Craig Sports Briefs for July 6, 2015: 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 12-15. 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 Friday, 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.
British Soccer Camp starts Monday
Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp takes place Monday through Friday 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.
Deadline for fall turkey hunting nears
The limited license application deadline for Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s fall turkey hunting season, running September to October, is Thursday. Draw results should be available July 27.
CPW encourages sportsmen 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.
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).
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.