The season began slowly for Moffat County High School track and field, but once athletes return from Spring Break, they’ll be kicking into high gear. As MCHS track moves into full competition, Bulldog runners, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers are prepped to amp up the speed and build up their distances to make a well-rounded year, which follows one of the best ever for the program.
Legion Fitness to host Highway 40 Throwdown this September
The intensity of a high-impact workout can be daunting for a single person, yet when it’s approached as a group effort the combined energy serves as a motivator to push past one’s comfort zone for the best body possible. Legion Fitness’s Wyoming/Colorado 2017 Fitness Competition saw 20 teams of Craig and Baggs, Wyoming workout warriors hit the gym hard for focused, often blister-inducing exercise and competition.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hunter Outreach Program is offering special spring turkey hunts throughout Colorado. These free hunts provide early skills and education for novice hunters and are designed to encourage novice youth and women to participate in developing their hunting and shooting sport skills. Applicants must be 18 or older with a habitat stamp and spring turkey license. Hunters should also have completed a CPW Hunter Education Course within the past three years.
The 10th annual Bad Dogs Wrestling Classic takes place Saturday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. With teams including hosting Bad Dogs, Moffat County Youth Wrestling and more from the region, the day will include three sessions, starting with grapplers 6 and younger at 8:30 a.m. Ages 7 to 10 begin at 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 14 at 12:30 p.m.
7th-graders win Casper tournament; 8th-graders hold strong with tough opponents
Heading over the border paid off well for members of Moffat County AAU basketball. The seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in the 27th annual Casper Youth Tournament Casper, Wyoming, among more than 100 teams and multiple age groups from Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Utah and Nebraska.
The Moffat County High School girls golf team has yet to compete in a tournament so far this season, but given the welcoming outdoor climate, their coach sees them as being way ahead of schedule compared to last year. Earlier access to the links at Yampa Valley Golf Course have been beneficial to Bulldog golfers as they harness their drives, correct their chipping and perfect their putting.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The Moffat County High School girls soccer team took a 7-0 loss Thursday while on the road at Central High School in Grand Junction. Bulldog defense held strong for about the first 30 minutes of the game, though the Warriors held a 3-0 lead at halftime before coming back even harder. MCHS girls are 1-1 to start the season and will not be competing this week during Moffat County spring break.
Bulldogs dominate district tourney with eight individual champions
Craig Middle School wrestlers have cleaned up during the regular season, exemplified by the sweep of every tournament they’ve attended so far. CMS defended its district title Saturday at the Western Slope Championships in Meeker, finishing as the top school among nine competing teams.
Keenan Hildebrandt hits new best with win in discus; Riley Allen, Morgan Nelson place 2nd
With its first official meet of the season in the books, the athletes of Moffat County High School track and field now have good sense of their footing. Bulldog boys placed ninth and girls 11th of 22 schools at Friday’s Rifle Invitational.
Moffat County High School athletes are back out on the diamond, and the Bulldogs are looking to make this season a real jewel. The MCHS baseball season is underway, with the Dogs ready to chase after a successful schedule of America’s Pastime.
The Wyoming/Colorado Fitness Competition hosted by Legion Fitness takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Legion’s gym at 583 Yampa Ave. Judges should arrive at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Multiple teams will be competing in the endeavor, with community members welcome to watch. An awards ceremony follows.
Education news and events.
The greens aren’t quite as green as they will be in the weeks to come, but the mild springtime conditions in Northwest Colorado mean Yampa Valley Golf Course is open for business early. YVGC first opened up the course to golfers March 11 with only the back nine available and only for walking. With the continuing good weather, the full 18-hole experience is now good to go, including carts.
Student achievers from across Colorado's Community College System were inducted into the “All Colorado Academic Team” on March 8 in Denver and included two students from CNCC.