Craig Sports Briefs for June 22, 2015: Barrel racing event to hit Moffat County Fairgrounds
The 14th annual Tri-State Barrel Racing Classic hosted by Riding in the Rockies will take place throughout the weekend at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way.
Riders of all ages — including divisions of peewee, youth, senior, novice and the open class — will compete starting at 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
Organizers will no longer accept forms mailed in but will still be accepting registration with an additional fee at the event under the grandstands.
Deadline approaching for British Soccer Camp
Registration is open for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, 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.
The 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
Registration is available at challengersports.com, with a June 26 deadline. Parents also can register the day of the event with a $10 late fee.
For more information, call 970-826-2006.
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.
MCHS will also be attending a camp next week in Baggs, Wyoming.
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
Yampa Valley Golf Course hosting PGA Academy for kids
Registration is still available for Yampa Valley Golf Course’s Junior Golf PGA Sports Academy, running each Tuesday for the following several weeks.
The course is open to young golfers of all skill levels from ages 6 to 17. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. for ages 6 to 8; 10:30 a.m. for ages 9, 10 and 11; and noon for ages 12 and older.
Players will learn all aspects of the sport based on a PGA-approved curriculum. The classes end with the Soda Pop Open July 14, complete with a barbecue and prizes.
Registration is $75 for the program’s classes, gift bag and end-of-season festivities. YVGC can provide equipment for participants if needed.
For more information, call 970-824-FORE (3673) or email course pro Bob Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Cheer Camp begins in July
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.
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.