Moffat County golfers show drive at regional events: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 20, 2017 |

Moffat County golfers show drive at regional events: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 20, 2017

Moffat County High School boys varsity golfers Torin Reed and Connor Etzler finished the season Monday as they competed in the 3A Region 4 Tournament at Devil’s Thumb Golf Club in Delta.

Reed was one stroke away from being an alternate at October’s state tourney, recording an 87 at regionals, an event dominated by Aspen, the Skiers taking first as a team and the top four slots, led by Carter Hall with a 69.

Reed placed 27th in the field of 57, while Etzler’s 94 put him at 33rd.

With only two players, Moffat County did not have a full team score, though the Bulldogs placed fourth overall during the Western Slope JV Championship event Friday at Grand Junction’s Chipeta Golf Course.

Coach Rod Compton said the younger golfers’ scores plummeted for their best numbers of the year, albeit on a far less challenging locale.

“Hardly any trees and very short, but I’ll take it,” he said.

Jack Doane led with an 88, Tyler Burkett 92, Josh Townsend 96, Tanner Etzler 99 and James DeWald 109.


Moffat County wrestling banquet Saturday

The Moffat County High School wrestling program will host its annual prime rib dinner fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

Tickets are $25 per person or $75 for a family of four for the meal.

A silent auction follows at 7 p.m. and is free for those who don’t wish to attend the dinner portion.

Tickets are available at Favorite Things, 584 Yampa Ave., or by contacting the program through MOCO Wrestling on Facebook. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Run, walk, light up night in Glow Run 5K

Memorial Regional Health will host the fourth annual Glow Run 5K Sept. 30.

Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St., with the race beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The course loops around CNCC and The Memorial Hospital. Entry is $25 for adults, $15 for MRH employees, Craig Press employees and CNCC employees and students. T-shirts are $10 each.

All participants under 18 race for free.

Costumes and glow sticks are encouraged, and the race will be followed by music, food and other activities.

Proceeds benefit Moffat County Cancer Society and MRH Foundation.

For more information, call 970-824-9411 or visit


Football challenge available through Craig Press

As the NFL’s regular season begins, 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 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.


NRA banquet in October

Yampa Valley Friends of the NRA will host its annual banquet Oct. 7 at Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner with prime rib and salmon starts at 7 p.m.

The night includes games and drawings, as well as live and silent auction with more than 30 firearms up for bids.

Admission is $40 per person, with raffle tickets $20 apiece or $100 for six.

Proceeds benefit the group’s work with youth and shooting sports.

For more information, call 970-629-2305.


Support Moffat County basketball with ball drop

The Moffat County High School girls basketball program will host a golf ball drop fundraiser leading up to the MCHS Homecoming football game Oct. 6.

Organizers will let loose hundreds of balls near the end zone following the game with a grand prize of $1,000 to the owner of the ball closest to a marker.

Entries are $10 per ball, and proceeds benefit the program’s summer camps, winter tournaments and more.

For more information, contact coach Kenley Nebeker at 970-826-6612 or


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.

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