Week 4 in fantasy football was pretty interesting. Some lesser known and lesser owned players were putting in work, a couple big name quarterbacks suffered concussions, and Julio Jones and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons entered the history books with massive performances.
Folks of all ages in Craig are ready to play ball! Pickleball, that is. Co-sponsored by city of Craig Parks and Recreation and the Senior Social Center, the Pickleball group has been meeting for a few friendly games from 8 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays at the Boys and Girls Club in Craig, as well as from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those who work during the day.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The Memorial Hospital hosts the third annual Glow Run 5K this Saturday. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St., with the race beginning at 6:45 p.m. The course loops around CNCC and The Memorial Hospital. Entry is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for Girls on the Run participants. T-shirts are $10 apiece. Costumes and glow sticks are encouraged, and the race will be followed by music, food and other activities. Proceeds benefit Moffat County Cancer Society and TMH Foundation.
High school, middle school athletes compete Saturday; Leaf Cruncher 5K attracts runners
Northwest Colorado residents were on a good path Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park. Multiple running events overtook the premises as the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School brought in multiple area schools. Friends of Moffat County Education’s Leaf Cruncher 5K and One-Mile Fun began the day with a fundraiser race along the same course that would be used later in the day.
2-1 Saturday win vs. Skiers follows 10-0 victory against Caprock Academy
An overtime win is something to be celebrated for any sports team, and while “to the victor go the spoils” stands, Moffat County High School boys soccer couldn’t help but feel for the losing side Saturday. MCHS earned a 2-1 triumph in extra minutes against Aspen, their first game this season to go into OT and one which was fraught with emotion.
Deep connections to the land and to family motivate three local women to carry on big game hunting traditions
Increasing the number of non-traditional hunters, including women, may be vital to the health of Colorado’s wildlife and understanding the motivations of women who already hunt may provide ways to encourage others to join the chase. “When mothers and daughters hunt it open the experience up to entire families,” said Mike Porras, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Northwest region.
Bulldogs stay in front of Roaring Fork with 36-33 win Friday night
Moffat County High School football has grown to appreciate that three points can make or break a team, and Friday night they were just glad to be on the right side of it. The league opener for the Bulldogs resulted in a 36-33 victory against Roaring Fork while on the road in Carbondale, their closest game since the beginning of the season.
Kinlie, Kasen Brennise lead team roping, Kody Logan, Keenan Hayes junior high events
The short-lived fall season is in the books for Colorado State High School Rodeo Association, and those from Northwest Colorado must be feeling pretty satisfied heading into winter. Members of the Moffat County High School rodeo team are in great position for when the season picks up again in spring after command performances during events in Sept. 16 and 17 in Montrose and Sept. 23 and 24 in Elizabeth.
Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School will both host meetings for participants in hoops programs in the coming week. CMS boys basketball coaches Justin Folley and Forrest Watson will meet with potential players and parents at 6 p.m. Monday in the CMS auditorium. Practices will follow Oct. 10. The MCHS boys team will meet with returning and new players at lunchtime Monday in Room 101. MCHS girls can attend a meeting during lunch Wednesday.
The Memorial Hospital Glow Run gets moving Oct. 8
We have all heard the great benefits of exercise: lowered cholesterol, better sleep, less food cravings, lighter moods and of course, weight loss. Add reduced risk of certain cancers to that list. If you know a cancer survivor or are one yourself, consider joining forces with other community members to get some exercise and give money to help fight cancer in Moffat County and support people with other health issues by attending the annual TMH Glow Run next week.
Upcoming games for Bulldogs include Coal Ridge, Steamboat, Basalt, Aspen
Whatever may have happened in the early season is something Moffat County High School football is ready to shake off because what’s done is done, there’s a title to defend and the hope of securing a spot in the postseason still alive. The 2A Western Slope League teams begin their conference schedule Friday, and for MCHS, that means a trip to Carbondale to meet the Roaring Fork Rams.
Whether it’s good music, good exercise or good fun that gets your pulse racing, this weekend will get your heart going.
Bulldogs split vs. Longhorns, fall to Rifle; coach wants more intensity in Olathe game
Moffat County High School volleyball plays a game that’s back and forth by its very nature, but that was no more apparent than in its most recent games. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-9 overall following the past Saturday’s doubleheader split in Basalt and a Tuesday evening loss to Rifle.
Eli Ellis, Cutter Polly and potentially Angela Hill will be upholding the long-standing tradition of Moffat County 4-H shooters who will represent the county and the state at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational Competition in June 2017. Ellis and Cutter Polly qualified for the competition at the state 4-H shoot. Hill is currently an alternate for two shooting sport classifications.