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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 29, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 29, 2016: Moffat County cross country gets running

Moffat County High School cross country teams started the schedule Friday with the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede at Colorado Springs’ Norris Penrose Event Center.

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Moffat County football prepped for physical season

Bulldogs seek to retain league title, return to playoffs

As the seasons change to autumn and the sun goes down earlier and earlier, locations across the country engage young men in competitions of guts and glory in America’s favorite sport, and Craig is no different. Simply put, the Bulldog Proving Grounds and its inhabitants will soon be back under the spell of Friday night lights. Moffat County High School varsity football makes its grand return for a season coaches and players anticipate will be one of its best yet.

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Moffat County football falls to Rawlins in first game

Outlaws pull ahead in final seconds to beat Bulldogs 15-12

The first game of the season started rough for the Bulldogs, then got better and suddenly had victory snatched away at the last second. Moffat County High School varsity football took to the turf Friday night on the road in Rawlins, Wyoming, the first meeting since 2008 for the nearby schools. When last the Bulldogs and Outlaws squared off, the result was 26-16 in Moffat County’s favor, yet Rawlins claimed a win this time in the gridiron matchup, 15-12.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 27, 2016: BCA Pool League season starts in September

Craig’s BCA Pool League will begin a new year Sept. 11 and 12 at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. BCA’s 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.

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Sailors swamp Bulldogs to open volleyball season

With a flurry of hard hits and plenty of big digs, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team showed Thursday it’s still at the top of the heap in Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County soccer sets goals for Random Acts of Kindness

Clean-up of elementary school property among volunteer projects

With less than one week left before their schedule starts, Moffat County High School boys soccer is looking to get in all the practice time they can before the season opener. However, their coaches want players to be no less ready to jump into action off the field too.

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Moffat County football ready to rein in Rawlins Outlaws

Zero Week game takes Bulldogs over Wyoming border to start season

The big night is almost here as the Moffat County High School football team prepares to begin anew. The Bulldogs get in motion Friday as they pile on the bus, head two hours north and visit an old foe they haven’t seen for quite some time. The Rawlins, Wyoming, Outlaws have the distinction of being the first up on the schedule for Moffat County, the two teams having gone the better part of a decade without seeing each other.

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Hayden looking forward to start of new season, chance to improve

The Hayden Tigers football team ushers in a new football season Friday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 24, 2016: Moffat County volleyball opens season Thursday in Steamboat

Moffat County High School volleyball teams will begin the schedule with games in Thursday in Steamboat Springs. The Highway 40 rivals will begin their brawl with a C-Team match-up at 4:30 p.m., followed by junior varsity and varsity at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. MCHS comes off a 5-18 record last season, compared to the Sailors’ 20-5 year in 2015 under coach Wendy Hall.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Back to baseball

Once I get started on football, it's hard to go back to baseball. Maybe it's the fact that I don't want to notice that I'm still in eighth place in my only fantasy baseball league. It really just didn't come together for my team this year. Maybe it was the fact that it's a points league and I'm used to competing in head-to-head leagues. I really don't know, though. For a team that seems to have good players — Harper, Gonzalez, Verlander, etc. — it sure fell short this year.

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Moffat County golf scores strong at home event

Mike Bingham 7th overall, Bulldog varsity 8th at Yampa Valley Golf Course

After a year that saw multiple schedule conflicts along the Western Slope, the Moffat County High School Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course was well-attended Monday by teams across the region.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2016: Girls on the Run seeking registration

Online registration is open Aug. 24 Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, a 10-week fall program for girls in grades three through five. GOTR focuses on promoting healthy body image, confidence and other positive attributes in young female athletes through the sport of running, meeting twice weekly to build endurance and strength for a 5K race that will take place in November.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 22, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Color Dash a vibrant, enriching day for Craig runners

5K race raises funds, creates fun for Boys & Girls Club

Within an hour’s time Saturday morning, everyone at Loudy-Simpson Park looked like a paint factory’s entire inventory had been dumped on them. But, everyone doused in bright hues was also grinning from ear to ear. The Color Dash 5K saw dozens of runners take to the paths along Loudy-Simpson and wind up looking like they walked through a rainbow by the end of the race.

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