Craig Sports Briefs for May 6, 2016: Moffat County golf ready for regionals at home
Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School girls golf finished its regular season Tuesday with a tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course. girls golf finished its regular season Tuesday with a tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
Moffat County High School girls golf finished its regular season Tuesday with a tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
Tané Otis shot 119, Julia Christensen 120, Hali Reyes 133, Caitlen Krause 136 and Brooke Krause 145.
Rilfe was the final event leading up to the 4A Western Regional Tournament this weekend, which will be hosted by Yampa Valley Golf CourseYampa Valley Golf Course..
Each team is allowed four players, and shooting for MCHS will be Otis, Christensen, Brooke Krause and Jaci McDiffett.
Each team can shoot a practice round throughout the day Friday, and Bulldog golfers will take theirs at about 10 a.m. A dinner that night at Clarion Inn & Suites will be available to players coaches, parents and school officials of visiting teams.
The main event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday as players tee off on the first and 10th holes of YVGC.
MCHS coach Ann Marie Roberts said the team is focusing on chipping and putting as part of practices, as well as honing the accuracy of drives.
“We just want to keep the ball in play, keep it right down the middle,” she said.
The number of state qualifiers from the Western region will depend on how other parts of the state perform, and the only guarantee to move on to bigger tournament is for each girl to play to the best of their ability.
“I would like to see their scores drop for this one tournament after what we’ve been working on,” Roberts said. “I hope they take away a good experience.”
Register now for Maybell bike ride
The annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle ride sponsored by Craig Parks & RecreationCraig Parks & Recreation will take place May 14. Now in its 30th year, the 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost. will take place May 14. Now in its 30th year, the 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost.
Craig Parks & Recreation will take place May 14. Now in its 30th year, the 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost.
Riders can begin either at Northwest Storage on the west end of Craig starting at 7 a.m. or Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. The first five miles of the excursion are the most difficult and include considerable inclines along US Highway 40.
Upon reaching Maybell, cyclists can join in a breakfast in the town park, $6 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, eggs, coffee and juice, not guaranteed for those arriving after 10:15 a.m. Riders have the option of biking back to Craig or using a shuttle for $5 per person.
Riders under 14 are required to ride with an adult, while ages 15 to 17 need to have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
For more information, call 970-826-2004.
Basketball camp comes to Craig in late May
Progressive Basketball Academy will host a camp for athletes entering grades two through nine for the 2016-17 school year.
Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 to June 2 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.
Experienced coaches will work on facets of the game with players ranging from dribbling, shooting, passing and rebounding to teamwork, competitiveness and listening skills.
Registration is $125 per player, with discounts available for families with multiple children. Players will receive a t-shirt and wristband and need to bring with them a ball and a water bottle.
Registration forms and waivers are available at abcsportscamps.com/progressiveabcsportscamps.com/progressive. Cancellation with a full refund is available up to two weeks before the camp.. Cancellation with a full refund is available up to two weeks before the camp.
abcsportscamps.com/progressive. Cancellation with a full refund is available up to two weeks before the camp.
Dude Dent ceremony takes place May 26
The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place May 26 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.
The awards honor the top male and female student-athletes at Moffat County High School who have demonstrated excellence in sports, academic achievements and strong character throughout their high school career.
This year’s nominees for Dude Dent are Shandon Hadley, Stelios Peroulis and Dusty Taylor. Up for Outstanding Female Athlete are Allie Dilldine, Morgan Lawton and Kayla Pinnt.
Additional awards for student-athletes will also be distributed during the ceremony.
Tickets to the banquet are $15 per person.
For more information, call 970-824-7036.
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