Bulldog girls take overtime victory, boys hit by harsh second half
A Tuesday night battle had differing results for members of the Moffat County High School basketball teams. Playing at Central High School in Grand Junction, Bulldog varsity hoops had their work cut out for them against the Warriors, with girls coming out triumphant in a 44-42 overtime win.
Bulldogs take 70-6 win against Longhorns, prep for Florence tourney
The season is far from over for Moffat County High School wrestling, but if Tuesday were the team’s final event, it certainly would have been a high note. MCHS took a 70-6 win during a home dual meet with Basalt, the second time the two schools have met, Bulldogs dominating even more so than in the 65-15 victory they saw against the Longhorns in December.
Squirts, Midgets back at home Jan. 22, Peewees to play in Grand Junction
Craig Youth Hockey Association teams were back on the ice during the past weekend, moving forward and readying for the remainder of the season.
Some in Colorado may not love the recent waves of precipitation to hit the region. However, providing the powder lasts, others may feel like they’ve hit the jackpot in more ways than one. Enjoy the winter wonderland while speeding through the snow as part of Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run fundraiser Jan. 21, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, about 10.5 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Miki Klimper places highest in 4th at Vernal, Utah; Elias Peroulis wins Second Chance event
A weekend that included a little sweet revenge here and there as well as a return to the mat for one of their own had one common denominator for all Moffat County High School wrestlers: a great weekend in the sport. MCHS varsity wrestlers placed 10th of 27 scoring teams and placed seven individuals at Tournament of Champions, Friday and Saturday in Vernal, Utah, a three-state event that brought together Utah, Colorado and Wyoming schools for a full grappling extravaganza.
Coach: Girls team avoids injury in accident in Delta pool
As far as competitions go when coming back from a vacation, the first meet back in the water was undoubtedly memorable for members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team. MCHS placed fifth Friday at the Delta Invitational, an event which nearly turned terrifying when one of the pool’s starting blocks collapsed midway through the Bulldogs’ 200-yard medley relay race.
Even with temperatures in free fall this week all over Colorado, things were heating up in the Moffat County High School gym. MCHS basketball teams hosted Aspen Friday night in Craig for the first outing in weeks for either team following the holiday break.
Vintage & Classic Oval Snowmobile Racing takes place all day this Saturday and Jan. 21 at Hayden Speedway. The event, hosted by X-Treme Mountain Racing and Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Club of Colorado, will highlight older sleds on the track.
Northwest Colorado teams to attend weekend's Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah
It’s a rare occasion when the Hayden High School wrestling team is able to host its own meet, but that only made it more noteworthy for athletes. Moffat County High School braved Highway 40 Thursday to visit the Tigers, heading back home with a 62-7 victory in one of the quickest duals the Bulldogs will have this season.
With a heavy hit of winter weather in Northwest Colorado, the region is blanketed in snow, which may send some people indoors while others prefer the cold outside and the opportunities it affords.
Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 6, 2017: Colorado Preps Network highlights Moffat County girls basketball
Moffat County High School girls basketball coach Kenley Nebeker was interviewed this week by Colorado Preps Network on the Lady Bulldogs’ carryover of success in the start of the schedule following last season’s entry into the state tournament.
Basketball, wrestling, swimming, hockey ready for weekend events
The holiday break has provided a respite for winter sports teams in Craig and Moffat County, but far from being in a hibernation state, area athletes are ready to get right back into the swing of things both.
Craig Parks and Recreation has open registration for its youth basketball program, available for boys and girls in kindergarten through second-grade. Players will learn early skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding, as well as teamwork. Games take place at Sunset Elementary School with girls will play Mondays and Wednesdays, boys Tuesdays and Thursdays. Organizers are also seeking volunteer coaches. The cost is $40 per child and the deadline to register is this Wednesday. Kids signed up after the deadline will be wait-listed and registration will cost $55.
As 2017 begins, the clock resets as we ready for more moments of sporting greatness. Before that, we look back on the latter half of the past year, celebrating all that was noteworthy in Moffat County athletics from July to December.