High school sports


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Moffat County girls bounce back with big win vs. Basalt

Lady Bulldogs retain 1st place in conference, seek to keep it that way

Before they even stepped foot in the Moffat County High School gym Saturday, the Basalt girls basketball team knew they would have a trying day, but the Lady Bulldogs had some frustrations to work out beyond the normal gameplay. MCHS girls varsity hoops corralled the Longhorns, 77-36, to move to 12-3 overall and 9-1 in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Moffat County boys blow away Basalt in high-energy hoops game

Bulldogs take 4th consecutive win, move to 4th place in league

Bulldog basketball was in fine form at home this weekend as the boys varsity team triumphed 50-37 against the Basalt Longhorns.

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Olathe Pirates provide pushback for Moffat County basketball

Girls take 1st conference loss, boys achieve third win in a row

Fortunes were varied Friday night for Moffat County High School hoops teams, as varsity basketball traveled to Olathe.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 6, 2016: CNCC softball starts strong in Nevada tourney

The Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s softball team recently started its season, 4-2, at the Las Vegas Classic Tournament in Henderson, Nevada.

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Moffat County boys C-Team stomps Steamboat Springs in final game

The season is in the books for Moffat County High School boys C-Team basketball, and that book reads 14-3. The younger Bulldogs finished their year with a home game against Steamboat Springs, taking a 55-30 victory, the fourth win over the Sailors this season.

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Rifle dual proves promising for Moffat County wrestling

Bulldogs take 45-23 win over Bears, celebrate seniors, look to regionals

When there’s one last chance to prove yourself in front of your fans, you better bet you’ll do all you can to make it count. Moffat County High School wrestling had the home crowd in hysterics Thursday night with a 45-23 win against Rifle, the final event home or otherwise for the Bulldogs in their regular season leading up to the regional tournament.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 5, 2016: Schedule changes for Friday Fifth Quarter, Saturday basketball

The Moffat County High School basketball teams will move their Saturday home games against Basalt to later in the day to accommodate Friday travel for both schools. Saturday games will start at 1 p.m. with the girls junior varsity, boys JV at 2:30 p.m., girls varsity at 4 p.m. and boys varsity at 5:30 p.m. The boys and girls C-Teams will host their final home games of the season Friday against Steamboat Springs while JV and varsity are in Olathe, with girls starting at 4 p.m. and boys at 5:30 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Moffat County swimmers reach new bests on way to conference championships

Bulldogs place 6th in Glenwood Springs meet

The Moffat County High School girls swim team recently completed its regular schedule and have one more shot to qualify for state this weekend during the 4A Western Slope League Championships at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Bulldog swimmers took sixth in Saturday’s Lady Demon Winter Invitational in Glenwood Springs, also hosting a small, inter-team meet for family and friends to view the day before in their home pool.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 3, 2016: Bulldog hockey takes to the Front Range

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s 18U Midget team played three games around the Denver area Saturday and Sunday.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Feb. 1, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 1, 2016: Moffat County Youth Wrestling registration this week

Registration is coming up for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of April 2, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Organizers will host registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Craig City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St., or forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page.

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Moffat County hoops stand supreme in Gunnison

One of the lengthiest road games they’ll take this year was well worth it for Moffat County High School basketball players.

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Moffat County basketball sweeps Skiers

Bulldogs take solid wins at home vs. Aspen; restart league schedule in Gunnison

For most skiers, snowfall has mostly positive associations, but when the team of the same name came to Craig, a blizzard of points against them wasn’t what they wanted. Moffat County High School hoops recorded four straight wins Friday night, hosting Aspen teams, as the Bulldogs defended their home court against the last school in the Western Slope League they had yet to see.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 30, 2016: BCA pool results — Week 14

BCA Pool League is back in action at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The league has played 14 weeks of games, with Jean Haskins and The Untouchables staying at the top of the 9-ball league scores, while Jay Harris and Out 4 Blood lead the 8-ball series.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 29, 2016: Craig hockey teams prepped for weekend games

The Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St., will be busy this weekend as the Mite Jamboree through Craig Youth Hockey Association brings in several teams of skaters ages 8 and under. The event for the young players will feature two half-ice games — one on either side of the rink — every half-hour starting at 8:30 a.m. with opponents from Oak Creek, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Vernal, Utah, with a zamboni break mid-morning.