The Special Olympics Colorado Craig Summer Games took place at Moffat County High School, with track and field, aquatics and powerlifting competitions for athletes from across the Western Slope and also from Cheyenne, Wyo. Onlookers included hundreds of family members, volunteers and others.
The coming week in sports for Moffat County High School and the rest of the community
The Steamboat Springs Running Series opened Saturday with the Hayden Cog Run. Participation reached 87 runners after just 48 ran last year.
The Moffat County High School girls soccer team was feeling the nerves earlier in the week about their first-ever playoff game. They didn’t show it Friday in Greeley.
Lee was unanimously voted as the recipient of the Jake Clarke Award for Carbon County male athlete of the year by the Carbon County Quarterback’s Club. The senior is a seven-time state champion.
Boys from kindergarten through fifth grade attended the Big Blue Football Camp at Moffat County High School on Tuesday and Thursday to learn the fundamentals and basics of just about every aspect of football.
The boys will swim at the Western Slope League Championships on Friday at Colorado Mesa University, with qualifying swimmers moving on and swimming in the finals Saturday.
The Steamboat Springs Running Series opens on Saturday with the 34th annual Hayden Cog Run.
The Moffat County youth track program, which introduces kindergarteners through sixth-graders to track and field events and teaches the basics, held its end-of-season meet Wednesday at the MCHS track. Hundreds of young runners-in-the-making showed up to show off what they have learned.
The Bulldogs played much like they have in recent weeks at River Valley Ranch in Aspen, but it wasn’t enough to advance from regionals.
In making the state tournament bracket, the Bulldogs accomplished something no MCHS girls soccer team has done before. Now the Bulldogs will look to extend their season beyond just one extra game.
The Bulldogs traveled to Carbondale and lost a pair of games to Roaring Fork, 16-4 and 7-1. In the process, they fell out of playoff contention. They entered the doubleheader one game ahead of the Rams in the 3A Western Slope League, needing to stay ahead in the standings to hold on to fifth place.
The coming week in sports for Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School
The Moffat County girls soccer team closed out its regular season on a high note Friday, beating Grand Junction Central 1-0 in Craig. It was a good end to the best season in MCHS girls soccer history, giving the seniors a win on senior night and an 8-6-1 record on the year.
Moffat County High School baseball came up short in two games at Basalt on Thursday, losing both in a doubleheader that twice was rescheduled.