Sports Briefs for Sept. 22, 2012: Craig women’s hockey seeking members |

Sports Briefs for Sept. 22, 2012: Craig women’s hockey seeking members

Nate Waggenspack

The Puck Ewes women’s hockey team in Craig is looking for members to help fill its roster for the coming season.

The team, which plays in a league of teams from local cities, is short on players this year, and will have to drop out without more signups by the season’s start, team member Gayle Criswell said.

So Criswell and her teammates are looking for women of any ability level with an interest in playing or learning hockey. Criswell said they will take anyone ages 14 and up, but players younger than 18 would need parental consent to play.

The season starts in late October and goes through March, with game nights varying throughout.

The current members of the team have a limited amount of loaner hockey gear that would help cut costs for prospective new members.

For more information, call Criswell at 824-8048.

Billiards league back at it at Popular Bar

A new season of billiards in Craig is underway.

The Craig Billiards Congress of America Pool League started rounds last week at Popular Bar. The league, which hosts matches on Sunday and Monday nights, is still open for signups to pool players of any skill level looking to get involved.

Matches take place Sundays at 5 p.m. or Mondays at 6 p.m., and are done in a round-robin format, with teams playing four different opponents each night.

The season lasts through June, when a league tournament will be held. The Craig champions will win prizes and have the opportunity to attend a BCA national event in Las Vegas in July.

Players must be at least 21 to participate. The cost for a BCA membership is $15 per session, and would give the player a chance to play in BCA members-only tournaments hosted at Popular Bar throughout the season, in addition to being eligible for the Las Vegas championships.

The weekly fee for playing is $6, but that is only charged in weeks a player is selected to participate for his/her team.

For more information, contact Jolene Walls at 620-0056 or

Water Aerobics courses available starting in October

Craig residents looking to get a different style of exercise are in luck, starting next month.

Registration is open for water aerobics courses, which will run from Oct. 22 through Jan. 16.

Water Aerobics offer a good combination of exercise benefits, improving fitness and flexibility while also being easier on the joints than other forms of exercise.

Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at Moffat County High School. The fee to drop-in for a class is $4, or to sign up for the entire session costs $50.

For more information, call 826-2017.

Youth Basketball registration closing today

Craig Parks and Recreation basketball leagues for children in third through sixth grade are open now.

The four leagues (third and fourth grade boys and girls, fifth and sixth grade boys and girls) will include skills days to help participants learn basketball basics like dribbling, shooting, passing and defense.

The cost to join is $30. Skills days will take place at Sunset Elementary the week of Sept. 23-29 and league play will begin in October with practices and games.

Wednesday is the last day to register for the season, which will being with practices in October and games in November.

Coaching volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Pam Maneotis at 826-2004.

Volunteers sought for Parks and Rec basketball

Adult volunteers are needed to fill several roles with youth basketball, starting in October.

Craig Parks and Recreation is seeking officials and gym supervisors for its third through sixth grade basketball leagues.

Officials and gym supervisors must be 14 or older. You must call to ask about the positions by Oct. 17.

For more information, contact Craig Parks and Recreation at 826-2004 or 826-2006.

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