Sports briefs for June 27, 2011: MCHS grad takes 1st in Steamboat rodeo |

Sports briefs for June 27, 2011: MCHS grad takes 1st in Steamboat rodeo

Justin Hegwer, a 2007 MCHS graduate, took first place in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series on June 18 at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.

Hegwer competed in the saddle bronc riding event and rode a horse named Pink Painted Lizard, which had a 50-percent buck-off rate.

The MCHS grad scored 75 points to win the event.

Hegwer is attending Oklahoma Panhandle State University on a rodeo scholarship, where he will study industrial technology.

Doak Walker football registration now open

Craig Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for the 2011 Doak Walker tackle football season.

Registration is open to all third- through sixth-graders.

The cost of registration is $50 and must be turned in by July 20.

Practice will begin the week of Aug. 8.

A mandatory skills day, official weigh in and equipment check will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 25 for third- and fourth-graders and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 26 for fifth- and sixth-graders at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

To register, visit For more information, call 826-2029.

Youth hockey teams looking for coaches

The Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking for coaches for the 2011-12 season.

The job would be a non-paying, volunteer position. All leagues — house, squirts, peewee, bantams and midgets — will be looking to fill positions.

Joanie Walt, president of the Craig Youth Hockey Association, said the organization is looking for candidates with a little hockey experience who want to be in a position to make a change in a young child’s life.

For more information, call Rick Villa at 824-6627 or 629-9367.

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