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Craig Middle School football teams learn from Denver Broncos great

Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes

Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.

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Moffat County High School soccer scores with new field

The MCHS boys and girls soccer teams now will host practices and home games on MCHS property. This marks the first time in many years the program will be regularly on-site at the school.

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Moffat County High School runners in it for long haul

Cross-country team young but capable

In a cross-country event, you have to pace yourself with your strides so that an early burst of speed doesn’t drain your energy when you need it most in the final stretch of the race. Moffat County High School’s boys and girls cross-country teams are preparing in this manner to ensure they can start strong at the onset and finish just as tough once the season concludes.

Moffat County High School boys golf team has rough 1st day

Team places 13th in Grand Junction tournament

The members of the Moffat County High School boys golf team experienced some significant challenges during their first meet of the season Monday in Grand Junction. The Tiger Invitational at Bookcliff Country Club was not an easy starter for the squad of five that placed 13th out of 14 teams with a total score of 292.

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46 Moffat County football players hit practice Monday

Monday morning marked the end of the carefree days summer for the members of the Moffat County High School football team and the beginning of a whole new season. The team’s practices began this week with early morning and evening sessions, with the two-a-days whipping the young men into shape.

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Wyoming police conclude Moffat County football team hazing investigation

County attorney reviewing information, has yet to become public

On Aug. 8, the Evanston (Wyoming) Police Department concluded its investigation into the alleged Moffat County football hazing incident that took place in Evanston from June 18 to 20. Uinta County Prosecuting Attorney E. Dean Stout now will review the evidence and make recommendations about how to deal with any criminal activity that might have taken place at the football camp.

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Moffat County High School boys golf aims for solid season

Head down, knees bent, back straight, hands correctly positioned. It takes a lot of concentration just for the stance of a golf swing, not to mention the stroke itself, but the members of Moffat County High School’s boys golf team are up for the challenge of mastering the motion.

Moffat County High School football team to gather Friday

Meeting will include health, safety checks, food, fun

The Moffat County High School football team will be meeting Friday to finalize pre-season details before practices officially begin.

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Craig community welcomes new football coach, athletic director

Football practices start Aug. 11

The MCHS auditorium was full of football players and their families meeting newly hired head football coach Keith Gille and Athletics and Activities Director Mike Mitchell.

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Moffat County School District hires new head football coach, athletic director

Moffat County School District has a new head football coach and athletic director. The district announced Wednesday morning that it has hired Mike Mitchell as the seventh-through-12th-grade athletic director for the school district, and Keith Gille is the new head coach of the Moffat County High School Bulldogs football team.

Officiating football as simple as loving the game, head ref says

The Northwest Colorado prep football region is in need of game officials for the upcoming season and beyond, a strenuous time commitment at times, one ref says, but worth it for those who love the game.

Moffat County High School to hire new coaches

Police investigation still underway

Moffat County School District is moving forward with its search for new football coaches and plans to hire a new head coach by early next week.

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Wyoming police visit Craig on Thursday concerning alleged hazing incident

Coaches asked to resign, athletic director needed for sports

Craig Police Department personnel confirmed that representatives from the Evanston Police Department in Wyoming will be in Craig Thursday to investigate the alleged hazing incident with the Moffat County High School football team while at football camp in the Wyoming town.

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Moffat County football coaches asked to resign

Moffat County School District has asked the six football coaches from the district’s high school football team to resign following a hazing incident that happened several weeks ago in Evanston, Wyoming.

Nate Waggenspack: Fare thee well, Moffat County

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on his two years in the community.

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