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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 28, 2016: Kids can win big in Saturday's Elks Hoop Shoot

Elks Lodge No. 1577 will sponsor the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls 8 to 13 taking place at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and is free to participants. Copies of birth certificates are required to register. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws. A chili lunch will follow as well as awards at the Elks Lodge. The top shooters for each age group will receive trophies and be eligible for future competitions at the district, state, regional and national levels, with those who go all the way getting their name in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 28, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County cheerleaders coming back for more in winter

When you’ve got a lot of energy and excitement going in any sport, the key is to channel it into even bigger things. Fortunately, that’s exactly the specialty of one Moffat County High School team as they carry over from fall into winter. After a strong debut at the events of autumn, the MCHS cheerleaders will be bringing their powerful pep and pom-poms to a new series of sports as Bulldog athletics stays indoors for the winter.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 26, 2016: Adult dodgeball league returning to Craig

Craig Parks & Recreation’s co-ed dodgeball league returns for a new season starting in January. Following a successful introduction in early 2016, the program will be back, hopefully bigger than ever. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players. The cost is $30 per person for those who register before Dec. 14, with a cost of $45 after that. The season will officially begin Jan. 4, and rosters will be frozen as of Jan. 25.

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Meeker youth theater presents Shrek

The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group proudly presents Shrek the Musical Jr. on Thursday and Friday Dec. 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m., and on Saturday Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium, 550 School St.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 25, 2016: BCA Pool League hosting weekend tourney

Craig’s BCA Pool League will host a Scotch Doubles Tournament Dec. 3 and 4 at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. Teams will consist of league members with an established handicap and at least three weeks of play. Games will start at 11 a.m. each day. The fee is $10 per team with a double elimination format and usual BCA rules. Players who primarily engage in nine-ball need to have eight-ball experience.

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Moffat County athletes go above and beyond

Bulldog soccer, football players qualify for specialty games thanks to strong performances

Dozens of Moffat County High School athletes finished the fall sports schedule with a varsity letter, and some of the Bulldogs went even further in their achievement. Moffat County athletes in multiple sports received acknowledgement for a strong season, with each of the fall sports teams that are part of Colorado High School Activities Association represented.

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Andy Bockelman: Give thanks for the great attitude of Moffat County athletes

Thanks to the NFL, NBA, MLB and more, sports are intrinsically tied to most of the big market holidays, but relaxing in your Barcalounger for a Christmas Day basketball game or headed to Coors Field for nine innings on the Fourth of July doesn’t have quite the same feel as Thanksgiving football. However, as much as I enjoy catching a pigskin battle while fighting off a tryptophan coma induced by too much turkey and debating a third slice of pumpkin pie, I already had my moment this year that blended sports with giving thanks. Moments, actually.

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Moffat County High School awards fall athletes

Moffat County High School fall sports teams recently acknowledged athletes for their hard work in football, volleyball, cross country, boys soccer and boys golf. Additional fall sports including rodeo and cheer will feature awards later in the school year. The following is a list of Bulldog athletes who earned participation awards, varsity letters or additional honors.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 21, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 21, 2016: Moffat County hoops headed to Pepsi Center

Tickets are available for the Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball league opener, which will take place Dec. 23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Those who purchase admission for the school’s dual games against Coal Ridge will also get a ticket to the evening’s Denver Nuggets game with the Atlanta Hawks. Girls start at 1:15 p.m., boys at 3 p.m. with the Nuggets game at 7 p.m.

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Hayden prepares for Turkey Day

Hayden residents were earning their turkey next week with the second annual Turkey Trot on Saturday at Dry Creek Park.

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Craig elementary schools splash into swim classes

A first-time swimmer may test the waters very cautiously, but by the end of a short period of classes, they’ll be diving headlong into the pool. Craig elementary students have strengthened their aquatic proficiency over the course of October and November at the Moffat County High School pool through swimming classes.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 19, 2016: Moffat County rifle teams keep progressing

As part of the Orion National Air Rifle League, Bears Ears Sportsman Club’s youth shooting program split in two virtual meets with competitors across the country.

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Moffat County High School 2016-17 winter sports schedules

The schedules for Moffat County High School wrestling, girls swimming, boys and girls basketball and Craig Youth Hockey Association's 18 and under Midget team.