The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The Moffat County Cross-Country Invitational went off without a hitch Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig. A small but respectable showing of five teams made for some fierce competition in the high school races.
Moffat County High School’s annual Homecoming festivities take place this week, and the schedule promises plenty to make the tradition a memorable one this year.
Area schools offer new snack options
The battle for healthier dietary habits in students is ongoing at schools across America, including those in Northwest Colorado.
Hayden High School football improved to 2-2 on a big Friday night, blasting visiting Justice, 56-20, thanks in large part to big first-quarter plays from senior Jack Redmond and junior Garrett Camilletti.
Concerned parties want community to heal
In late June, news about alleged hazing incidents involving the Moffat County High School football team shook the Craig community, resulting in the removal of football coaches, suspension of upperclassmen and a police investigation.
Senior shooters bound for national event
Northwest Colorado was well represented in the 2014 4-H State Shooting Sports Contest in Colorado in August and September, testing their abilities with rifles, shotguns and archery equipment.
Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Weekend running event to benefit Friends of Moffat County Education
The third annual Leaf Cruncher 5K and Family Fun Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration at the event will begin at 7:15 a.m., or people can sign up beforehand at East Side Liquor, 539 E. Victory Way. The cost is $20 for adults, with no fee for kids under 18.
The first set went as planned for Coal Ridge High School’s volleyball team against Moffat County High School on Thursday night. The Bulldogs made sure the rest of the match didn’t turn out that way.
The Wakonda Cup/Fore Fat Cor memorial golf tournament will take place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The tournament serves as a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Cory Pike, who died of Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2009.
Hayden beat Vail Mountain Tuesday, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, winning for the third time in four matches, and the Tigers did it without their best player.
Saturday home meet, increased workouts leading to regionals
The boys and girls cross-country teams of MCHS will host their home meet this weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park, the first and only time they’ll compete in Craig this season.
Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2014: Registration deadline Wednesday for Parks and Rec basketball
Wednesday is the final chance to register your children for the Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball season.
Golfer shoots 79, finishes 4th in Western region
Mike Bingham will represent MCHS at the 3A State Championships following a fourth place finish at the Western 3A Regional Tournament Tuesday at Durango’s Hillcrest Golf Club.
Perfect weather set the stage for a great day Saturday for participants of the Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Yampa Valley Golf Course. At least 42 teams signed up for the event, which was organized by and benefited the Craig Kiwanis Club and Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Colorado.