Moffat County Bulldogs Hockey Club winger Cole Dubois looks for a pass during a November game against visiting Grand Valley. The team goes back into action Sunday for a doubleheader at Kremmling.

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Moffat County Bulldogs Hockey Club winger Cole Dubois looks for a pass during a November game against visiting Grand Valley. The team goes back into action Sunday for a doubleheader at Kremmling.

A look ahead: Weekend preview for local sports

The girls swim team has one last shot to qualify for the state championships, the wrestling team travels to Palisade for a last-minute tune up before regionals, the hockey team looks to clinch a spot in the Frozen Four and the girls and boys varsity basketball teams travel south for back-to-back road games in Delta and Palisade.

Boys basketball:

Friday at Delta - 7:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs (10-7 overall, 6-2 Western Slope League) rebounded nicely from last week's loss to Steamboat, beating Battle Mountain by 31 points.

Moffat County gets a chance to solidify its position as one of the top three teams in the league Friday at Delta (7-9 overall, 4-4 WSL).

The Bulldogs' offense flows through center Chayton Owens (22.1 ppg).

Small forward Collin Jackson (9.2 ppg), power forward Kelton Willbanks (9.2 ppg), shooting guard Thomas Noble (7.7 ppg) and point guard Mike Peters (7.3 ppg) round out the Bulldogs' starting five.

Eli Baier (11.7 ppg) and Ethan Kroai (7.9 ppg) lead the Delta offense.

The Panthers are averaging 55.2 ppg while on offense and 58.3 on defense.

The Bulldogs are averaging 60.2 ppg on offense and 53.3 on defense.

Notes:

Moffat County won the first meeting between the two teams this season, 67-41, Jan. 16 in Craig.

Saturday at Palisade - 5:30 p.m.

Palisade (2-15 overall, 2-6 WSL) has won two of its past five games after starting the season 0-12.

Jake Edmiston (13.2 ppg) and Jeremy Hayden (10.1 ppg) lead Palisade's offense.

Palisade is averaging 51.7 ppg while on offense and 64.6 on defense.

Notes:

Moffat County won the first meeting between the two teams this season, 82-48, Jan. 17 in Craig.

CLASS 4A WESTERN SLOPE LEAGUE STANDINGS

Team : Conf. : Overall

Steamboat Springs : 8-0 : 12-4

Glenwood Springs : 7-1 : 11-6

Moffat County : 6-2 : 10-7

Delta : 4-4 : 6-6

Rifle : 3-5 : 7-9

Battle Mountain : 2-6 : 2-14

Palisade : 2-6 : 2-15

Eagle Valley : 0-8 : 2-15

Girls basketball:

Friday at Delta - 6 p.m.

Moffat County (10-7 overall, 7-1 Western Slope League) gets a return engagement with the only team in the league to beat them this year - a 50-43 home loss Jan. 16 to Delta.

Moffat County since has won five straight, while the Panthers (3-10 overall, 2-6 WSL) are 1-5.

Starters Courtney Edington (9.1 ppg), Ariel Sanchez (9.4 ppg), Alicia Nelson (7.5 ppg), Danette Crofts (6.6 ppg) and Kylie Bauman (5.9 ppg) each contribute to a balanced Bulldogs attack.

Hannah Roberson (12.3 ppg) and Alicia Gieck (12.1 ppg) lead the Delta offense.

The Panthers average 43.5 ppg on offense while allowing the opposition to score an average of 51.6 ppg. The Bulldogs are averaging 49.1 ppg on offense, 41.3 on defense.

Saturday at Palisade - 4 p.m.

Palisade (3-14 overall, 3-5 WSL) looks to rebound from two big losses last week (70-40 Jan. 31 at Glenwood and 66-30 Jan. 31 at Central).

Hannah Roberson (12.3 ppg) and Alicia Gieck (12.1 ppg) lead the Delta offense.

Palisade is averaging 39.9 ppg on offense, 54.4 on defense.

Notes:

The Bulldogs prevailed, 45-36, Jan. 17 in Craig.

CLASS 4A WESTERN SLOPE LEAGUE STANDINGS

Team : Conf. : Overall

Glenwood Springs : 8-1 : 13-3

Moffat County : 7-1 : 10-7

Rifle : 6-2 : 11-5

Eagle Valley : 4-4 : 6-10

Palisade : 3-5 : 3-14

Steamboat Springs : 2-5 : 5-10

Delta : 2-6 : 3-10

Battle Mountain : 0-8 : 0-17

Hockey:

Sunday at Kremmling (doubleheader) - 10 a.m.

It's simple: If the Bulldogs win one of their two games Sunday in Kremmling, a spot in the Frozen Four is theirs.

Steamboat and Kremmling are 7 points behind Moffat County for the final postseason spot. A loss by either team, and the Bulldogs are in, as well.

Kremmling forward Jacob Hange is seventh in the league in scoring with a team-high 21 goals and 10 assists, totaling 31 points.

Teammate Stephen Stubbs (10 goals, 7 assists - 17 points) is tied with Bulldogs forward John Strahan (13 goals, four assists) for 18th in the league.

Moffat County center Colt Criswell scored his 20th goal of the season last week at Steamboat, but he dropped a spot in the league's point standings to fifth overall with 33 points (20 goals, 13 assists).

With last week's win at Steamboat, Moffat County goaltender Spencer Wayman earned his league-best eighth victory and now is fourth in goals against average (2.00), with two shutouts.

Kremmling goalie Richard Gamblin is 5-7, with no shutouts and a 4.43 gaa.

Notes:

The Bulldogs won the first meeting between these two team this season, 4-2, Nov. 14 in Craig.

Colorado Amateur Hockey Association - Midget Major A

ROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

Team Name : W : L : T : PTS

Gunnison A : 14 : 2 : 2 : 30

Durango : 13 : 1 : 2 : 28

Grand Valley A : 13 : 4 : 1 : 27

Moffat County : 10 : 5 : 3 : 23

Kremmling : 8 : 9 : 0 : 16

Steamboat Springs : 7 : 6 : 2 : 16

Crested Butte : 6 : 8 : 0 : 12

Telluride : 5 : 13 : 0 : 10

Gunnison B : 3 : 13 : 2 : 8

Grand Valley B : 0 : 18 : 0 : 0

• top four advance to playoffs

Swimming:

Friday and Saturday at state regionals - TBA

It's crunch time for the Moffat County High School girls swimming team.

Friday and Saturday's regional meet in Durango is the last chance for the Bulldogs to qualify for the state finals.

Steamboat Springs resident Genna Bradley is the lone Bulldogs swimmer to achieve the season-ending mark, but the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Danielle Brockman, Katherine Dodd, Emma Lichtenfels and Mary Penner came within a second Saturday in Glenwood Springs.

Lichtenfels, who is 3 seconds away from qualifying in the 100-yard breaststroke, could meet the state required time, as well.

4A STATE QUALIFYING TIMES

200-yard medley relay: 2:05.00

200-yard freestyle: 2:08.80

200-yard individual medley: 2:26.00

50-yard freestyle: 26.60

1-meter diving: 300*

100-yard butterfly: 1:06.50

100-yard freestyle: 58.30

500-yard freestyle: 5:48.00

200-yard freestyle relay: 1:51.00

100-yard backstroke: 1:07.00

100-yard breaststroke: 1:15.30

400-yard freestyle relay: 4:06.00

* denotes state qualification standards met

Wrestling:

Today at Palisade (Tri-tourney) - 5 p.m.

The Bulldogs head south to compete against Palisade and Delta in the team's final tune-up for the regional tournament beginning Feb. 13 in Montrose.

Sophomore Cody Nelson went undefeated for the fifth consecutive meet last week at Eagle Valley and looks to keep his momentum rolling into Palisade. Moffat County welcomed back two varsity wrestlers last week from injury (Ethan Kinner - back spasms, and Nathan Tomlin - concussion) and welcomes back two more this week (Matt Linsacum - sick, and Kye Adams - knee)

"Hey, we are as healthy as we're going to get," coach Roman Gutierrez said.

MCHS INDIVIDUAL VARSITY RECORDS

Charlie Griffiths : 38-4

Cody Nelson : 36-4

Jesse Breslin : 35-6

Matt Linsacum : 28-9

Nathan Tomlin : 25-4

Ethan Kinner : 25-4

Cody Adams : 20-18

Troy Vernon : 17-5

Scott Mann : 15-7

Halen Raymond : 14-7

Kye Adams : 13-8

A. C. Crofts : 11-12

Todd Stewart : 10-12

Ben Winslow : 10-18

Brent Juergens : 2-3

Nate Moon : 2-11

Jake Blevins : 1-7

Overall individual record: 314-149 (181 pins)

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