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Moffat County seniors get their game faces on for Dude Dent Awards

Dinner to honor scholar athletes of all grade levels

To excel on the football field, basketball court or any other sporting venue takes talent. To do that and also succeed in the classroom is especially worthy of acknowledgment. Moffat County High School will pay tribute to its best and brightest athletes during the annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner Thursday evening at the Clarion Inn & Suites, a night that will honor those who have played multiple sports throughout high school while still paying attention to their schoolwork.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 18, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County girls fly to four state track championships

Kayla Pinnt breaks own records, repeats as 100, 200 victor; girls place 4th, boys 31st

The Moffat County High School girls track team had a field day during the final stretch of the 3A State Championships at Jefferson County Stadium.

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Moffat County relay team races to 3A state title

4x200 group 1st at state, Matt Hamilton wins 3rd in triple jump

The MCHS foursome of Emma Samuelson, Lauren Samuelson, Kayla Pinnt and Ary Shaffer claimed a state title in the 4x200-meter relay Friday at Jefferson County Stadium with a time of one minute, 45.03 seconds.

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Yampa River Ranch Rodeo kicks off in Craig

Moffat County Fairgrounds’ bleachers were full on Friday evening as crowds gathered for the first night of cowboy revelry at the Yampa River Ranch Rodeo.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 16, 2015: Annual bike ride to Maybell gets in gear

The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig.

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Moffat County swimmers end season with state preliminaries

Relay team posts best time

The Moffat County High School boys swim team made a splash at the 4A State Championships Friday in Thornton, though not quite as big as they needed it to be. The Bulldogs finished the season with some of their best times to date in three events: the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free and 200 free relay at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 15, 2015: Annual bike ride to Maybell gets in gear

The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig. The free ride will set out along US Highway 40, with a second starting point available at 7:30 a.m. at Western Knolls, and cyclists will head 30 miles to the community of Maybell, ending at the local park.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course tees off on summer events

TGIF, Dirthog Scramble start this week

The place for sporting types to be in Moffat County this summer is at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. YVGC will begin hosting regular events starting this week, with the Dirthog Scramble the first of many tournaments coming this season. The course will host happenings throughout the warm months, with events open to golfers of all skill levels, as well as some reserved for those serious about their handicap.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 13, 2015: Moffat County track set for state

The Moffat County High School track and field teams will attend the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium. The Bulldogs have qualified in 19 total events. Boys will compete in the 200-meter dash, long jump, triple jump and the relay races of 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800. Girls will compete in the 100 and 200 dash; 100 and 300 hurdles; 800, 1,600 and 3,200 runs; long jump; discus; and 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays.

Yampa River Ranch Rodeo rides in Craig this weekend

There will be a lot of action happening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in the next few days. The Yampa River Ranch Rodeo will kick off this weekend, with Friday and Saturday jam-packed with cowboy activities.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 11, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Athletes shine during Special Olympics in Craig

It wasn’t looking like the Moffat County weather would allow it in the early hours Saturday, but eventually Mother Nature smiled on the fortunes of an activity that means a lot to some special people. The Western Area Colorado Spring Special Olympic Games took place this weekend at Moffat County High School, as about 100 athletes from the Western Slope competed in track and field, aquatics and weightlifting.

Moffat County swimmer Jesse Kurz hits state times at league meet

Team places fifth in conference championships, ready for state

The MCHS boys swim team placed fifth at the Western Slope Conference Championship Meet Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction. No. 5 was notable for Bulldog swimmer Jesse Kurz, as well, as that was how he finished in the 50-yard freestyle. Another number was more prominent in his mind, however.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 9, 2015: Local rodeo competitors continue to climb state rankings

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo teams made the weekend a memorable one Saturday and Sunday at Rifle’s Northwestern High School and Junior High Rodeo.