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Craig Sports Briefs for June 26, 2015: Matt Hamilton plays in All-State football game

Recent Moffat County High School graduate Matt Hamilton represented the Bulldogs at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 59th All-State Games at Adams State University in Alamosa.

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Get your rah-rah ready for Moffat County Thunder Cheer clinic

Squad to perform at 4th of July parade, host tryouts

There’s something coming up next week that will get both parents and kids cheering. Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host a clinic free to girls and boys of all ages from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Monday and running throughout the week at the team’s gym at Suite 119 of Centennial Mall.

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Craig Sea Sharks make a splash at home meet

The Craig Sea Sharks youth swim program hosted its ABC Swim Meet Saturday and Sunday, with 43 local athletes competing against visiting teams from Steamboat Springs, Delta, Rangely, Grand Junction and Green River and Riverton, Wyoming.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Hitters and pitchers to watch

It's been a good week for my fantasy baseball team. And I don't say that without any hesitation. It was a sight to behold, as I moved up the standings once again with seven batters hitting over .300, producing 28 RBIs and nine home runs between them. All that to move up one spot in the standings, although that one spot accounted for 4 roto points, so not too bad.

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VeDepo just short on American Ninja Warrior

He traveled so far and came oh-so-close, but Mitchell VeDepo said one late mistake didn’t ruin his experience on the NBC TV show American Ninja Warrior.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 22, 2015: Barrel racing event to hit Moffat County Fairgrounds

The 14th annual Tri-State Barrel Racing Classic hosted by Riding in the Rockies will take place throughout the weekend at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way. Riders of all ages — including divisions of peewee, youth, senior, novice and the open class — will compete starting at 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

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More than 100 runners join in Friends of Moffat County Education’s Wake the Whittler

Group also hosting 5K fundraising events later this summer

Craig families were up bright and early Saturday morning to get the blood moving and to lend their support to Friends of Moffat County Education. FMCE’s Wake the Whittler 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk saw 123 participants hit the trail along Loudy-Simpson Park, with all ages from infants in strollers to toddlers moving as fast as their legs could carry them to older students to adults.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 22, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County High School releases fall sports schedules

Homecoming Week takes place Oct. 5 to 9

Moffat County High School recently announced its schedules for the fall sports seasons of the 2015-16 school year, including football, volleyball, boys soccer, boys golf and cross country.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 15, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig’s Steve Walls catches large mackinaw in Flaming Gorge

Walls lets 40-year-old fish go, urges fishers to catch and release

Craig resident Steve Walls has a good fishing story to tell, but he also has photographic proof of his catch. However, his snapshot won’t help any copycats accomplish the same feat of picking up a big mack. And, no, not the one from McDonald’s.

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Moffat County High School soccer players kick it for good cause

Moffat County High School soccer players Ulises Silva and Kaylynn Haefs recently participated in the All-Star games of the Emily Johnson Play-It-Forward Soccer Tournament last week at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 12, 2015: Craig Sea Sharks hosting home meet

The Craig Sea Sharks youth swimming program will host its ABC Meet at 8 a.m. June 20 and 21 at the Craig Pool Complex, 605 Washington St. The meet will bring together multiple teams from across the region and is $10 for local kids to compete. The Sea Sharks team, who will also swim at Aspen this weekend, are still seeking registration from local swimmers ages 5 and older.

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Moffat County Little Britches ready to ride this weekend

Black Mountain Junior Rodeo offers weekly happenings

If your child thinks they’re getting a bit too big for their britches, this weekend may be the perfect test to test their mettle. The Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo hits Northwest Colorado this weekend, running Friday through Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The national organization for young riders and ropers has a considerable calendar for the summer months, including the national finals in mid-July.

Chris Gingrich: Fantasy baseball standings bring excitement

It's a new week and another chance to move up in the standings for your fantasy baseball team. With this week’s edition, I'm going to focus on players who are having a slow start but are beginning to turn it around and a few players on the waiver wire who might be able to boost specific stat categories.