Sports Briefs for June 30: MCHS grad fares well in sophomore season |

Sports Briefs for June 30: MCHS grad fares well in sophomore season

2010 Moffat County High School graduate Lindsey Yoast throws the hammer at a meet at the University of New Mexico earlier this season. Yoast just finished her sophomore year at Western State College of Colorado.
Jared Williams

Lindsey Yoast, a 2010 graduate of Moffat County High School, finished up her sophomore season of track and field at Western State College of Colorado in style.

The throwing specialist had a strong year, breaking her personal best throw in the hammer throw on multiple occasions.

Yoast finished the season with the farthest hammer throw of any sophomore in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and was named the Most Improved Athlete on the team at the end of the year.

Western State had its best year in almost a decade in track and field. The Mountaineers placed second at the RMAC championships and sixth at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Pueblo May 26.

Players wanted for fast-pitch softball

Competitive, fast-pitch softball teams are being formed in Craig.

Coaches are looking to get a feel for the number of players interested, and how many teams could be formed. The season would begin in late July or early August, and a coach’s clinic is set for the end of August. Any girls ages 8 through 16 are invited to be involved. If numbers are strong enough, the teams will look to get involved in Triple Crown Sports softball tournaments. Players or parents interested should call Jason Marshall at 824-2594 for more information.

Swimming complex to close for meet next weekend

The Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St., will close its lap pool Friday through Sunday, July 6-8, due to the Craig Sea Sharks hosting the ABC Swim Meet.

It is the Sea Sharks’ home meet for the summer season. The Sea Sharks, a swim team for children from Moffat County, swam in Aspen last week and shave meets through the beginning of August.

The lap pool will be closed all weekend, but the wave pool at the Swimming Complex will be open for five three-hour shifts.

The wave pool will open from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is a two hundred-person limit per session.

Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information call the Craig Swimming Complex at 824-3015.

Youth Hockey looking for coaches to travel with team

The Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking for volunteer coaches to travel with the team. Each age group needs volunteers: 9 to 10 “squirt” division, 11 to 12 “peewees,” 13 to 14 “bantams” and 15 to 18 “midgets.” The hockey association is available to help children and teenagers who want to learn to play the sport, whether it’s learning how to skate or basics on how the game is played. The program, gearing up for its second year of operation, serves children from ages 5 to 18. Anyone interested in being involved with coaching should contact Rick Villa, CYHA Director of Coaches, at 824-6627 or 629-9367 to volunteer.

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