Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 15, 2014: Moffat County High School volleyball downed by Roaring Fork | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 15, 2014: Moffat County High School volleyball downed by Roaring Fork

The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball lost its Saturday games, 3-0, in Carbondale to Roaring Fork High School.

However, even though the Bulldogs were on the wrong side of the scores — 25-20, followed by a pair of 25-21 losses — coach Starla Jensen said the group effort that kept the tallies close could be a turning point.

"When they were out there, it was like a team I haven't seen before," she said. "We're working on our coverage, keeping up our defense and not letting the little things get to us.”

The varsity losses also come on the heels of a 2-1 loss for the freshman squad and an encouraging 2-0 win for JV.

"It's all starting to happen for us, and we're all really excited for it," Jensen said.

Overall, varsity is 3-7 after a Sept. 5 and 6 tournament in Delta, in which they went 1-3 for the weekend. As for the regular season, which doesn't include the neutral tourney totals, the team is 0-2, 0-1 in the 3A Western Slope League after their first league opponent Roaring Fork.

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A Thursday match against Coal Ridge will be the last road game for a while for the Bulldogs as they return to MCHS the following week for a long stretch, starting by hosting Aspen on Sept. 23.

Moffat County runners see strong results at Liberty Bell

The Moffat County High School girls and boys cross-country teams finished fourth and 12th, respectively, Friday at the Heritage High School Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, with all the girls and many of the boys setting new personal bests for the season in the race. The boys team also included some new competitors.

Emily Womble was among the top runners in MCHS's division, placing 10th with a time of 19 minutes, 43 seconds. Ashley Suits was 54th for the boys, at 18:25.

The teams will host the Moffat County Invitational on Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, which also will include the runners of Craig Middle School.

Girls

Runner — Time, Ranking

Emily Womble — 19:43, 10

Ary Shaffer — 20:29, 16

Allie Dilldine — 20:33, 18

Lauren Samuelson — 20:40, 23

Delaney Baker — 21:46, 50

Makayla Johnson — 21:46, 51

Kaylee Durham — 22:00, 56

Makenna Baker — 22:59, 89

Boys

Ashley Suits — 18:25, 54

Steven Walls — 18:40, 59

Riley Allen — 18:40, 61

Andrew Keiss — 18:40, 62

Isiac Roop — 19:43, 104

Brandon Beason — 19:43, 105

Drew Rothermund — 20:06, 112

Isaac Chacon — 20:24, 120

Remmy Kohpay — 20:32, 124

Garrett Flint — 20:50, 131

Tyler Driggs — 21:36, 152

Connor Knez — 21:41, 156

Nick Pugh — 21:49, 159

Jeremy Looper — 21:50, 162

Aaron Hill — 25:41, 197

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 Wednesday.

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

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

Craig Daily Press hosting 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 CraigDailyPress.com/football 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 both the local and national levels, with UPICKEM's ultimate prize package a trip for two to Hawaii.

For more information, call 970-875-1782.