Fresh off wins in Utah, Craig hockey team to salute vets in home opener
The Moffat County Bulldogs 18 and under club hockey team, as part of Craig Youth Hockey Association, will host its first home games this weekend, with a doubleheader against Viewmont High School of Bountiful, Utah.
Games will take place at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. The afternoon game will include a presentation of the American flag to honor local veterans.
The Bulldogs recently played in Vernal, Utah, during Thanksgiving weekend against Uintah High School.
Though the team had to borrow one of the Utes’ goalies due to keeper Jack Doane dealing with a previous injury, they defeated Uintah 12-8 and 10-7.
Wyatt Boatright scored a hat trick in each game with nine total goals, also taking two assists. Zach Soron, Sam Walls, Colton Lodato and Dom Bell each scored twice during the weekend, as did Tristan Farquharson, who led in overall assists with four.
Likewise, Cory Scranton, Jesse Earle and Logan Knez all put in one goal.
Craig Middle School girls hoops starts Dec. 5
Craig Middle School will host a parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at CMS, 915 Yampa Ave., for athletes planning to play in the girls basketball season.
The seventh- and eighth-grade teams will have their first practices the same day after school.
CMS girls will travel to Oak Creek Dec. 13 for their first game, with the rest of the schedule taking place after winter break.
For more information, call 970-824-3289.
Moffat County basketball teams to tip off at Pepsi Center in January
Tickets are available for the Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball league opener, which will take place Jan. 5 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Those who purchase admission for the school’s dual games against Aspen will also get a ticket to the evening’s Denver Nuggets game with the Utah Jazz.
Girls start at 1:15 p.m., boys at 3 p.m. with the Nuggets game at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit MCHS hoops programs. Prices range from $20 to $51 for tickets that can normally sell for as much as $66 and are available for purchase at nuggetstix.com/bulldogs15 or through MCHS’s athletic director Rich Houghton, who can be contacted at 970-826-6553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for winter dodgeball league
Craig Parks and Recreation’s co-ed dodgeball league returns for a new season starting in January. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players.
Registration is $30 per player, and the league is limited to eight teams with a deadline of Dec. 13.
The season will officially begin Jan. 8, and games will take place Monday nights at Craig Middle School
For more information or to register, visit the Parks and Rec office at 300 W. Fourth St. or call 970-826-2004.
Thunder Rolls welcomes Craig kids for youth bowling league
Youth bowling leagues are available for the season, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.
Age groups include Pee Wees for ages 3 to 6, Bantams 7 to 12 and High Rollers ages 13 to 20.
Prices are $2.50 per session for Peewees. Bantams and High Rollers are $7 and also include a one-time membership fee.
Signups for Thunder Rolls’ adult leagues is open but requires a full four-person team before registering. League events include women’s Tuesday nights, men’s Wednesday nights, co-ed Thursday nights and coffee league Thursday mornings.
For more information and league rates, call 970-824-BOWL (2695) or visit thunderrollsbowlingcenter.com.
Football challenge available through Craig Press
As the NFL’s regular season continues, the Craig Press will feature a free 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. Compare your pigskin knowledge with VIPs including Mason Updike of Masterworks Mechanical, Trent Told of Shepherd & Sons, Jessie and Tom Cramer of Cramer Flooring, Danny Griffith of JW Snack’s Bar & Grill, and Craig Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.
Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes locally including $25 each week and a tailgate package grand prize worth $500.
For more information, call 970-875-1782.
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