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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 20, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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CNCC’s soccer program takes next step, hires new coach

Program head Lance Noble planning tryouts for men’s, women’s teams, local athletes welcome

A new program at Colorado Northwestern Community College is coming up fast, even more so now that it’s got a new leader. The CNCC men’s and women’s soccer teams now have a coach, with Lance Noble recently hired to take on the sport, new for the Craig campus.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 18, 2016: Wake the Whittler 5K runs Saturday

Saturday is the fifth annual Wake the Whittler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run as part of the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, at Loudy-Simpson Park. Wake the Whittler, the first in a series of summer running events hosted by Friends of Moffat County Education, starts registration at 7:15 a.m., with the 5K kicking off at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run following.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 17, 2016: Register by Monday for Cottonwood Classic

The 49th annual Cottonwood Classic hosted by Yampa Valley Golf Course tees off June 24 to 26. Registration is currently open for the three-day men’s tournament, with an entry fee of $180, plus an additional $10 for those wishing to enter the senior flight. The cost of a cart is $18 per day or $54 for the tourney.

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Craig Sea Sharks ready to dive in to home meet this weekend

Youth swimming program hosts Thursday fundraiser, plans to host state meet in July

A dip in the local pool is always refreshing, and the members of the Craig Sea Sharks youth team will be seeing a lot more peers in the old swimming hole this summer. The Sea Sharks ABC Swim Meet takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Craig Pool Complex, an event that will feature about 140 kids from 11 teams.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 15, 2016: Kickball tournament plays during Whittle the Wood

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host a Slip ‘n Slide kickball tournament during Whittle the Wood Rendezvous Saturday in Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration starts at 10 a.m., with the first half of the tourney for middle-schoolers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. High school students will play from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Fantasy football news and notes

It's summer once again, and we inch closer to another exciting fantasy football season as evidenced by all the mock drafting I've been doing in recent weeks. Don't feel like going out in the heat and jogging, why not do a fantasy football mock draft? Don't feel like floating the river, do a mock draft. I'll give you my takeaways and opinions after doing all these mock drafts.

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Steamboat bookseller, retired pharmacologist signs letter to move 2016 Rio Games

A Steamboat Springs bookstore owner and retired pharmacologist is among 230 medical professionals and scientists urging the World Health Organization to recommend moving or postponing the Rio 2016 Olympic Games because of Zika virus.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 13, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 13, 2016: TMH Foundation golf tourney successful

The 16th annual golf tournament for The Memorial Hospital Foundation featured 23 teams Friday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Winning first place overall was the foursome of Heather Cannon, Rob Cannon, Edward Cannon and Jeff Boss, while Orvie Zimmerman, John Martinez, David Mucha and Chris Mucha had the best net total.

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Victory Motors shows drive for healthier Moffat County

Cancer Drive includes 5K Color Run, Denver Broncos cheerleaders, NFL Play 60

When a problem presents itself, being able to tackle it as a community is a sign of strength. The third annual Victory Motors Cancer Drive took place Saturday at Loudy-Simpson as Craig people of all ages turned out for the Moffat County Cancer Society fundraiser that had lots to offer.

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MCHS graduate awarded travel grant

Salus University student Trevor Simones, a Moffat County High School graduate and Craig resident, was recently awarded a travel grant to present research at the Association of Research in Otolaryngology Mid-Winter Meeting from the Salus University Alumni Association. Simones is currently a third year student in the audiology program at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

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Moffat County’s Ary Shaffer to run for Oregon college

Recent graduate will compete in track at George Fox University

After four years of running for Moffat County High School, Ary Shaffer is ready for a new challenge and a new location. The newly graduated MCHS student will be starting off her college career on the right foot, competing in track and field for George Fox University, of Newberg, Oregon.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 11, 2016: Victory Motors Cancer Drive takes over Loudy-Simpson

Victory Motors of Craig hosts its third annual Cancer Drive throughout the day Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park with multiple happenings for families.

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Football up and running for Moffat County

Amid summer camps, senior Bulldogs ponder future in sport

The off-season is what athletes make it, and members of Moffat County High School sports plan to make it a time to fine-tune and be better than ever this fall. With activities like MCHS football’s summer skills camp and the NFL/Broncos Football Camp and NFL Play 60 Challenge through the Victory Motors Cancer Drive, the gridiron has been busy this week.