Craig Sports Briefs for July 25, 2015: Local hunters, anglers invited to Sportsmen’s Roundtable
Area sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable caucus, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club, located at Milepost 128.1 on Colorado Highway 9, about 11 miles south of Kremmling.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife formed the Sportsmen’s Roundtable in 2012 in a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers with opportunities to submit input about wildlife management decisions. Consisting of elected and appointed delegates from each of the state’s four wildlife management regions, the groups collect input from constituents in a variety of ways, including public meetings. The information will be sent to CPW’s leadership at the statewide Sportsmen’s Roundtable meetings, held twice yearly, the next one of which will be Aug. 22 in Buena Vista.
Topics include CPW’s 2015 Strategic Plan, the West Slope Mule Deer Strategy and ideas and concepts for generating revenue. There is no limit to participation, and no active hunter or angler will be excluded from the discussion.
For more information about the Sportsmen’s Roundtable, visit http://www.cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Roundtable.aspx.
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.
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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 Saturday.
Starla Jensen, MCHS Volleyball
PO Box 31
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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.
Early entry has passed, but late entry will be available through Tuesday 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.
Girls golf clinic available Wednesday
Moffat County High School girls golf coach Ann Marie Roberts will host a camp for girls of all ages from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
Open to those 5 and older, the clinic teaches proficiency in the sport and will approach lessons in a fun way to instill a lifelong love of golf.
Registration is $15, and people need to call Roberts to sign up for the event.
For more information, call 970-629-9513.
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 Wednesday.
For more information, call 970-826-2004.
Young Life golf tourney coming Aug. 8
The Bear River Young Life 2015 Charity Golf Tournament tees off Aug. 8 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
The four-person scramble starts at 8:30 a.m. and offers a $1,700 payout, as well as a “special twist” on the traditional tournament with many prizes and special features.
The youth ministry organization will be seeking sponsors — who can pay per hole or otherwise — through Aug. 3.
The cost to play is $60 per person for greens fees, a cart and a catered lunch. Teams can also sign up — with a maximum of 30 — for $240.
Registering in advance is encouraged, and forms can be found at the YVGC pro shop or at bearriver.younglife.org.
For more information, call 970-629-9600.
Women’s golf fundraiser swings into action Aug. 12
The Rally for the Cause Ladies Tournament, benefiting Moffat County Cancer Society, takes place Aug. 12 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
The four-person scramble starts at 1 p.m. and is open to women of all skill levels.
Entry is $40 for 18 holes and dinner. Golfers are asked to wear pink.
For more information, call Linda Showalter at 970-824-9728 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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