Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 10, 2014: Fundraiser for Craig gymnasts on Thursday |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 10, 2014: Fundraiser for Craig gymnasts on Thursday

Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant, 1111 W. Victory Way, will host a fundraiser night from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday for Rising Star Youth Training Center. The gymnastics program will receive 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds.

The funds will go toward Rising Star’s schedule of competitions, which started with the Aug. 30 Excel Gymnastics event in Steamboat Springs, where the team placed third overall, participating in the beam, bars, vault and floor events.

“We had everyone place at least once in every single event,” coach Kaitlyn Wondra said. “Everyone did really good. They’ve all got a lot of potential.”

Rising Star next will compete Friday in Grand Junction.

Moffat County cross-country keeps pace in Lyons

The Moffat County High School girls and boys cross-country teams finished fourth and eighth, respectively, Saturday at the St. Vrain Invitational in Lyons.

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The top finishers in the 5K race for MCHS were Emily Womble in 14th place individually for the girls with a time of 21 minutes, 18 seconds, and Ashley Suits in 19th place for the boys, finishing in 18:30.

The teams will run again Friday at Heritage High School’s Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, followed by their home meet Sept. 20 at Loudy-Simpson Park.


Runner — Time, Ranking

Emily Womble 21:18, 14

Ary Shaffer 21:28, 20

Allie Dilldine 22:06, 29

Kaylee Durham 23:28, 70

Delaney Baker 23:36, 76

Makayla Johnson 23:58, 89

Makenna Baker 25:44, 121


Ashley Suits 18:30, 19

Steven Walls 19:06, 48

Riley Allen 19:12, 52

Andrew Keiss 19:22, 55

Isaac Chacon 20:30, 112

Brandon Beason 20:43, 117

Garrett Flint 21:53, 165

Remmy Kohpay 22:19, 176

Connor Knez 22:43, 191

Nick Pugh 23:03, 197

Tyler Driggs 23:25, 203

Jeremy Looper 25:18, 222

Aaron Hill 27:02, 233

Craig Daily Press hosts online football contest

As the NFL’s regular season begins, the Craig Daily Press will feature an online forum for football fans to predict weekly results and win prizes by doing so.

Participants can register at through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season, comparing their outcomes to local VIPs, including Mark Samuelson, owner of Samuelson’s True Value Hardware; Shawnna Muhme, director of sales for Clarion Inn & Suites; Kevin Willbanks, general manager for Craig Powersports; Brian Kitzman, sales manager for Victory Motors; and Daily Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.

Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes at the local and national levels, with UPICKEM’s ultimate prize package a trip for two to Hawaii.

For more information, call 970-875-1782.

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 of 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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