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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 11, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Athletes shine during Special Olympics in Craig

It wasn’t looking like the Moffat County weather would allow it in the early hours Saturday, but eventually Mother Nature smiled on the fortunes of an activity that means a lot to some special people. The Western Area Colorado Spring Special Olympic Games took place this weekend at Moffat County High School, as about 100 athletes from the Western Slope competed in track and field, aquatics and weightlifting.

Moffat County swimmer Jesse Kurz hits state times at league meet

Team places fifth in conference championships, ready for state

The MCHS boys swim team placed fifth at the Western Slope Conference Championship Meet Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction. No. 5 was notable for Bulldog swimmer Jesse Kurz, as well, as that was how he finished in the 50-yard freestyle. Another number was more prominent in his mind, however.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 9, 2015: Local rodeo competitors continue to climb state rankings

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo teams made the weekend a memorable one Saturday and Sunday at Rifle’s Northwestern High School and Junior High Rodeo.

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Craig Middle School track concludes season

Bulldog athletes break five school records

Craig Middle School’s track and field teams capped a sensational season with three meets in the past week. The Bulldogs competed in the Moffat County Night Relays and The Best of the Best in Baggs, Wyoming, before officially finishing the year with the rescheduled Soroco Invitational Saturday at the Moffat County High School track.

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Tyler Davis signs to shoot hoops for North Dakota college

If you were watching from the stands in early March and you saw Tyler Davis being carried off the floor during the regional portion of the 3A state playoffs for boys basketball, you might have wondered if his career was done. However, he knew it wasn’t even close to finished. On Thursday, Tyler finished the paperwork to join the Jimmies of the University of Jamestown. The MCHS senior will receive a partial scholarship to attend the school in Jamestown, North Dakota.

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Moffat County’s Tiawna Smercina to play college volleyball in Sterling

The list of athletes from Moffat County High School’s Class of 2015 who will be continuing their sports in college continues to grow. MCHS senior and volleyball Tiawna Smercina will be bumping, setting and spiking this fall at Sterling’s Northeastern Junior College.

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Moffat County baseball ready to take field as 16 seed in playoffs

Bulldogs to play Lutheran in district round, could face No. 1 team Eaton

Moffat County High School varsity baseball has made it to the postseason for the first time since 2011. With a record of 11-8 overall and 9-5 in the Western Slope League, the Bulldogs were seeded 16th in the 32-team 3A playoff brackets, released Wednesday.

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Bits of wisdom await as Cog Run returns

The 37th annual Hayden Cog Run returns with a 10 a.m. start Saturday in Hayden.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 6, 2015: Special Olympics events take place this weekend

The Western Area Colorado Summer Olympic Games return to Craig this weekend with track and field, aquatics and weightlifting for children and adults with disabilities. Athletes and their families are invited to an introductory barbecue at 6 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, with a dance to follow. On Saturday, athletes will have a free breakfast at McDonald’s, starting at 7 a.m. The community is welcome to watch the opening ceremonies at about 9 a.m. at the Moffat County High School track, with the torch run festivities beginning at the parking lot of the former Safeway building.

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Moffat County golfers take 10th at regionals

Poor weather in Montrose hurts state-qualifying potential

A cold, drizzly Tuesday at The Links at Cobble Creek proved tough for the Moffat County High School girls golf, placing 10th with a group score of 325. Of the four Bulldogs who attended, senior Katelyn Peroulis came the closest to qualifying for state — which would have been her second consecutive year at that level — taking a 98 tally for the day and placing 20th.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 4, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County league champs in 9 track and field events

Girls team finishes 2nd, boys 4th in weekend meet

Another weekend, another meet for the members of the Moffat County High School track and field teams, but the last few days were a slightly bigger deal than any other event so far this season. MCHS took nine event championships during the Western Slope Multi-Leagues Meet Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction, with the girls team placing second overall and the boys fourth among 3A schools.

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Moffat County baseball sends off seniors, splits games with Coal Ridge

Two weekend wins needed for playoffs

MCHS split a doubleheader with Coal Ridge, winning the first game, 3-2, and losing the follow-up, 11-6, making them 9-8 overall and 7-5 in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Moffat County soccer picks up loss to Vail Mountain, win in Rifle

Bulldogs’ final game Thursday in Steamboat Springs

MCHS was officially knocked out of postseason contention Monday with a 3-0 defeat to visiting Vail Mountain.