Moffat County High School will be graduating two sets of twins this year, one of which has made a name for themselves in music and another in sports. Laura and Ryan Secules picked up instruments in sixth grade in John Bolton’s band class and never looked back, while Lauren and Alex Samuelson launched from a full line-up of little league sports into MCHS’s athletics program.
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The Moffat County High School athletics department will be getting ahead of the game by offering early physical examinations this year for incoming and returning athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital Clinic, 785 Russell St. Both MCHS students and those planning to play sports through Craig Middle School can pick up registration at the MCHS first floor athletic office at 900 Finley Lane.
If you rode in the “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” ride last Saturday, congratulations! You are likely back in biking shape. If not, don’t worry. Dust off your bike and make a plan to work in some rides, short or long, in honor of May as National Bike Month. Keep it up all summer and you’ll feel right at home watching the USA Pro Challenge events in Steamboat Springs come August!
Alex Samuelson, Matt Hamilton honored as top senior athletes
The Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner honored many of Moffat County High School’s sports superstars Thursday night, capping off a year that has seen a great deal of athletic achievement.
Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.
Dinner to honor scholar athletes of all grade levels
To excel on the football field, basketball court or any other sporting venue takes talent. To do that and also succeed in the classroom is especially worthy of acknowledgment. Moffat County High School will pay tribute to its best and brightest athletes during the annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner Thursday evening at the Clarion Inn & Suites, a night that will honor those who have played multiple sports throughout high school while still paying attention to their schoolwork.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Kayla Pinnt breaks own records, repeats as 100, 200 victor; girls place 4th, boys 31st
The Moffat County High School girls track team had a field day during the final stretch of the 3A State Championships at Jefferson County Stadium.
4x200 group 1st at state, Matt Hamilton wins 3rd in triple jump
The MCHS foursome of Emma Samuelson, Lauren Samuelson, Kayla Pinnt and Ary Shaffer claimed a state title in the 4x200-meter relay Friday at Jefferson County Stadium with a time of one minute, 45.03 seconds.
Moffat County Fairgrounds’ bleachers were full on Friday evening as crowds gathered for the first night of cowboy revelry at the Yampa River Ranch Rodeo.
The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig.
Relay team posts best time
The Moffat County High School boys swim team made a splash at the 4A State Championships Friday in Thornton, though not quite as big as they needed it to be. The Bulldogs finished the season with some of their best times to date in three events: the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free and 200 free relay at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.
The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig. The free ride will set out along US Highway 40, with a second starting point available at 7:30 a.m. at Western Knolls, and cyclists will head 30 miles to the community of Maybell, ending at the local park.
TGIF, Dirthog Scramble start this week
The place for sporting types to be in Moffat County this summer is at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. YVGC will begin hosting regular events starting this week, with the Dirthog Scramble the first of many tournaments coming this season. The course will host happenings throughout the warm months, with events open to golfers of all skill levels, as well as some reserved for those serious about their handicap.