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