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Moffat County girls track takes multiple All-State honors

Kayla Pinnt named Athlete of the Year

Recently, Colorado State High School Activities Association named the All-State track and field teams, and five Moffat County High School runners were on the list. Kayla Pinnt, Lauren Samuelson, Emma Samuelson, Ary Shaffer and Selena Hernandez were given All-State distinctions for their championship efforts this season.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 8, 2015: Yampa Valley Golf Course hosting PGA Academy for kids

Yampa Valley Golf Course’s Junior Golf PGA Sports Academy begins this week, running for six weeks each Tuesday. The course is open to young golfers of all skill levels from ages 6 to 17. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. for ages 6 to 8; 10:30 a.m. for ages 9, 10 and 11; and noon for ages 12 and older.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 8, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Golfers, students win big with Moffat County Sheriff tourney

It was the usual suspects and then some in attendance at the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office tournament Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course as 16 teams of four hit the links to support scholarships for local students.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 6, 2015: Moffat County’s Matt Hamilton to play in All-State football game

Moffat County High School Class of 2015 graduate Matt Hamilton will represent Moffat County High School at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 59th All-State Games next week at Adams State University in Alamosa. CHSCA will host the top athletes from across the state Tuesday through Saturday for events in football, basketball, softball, wrestling, cross country, volleyball and spirit.

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Hit the ice for tryouts with Moffat County semi-pro hockey team

The Moffat County Vigilantes will feature a tryout and evaluation seminar Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena in Steamboat Springs. The event includes a 5 p.m. check-in followed by a session on the ice and a Q&A period for interested players. The cost is $30, and players are responsible for their own equipment, as well as any costs should they make the team. All participating should be ready for full contact hockey.

Andy Bockelman: A year in the life of a Moffat County sports reporter

The last nine months have been a whirlwind, and it looks like the cycle will start up once again before too long, but before we get back into the eye of the storm, I wanted to share my thoughts about what it’s been like covering a full school year of athletics at Moffat County High School.

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Saddle up for Freedom Hooves’ Saturday Poker Ride in Moffat County

Freedom Hooves will host its third annual Horseback Poker Ride Saturday morning at Moffat County’s Duffy Mountain, south of Lay. Registration for the day of riding begins at 8 a.m. at a kiosk off Moffat County Road 17, and eager equestrians will hit the trail at 9 a.m.

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Moffat County Sheriff’s Office looking for straight shooters at golf tourney

Event includes prizes, silent auction for scholarship funds

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is in need of a posse to help them handle a public enemy: a dimpled disruptor of the peace and its skinny accomplice. The Sheriff’s Office annual golf tournament will take place with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 1, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Inactivity leads to summer weight gain in children

Kids are finally enjoying their first taste of summer vacation, a time that conjures images of sunshine, outdoor fun and physical activity. However, recent research suggests that many children are actually becoming less active and unhealthier during the summer months compared to the school year.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 30, 2015: Basketball camp open to Craig, Moffat County kids

The Moffat County High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams will host the Progressive Basketball Academy’s “Fun with Fundamentals” Basketball Day Camp Sunday and Monday at the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane. The intensive sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for players who will be entering second- through ninth-grade in the fall. The camp offers coaching in basic skills of the game, ranging from shooting and passing to footwork and defense to concepts like setting goals, developing confidence and teamwork.

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Moffat County football staying busy during off-season

High school camp, open weight room sessions begin Monday

The MCHS varsity football program is already setting its sights on success by preparing heavily for the 2015 season, including practice sessions that will take off soon. A 10-day camp, as part of Colorado High School Activities Association’s rules, will start players off on the right foot throughout next week as they get back on the field and ready to build a bigger, better team.

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Cops, Vets and Kids Fishing Day nets lots of fun for Craig

If local law enforcement was angling to put some grins on the faces of Craig’s kids, they succeeded. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office reeled in hundreds of children and their families during the annual Cops, Vets and Kids Fishing Day, held Wednesday afternoon. Hosted alongside American Legion Post 62 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, the event has been part of Craig since 2003 to let kids see police and other officials in a friendly capacity while casting a line into the Little Rascals Pond adjacent to the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

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Moffat County rodeo stars gallop toward nationals

Craig’s Yancey Weber wins state team roping honors; Kinlie Brennise all-around points winner

The quagmire of the Moffat County Fairgrounds this past weekend didn’t make the sport of the rodeo an easy one, but those who went into the mud fighting hard have come out clean on the other side and ready for more. Moffat County will send five high school and middle school level rodeo competitors to the national finals this summer, following the Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Association Finals event held in Craig during Memorial Day weekend.