Craig Sports Briefs for June 26, 2015: Matt Hamilton plays in All-State football game
Recent Moffat County High School graduate Matt Hamilton represented the Bulldogs at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 59th All-State Games at Adams State University in Alamosa.
Football player Hamilton was part of the South roster, quarterbacking half the game and serving as punter for the entirety in a June 12 exhibition match that the North team won, 16-7, at Rex Stadium.
Hamilton was chosen as Player of the Year and Quarterback of the Year for the 2A Western Slope North League during the 2014 season and was also selected as the top male sportsman as the recipient of the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award.
According to the organization’s website, in order to be selected for All-State activities, senior athletes are nominated by their leagues via a CHSCA league representative in team sports and by CHSCA member coaches in individual sports. The nominations are then voted on by CHSCA member coaches to select the teams.
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.
For registration details, visit ridingintherockies.com or facebook.com/ridingintherockies or call 970-390-3712.
Deadline Friday 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
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For the first time in 18 months, the Moffat County High School auditorium will fill with music and singing from students, as the school performs MCHS’s musical, “Beauty and the Beast.”