalleygolf.com/files/2014/04/SB-Flyer.pdf. For more information, call Susan Utzinger at 970-824-9656.
For information on any YVGC tournaments, call 970-824-FORE (3673).
Denver Broncos football camp coming to Craig
Open to competitors who will be in sixth- through 12th-grades this fall, the camp will feature confirmed pro players like Rick Upchurch, Ron Egloff, Le-Lo Lang, Dave Studdard, Tom Nalen and more.
The cost is $20 per player, and proceeds will go both to Moffat County Cancer Society and the Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School football programs.
People can register in advance at Victory Motors, 2705 W. First St., or beginning at 6 p.m. July 20 at MCHS. Registration for out-of-town players will take place at 5 p.m. July 21 at MCHS.
The camp will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each night at the MCHS facilities.
For more information, call 970-824-4422.
Registration still open for ‘over-the-line’ tourney
As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Craig residents will be hosting a tournament of the game “over-the-line” Aug. 1 and 2 at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Originally created by Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, over-the-line is a variation of bat and ball games like baseball and softball that involves three-person teams.
Hitters do not run any bases, and the field consists of a triangle in place of home plate and a rectangle for fielders.
For a full explanation of the setup and rules, visit http://www.ombac.org/over-the-line/otl-rules-of-the-game.
Local organizers are seeking as many teams as possible for three divisions: co-ed, women and youth ages 12 to 15. Teams consist of a captain, two players and an optional substitute. Demonstrations will be available July 16 and 23 for those unfamiliar with the game.
Early entry has passed, but late entry will be available until July 28 for $75, with t-shirts available while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit Craig Youth Baseball.
For more information on how to register, call Derek Cleverly at 970-629-8499.
Summer Cheer Camp begins July 20
Registration is open for Summer Cheer Camp, a program for girls in first- through sixth-grade to learn more about the sport of cheerleading.
Sessions will be available twice weekly starting July 20 as participants learn hip-hop choreography routines and cheering chants, which they will employ during the Doak Walker football games and the Moffat County High School Homecoming halftime show in the fall.
Cheerleaders will also learn responsibility, make friends and, most importantly, have fun.
The cost is $60, and the deadline to register at Craig Parks & Recreation, 300 W. Fourth St., is Wednesday. Late entries may be accepted but will include a $10 fee.
For more information, call 970-826-2029.
Doak Walker football registration open
Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program is seeking players, coaches and officials. Registration is open for boys and girls entering third- through sixth-grade to play this fall.
The program stresses equal participation skill development and fun with practices and games three times weekly throughout the season, which will run from late August through October.
The cost is $60 to play, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Weigh-ins and equipment checkouts will take place July 22. A coaches meeting will be offered Aug. 5, and a clinic for players and coaches will take place Aug. 17.
For more information, call 970-826-2004.
Volleyball camps offered for Moffat County, Craig athletes
The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School volleyball programs will host camps for players July 29 to 31. Current and incoming high school players will attend MCHS, 900 Finley Lane, and CMS will be in the gym of Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.
Overseeing the program will be Chris Wells, head coach for the Chadron State College volleyball team. Girls from outside Moffat County are also invited to attend.
The cost to register is $105. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave.
Starla Jensen, MCHS Volleyball
PO Box 31
Baggs, WY 82321-0031
Parks & Recreation providing volleyball camp for middle school players
Craig Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp for sixth- through eighth- graders Aug. 10 to 13 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Becky Howlett will instruct players in beginning and intermediate skills.
Registration is $30 and includes a t-shirt. Participants must bring athletic shoes, knee pads, a water bottle and a tennis ball.
The deadline to sign up is July 29.
For more information, call 970-826-2004.
Billiards league getting organized for fall
BCA Pool League will begin its sixth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and teams are already forming and seeking players.
The 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.
Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights. The city champions from the past season will be competing at the nationals later this month.
Yearly fees are $20 to play in both leagues and in all other events. Nightly fees are $5 for 9-Ball and $6 for 8-Ball, plus the cost of coins.
For more information call 970-620-0056 or visit craigbca.weebly.com.
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