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Weekend Roundup: Running, riddles and rocking music

April showers have been prominent lately in Northwest Colorado. Whether the adage about May flowers is true remains to be seen, but plenty of events are sprouting up this weekend.

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Moffat County’s Clint Wells track meet takes place Friday: Craig Sports Briefs for April 28, 2017

The Clint Wells Invitational hosted by Moffat County High School track and field begins at noon Friday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Admission is free for the event, which will include 17 total teams from the Western Slope and parts of Wyoming. Races will begin with the girls 800-meter sprint medley relay with a midday break following the boys 1,600 run. Field events will run simultaneously during running events. The meet will go rain or shine, but spectators and athletes are advised to keep in mind the possibility of harsh weather, which may impact the meet’s timeframe.

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Moffat County soccer bombastic versus Basalt in final home game

Tripp family to move to Arizona following seven years with Bulldogs

Despite a soggy field and gray skies, Moffat County High School fought through it all Tuesday for the last home soccer game of the school year. MCHS girls took an 8-0 loss against Basalt in a physical match-up that saw the Bulldogs go down swinging, to borrow a phrase from another sport.

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Tuesday baseball games rescheduled: Craig Sports Briefs for April 26, 2017

Moffat County High School baseball was forced to postpone its Tuesday home games against Roaring Fork due to poor conditions at the Craig Middle School field. The Bulldogs will now host their final home games May 8, starting at 4 p.m. and including varsity and JV games, as well as Senior Night festivities.

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Craig wheeling out bicycle rodeo, annual Maybell bike ride

For those who live for riding on two wheels, Craig Parks and Recreation will offer double the delights in May. Parks and Rec will host bicycle events for all ages, including a bicycle rodeo and the 31st annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bike ride.

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Moffat County swimmers edge closer to state times

Bulldogs power through Jeffco Invite, prep for D51, home meet

Even as the number of competitors goes up, the times keep going down for the members of Moffat County High School swimming. Bulldog boys tied for 25th over the past weekend at the Jefferson County Invitational in Lakewood.

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Moffat County track takes wins at Fruita Monument meet, preps for home event: Craig Sports Briefs for April 24, 2017

Moffat County High School track and field teams each placed eighth during the Phil Wertman Invitational hosted by Fruita Monument at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium. The Bulldog boys and girls teams each took one individual win, as Keenan Hildebrandt topped the discus numbers for the fifth straight week with a toss of 163 feet. Mattie Jo Duzik hit her best time of the season and took her second win of the year in the 1,600-meter run, 5:37.66 in the one-mile race.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of April 24, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Middle School track and field rallies for night relays

CMS to host additional meet May 6 with larger schedule

The weather may have been chilly Friday, but Craig Middle School’s runners, jumpers and throwers barely noticed. CMS track and field hosted the Moffat County Night Relays, an evening meet that brought in regional opponents Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Rangely, West Grand and Baggs, Wyoming.

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Aspen outlasts Moffat County soccer

Bulldogs host final home game Tuesday complete with Senior Day

The “tale of two halves” cliché really hovered over the Moffat County High School soccer field Saturday morning. MCHS girls fell 11-1 to Aspen in a game that was the reverse of their Thursday meeting with Roaring Fork.

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Moffat County baseball goes from grand win to middling defeat

11-1 victory over Grand Valley, 7-1 loss to Middle Park lead up to Saturday showdown in Delta

A domineering win and a lopsided loss have made up Moffat County High School baseball’s week so far, and they’ll need to knuckle down as they face one of their most challenging opponents this weekend.

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Putt-Putt Classic starts Saturday: Craig Sports Briefs for April 22, 2017

The annual Putt-Putt Classic returns Saturday as local bars set up their specialty greens inside and outside. Teams of four will start at Mathers Bar and play through three holes each at Mathers, JW Snack’s Bar & Grill and The Popular Bar. Teams are encouraged to dress in costume for prizes. Players must be 21 or older and supply their own putters and golf balls. The cost is $5 per person, $20 per team.

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Bulldogs bite back in 2nd half of Moffat County soccer game with Roaring Fork

Thursday was a physical affair on the Moffat County High School soccer field, as the Bulldogs hosted the Roaring Fork Rams. The visitors from Carbondale finished with a 6-1 win against Moffat County, securing the lead in a 5-0 first half.

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Weekend Roundup: Clean up, putter around, keep it green

There’s a common theme in many Northwest Colorado activities this weekend: they involve a lot of green. And, that doesn’t mean money.

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Craig martial arts school mixes it up at Montrose tournament

Hannah Germond takes Grand Champion as she prepares for taekwondo black belt

Material goods are not the focus for those practice martial arts, though a tangible reminder of a milestone is no less of an achievement. Members of Northwest Colorado Tae Kwon Do/Hapkido recently competed in the Montrose Spring Karate Tournament, bringing home an assortment of awards. The tournament was a mixture of disciplines, said instructor Paul Cruz, stating that competitors from across the Western Slope practiced karate, taekwondo and kung fu, only a few of the many martial arts.

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