Northwest Colorado rodeo rides hard to start fall: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 1, 2017 |

Northwest Colorado rodeo rides hard to start fall: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 1, 2017

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo competitors hit high marks to begin a new year in the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association circuit, beginning with rodeos Aug. 26 and 27 in Eagle.

Craig’s Kinlie Brennise is already at the forefront of the All-Around Cowgirl tally following dual wins in the breakaway roping, as well as third in goat tying and sixth in barrel racing. Though she and brother Kasen did not have much luck in the team roping over the weekend, Kasen also placed second in the opening round of tie down roping.

Yampa siblings Jace and Kody Logan also took on the team event, placing 10th to get into the points count, while Jace also took second in steer wrestling and third in tie down.

Craig’s Ty Pinnt and Dillon Burch took on bull riding, with Burch taking a second-place finish.

At the junior high level, Craig’s Pepper Rhyne and John Harding were in the mix, Rhyne placing fourth in team roping, paired with Parachute’s Josey Snidow, as well as fifth in boys breakaway and third in chute dogging. Harding currently sits at the top of the rankings for the saddle bronc steer and was fourth in chute dogging.

During Labor Day weekend, the CSHSRA action will be in Cortez as riders and ropers take on three straight days.

Moffat County volleyball takes Tuesday loss

Moffat County High School varsity volleyball fell 3-0 Tuesday during a road game in Kremmling against the West Grand Mustangs.

The Lady Bulldogs fought through all three sets, starting with a 25-19 round, followed by 25-10 and 25-13.

Moffat County girls will next play Friday and Saturday at the Rangely Tournament, where they will go up against the hosting Panthers, as well as Hayden, Soroco and Aurora’s Lotus School for Excellence.

Moffat County soccer to host home opener Saturday

Moffat County High School boys soccer played its first game of the season Tuesday, taking a 2-0 loss in Basalt.

The Bulldogs will host their first home game against Roaring Fork at 11 a.m. Saturday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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).

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