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Summer sweat means winter strength for Moffat County basketball

While others are trying to cool off this time of year, Moffat County High School hoopsters are staying hot. It’s been a busy summer for MCHS boys and girls basketball, and coaches Sam McLeod and Eric Hamilton have taken note of those athletes who have made the effort to retain and improve their skills in the sport.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals

The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 27, 2015: Girls golf clinic available Wednesday

Moffat County High School girls golf coach Ann Marie Roberts will host a camp for girls of all ages from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Open to those 5 and older, the clinic teaches proficiency in the sport and will approach lessons in a fun way to instill a lifelong love of golf. Registration is $15, and people need to call Roberts to sign up for the event.

Bulldog Sports for the week of July 27, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 25, 2015: Local hunters, anglers invited to Sportsmen’s Roundtable

Area sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club, located at Milepost 128.1 on Colorado Highway 9, about 11 miles south of Kremmling.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 22, 2015: Denver Broncos autograph session Wednesday in Craig

As part of the second annual Victory Motors Drive for Cancer, the Craig auto dealer will host an autograph and lunch day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Clarion Inn & Suites’ Castle Ranch Steakhouse with members of the Denver Broncos, among them Rick Upchurch, Ron Egloff, Le-Lo Lang and Dave Studdard.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 20, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Support Moffat County Cancer Society through Victory Motors fundraiser

Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer fundraiser will put the pedal to the metal next week with a whole lot of activities.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2015: Volleyball camps offered for Moffat County, Craig athletes

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School volleyball programs will host camps for players July 29 to 31. Current and incoming high school players will attend MCHS, 900 Finley Lane, and CMS will be in the gym of Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Overseeing the program will be Chris Wells, head coach for the Chadron State College volleyball team. Girls from outside Moffat County are also invited to attend. The cost to register is $105. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave. Registration needs to be submitted by July 25.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 17, 2015: Moffat County Vigilantes hockey team will not play this fall

The Moffat County Vigilantes semi-professional hockey team has cancelled plans to play its inaugural season at Moffat County Ice Arena this fall. A post made Wednesday on the group’s Facebook page noted that the team will “cease operations” for the 2015-16 season due to financial issues and will hopefully be able to play in Craig the following year upon reevaluation of the budget.

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Craig's Garrett Ferguson signs to play junior hockey in Breckenridge

Garrett Ferguson’s dedication and love for hockey has carried him a long way, but it’s not the only thing that has given the 18-year-old success.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 13, 2015: Doak Walker football registration deadline Wednesday

Craig Parks & Recreation's Doak Walker tackle football program is seeking players, coaches and officials. Registration is open for boys and girls entering third- through sixth-grade to play this fall. The program stresses equal participation skill development and fun with practices and games three times weekly throughout the season, which will run from late August through October. The cost is $60 to play, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Weigh-ins and equipment checkouts will take place July 22. A coaches meeting will be offered Aug. 5, and a clinic for players and coaches will take place Aug. 17.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 13, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 11, 2015: Monday final deadline for swim lesson sign-ups

A final wave of summer swim lessons for all ages will be available at the Craig Pool Complex, 605 Washington St., in the following weeks. The deadline to register for all these classes will be Monday. American Red Cross-approved lessons will take place Mondays through Thursdays from July 20 to 30. Age groups include toddlers — six to 36 months, which requires a parent in the water — preschool — ages 3 to 6 — or any age for Levels 1 to 6.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 10, 2015: Silver Bullet women’s golf tournament approaching

The 29th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic — described by organizers as “the ultimate girls weekend” — takes place July 18 and 19 at Yampa Valley Golf Course as an individual stroke play format with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. both days. Handicap information is required to register. A single entry is $120, and discounts are offered for those returning who bring in new players, the deadline to register Saturday. Practice rounds will be available July 17, and for those coming from out of town, special room rates have been arranged at Clarion Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Deer Park Inn & Suites. Registration can be found at http://www.yampavalleygolf.com/files/2014/04/SB-Flyer.pdf. For more information, call Susan Utzinger at 970-824-9656.

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