Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2014: Registration deadline Wednesday for Parks and Rec basketball |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2014: Registration deadline Wednesday for Parks and Rec basketball

Wednesday is the final chance to register your children for the Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball season.

The leagues for third through sixth grade boys and girls will begin practices and games starting in October. There will be a mandatory skills days for each age bracket Sept. 22 to 25.

Registration is available at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St., or on the Parks and Rec website.

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

Moffat County soccer plays tough against league-leader Coal Ridge

The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team lost 4-1 in a Tuesday game against Coal Ridge High School in New Castle.

It was a game they were expecting to be difficult, but coach Harry Tripp said the results were great considering the now 6-0 opponents.

“Last year they beat us 10-0, but we held up this time,” he said. “I think we were really frustrating them.”

Goalie Alex Arellano recorded 25 saves against a relentless offense, while the rest of the Bulldogs managed 11 shots on the Titans. Tripp said Jose Duarte’s lone goal was very nearly multiplied at different points.

“He had a couple shots hit the crossbar,” Tripp said. “We had a lot of shots like that.”

MCHS is 1-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the 3A Region 3 standings. The team will next play Thursday in Grand Junction, a game Tripp does not want his players to stress out about too much.

“I want them to focus on conference games now,” he said.

Running event to benefit Friends of Moffat County Education

The third annual Leaf Cruncher 5K and Family Fun Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, hosted by Friends of Moffat County Education and The Memorial Hospital.

Registration at the event will begin at 7:15 a.m., or people can sign up beforehand at East Side Liquor, 539 E. Victory Way. The cost is $20 for adults, with no fee for kids younger than 18.

All runners will receive a free T-shirt. Those planning to register Saturday should reserve their shirt by emailing their size to

All proceeds will benefit local schools, and prizes will be available for different age groups. Following the 5K and fun run, the crowd can also cheer for the runners of the Moffat County Cross-Country Invitational.

For more information, visit

Saturday golf tourney to honor memory of Craig resident

The Wakonda Cup/Fore Fat Cor golf tournament will take place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament serves as a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Cory Pike, who died of Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2009. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and is $100 per person for the round of golf, prizes, food and other expenses.

Play will begin at noon.

For more information, call 970-824-FORE (3673).

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