A warm autumn Saturday afternoon at Loudy-Simpson Park suddenly shifted into a situation that would make your blood run cold. Creatures with rotting flesh and an unfriendly disposition were lurking around the natural landscape. The only solution to get out alive? Get moving. And fast. The second annual Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Zombie 5K took over the park as a staging of a zombie apocalypse brought in about 50 runners of all ages to fight for their lives against the undead.
Every step, every breath, every moment of struggle led to one thing for Moffat County High School cross country teams Saturday as they ran their final race of the year at the 3A State Championships. After going all the way this season, Bulldog runners were at the ultimate level at Colorado Springs’ Norris Penrose Event Center, with boys placing ninth as a group and girls 15th, both out of 20 teams.
Bulldogs celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senior Night in final game with Aspen
Moffat County High School varsity football finished its season 5-4 with a 48-22 win Friday night at home against Aspen, a game that was all about creating a memory to last a lifetime knowing it could be their last time together as a team.
Halloween is Monday, but odds are you’ll be celebrating this weekend and the day of, so here are some things to do in Northwest Colorado for all ages to enjoy.
Bulldogs to host Steamboat Springs, Rangely Saturday
The indoor sports season has begun in Northwest Colorado, and it was a big blowout for the first team to take to the basketball court. Craig Middle School hoops teams took commanding wins Thursday at home against Soroco in the first set of games for boys basketball, both featuring only the A-Teams.
The final games of the year for Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams took place Thursday at the Region 18 Tournament, hosted by Snow College, in Ephraim, Utah.
Moffat County High School varsity volleyball last in four sets Thursday in its final game of the season in Aspen.
The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Zombie 5K takes place Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the event kicking off at 3 p.m. with runners able to expect plenty of scares along the way. The cost is $15 for individual adults, $7 for ages 5 to 18 and free to 4 and younger. Teams of five are $50, and prizes will go to the most creative zombie group.
Bulldogs to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, seniors in final game
The season won’t last as long as it did the past two years for Moffat County High School football, so this Friday will be an all-out Bulldog blowout. MCHS wraps up the year hosting Aspen, kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, a trio of goals in place for the evening: honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrate seniors and go out with a bang.
Lady Bulldogs look to improve last season’s record with win in Aspen
Finishing with a home win didn’t happen for Moffat County High School volleyball Tuesday night, but there’s still a shot to bump up the W column from last season. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-17 on the year following a 3-0 non-conference loss to Grand Junction’s Central High School, as the Warriors won, 25-15, 25-12 and 25-11.
Craig Middle School was represented Saturday at the Colorado Middle School Cross Country State Championships at Denver’s Fehringer Ranch Park by four Bulldog runners.
Something you learn when playing fantasy football is that it really is a weekly game. You might draft a team for the whole year, but your main focus is to win every week. There will be some mistakes made, such as not starting someone who really goes off and has a huge day, or dropping a player too early in the season and said player finishes near the top in his position. Seemingly small mistakes early on can lead to misfortune later on and derail your hopes of a fantasy championship.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Spartans lose last home games against Utah State University Eastern
The Spartan warriors of “300” faced impossible odds but never quit fighting until the final breath left their battered bodies, and though the stakes weren’t life or death Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, so did their modern-day namesakes continue to fight through the final whistle. Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s and men’s soccer teams completed their regular seasons with dual defeats to the Golden Eagles of Utah State University Eastern.
All things considered, Moffat County High School volleyball coach Erin Knez has no complaints about how Saturday’s game went. The MCHS varsity took a loss to Cedaredge in three straight sets during a weekend match that was full of changes.