Girls 7th, boys 8th in Colorado Springs
Moffat County High School’s cross country runners kept in stride Saturday as they ran their final race of the year, the big one: the 3A State Championships in Colorado Springs.
49-23 win against Roaring Fork finishes regular season
The Bulldogs had good cause to celebrate Friday evening when they defeated the Roaring Fork Rams 49-23 for their final regular season game, achieving a 5-0 sweep of the rest of the 2A Western Slope North League and a conference title to boot.
Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program is on the lookout for officials, gym supervisors and scorekeepers, with the season’s games beginning the first week of November. Those in these positions must be 14 or older.
The Bear River Young Life and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Fifth Quarter series gets into the spirit of the Halloween season with a “Thriller” dance at Moffat County High School following Friday’s varsity football game, starting about 9:30 or 10 p.m. in the MCHS commons. Costumes are encouraged, with a $100 prize for the best outfit. Elsewhere, middle school students will meet in the Craig Middle School gym for dodgeball. Admission is $1 for either activity, and pizza and beverages are included.
Bulldogs bound for playoffs as conference champs
The outcome has already been determined at this point, but Moffat County High School varsity football won’t be letting one distinction take their eyes off a bigger prize. The Bulldogs finish their regular season Friday night with a game against Roaring Fork on home turf with kickoff at 7 p.m., though the team has clinched the Western Slope North League title with a 6-2 overall record, so far 4-0 in the conference, an honor which gives them an automatic berth in the 2A state playoffs as well as rights to host a game in the first round.
Lady Bulldogs seeded 7th among Western Slope teams
Moffat County High School varsity volleyball wrapped its regular season and looks to close out the year this weekend with a final event. The 3A Western Slope League Tournament takes place this Friday and Saturday at Grand Junction’s Central High School, in which MCHS sits as the seventh seed following the completion of the calendar with a 3-0 road loss to Grand Valley to go 2-5 in the WSL.
I still can't get over how fast the NFL season is going. It always seems like this to me every year and it's not changing. It's just kind of strange going into Week 8 already, but this is where we stand now. There are still several undefeated teams, there have been several key injuries, and there have been plentiful surprises in the fantasy world.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team’s season officially came to an end Friday when it was decided they would not advance to the playoffs. A three-way tie between MCHS, Roaring Fork and Aspen for fourth place in the 3A Region 3 conference, each 4-4 in league games, gave the honor to the Skiers as the squad with the fewest goals against them in the league schedule, with 14 to the Rams’ 16 and the Bulldogs’ 22. Moffat County coach Harry Tripp said the strategy was unfortunate for them but fair, though he and Athletic Director Mike Mitchell took umbrage that none of the Dogs were in the running for the league’s MVP, particularly Ulises Silva, who had 22 goals this year, more than any player in the conference, as well as the most overall points with 48.
Emily Womble wins race in Pagosa Springs; boys team takes 2nd
It was a tiring drive to get there, but Moffat County High School cross country isn’t complaining about the results of the regional meet. Bulldog runners had a fine Friday at the 3A Region 1 event in Pagosa Springs, where the boys team placed second altogether and the girls placed first for the fourth consecutive year, as top runner Emily Womble took home the gold in her senior season.
Bulldogs closer to league title with one game to go
In a game between a team that won by nearly 30 points in their most recent game and a team that lost by nearly 50 the same night, you’d expect some disparity in the score, but the numbers got alarmingly close for the Bulldogs in their latest outing, which may not be a bad thing going forward if you ask their coach. Moffat County High School varsity football defeated the Aspen Skiers 46-11 Friday night in a 2A Western Slope North League home game that almost completes the conference lineup.
Practices are already underway and games will begin in November for Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program. Fifth- and sixth-grade teams have sessions at Sandrock Elementary School, while third- and fourth-graders split between the gyms of Sunset and Ridgeview Elementary.
Bulldogs hope for return to playoffs in season's final weeks
A win this week won’t be a 100 percent guarantee that Moffat County High School football moves on to the postseason, but it will make it that much harder for anyone to challenge them. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday at MCHS, as the Bulldogs host Aspen this week for a game that could send them to the playoffs for the second year in a row and, if all conditions are met, clinch the title in the 2A Western Slope North League.
Following the Moffat County High School varsity football game against Aspen Friday night, high school and middle school students are invited to Fifth Quarter events starting at about 9:30 p.m. depending on how long the game runs. A dodgeball tournament by Bear River Young Life and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will be available for high school ages in the MCHS gym, at a price of $1 per player, while middle school students can drop by Thunder Rolls Bowling Center for a Young Life bowling party, $5 per person.
With the crisp fall air comes a plethora of activities this season, as well as the holiday that’s fun for all ages whether you want to dress up or not. Northwest Colorado has so many Halloween things happening throughout, it’s downright spooky.