Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Weekend running event to benefit Friends of Moffat County Education |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Weekend 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.

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 under 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).

Grand Junction shuts out Moffat County soccer

The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team lost 4-0 Thursday against Grand Junction High School.

The Tigers overwhelmed the Bulldogs with three goals in the first half, and MCHS could not come back from this, only slowing down their opponents and holding them to one final score off a penalty kick.

The game got physical, resulting in a couple injuries and a lot of whistles blown, said Coach Harry Tripp, adding that the majority of calls benefited GJHS.

“It was still a pretty good game,” he said. “We played good as a team.”

The Bulldogs recorded six shots, with 24 saves by Alex Arellano.

“He got another workout,” Tripp said of his goalie.

Homecoming week will be busy for the team — 1-3-1 overall, 1-1 in 3A Region 3 — with a road game Tuesday against Roaring Fork, followed by home matches against Aspen and Colorado Rocky Mountain High School, both of which are league games.

“We need a little more communicating, and our passes are a little behind,” Tripp said. “If we can communicate, we’ll do fine.”

Regional softball players win big with Meeker team

In its first year, the Meeker Lady Cowboys fast-pitch softball team has seen contributions from players from Craig, Rangely and Steamboat Springs.

This Thursday, the team played at home in Meeker in a doubleheader against Rifle, winning both games, 19-18 and 21-0. The team also defeated Rifle by wide margins in road games Sept. 11, beating the Bears 10-1 and 11-6.

The team also traveled to Fort Collins this week for games and clinics.

Among the top contributors for the inaugural season have been pitchers Christina Pryce, of Steamboat, and Maria Gonzalez, of Meeker; and heavy hitters like Jasmine Patterson and Sarah Gerloff, both of Meeker, and Charisma Plantiko, Sidney Ferguson and Julia Christensen, all of Craig.

The team will play at home again in early October.

Doak Walker football: Week 4 results

Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program finished its fourth week of competition this week with games among fifth- and sixth- graders Tuesday and third- and fourth-graders Wednesday. Also, a special rescheduled game Thursday between Hayden and the Boy-Ko Supply Saints of the fifth- and sixth-grade bracket ended 32-6 in the Tigers’ favor.

Fifth- and sixth-grades

• Cook Chevrolet Broncos — 13

Boy-Ko Supply Saints — 6

• Hertzog Photography Packers — 25

Hayden Tigers — 20

• Victory Motors Chargers — 32

Craig Daily Press Vikings — 6

Third- and fourth-grades

• Three Sons Construction Broncos — 14

Masterworks Mechanical Saints — 0

• Intermountain Appliance Chargers — 28

Clarion Inn & Suites Raiders — 6

• Hayden I Tigers — 19

Hayden II Tigers — 0

• Bye week: Craig Police Department Titans

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