Craig Sports Briefs for July 4, 2015: Deadline for fall turkey hunting nears
The limited license application deadline for Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s fall turkey hunting season, which runs from September to October, is Thursday. Draw results should be available July 27.
CPW encourages sportsmen and sportswomen of all interests to give this unique challenge a try during the season, which takes place from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23.
“Fall turkey hunting offers lots of opportunity to try diverse hunting techniques,” said Ed Gorman, CPW small game coordinator, in a press release. “Hunters can pursue them in ways that are more characteristic of big-game hunting, like using the spot-and-stalk method or a blind on well-used travel corridors and feeding sites.”
Limited licenses for residents are $19 for adults and $14 for youth, $104 and $79 for nonresidents.
Over-the-counter licenses will go on sale Aug. 4.
For more information on turkey hunting, visit cpw.state.co.us or call 1-800-244-5613.
Fourth of July shooting event offered Saturday
Bears Ears Sportsman Club and Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host the Freedom Fun Shoot from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bears Ears range on Moffat County Road 7, north of Craig.
The event includes multiple gun activities, including usage of the .22 rifle and long range rifle, the pistol bowling pin shoot and kid’s shoot.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Shooters are expected to bring their own firearms, ammunition and protective equipment. Tickets are $2 per person per game.
Prizes are available for winners and concessions will be on sale throughout the afternoon.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
For more information, call 970-824-5958, 970-326-7580 or 970-824-6152.
British Soccer Camp starts Monday
Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp takes place July 6 to 10 at Woodbury Sports Complex. Programs include First Kicks, Mini Soccer, Half Day and the extra seminar Golden Goal Camp, an add-on to those who sign up for Half Day.
Program — Age(s), time, cost
First Kicks — 3, 11 a.m. to noon, $86
Mini Soccer — 4 to 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon, $102
Half Day — 6 to 16, 9 a.m. to noon, $129
Golden Goal Camp — 8 to 16, 1 to 3 p.m., $48
Challenger is available to youth athletes of all ages looking to improve their skills from a program that works with kids across the United States and Canada.
Regular registration has passed, but parents can register the day of the event with a $10 late fee.
For more information, call 970-826-2006.
Over-the-line signups available for August 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.
The cost is $60 to register by July 10, with players receiving a guaranteed t-shirt, hot dog and a beer garden ticket for ages 21 and older. Late entry will be available until July 28 for $75 with no tickets nor guarantee of shirts.
Proceeds will benefit Craig Youth Baseball.
For more information on how to register, call Derek Cleverly at 970-629-8499.
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 July 11.
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).
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 July 15. 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 July 15. 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 Leagues 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.
7:00 a.m. Near the intersection of First Street and U.S. Highway 40, police in Craig responded to a property damage crash call. Officers investigated an accident between two pickup trucks.