Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 17, 2014: Girls on the Run sees large turnout |

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 17, 2014: Girls on the Run sees large turnout

The 2014 Girls on the Run program for young female runners had a great deal of participation from local athletes.

Joining in with 5K races in early November in Steamboat Springs and Telluride, 93 girls from five Craig schools were able to join in the activity for grades three through eight, which involved training for 10 weeks.

Girls on the Run of Western Colorado was also helped along this year by a $15,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to continue the work of building confidence and physical ability in girls, as well as their families.

Melanie Steele, GOTR’s director of marketing, outreach and races, said a story that touched her heart was seeing a 91-year-old woman participate in a GOTR 5K with her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter.

“How cool is that?” she said. “What a fun experience for these women to have.”

Additionally, another story involved a young runner with physical limitations who, when questioned about why she wanted to be in a 5K, responded, “Because I can!”

“That’s the GOTR spirit,” Steele said.

Craig billiards league scores: Week 7

BCA Pool Leagues has gone through seven weeks of play, starting its season in early September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, with a Sunday 9-ball league and a Monday 8-ball league.

The 9-ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.

Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights. The league also hosts tournaments and special events throughout the season.

Yearly fees are $20 to play in both leagues and in all other events. Nightly fees are $5 for 9-ball and $6 for 8-ball, plus the cost of coins.

For more information, call 970-620-0056 or visit For scoring, visit

Note: The following scores do not include the Nov. 16 9-ball games.


Team — Games Won/Lost

Mario — 111/78

Kenny — 95/94

Roy — 95/94

James M. — 91/98

Ebee — 88/101

Steve H. — 87/102


Team — Total Points

Mario — 1150

Jay — 1128

Roy — 1113

Kim — 1110

One-Eyed Bandits — 1099

Young Bucks — 1072