Changes abound this season for Moffat County High School girls swimming, but one thing remains the same year after year: the act of getting in the water and moving to the other side of the pool as quickly as possible. MCHS aquatics will see some differences this year, primarily positive, as the Bulldogs welcome back coach Meghan Francone and also move into a 3A classification.
No sports team enjoys a defeat, but if it has to happen, early in the season is almost always better. Moffat County High School girls hoops took its first loss of the year Friday in the semifinals of the Steamboat Springs Shootout, as Eagle Valley beat the Lady Bulldogs, 43-29.
Moffat County High School wrestling took another win for the week, this time being Friday in Hotchkiss. MCHS finished the evening 36-33 against their Bulldog doppelgangers.
A battle of the Bulldogs Friday afternoon saw two groups of gritty canines seeking a win after a loss the previous night, and unfortunately for Moffat County High School fans, the Dogs wearing a color other than blue walked away triumphant. MCHS boys basketball lost, 105-50, to 4A Pueblo Centennial in the second day of the Steamboat Springs Shootout.
Craig Parks and Recreation’s co-ed dodgeball league returns for a new season starting in January. Following a successful introduction in early 2016, the program will be back, hopefully bigger than ever. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players. The cost is $30 per person for those who register before Dec. 14, with a cost of $45 after that. The season will officially begin Jan. 4, and rosters will be frozen as of Jan. 25.
The bad news for Moffat County High School boys basketball: a Thursday night loss to their most heated rivals. The good news: next week will be the rematch. MCHS boys hoops fell, 58-38, to Steamboat Springs during the Sailors’ home tournament, the Steamboat Shootout.
Lady Bulldogs up the energy in second half to defeat Northridge
The snow was falling Thursday afternoon and so were the shots as Moffat County High School girls basketball took a win in the opening round of the 18th annual Steamboat Springs Shootout. MCHS girls were paired with Northridge opponents to start the three-day event, picking up a 37-23 victory.
Bulldogs pin 10 of Titans' varsity in 66-6 win, hit Sailors 62-3
Moffat County High School wrestlers must have momentarily felt like they were in a bowling alley Tuesday night. How else would you explain collecting 10 pins? MCHS was the undisputed winner in points during a home triangular between the Bulldogs, Steamboat Springs and Coal Ridge.
Starting the fantasy football season back in September, I only had one team that I thought had a real shot to actually make the playoffs. The other teams looked like they could be competitive, but I wasn't really sure they would have a chance to make the late season festivities.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
A pair of losses frustrated Moffat County High School boys basketball over the weekend, but a win of more than 60 points was a good consolation prize Saturday. Bulldogs varsity starts the year 1-2 following three games in Leadville as part of Lake County High School’s annual tournament.
Moffat County High School wrestlers went 3-2 during the Maverick Duals Saturday hosted by Grand Junction’s Colorado Mesa University. Throughout the day, Bulldogs took wins against Gunnison (36-24), Delta (47-30) and Palisade (42-30) while also losing to Grand Junction (64-6) and Cedaredge (47-18).
Moffat County High School girls basketball teams cleaned up in their start to the season. The Lady Bulldogs varsity team won the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout hosted Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Meeker. Moffat County started with a 42-24 victory over Nucla Thursday then returned to Meeker the next night to down the host team, 44-37. Saturday afternoon saw them clinch the tournament, 51-46, against Soroco.
The gym was bustling Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School as future basketball stars were laying the foundation for years to come in the sport. Craig had its most sizable turnout in seven years during the weekend’s Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The morning included 42 kids total, well past years where attendance was in the 20s, which Frank Sadvar, Exalted Ruler for Lodge No. 1577 called “astronomical.”
With a roster full of both experienced grapplers and younger talents who already have a leg up on the competition, Moffat County High School wrestling is ready for all comers this winter. As the start of the season approaches, MCHS coach Tanner Linsacum and his athletes are prepared to be a Western Slope powerhouse, capitalizing on the successes of last year and keeping the Bulldog tradition going strong.