Craig Sports Briefs for July 17, 2015: Moffat County Vigilantes hockey team will not play this fall |

Craig Sports Briefs for July 17, 2015: Moffat County Vigilantes hockey team will not play this fall

The Moffat County Vigilantes semi-professional hockey team has cancelled plans to play its inaugural season at Moffat County Ice Arena this fall.

A post made Wednesday on the group’s Facebook page noted that the team will “cease operations” for the 2015-16 season due to financial issues and will hopefully be able to play in Craig the following year upon reevaluation of the budget.

Owner and general manager Chandler Holguin wrote in the attached post that any players who had signed with the team are released from their contracts and will become free agents.

Holguin will also be assisting those who would have been on the roster to find a new team if they choose.

For more information on the Vigilantes,

Denver Broncos football camp coming to Craig

As part of the second annual Victory Motors Drive for Cancer, the Craig auto dealer will feature a football camp from July 21 to 23 for young athletes complete with former Denver Broncos players.

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.

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. Registration needs to be submitted by July 25.

Mail to:

Starla Jensen, MCHS Volleyball

PO Box 31

Baggs, WY 82321-0031

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

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.

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.

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.

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