Craig Sports Briefs for March 7, 2015: CNCC athletics begins spring seasons
The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team competed Feb. 27 and 28 at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, with men placing second and all 10 team members making it to the short round.
Tyler Stueve and Colton Onyett led the men with first place finishes in the short go for bull riding and bareback riding, respectively.
For the women, Karlee Worthen finished first in the breakaway roping long go and fourth in the team roping with men’s Justin White.
CNCC rodeo is at Twin Falls, Idaho, this weekend for College of Southern Idaho’s 39th annual event.
Also meeting with CSI this week are the CNCC baseball and softball teams.
Baseball will play their last of a series of four games Saturday, the team’s record 6-9 as of last weekend following a 2-2 set against College of Southern Nevada.
The Lady Spartan softball team played its conference opener Feb. 27 and 28 in Henderson, Nevada, falling to 0-4 after some tough games.
Moffat County High School hosting winter sports night
Moffat County High School will honor its winter sports teams during an awards night for athletics and activities at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at MCHS.
Families will be assigned desserts and beverages to contribute.
For more information, call 970-824-7036 or 970-629-3628.
Safari Club selling tickets for annual fundraiser
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its seventh annual fundraiser banquet March 21 at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m., and live and silent auctions will follow.
Tickets are $45 for singles, $85 for couples or $500 for a table and are available in Craig at Rummel Chiropractic, Chapman’s Automotive, Craig Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Pawn Shop and Mountain Man Taxidermist.
They are also available at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and in Meeker at Western States Realty.
For more information, call 970-819-2531.
Moffat County High School seeks receipts for fundraiser
Local residents can help with the issue of school funding as Moffat County High School raises money in the weeks to come.
MCHS is participating in the AmeriGas School Days Program, and people can bring in their receipts from propane to join in the effort. For every gallon of gas accounted for, the company will donate two cents to the school in question.
The tally adds up fast, and last May, AmeriGas awarded nearly $2,000 to MCHS.
Receipts can be turned in at the school to Stephanie Ahlstrom, athletics secretary.
For more information, call 970-824-7036 or 970-824-4221.
Craig Trap Club offers weekly winter shooting
Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League is in action, and recreational shooters are welcome to join in the activity.
Participants can attend the shotgun sessions twice weekly, either at 6 p.m. Thursdays or 10 a.m. Sundays. Those who shoot regularly can also track their scores as the weeks continue.
The Trap Club is located on Moffat County Road 64 off US Highway 40, and those who get involved have the option of club membership for $60 for all included materials and building access or league registration for $60, complete with 300 clay pigeons while supplying one’s own guns and ammunition.
Practice rounds are $6 for non-league participants for 25 pigeons and $5 for those in the league.
For more information, call 970-326-5575 or visit facebook.com/CraigTrapClub.
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