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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 31, 2015: Get moving with Girls on the Run

Registration is open through Sept. 4 for the running program Girls on the Run, available to female athletes in grades three through five. Additionally, the sister team, Heart & Sole, is open to girls in grades six through eight. The after-school program trains girls in the sport over 10 weeks and teaches them how to stay physically strong during running while also building a healthy body image and having fun, eventually participating in a 5K in November.

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Rain soaks Moffat County golf in Rifle

Moffat County High School athletes had a tough day on the links this past Thursday when both the varsity and JV boys golf teams competed at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

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Quick start to season for Moffat County cross country

Ary Shaffer, Ashley Suits lead Bulldog runners

Moffat County High School cross country got a good start on the season Friday when runners took on the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs.

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Moffat County football tackling challenges head-on

Last season saw Moffat County High School’s football program coping with some major alterations, not the least of which included a new coaching staff and a move to the 2A division of CHSAA. A year later, the head of the team has gotten more settled in to the area, and both he and players are ready to defend their title as the champions of the Western Slope North League.

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Moffat County football sinks Sailors, 27-0, in season opener

Moffat County High School was the place to be Friday night for the start of football season and the continuation of the ongoing rivalry between the MCHS Bulldogs and the Steamboat Springs High School Sailors that culminated in a 27-0 win for Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 29, 2015: Meeker softball season has home games Saturday

The Meeker High School varsity softball team will play its home opener Saturday with a varsity doubleheader against Grand Junction’s JV team, games at noon and 2 p.m. in Meeker.

Hunting briefs for Aug. 29, 2015: Safari Club selling tickets for drawing

Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter is selling tickets for a drawing as part of its efforts to support 4-H shooting sports, work with disabled veterans and other projects in the area. The prize available is a Teton four-burner gas grill. Singles are $5 apiece, while a book of five is $20. Tickets can be purchased from Mountain Man Taxidermy, Rummel Chiropractic or from Ken Fleming or Karl Huntsman. The drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Mountain Man Taxidermy, and entrants need not be present to win.

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Moffat County Bulldogs ready to rip apart Steamboat rivals

You couldn’t ask for a more appropriate beginning to the varsity football season in Northwest Colorado. Moffat County High School opens its schedule Friday night with a Zero Week match against its Highway 40 foes, the Steamboat Springs Sailors, duking it out at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.

Hang gliding competition takes flight in Dinosaur

Starting on Sunday, the five-day Dinosaur 2015 hang gliding competition “brings serious competition back to the big air of western Colorado,” according to organizers.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 28, 2015: Co-ed volleyball registration open

Craig Parks & Recreation’s fall co-ed volleyball season begins soon, with two leagues: competitive teams play Monday nights, semi-competitive Tuesdays. Sign-up is $200 per team and $20 per player, and the deadline to register is Sept. 4.

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Craig ready for Doak Walker’s pigskin power

One day, they’ll all be Bulldogs, but at the moment, they’re going by team names like the Chargers, the Saints and the Jets. Oh, and of course, a certain Colorado team that wears a lot of orange. Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program has commenced for the fall with seven squads in the fifth- and sixth-grade division and five for third- and fourth-graders.

Fantasy Sports Fix: No second half comeback for fantasy baseball

My fantasy baseball season is pretty much over at this point. No making a glorious second half comeback like in 2006, when I took that team from 10th place to first in a head-to-head league. Nope, not this year.

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Make some noise for Moffat County’s new cheer coach

Stacey Ortega plans for expanded, more physical spirit squad

They’ve got spirit, yes, they do! How about you? Stacey Ortega was recently hired as the new cheerleading coach for Moffat County High School. Having cheered herself, as well as coached for teams aged middle school through college, she said the position seemed like for a great fit for someone like her, new to town and hoping to get involved.

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Top-level event sign that Hayden Speedway is gaining speed

Just a few years ago, the only sound you might hear coming from the Hayden Speedway on a Saturday night would be the wind rattling the old metal bleachers. But things have changed, and the roar of the engine and the crowd has returned to the once forgotten track.

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Craig Middle School football, volleyball, cross country looking forward to fall

They may be younger, but they’re no less ready to compete with the big dogs. Craig Middle School started its fall sports seasons this week, including football, volleyball and cross country.