The skies may have been gray, but things were bright Friday for the members of the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team. MCHS took a big win, defeating Grand Valley, 6-1, and keeping the Cardinals on their toes from the beginning.
Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s Levi Weber Memorial Peewee Tournament takes place all day Saturday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Weigh-ins start at 6:30 a.m. and matches beginning at 9 a.m. for kids under age 8. Older kids, ages 14 and younger, will commence at 1 p.m.
The Craig Middle School track and field teams recently hosted the Bulldog Invitational this past Saturday at Moffat County High School, hosting Rangely, Little Snake River Valley School and Hanna Elk Mountain. With 85 total athletes, CMS won the overall meet, with seventh- and eighth-grade girls and eighth-grade boys each winning on points and seventh-grade boys placing second.
It’s a good thing Moffat County High School’s Lauren Samuelson enjoys running because she’ll doing a lot of it at the next stage of her athletic career. Lauren signed a letter of intent Wednesday to don the blue and red of the Roadrunners for both track and cross country at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Baseball in Northwest Colorado means having to play in all kinds of weather, a fact both teams knew as Moffat County High School hosted Steamboat Springs Wednesday afternoon. What they didn’t expect was that the day would go so long. Steamboat took the game, 6-3, against MCHS in a game that lasted 10 innings and saw a small amount of snowfall as the Bulldogs and Sailors fought hard for nearly four hours.
The Moffat County High School girls golf team has had a lot of drive in the past week. Most recently, the ladies of the links played in the Rifle Invitational Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course, the team gaining ninth place out of 10 with a group score of 347.
The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team overcame quite a bit stacked against it Tuesday to finish with its first shutout of the season, winning, 1-0, against Aspen.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Bulldog defense struggles in 30-6 game
MCHS lost, 30-6, in a home game with Rifle that got out of hand quickly.
The Moffat County High School boys swim team placed fifth in the District 51 Invitational Saturday at the El Pomar Natatorium at Colorado Mesa University. Though the group of aquatic athletes was unable to take as many points as larger schools Montrose, Glenwood Springs, Durango and the D51 consortium, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Jesse Kurz, Chris Kling, Jacob Briggs and Steamboat Springs’ Brenden Carta sped to their best time of the season, one minute, 42.47 seconds, a third place finish that will send them to the 4A State Championships May 15 and 16 in Thornton.
Girls 4th, boys 6th overall
The Moffat County High School track and field teams saw some great results Friday afternoon during the Coal Ridge Invitational in New Castle. MCHS girls placed fourth overall and boys were sixth in a day that saw more wins than any other so far this season.
Team organizer plans to have games starting October
This fall, there may be a lot more than usual going down at the Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park. The venue is set to become the home rink for the Moffat County Vigilantes, a burgeoning amateur team put together by Chandler Holguin.
It’s been a busy week for the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team, and the hectic schedule caught up with them at the tail end. MCHS lost, 3-2, Thursday in Basalt, and 3-0, during a Friday home game against Central High School of Grand Junction.
Parks & Recreation’s season for Craig Youth Baseball is coming up soon. Craig Youth Baseball is available for ages in divisions of 8 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 15. Ages 8 to 12 will travel to Hayden, Meeker and Rangely at least once during the season, while road games for the older teams will be decided later this month. A meeting for parents and players will take place before practice starts in late April or early May. Games will start May 18.
Like many educational institutions, Moffat County High School has been hard-pressed to fund some of their programs, but some of that financial burden has been lifted off their shoulders — two pennies at a time. AmeriGas Propane provided MCHS with a $2,000 check Thursday afternoon as part of the business’s School Days program, which rewards enrolled schools based on gas receipts collected from community members.