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Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series: 2014 Sunshine Loop XC results for Aug. 20, 2014

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series: 2014 Sunshine Loop XC results for Aug. 20, 2014

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2014: Moffat County High School runners place 10th in opening meet

The Moffat County High School boys cross-country team placed 10th out of 12 3A teams during the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede on Thursday in Colorado Springs. Ashley Suits was the top finisher for MCHS, clocking in at 20 minutes, 45 seconds.

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Craig Middle School football teams learn from Denver Broncos great

Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes

Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.

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Moffat County High School soccer scores with new field

The MCHS boys and girls soccer teams now will host practices and home games on MCHS property. This marks the first time in many years the program will be regularly on-site at the school.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School girls golf hosting fundraiser

The Moffat County High School girls golf team will host a fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event is a clinic open exclusively to females ages 4 to 17.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 18, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig pitches in for softball event to benefit local family

The Vallarta’s Softball Benefit this weekend showed what people in the area are capable of doing when they want to reach out, even if it means just gathering to play their favorite sport. The event was a fundraiser for the family of Nineth Pereyra, a Craig teenager who was instantly killed in a car accident in Wyoming in July.

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Moffat County High School runners in it for long haul

Cross-country team young but capable

In a cross-country event, you have to pace yourself with your strides so that an early burst of speed doesn’t drain your energy when you need it most in the final stretch of the race. Moffat County High School’s boys and girls cross-country teams are preparing in this manner to ensure they can start strong at the onset and finish just as tough once the season concludes.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 15, 2014: Saturday softball tourney to benefit Craig family

A coed softball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The daylong event is a fundraiser for the family of Nineth Pereyra, who was killed in a car crash in July.

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Craig's Black Mountain Junior Rodeo races through summer series

Organizers plan for possible winter events

The final summer event this season for the Black Mountain Junior Rodeo Series drew nearly 50 competitors for a night of gymkhana events such as barrel racing, flag racing and pole bending. Youths from across Northwest Colorado, Craig, Hayden, Meeker and more proudly showed their riding prowess while family and friends cheered their progress, ending with a special awards and payout ceremony by organizer Bev Salazar.

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Young Life golf event in Craig raises more than $6,000

The Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament, hosted Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, brought in sizable funds for the youth ministry organization with a scramble format made up of 18 teams and 71 individual golfers from around the area.

Moffat County High School boys golf team has rough 1st day

Team places 13th in Grand Junction tournament

The members of the Moffat County High School boys golf team experienced some significant challenges during their first meet of the season Monday in Grand Junction. The Tiger Invitational at Bookcliff Country Club was not an easy starter for the squad of five that placed 13th out of 14 teams with a total score of 292.

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46 Moffat County football players hit practice Monday

Monday morning marked the end of the carefree days summer for the members of the Moffat County High School football team and the beginning of a whole new season. The team’s practices began this week with early morning and evening sessions, with the two-a-days whipping the young men into shape.

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Wyoming police conclude Moffat County football team hazing investigation

County attorney reviewing information, has yet to become public

On Aug. 8, the Evanston (Wyoming) Police Department concluded its investigation into the alleged Moffat County football hazing incident that took place in Evanston from June 18 to 20. Uinta County Prosecuting Attorney E. Dean Stout now will review the evidence and make recommendations about how to deal with any criminal activity that might have taken place at the football camp.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 11, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.