Moffat County High School athletes go at it in Golden
The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo men’s and women’s teams recently competed the end of their season, and many of the Spartans are on their way to the College National Finals Rodeo. The CNCC men were named the Rocky Mountain Region Reserve Champion team following the season finale at Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede this past weekend.
The annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle ride sponsored by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place May 14. Now in its 30th year, the 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost. Riders can begin either at Northwest Storage on the west end of Craig starting at 7 a.m. or Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. The first five miles of the excursion are the most difficult and include considerable inclines along US Highway 40.
Coach: Team ‘rounding corner’ as season progresses
Sometimes a close loss is just the inspiration a team needs to get a big win. Moffat County High School varsity baseball rounded out its week with a 17-9 victory at home against Rangely, a win that comes after an 8-7 loss Monday in Rifle.
Losses to Longhorns, Coal Ridge plague team after return from break
The week after spring break can be a tough time for a student-athlete as they get back into their sport, but the Moffat County High School girls soccer team has done their best as they return to the grind. MCHS girls lost 6-0 Thursday in their first home game in nearly a month, hosting Basalt.
Craig’s Tonya Mercer is currently entered in the Bower Motorsports Media Co-Driver Challenge and is looking for support on social media. The contest seeks female drivers from a pool of 91 entrants to participate in three separate off-road events taking place this year, sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires. The top 30 women who get votes through Facebook and Instagram will move on to the next stage of the competition, as well as three wild card winners.
Girls shoot sixth in Utah; Bulldogs prepare for home triangular, tourney
The season has gone by quickly for the members of the Moffat County High School girls golf team, and thankfully they’ll be sending much of the remainder of the year on their own turf. MCHS girls recorded a 459 Tuesday in Vernal, Utah, at Dinaland Golf Course at a tournament hosted by Uintah High School.
The Craig Middle School track and field program will commence its season this weekend with the Bullldog Invitational at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School track, 900 Finley Lane.
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The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Craig Youth Hockey Association is seeking coaches and board members for the 2016-17 season. The organization encourages interested parties and community members to attend its annual spring meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Moffat County School District administration building.
The week between their home events was no day off for members of Craig’s two youth wrestling teams. Bad Dogs and Moffat County Youth Wrestling each walked away Saturday with plenty of excitement and experience, as well as some medals following the Hayden Peewee Wrestling Tournament. With about two dozen teams visiting Hayden for the day and some weight classes so full they required multiple brackets, Craig’s groups did well, 17 champions between them — some taking five straight pins during the day — and even more second- and third-place finishers.
Men’s, women’s squads to join other Spartan sports
A new era is beginning at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus. CNCC personnel announced Friday afternoon that the school will be adding men’s and women’s soccer teams to the Spartan athletics program, making this the first sports team within the educational institution’s Craig campus.
High school senior plans to study sports psychology at Ivy League level
As much as she loves the state of Colorado, Moffat County High School’s Morgan Lawton was determined to spread her wings and fly outside her comfort zone after graduating. Little did she realize just how far she could go. Lawton was recently accepted to Harvard University as part of the Class of 2020, an achievement that, according to the MCHS senior, still hasn’t fully registered.
The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo teams will complete their season this weekend in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede. The Spartan men and women have clinched several berths for the national finals this summer and could gain more as the year concludes.
The girls soccer game between Steamboat Springs and Moffat County high schools has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. April 27 in Craig.