Moffat County wrestling triumphant at Tuesday triangular
Moffat County High School wrestling dominated the competition Tuesday during a triangular meet in New Castle against Coal Ridge and Steamboat Springs.
The dual between Moffat County and Steamboat saw the Bulldogs nearly sweep the Sailors at 70-6, while the match with Coal Ridge was also an MCHS victory at 60-24.
A busy week continues for the team, which will compete in a dual Friday night in Hotchkiss before moving on to Saturday’s Tiger Duals in Grand Junction, as well as a junior varsity tournament in Rifle.
The team, ranked ninth this week among 3A schools by On the Mat, will see some shuffling around in the roster, which coach Dennis Fredrickson said will be a good challenge at an event he expects to be another good test of talents after last week’s Maverick Duals.
“It’ll be a step tougher for us this time,” he said.
Craig kids can net big wins with Elks’ Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest
The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest takes place in Craig this Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the contest is free and open to boys and girls age 8 to 13, proof of age required in the form of copy a birth certificate. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws.
A chili lunch and awards ceremony will follow at the Elks Lodge.
The top shooters will receive trophies and be eligible for future competitions at the district, state, regional and national levels, with those who go all the way getting their name in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Elks lodges across the country sponsor the event as a way to build athletic skills and confidence in young people.
Craig has regularly sent competitors past the second step of the district level to state and regionals.
Besides being full of tips and contestant stories, the Elks’ website notes that players develop “GRIT: Growth, Resilience, Integrity, Tenacity.”
For more information, visit elks.org/hoopshoot or call Frank Sadvar at 970-620-0874.
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.
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 970-824-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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