Lady Bulldogs look to improve last season’s record with win in Aspen
Finishing with a home win didn’t happen for Moffat County High School volleyball Tuesday night, but there’s still a shot to bump up the W column from last season. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-17 on the year following a 3-0 non-conference loss to Grand Junction’s Central High School, as the Warriors won, 25-15, 25-12 and 25-11.
Craig Middle School was represented Saturday at the Colorado Middle School Cross Country State Championships at Denver’s Fehringer Ranch Park by four Bulldog runners.
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The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Spartans lose last home games against Utah State University Eastern
The Spartan warriors of “300” faced impossible odds but never quit fighting until the final breath left their battered bodies, and though the stakes weren’t life or death Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, so did their modern-day namesakes continue to fight through the final whistle. Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s and men’s soccer teams completed their regular seasons with dual defeats to the Golden Eagles of Utah State University Eastern.
All things considered, Moffat County High School volleyball coach Erin Knez has no complaints about how Saturday’s game went. The MCHS varsity took a loss to Cedaredge in three straight sets during a weekend match that was full of changes.
In a season that has been full of injuries and close calls, Moffat County High School football had what may have been one of the biggest blows yet this year. MCHS lost, 20-8, to the Basalt Longhorns in a Friday night fracas that saw the Bulldogs fight until the very end.
Bulldog boys place 2nd, girls 4th; Riley Allen, Makenna Knez each take 6th with best times
The runners of Moffat County High School cross country are headed to state. MCHS boys placed second as a team and girls fourth Friday at Delta’s Confluence Park at the 3A Region 1 meet, qualifying the entire Bulldog bunch for the state championships Oct. 29 in Colorado Springs.
Craig Youth Hockey Association’s season has begun practices and continues to seek signups. Multiple events will be available for potential new players in the coming weeks, such as Try Hockey for Free Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at Moffat County Ice Arena, which also includes an equipment swap, a fundraiser barbecue and free public skating.
Grab your running shoes and your survival bag, because the next big Craig running race is one where you may be running for your life. The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Zombie 5K returns Oct. 29 at Loudy-Simpson Park as the undead and their terrified living victims alike get some exercise.
There was a stir of emotion Thursday on the Moffat County High School soccer field, but the final score had little to do with it. MCHS boys soccer finished the season 7-8 overall and 4-5 in the 3A Western Slope League with a 9-1 defeat of Grand Junction’s Caprock Academy. A 1-0 loss to Delta on Tuesday left the Bulldogs keyed up to do some damage against the Eagles, whom they had already beaten, 10-0, back in September.
High school seeks regional honors Friday, CMS runners attending state Saturday
Moffat County long-distance runners haven’t quite crossed the finish line on the season yet, but you can bet it will be a celebration once they do because they’re far from running on empty. This weekend holds the biggest races yet this year as Moffat County High School attends the 3A Region 1 meet in Delta and a handful of Craig Middle School runners make their way to the state championships in Denver.
With a love for a sport that doesn’t have as many year-round opportunities as they’d like, Moffat County High School’s Julia Christensen and Mackenzie Marshall have been hitting the road quite a bit this fall as part of the Meeker High School softball team. Meeker recently qualified for the 3A state tournament in Aurora, which begins Friday in Aurora. First up for the 15th seed Cowboys is Rocky Ford, the No. 2 team in the division.
Hayden team defeats Packers, 38-13, in final game of the season
It’s easy to be a football fan in August, but a chilly Wednesday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds was an evening for the true lovers of the pigskin. The championship finals of Doak Walker tackle football, hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation on the Moffat County High School turf, saw some great games to close out the season for the fifth- and sixth-grade age group.
Bulldogs seek to defend conference title, move on to playoffs with win over Longhorns
Moffat County High School football coach Keith Gille doesn’t like to refer to any one match-up as “The Big Game.” Still, there’s no denying there’s a lot at stake this weekend. MCHS travels Friday to Basalt for a game against the Longhorns that will put the winner in position to claim the 2A Western Slope League championship. Both schools are 3-0 in conference play, while Basalt holds the advantage with an overall season record of 5-2 to the Bulldogs’ 4-3. Even though the two squads are the only ones in the WSL capable of finishing the year above .500, neither is completely in the clear for the title until the final week.