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Fantasy Sports Fix: Returning players ready to make an impact

Last week I hit you with a few players who in their second years are poised for a breakout season. This week I'm coming at you with more players I believe could have breakout seasons. Now, they might not be just second-year players, just players who could have tremendous seasons on hand due to their big opportunities.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 3, 2015: Friends of Moffat County Education names top runners in Saturday race

As part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education saw dozens of runners turn out for the early morning Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run. The group provided prizes for the fleetest of foot in several age brackets. Top boy and girl under age 13 were Wyatt Mortenson and Emma Jones. In ages 13 to 18, Connor Scranton and Lauren Samuelson were the top finishers.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 3, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival flying higher than ever

New, returning features inflate annual event’s reputation

If you’re at Loudy-Simpson Park early Saturday morning, odds are you’ll be looking up. However, remember as you turn your attention elsewhere that there’s a lot going on back down on the ground. The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival gets going with a schedule packed with diverse activities, and if you think everything is about the balloons, you should know the festival encompasses a lot more.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Craig Softball Association finishing season next week

After many weeks of play starting in May, Craig Softball Association will conclude its season in the coming week with a championship tournament at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. The B League will play Monday and A League Tuesday, with both groups holding games Wednesday and Thursday to determine the overall winner. Games are at 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. Stockmen’s Liquor leads the season with a 20-2 record.

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Summer sweat means winter strength for Moffat County basketball

While others are trying to cool off this time of year, Moffat County High School hoopsters are staying hot. It’s been a busy summer for MCHS boys and girls basketball, and coaches Sam McLeod and Eric Hamilton have taken note of those athletes who have made the effort to retain and improve their skills in the sport.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 31, 2015: Saturday’s Elevate Education 5K to benefit FMCE

As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education will host the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. during the hot air balloon launch, with the races beginning at 7 a.m. The cost is $20 for ages 18 and older, kids run for free. Everyone receives a t-shirt, and prizes will go to the top individuals in different age brackets with a traveling trophy going to the group or business with the most racers.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals

The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Receivers, running backs with potential

Year two can be an important year in a professional football player's career. The game opens up for them, and things that seemed complicated the first year become second nature. Here are a few players that should break out in their second year given their opportunity at hand and their talent.

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Kinlie Brennise lassos championship as breakaway roper

Reserve all-around, barrel racing champion also among honors

Despite the name of the venue in which they competed, there’s nothing small about the achievements of Northwest Colorado’s own. Kinlie Brennise claimed multiple titles during the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association over the past week in Pueblo, including World Champion Junior Girls Breakaway Roper, Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer and third in trail course, all of which led to her being named Reserve World All-Round in the junior girls division, second in total points only to Peyton’s Grace Hill.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 27, 2015: Girls golf clinic available Wednesday

Moffat County High School girls golf coach Ann Marie Roberts will host a camp for girls of all ages from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Open to those 5 and older, the clinic teaches proficiency in the sport and will approach lessons in a fun way to instill a lifelong love of golf. Registration is $15, and people need to call Roberts to sign up for the event.

Bulldog Sports for the week of July 27, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Drive for Cancer brings together Craig community

Fundraiser sees sizable turnout at Saturday carnival

While an automobile technically can only have one person driving at a time, it was an entire community that got behind the wheel this weekend to get on the fast track to helping others. Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer provided a fun-filled day Saturday with its family carnival, part of the business’s weeklong fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society.

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Moffat County’s 4-H shotgun teams locked and loaded for state

The young marksmen of Moffat County are proving themselves to be big shots. Saturday’s shotgun completion shoot at Craig Trap Club saw some skilled trigger work as members of Moffat County 4-H readied to go to the next stage of competition, selecting the top shooters for the state level.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 25, 2015: Local hunters, anglers invited to Sportsmen’s Roundtable

Area sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club, located at Milepost 128.1 on Colorado Highway 9, about 11 miles south of Kremmling.

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