Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: CNCC rodeo starts out season in Utah, Idaho

The Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s rodeo teams recently competed in Cedar City, Utah at the Southern Utah University Great American Stampede.

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Moffat County boys golfers eyeing regional round in Steamboat

Mike Bingham leads Bulldogs Wednesday, places 2nd in Gunnison

Some of them have already come to the close of their season, but the linksmen of Moffat County High School can look back on the last month and know they’ve come a long way. The Bulldog boys golf team finished its regular season Wednesday with a tournament at Dos Rios Golf Course in Gunnison, taking fifth place as a group with a 273.

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Moffat County football seeks to flip last season’s loss to Gunnison

Coaches: Cowboys a good test before league lineup

The Bulldog Proving Grounds will be silent for the next few Fridays, but if all goes well, the stands will be packed and louder than ever once the Moffat County High School varsity football team makes its return home. MCHS continues its stretch of road games Friday, stepping onto the Gunnison gridiron for a 7 p.m. kickoff and the final non-conference game of the season.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 18, 2015: BLM offering OHV trails, camping at weekend event

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office will host the second annual Spring Fever Fun Day event Saturday in the Sand Wash Basin. This event was originally scheduled for May 16 but was postponed due to weather. Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders and Stay the Trail Colorado are partnering with the BLM for this Off Highway Vehicle Event designed to introduce the public to motorized trails in the Sand Wash Basin.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 16, 2015: Youth basketball sign-up deadline Wednesday

Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program for boys and girls in grades three through six. Practices will begin the week of Oct. 19. The fee is $40, and the deadline is Wednesday to sign up at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

Moffat County rodeo athletes ranked highly after home meet

Cutter Barnes, Dusty Taylor top state points, Kinlie Brennise 2nd for girls

After the dust cleared Sunday, the members of the Moffat County High School rodeo team found themselves in great standing on the all-around point tally, in some cases better than when they started. Cutter Barnes and Dusty Taylor are tied for first place as the top male high school rodeo athlete in Colorado following the MCHS home event this past weekend at Moffat County Fairgrounds. Likewise, Kinlie Brennise kept her position in second place among the girls with another solid performance.

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Moffat County soccer bounces back to beat Rifle, 6-2

League win puts Bulldogs in good position early in season

When it comes to sports clichés, “a tale of two halfs” is among the most overused, but sometimes expressions exist for a reason. The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team looked like an entirely different group in the second 45 minutes of its Tuesday game, as the Bulldogs went on to win, 6-2, against Rifle in their first league game of the year.

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Moffat County soccer finishes first home game tied 3-3 with Aspen

Mother Nature made the final call Monday afternoon for the Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team, and the result was tough but fair. The Bulldogs ended their game with Aspen early due to stormy conditions and visible lightning, the outcome being a 3-3 tie.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 14, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Raucous road game leads to 30-14 win for Moffat County football

Saturday afternoon sunshine brought a lot of sweat to the brows of the Moffat County High School varsity football team compared to the cool atmosphere of Friday night lights, but the Bulldogs’ urge to win didn’t take long to heat up in their latest game. Moffat County brought its season record to 2-1 after winning a weekend road game, 30-14, against the Rams of Ridge View Academy in Watkins.

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Yahoo Golf Tournament benefits Craig youth

Competitors in the Yahoo Golf Tournament on Saturday were blessed with a day designed for the fairway – mild temperatures and clear blue skies set the tone at one of the most important fundraisers for Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club.

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Moffat County cross country on path to success

There’s something afoot with the Moffat County High School cross country — Of course, they kind of need that particular body part to do what they do. The runners of the fall season are going the distance as they face several more weeks of races. After some early results that have shown what the striders are capable of this season, coaches Todd Trapp and Jennifer Pressgrove have them working on strategies to build up to a peak performance.

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Liberty Bell a freeing experience for Moffat County runners

Boys cross country team takes 3rd in Littleton race; Emily Womble places 9th

By the end of the day at an event already full of patriotic spirit by its very name, the athletes of Moffat County High School were the epitome of the nation’s colors, with their blue and white uniforms topped by faces reddened with the exertion that came from a race well run. Bulldog pride rang loud and clear at the Liberty Bell Invitational hosted by Heritage High School in Littleton, where MCHS was among 89 total schools within and outside Colorado.

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Moffat County shotgun teams have a blast at state

A huge competition triggered some good outcomes for Moffat County kids this past week. The 4-H shotgun shooting teams ended their season at the final round of the state fair with rounds in Colorado Springs over Labor Day weekend.

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Moffat County volleyball falls to Steamboat, 3-0, to start regular season

A match-up with Yampa Valley rivals is always an exciting one for the Moffat County High School sports, and Thursday’s volleyball varsity game against Steamboat Springs was no exception. The Sailors topped the Lady Bulldogs in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-13, 25-18 to start Moffat County’s regular season.