The 10th annual Bad Dogs Wrestling Classic takes place Saturday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. With teams including hosting Bad Dogs, Moffat County Youth Wrestling and more from the region, the day will include three sessions, starting with grapplers 6 and younger at 8:30 a.m. Ages 7 to 10 begin at 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 14 at 12:30 p.m.
7th-graders win Casper tournament; 8th-graders hold strong with tough opponents
Heading over the border paid off well for members of Moffat County AAU basketball. The seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in the 27th annual Casper Youth Tournament Casper, Wyoming, among more than 100 teams and multiple age groups from Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Utah and Nebraska.
The Moffat County High School girls golf team has yet to compete in a tournament so far this season, but given the welcoming outdoor climate, their coach sees them as being way ahead of schedule compared to last year. Earlier access to the links at Yampa Valley Golf Course have been beneficial to Bulldog golfers as they harness their drives, correct their chipping and perfect their putting.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The Moffat County High School girls soccer team took a 7-0 loss Thursday while on the road at Central High School in Grand Junction. Bulldog defense held strong for about the first 30 minutes of the game, though the Warriors held a 3-0 lead at halftime before coming back even harder. MCHS girls are 1-1 to start the season and will not be competing this week during Moffat County spring break.
Bulldogs dominate district tourney with eight individual champions
Craig Middle School wrestlers have cleaned up during the regular season, exemplified by the sweep of every tournament they’ve attended so far. CMS defended its district title Saturday at the Western Slope Championships in Meeker, finishing as the top school among nine competing teams.
Keenan Hildebrandt hits new best with win in discus; Riley Allen, Morgan Nelson place 2nd
With its first official meet of the season in the books, the athletes of Moffat County High School track and field now have good sense of their footing. Bulldog boys placed ninth and girls 11th of 22 schools at Friday’s Rifle Invitational.
Moffat County High School athletes are back out on the diamond, and the Bulldogs are looking to make this season a real jewel. The MCHS baseball season is underway, with the Dogs ready to chase after a successful schedule of America’s Pastime.
The Wyoming/Colorado Fitness Competition hosted by Legion Fitness takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Legion’s gym at 583 Yampa Ave. Judges should arrive at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Multiple teams will be competing in the endeavor, with community members welcome to watch. An awards ceremony follows.
Education news and events.
Faith and begorrah! Greenery abounds in Northwest Colorado as the spring season begins but even more so thanks to St. Patrick’s Day. Still, the celebration of the Emerald Isle isn’t all that’s happening this weekend in Craig.
Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a St. Patrick’s Day event starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Among the holiday offerings are a three-game set complete with shoe rental for $10, drink specials in the bar and a meal of corned beef and cabbage. Bowlers should be sure to wear green.
Moffat County High School baseball is ready to hit the field for its first set of home games, but before that comes an important memorial. The Bulldogs will host a pregame ceremony for former team manager and MCHS graduate Clayton Moon at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Craig Middle School field, 915 Yampa Ave.
The members of the Moffat County girls soccer program had a choice at the conclusion of last season to keep with the game they love or spend the spring elsewhere. The goal of going onward and upward has already begun taking formation for those on the roster. A 2016 tally of 0-14 year for MCHS was disheartening, yet Bulldog girls shook off the winless past schedule and have already claimed their first win.
Craig Middle School will host the Sprint Into Spring 5K as a fundraiser for CMS track and field. The running event takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday with the starting line at Veterans Memorial Park by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265. Early registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/j77wpz3 and is $10 per runner. The cost is $15 the day of the race with registration beginning at 7 a.m.