Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 16, 2015: Youth basketball sign-up deadline Wednesday |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 16, 2015: Youth basketball sign-up deadline Wednesday

Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program for boys and girls in grades three through six.

Practices will begin the week of Oct. 19. The fee is $40, and the deadline is Wednesday to sign up at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

For more information, call 970-824-2004.

Youth antelope hunt contest starts

Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter, Double H Outfitters and Villard Ranch will be giving away a guided youth doe antelope hunt to the winner of an essay contest currently available.

Participants must answer the following question in 125 to 500 words: “Why do I want to hunt?”

Entry forms are available in certain editions of the Craig Daily Press, and participants must include name, Hunter Safety Card number, date of birth, phone number, signature and guardian waiver.

The deadline is Sept. 21. For more information, call 970-819-2531.

Forms can be dropped off at Rummel Chiropractic, Mountain Man Taxidermy, AGP Game Processing or Northwest Pawn Shop or mailed to:

Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter

PO Box 752

Craig, CO 81626-0752

Daily Press football contest underway

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, of Samuelson’s True Value Hardware; Shannon Moore, of Clarion Inn & Suites; Kevin Willbanks, of Craig Powersports; 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.

Billiards league getting organized for fall

BCA Pool League began its seventh season this week at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and teams are still welcome to join.

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 must be 21 and over and can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights.

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 Roy Butler at 970-824-9938 or visit

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