Moffat County Fairgrounds’ bleachers were full on Friday evening as crowds gathered for the first night of cowboy revelry at the Yampa River Ranch Rodeo.
The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig.
Relay team posts best time
The Moffat County High School boys swim team made a splash at the 4A State Championships Friday in Thornton, though not quite as big as they needed it to be. The Bulldogs finished the season with some of their best times to date in three events: the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free and 200 free relay at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.
The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig. The free ride will set out along US Highway 40, with a second starting point available at 7:30 a.m. at Western Knolls, and cyclists will head 30 miles to the community of Maybell, ending at the local park.
TGIF, Dirthog Scramble start this week
The place for sporting types to be in Moffat County this summer is at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. YVGC will begin hosting regular events starting this week, with the Dirthog Scramble the first of many tournaments coming this season. The course will host happenings throughout the warm months, with events open to golfers of all skill levels, as well as some reserved for those serious about their handicap.
The Moffat County High School track and field teams will attend the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium. The Bulldogs have qualified in 19 total events. Boys will compete in the 200-meter dash, long jump, triple jump and the relay races of 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800. Girls will compete in the 100 and 200 dash; 100 and 300 hurdles; 800, 1,600 and 3,200 runs; long jump; discus; and 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
There will be a lot of action happening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in the next few days. The Yampa River Ranch Rodeo will kick off this weekend, with Friday and Saturday jam-packed with cowboy activities.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
It wasn’t looking like the Moffat County weather would allow it in the early hours Saturday, but eventually Mother Nature smiled on the fortunes of an activity that means a lot to some special people. The Western Area Colorado Spring Special Olympic Games took place this weekend at Moffat County High School, as about 100 athletes from the Western Slope competed in track and field, aquatics and weightlifting.
Team places fifth in conference championships, ready for state
The MCHS boys swim team placed fifth at the Western Slope Conference Championship Meet Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction. No. 5 was notable for Bulldog swimmer Jesse Kurz, as well, as that was how he finished in the 50-yard freestyle. Another number was more prominent in his mind, however.
The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo teams made the weekend a memorable one Saturday and Sunday at Rifle’s Northwestern High School and Junior High Rodeo.
Bulldog athletes break five school records
Craig Middle School’s track and field teams capped a sensational season with three meets in the past week. The Bulldogs competed in the Moffat County Night Relays and The Best of the Best in Baggs, Wyoming, before officially finishing the year with the rescheduled Soroco Invitational Saturday at the Moffat County High School track.
If you were watching from the stands in early March and you saw Tyler Davis being carried off the floor during the regional portion of the 3A state playoffs for boys basketball, you might have wondered if his career was done. However, he knew it wasn’t even close to finished. On Thursday, Tyler finished the paperwork to join the Jimmies of the University of Jamestown. The MCHS senior will receive a partial scholarship to attend the school in Jamestown, North Dakota.
The list of athletes from Moffat County High School’s Class of 2015 who will be continuing their sports in college continues to grow. MCHS senior and volleyball Tiawna Smercina will be bumping, setting and spiking this fall at Sterling’s Northeastern Junior College.
Bulldogs to play Lutheran in district round, could face No. 1 team Eaton
Moffat County High School varsity baseball has made it to the postseason for the first time since 2011. With a record of 11-8 overall and 9-5 in the Western Slope League, the Bulldogs were seeded 16th in the 32-team 3A playoff brackets, released Wednesday.