Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 27, 2013: Yampa Cup stays in Steamboat after close weekend contest |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 27, 2013: Yampa Cup stays in Steamboat after close weekend contest

The men from Steamboat Golf Club did just enough over the weekend to retain possession of the Yampa Cup.

The men’s club members from Yampa Valley Golf Course just missed out on bringing the trophy back to Craig, falling 20.5 to 21.5 in the two-day event.

Play began in Craig Saturday, with 14 teams of two from each side playing in either a best-ball or scramble format. With 14 possible points on the line, winning a round earned a team a point, a tie was a half point and a loss was zero points.

Steamboat came away from Craig up 7.5 to 6.5, earning the eventual margin of victory on the first day.

At Steamboat Golf Club Saturday, the 14 players from each team were matched up, and played rounds straight up, putting 28 more points on the line. Golfers from YVGC couldn’t make up the deficit as the teams scored 14 to 14 on day two.

Steamboat has now won the Yampa Cup two straight years, after a run of dominance by Yampa Valley from 2006 to 2011.

Craig pool league gets underway, still seeking players for Sunday

The Craig Billiards Congress of America (BCA) has begun play in one of its leagues, with six teams putting up close scores in week one.

One-Eyed Bandits currently hold the top spot, at 173 points. They are trailed by Git R Done (166), Uh-Oh (162), Team Jolene (158), Team Kim (154) and Odd Ballz (149). BCA also typically has another league play on Sundays, but the Sunday start has been postponed to allow current teams time to find more players. The projected start date is this Sunday, Sept. 29.

Craig BCA plays Sundays at 5 p.m. and Mondays at 6 p.m., at Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call Jolene Walls at 970-620-0056 or e-mail the league at

Berthoud-Moffat County soccer game canceled

After flooding on the Front Range kept the Berthoud boys soccer team from coming to Craig for a game Sept. 14, the game has been canceled.

According to Colorado High School Activities Association rules, all league games must be finished before the postseason for a team to be eligible. The same is not true for scheduled non-league games.

The Spartans have been working to make up Tri-Valley League games they missed surrounding their visit to Moffat County, so after their battle with the Bulldogs could not be rescheduled in the following week, the contest was canceled.

Parks and Rec seeking football, basketball officials

The Craig Parks and Recreation youth football season is approaching quickly, and the league is looking for officials.

The youth basketball leagues for third through sixth graders are also coming up, and Parks and Rec is seeking officials for that as well. For basketball, prospective officials must inquire about the 2013 season by Oct. 16.

Officials must be at least 14. For more information about football, contact Craig Parks and Rec at 970-826-2006. For basketball, call 970-826-2004.

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