Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 20, 2017: Moffat County High School spring sports teams to meet Wednesday
Moffat County High School will host a meeting at 8 p.m. this Wednesday in the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane, for parents of athletes interested in spring sports. Spring sports teams include baseball, track and field, boys swimming, girls soccer and girls golf.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
10th place Bulldogs prepare to apply lessons learned for future
Emotions ran high for Yampa Valley wrestlers and their fans Saturday night in Denver, perhaps even more so right at the end as the evening came to a close differently than they wanted. Moffat County High School wrestling completed its season in 10th place among teams at the 3A CHSAA State Championships, with two of the Bulldogs placing.
Even if they don’t finish the State Championships with a medal, Moffat County High School wrestlers end their time at the Pepsi Center with a wealth of knowledge for next season. With eight Moffat County grapplers attending the final event of the schedule, Saturday afternoon saw seven Bulldogs done for the year as the consolation brackets concluded for 3A teams.
Saturday defeats in Cedaredge put girls at 3rd in league, boys 9th moving into districts
Moffat County High School basketball teams kept it close Friday night as they said goodbye to the oldest members of the team. The final home event of the regular season provided lots of thrills for Bulldog fans as Delta came to Craig.
Bulldog Miki Klimper advances to championship round
Another day, another shot at glory for Moffat County High School wrestling. The second segment of the three-day CHSAA 3A State Championships saw the Bulldog pride going strong as Moffat County athletes returned to the mats of the Pepsi Center Friday.
Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League for shotgun shooters takes place through March at its headquarters at US Highway 40 and Moffat County Road 64. Sessions are twice weekly at 10 a.m. Sundays or 6 p.m. Thursdays. Daytime shoots involve fluorescent orange targets, while evening activities use white targets under spotlights. Polar Bear sessions are open to individuals and families with a $60 registration fee for the league, with practice rounds $5 for club members and $6 for non-members. A full league shooting includes 300 total targets — 100 from the 16-yard line for handicap classification, 100 more from either the 20- or 25-yard line and another 100 from 16.
With the first day of the 2017 CHSAA Wrestling State Championships done, teams across the state have taken quick victories, hard-fought losses and everything in between, and Moffat County High School was no exception. After the opening round Thursday, MCHS stands in eighth place among 3A teams with four grapplers still in contention to capture a state title.
The annual banquet for Northwest Colorado Chapter of Mule Deer Foundation takes place Feb. 25 at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The night includes an auction with multiple hunting trips up for bid including a a turkey shoot and pheasant hunt, as well as many specialty firearms among other items. Tickets are $38 per person or $70 for a couple. Tickets are available at Craig Chamber of Commerce, Thunder Run Survival or Northwest Pawn.
The season has gone by fast for Moffat County High School hoops, and the time is now to see the Bulldog teams in action if you haven’t already. Friday marks the final regular season home game for MCHS boys and girls basketball, as they bring the Delta Panthers to the Dog House.
Moffat County High School bid good luck to its crew of varsity wrestlers Wednesday, as the group of athletes embarked on their journey to the 3A CHSAA State Championships. The tournament takes place from Thursday to Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver and will include the best of the best in the sport from schools ranging from 2A to 5A.
Peewees, Bantams complete schedules, Midgets to finish this weekend; Squirts prep for playoffs
While some Craig Youth Hockey Association teams are done for good this season, others have their minds set on postseason goals and more still seek to come back strong for next year. CYHA’s 12 and younger Peewee and 18U Midget squads hosted home games Saturday and Sunday in the last league games for the Midget Moffat County Bulldogs and the last set of the season altogether for the Peewee Cougars.
Registration is now open for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls age 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of March 25, 2017, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page and will be accepted through Feb. 27. Official practices begin in March, with the junior team for ages\ 4 through 8 working Mondays and Wednesdays and senior team age 9 to 14 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Meets will begin in April and will include a home event hosted by MCYW. Costs includes $40 for the program — with discounts for siblings — a $50 pre-registration tournament fee for the season — not including the MCYW home event, free to members — and a $50 refundable deposit for equipment. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from all tournaments.
Annika Fahrner, a Steamboat Springs High School junior recently competed at the 3A CHSAA State Championships in Thornton on behalf of Moffat County High School girls swimming.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.