Moffat County cross country starts season at Stampede: Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 30, 2017
Moffat County High School cross country teams began their season Aug. 25 at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs for the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede.
The race — the site of which also serves as the location for the state championships each year — saw Hayden’s Chris Carrouth lead Bulldog boys in 11th place of 131 runners in the 3A boys event, at a time of 18:09.80.
Following were Carter Severson in 32nd (19:12.30) and Brandon Beason 38th (19:27.60).
For varsity girls, Hayden’s Makenna Knez took 18th of 114 at 22:31.10, while Liberty Hippely ranked at 51 (25:10.40).
Among junior varsity runners in the open races, Kelsey McDiffett and Emaleigh Papierski took second and third among girls, respectively, with Wyatt Mortensen fifth for boys.
Get your tickets for Yahoo Golf Tourney, Ball Drop
The Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop takes place Sept. 9 at Yampa Valley Golf Course as a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club.
The event features a golf ball drop, starting the morning with an airplane flying over the course and unloading thousands of golf balls registered to participants for a variety of prizes.
The event has raised more than $200,000 since its inception in 2001.
Tickets for this year’s ball drop — which takes place at 8:30 a.m. performed by Mountain Air Spray — are $10 for one white ball, $50 for five white and one red, or $100 for one dozen white and three red. White ball prizes range from Denver Broncos tickets to gift certificates for local businesses, while the high stakes red ball prizes include, among other items, a golf package, an iPad, a barbecue grill and a grand prize of $1,000 in a combination of cash and Spree Bucks.
Following the ball drop is the tournament itself, featuring men’s, women’s and mixed flights. Entry is $130 per team or $65 per player. Registration includes 18 holes, cart rental, range usage, breakfast and a barbecue lunch.
Signups are limited to 60 teams.
Ball drop tickets are available at Boys & Girls Club of Craig, and tournament forms can be found at YVGC. For more information, call 970-826-0411 or 970-824-FORE (3673).
Matching challenge supports trails in Moffat County
A $10,000 matching challenge through Aug. 31 will double the value of donations to a fund that helps maintain and improve trails on public lands in Moffat and Routt counties.
The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund was created in 2015 to provide a permanent funding source for non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance. A board that includes land managers and citizens determine trail maintenance priorities and projects annually, based on need.
The Trail Endowment Fund is held at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, a primary source for philanthropic resources and education for donors and nonprofit organizations in Moffat and Routt counties.
For more information about the fund, contact Helen Beall at 970-879-8632. To contribute, go to yvcf.org/trails.
After a month of races on the road, Moffat County High School cross country athletes have their sights set on a finish line at home.