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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 17, 2017: Mule Deer Foundation banquet Feb. 25

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.

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Moffat County hoops sets sights on districts, ready to salute seniors in Friday games

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.

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Moffat County sends off eight Bulldog wrestlers to state

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.

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Craig Youth Hockey teams hold heads high as season finishes

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.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 15, 2017: Registration still open for Moffat County Youth Wrestling

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.

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Steamboat's Annika Fahrner swims for Moffat County team at state

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.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Feb. 13, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County basketball stays strong during road series

Boys, girls hoops defeat Olathe; Bulldog boys lose heartbreaker in Gunnison

It’s a road trip that can be a hassle for Moffat County High School hoops each year, but the miles traveled were mostly worth it over the past weekend. MCHS varsity basketball won three of four match-ups Friday and Saturday, with away games in Olathe and Gunnison.

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Moffat County wrestlers reign as regional champs

Bulldogs win tournament, prepare to send eight to state

Simply put, Moffat County High School wrestling had a great weekend. MCHS claimed the 3A Region 1 team title Saturday during the regional tournament in Buena Vista, with one individual champion, eight state qualifiers and 11 total athletes making it to the podium, tallying 196 points according to Trackwrestling.

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Day 1 at regionals sees Moffat County wrestling high in point count

Six Bulldog grapplers guaranteed to place as tournament continues

The first day of competition at the 3A Region 1 Tournament finished with Moffat County High School wrestling in prime position, standing in second place by the end of the night Friday.

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Moffat County C-team basketball shows grade-A sportsmanship

Girls take three wins during week; boys highlight teammate to close Thursday game

It’s not often a single shot warrants high energy from a basketball crowd in the final minutes when the team is already down by more than 20 points. Even so, this reaction meant the world to a member of Moffat County High School hoops. MCHS C-teams had a busy schedule this week, with girls hosting Meeker Tuesday and both squads traveling to Roaring Fork Wednesday and bringing in Battle Mountain Thursday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 11, 2017: Registration Saturday for MCHS, CMS cheer clinic

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cheerleaders are looking for young talent to participate in the Junior Bulldogs Cheer Clinic. Participants in pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade are welcome to join and will learn a special routine from the seasoned spirit teams, which the full group will perform at halftime as part of the final home basketball game of the season, when MCHS hosts Delta on Friday. The cost is $20, which includes a cheer shirt, game admission and pom-pom. Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at MCHS, with practices running from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, all at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Moffat County wrestling ready to rock regional tournament

They’ve been working hard all season, but this week marks the move into a new level of competition for Moffat County High School wrestling. The 3A Region 1 Tournament takes place Friday and Saturday in Buena Vista, with MCHS one of 14 teams looking to send athletes to the state finals. Tuesday was an intensive practice day for the Bulldogs as teammates and coaches squared off among themselves round after round to simulate the lengthy days ahead of them.

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Craig Middle School basketball looks to districts after sneaking past Soroco

Craig Middle School girls basketball teams are nearing the end of the season, and some athletes have one word on their minds: “undefeated.” CMS hoops attends the district tournament Saturday in Rangely, and the girls in blue and white look to carry over the energy from their most recent set of home games. The seventh-grade A-Team has yet to experience defeat this year, taking a 47-8 win against Soroco in their final home event.

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Steamboat swimmer Annika Fahrner to represent Moffat County program at state

Craig team consists of multiple Northwest Colorado athletes

The past two seasons have been somewhat of a dry spell for Moffat County High School girls swimming as far as the state championships are concerned, but that changes later this week. And, though the athlete who will be attending the big time isn’t an MCHS student, she’ll be representing all of Northwest Colorado. Steamboat Springs’ Annika Fahrner will compete on behalf of MCHS at the 3A CHSAA State Championships starting Thursday in Thornton.