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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Jan. 16, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County hoops fall to Grand Valley

Loss to Cardinals puts Bulldog basketball at 2nd in league

Moffat County High School basketball teams took dual losses Saturday during games in Grand Valley. MCHS girls and boys alike fell to the Cardinals with the first Western Slope League defeats for either Bulldog squad.

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Moffat County wrestling no underdogs at Florence tourney

Miki Klimper pins top-ranked competitor to win Husky Invite

Moffat County High School wrestlers were on task to prove who was top dog this weekend. MCHS placed 11th of 32 teams at the Mel Smith Husky Invitational Friday and Saturday in Florence, with Miki Klimper gaining a tournament championship in the 170-pound class.

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Craig Middle School girls basketball dominates home tourney

Bulldogs win eight of 10 Saturday games; teams will host another event Jan. 21

A jam-packed Saturday at Craig Middle School saw basketball teams fighting like cats and dogs, and with three feline opponents in front of them, the Bulldogs had plenty of bite throughout the day. CMS girls won eight of 10 total games during a home tournament, which included the Hayden Tigers, Rangely Panthers and North Park Wildcats.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 14, 2017: Moffat County hockey players to play in Front Range tourney

The Craig Youth Hockey Association 18 and under Midget team will be lending four of its players to another Western Slope group this weekend. AJ Barber, Wyatt Boatright, Colton Buchanan and Logan Knez will join the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies to play in the 31st annual Littleton Slapshot Tournament.

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No missing the fun of Craig Parks and Recreation dodgeball league

In the mornings and afternoons, the walls of the Craig Middle School gym reverberate with the sounds of adolescents in the midst of physical education classes. But, Wednesday nights, the noises made by kids at CMS are replaced by adult grunts of effort, rubber balls bouncing off bodies and plenty of fun for all involved. The Craig Parks and Recreation co-ed dodgeball league has begun its second year, taking place each week as players each battle to be the last ones standing

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Moffat County hoops fights to finish in Grand Junction

Bulldog girls take overtime victory, boys hit by harsh second half

A Tuesday night battle had differing results for members of the Moffat County High School basketball teams. Playing at Central High School in Grand Junction, Bulldog varsity hoops had their work cut out for them against the Warriors, with girls coming out triumphant in a 44-42 overtime win.

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Senior Night a delight for Moffat County wrestlers vs. Basalt

Bulldogs take 70-6 win against Longhorns, prep for Florence tourney

The season is far from over for Moffat County High School wrestling, but if Tuesday were the team’s final event, it certainly would have been a high note. MCHS took a 70-6 win during a home dual meet with Basalt, the second time the two schools have met, Bulldogs dominating even more so than in the 65-15 victory they saw against the Longhorns in December.

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Craig hockey hits ice again as seasons get back in motion

Squirts, Midgets back at home Jan. 22, Peewees to play in Grand Junction

Craig Youth Hockey Association teams were back on the ice during the past weekend, moving forward and readying for the remainder of the season.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Jan. 9, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County wrestling places seven athletes at Tournament of Champions

Miki Klimper places highest in 4th at Vernal, Utah; Elias Peroulis wins Second Chance event

A weekend that included a little sweet revenge here and there as well as a return to the mat for one of their own had one common denominator for all Moffat County High School wrestlers: a great weekend in the sport. MCHS varsity wrestlers placed 10th of 27 scoring teams and placed seven individuals at Tournament of Champions, Friday and Saturday in Vernal, Utah, a three-state event that brought together Utah, Colorado and Wyoming schools for a full grappling extravaganza.

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Moffat County swimmers power through Delta meet

Coach: Girls team avoids injury in accident in Delta pool

As far as competitions go when coming back from a vacation, the first meet back in the water was undoubtedly memorable for members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team. MCHS placed fifth Friday at the Delta Invitational, an event which nearly turned terrifying when one of the pool’s starting blocks collapsed midway through the Bulldogs’ 200-yard medley relay race.

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Moffat County basketball teams treat Aspen to blizzard of points

Even with temperatures in free fall this week all over Colorado, things were heating up in the Moffat County High School gym. MCHS basketball teams hosted Aspen Friday night in Craig for the first outing in weeks for either team following the holiday break.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 7, 2017: Vintage, classic snowmobiles to race Saturdays in Hayden

Vintage & Classic Oval Snowmobile Racing takes place all day this Saturday and Jan. 21 at Hayden Speedway. The event, hosted by X-Treme Mountain Racing and Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Club of Colorado, will highlight older sleds on the track.

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Hayden falls to larger Moffat County roster in Tigers’ lone home meet

Northwest Colorado teams to attend weekend's Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah

It’s a rare occasion when the Hayden High School wrestling team is able to host its own meet, but that only made it more noteworthy for athletes. Moffat County High School braved Highway 40 Thursday to visit the Tigers, heading back home with a 62-7 victory in one of the quickest duals the Bulldogs will have this season.

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