Sports briefs for Jan. 27, 2012: Account established in memory of Steve Deyo |

Sports briefs for Jan. 27, 2012: Account established in memory of Steve Deyo

Local members of the Colorado football officials association have established a memorial account at First National Bank of the Rockies in memory of Steve Deyo, who died Jan. 17 in Craig.

Deyo graduated from Moffat County High School in 1978 and played football at the University of Northern Colorado.

He officiated high school football for more than 20 years, including as a referee in two state championship football games.

Memorial donations may also be made to the Moffat County 4-H Club, the Moffat County Booster Club or a charity of your choice, in care of Grant Mortuary.

Craig youth takes 1st in district hoop shoot

Josey King, 13, of Craig, took first place for the third straight year in the second round of the Mountain District Elks Club hoop shoot Sunday in Rifle.

King qualified for the state championships Feb. 25 in Salida.

A win in Salida would send King to Denver for the regional tournament against state champions from Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska, with the winner advancing to the national championship in Springfield, Mass.

Other Craig youth also competed in Rifle.

David Andujo, Kaedyn Talkington and Kameron Evans each took second place in their divisions, Makayla Hampton took third in her division, and Brad Cook finished seventh in his division.

Youth basketball referees needed

Craig Parks and Recreation is hiring referees for kindergarten through second-grade basketball.

Wages range from $14 to $18 per game. Applicants must be at least 14 years old and have some knowledge of basketball rules.

Parks and recreation is also looking to hire gym supervisors for the games, with wages ranging from $12 to $16 per hour.

The deadline for both positions is Feb. 10. For more information, call 826-2004.

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