Our View: Well represented
February 17, 2010
On Thursday, four young men of our community, athletes who have worked hard, sacrificed, and competed on behalf of themselves and their school, will begin pursuit of being the best in Colorado.
These four Moffat County High School wrestlers — Charlie Griffiths, Nathan Tomlin, Cody Adams and Ben Winslow — carry their hopes, hearts and skill set into the Pepsi Center in Denver with the prospect of a state title on the line.
The Editorial Board would like to recognize these wrestlers for the already notable achievement of reaching the state wrestling tournament — a none-too-small feat — and wish them the best of luck in securing a championship this weekend.
Wrestling, like most sports, can be grueling and take a tremendous toll on an athlete's mind and body throughout the course of a long, grinding season.
That our four young grapplers were able to dig a little deeper, find a little something extra at the end of the season and earn a place at state is a tremendous accomplishment, Editorial Board members contend.
The board encourages people in the community to congratulate Griffiths, Tomlin, Adams and Winslow on reaching the tournament, and provide the athletes with encouragement.
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After all, a confident athlete with a purpose often can translate those emotions into a winning effort.
The Editorial Board would like nothing more than to offer additional comments on the success of our wrestlers upon a triumphant return home from Denver.
If you're out in the community and see any of the wrestlers before they head to Denver, take a minute and bid them well.
When the wrestlers take the mat at the Pepsi Center, they should know full well that they have a community back home in their corner and rooting for them.
A wonderful winter weekend in Craig
To those detractors who claim Craig and Moffat County offers little in the way of social/recreational activities, the Editorial Board points to the weekend that was.
To wit, you'd be hard pressed in many smaller communities to find one that served up a weekend menu of events that included as wide a range of possibilities as a Mardi Gras party, dance, winter festival and art show, like Friday, Saturday and Sunday did in our hometown.
Indeed, there was a little something for everyone during the weekend, and for that the respective organizers of the St. Michael Catholic Church Mardi Gras party, Sweet Adelines dance, Wyman Museum's Winter Festival and the Art Walk/Taste of Chocolate should be commended for giving local residents a great opportunity to shake off the winter doldrums.
Each of these events was successful and gave visitors not only a social outlet but also chance to celebrate their community.
Although it's true that not every weekend here presents as many opportunities as this past one, it's equally accurate to say there's typically plenty of options.
This weekend was a refreshing reminder of that fact.