Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 1, 2014: Parks and Rec volleyball hosting informational meeting |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 1, 2014: Parks and Rec volleyball hosting informational meeting

The Craig Parks and Recreation coed volleyball league, which begins in September, will offer a meeting for team captains and representatives.

The meeting, at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St., will discuss league rules, scheduling and overall organization.

All hoping to start a team or already have started a team are invited. Registration is $125 per team, plus $10 per player.

For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Moffat County High School volleyball goes 2-2 in weekend tourney

The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team experienced wins and losses playing at a tournament weekend in Aspen, ending with a 2-2 overall record for the event.

Losing 2-1 to Meeker on Friday night — a 27-25 win, followed by 25-23 and 16-14 defeats — the team regrouped Saturday to sweep Basalt, 25-13, 25-20. A 2-0 loss to Cedaredge followed, with 25-16 and 25-20 sets.

“We didn’t have our heads in that game,” head coach Starla Jensen said.

The Bulldogs finished on a high note, beating Hotchkiss, 2-1, first coming back from a 25-22 loss to notch 25-17 and 15-9 triumphs.

“It was a good weekend, and I saw a lot of really, really good things,” Jensen said, adding that the tournament also allowed her to spot some weak points in her players that will need to be improved this week.

Early season events like this, and a similar tournament this Friday and Saturday in Delta, are considered neutral and don’t affect the regular season record, Jensen said.

The team’s first regular match-up will be Thursday in Steamboat Springs.

Local billiards season starts Sept. 7

BCA Pool Leagues will begin its fifth season next week at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way.

The 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 7, consisting of three-person teams with a total of five players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 8, 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 or call 970-620-0056 or visit

Golf event to benefit local organizations

The Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop will take place Sept. 13 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament will consist of two-person teams in men’s, women’s and mixed divisions, with the $120 team registration covering greens fees, carts, food and prizes. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

For more information on how to sign up, call YVGC at 970-824-FORE (3673).

The preceding ball drop will be at 8:30 a.m., and entrants can purchase white or red balls that can win them one of the prizes worth more than $7,500 donated by local businesses. Prizes include Denver Broncos tickets, golf equipment and packages, gift certificates and more.

The event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club.

Tickets for the ball drop are available at Boys & Girls Club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. For more information, call 970-826-0411.

Parks and Rec basketball registration available

The Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball season is accepting applicants.

The leagues for third through sixth grade boys and girls will begin practices and games starting in October. Registration is open now at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St. or on the Parks and Rec website, with the deadline Sept. 17.

There will be a mandatory skills days for each age bracket Sept. 22 to 25.

For more information about the league or to become a coach or official, call Dave Pike at 970-826-2006.

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