High school sports


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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2016: Moffat County soccer conquers Cardinals

Moffat County High School boys soccer won, 4-1, Thursday in Parachute against Grand Valley High School. Ulises Silva scored twice, Axeel Mendoza and Marco Hernandez had one goal apiece. Silva also had two assists and Wyatt Nielsen and Hernandez one each in a game where the Bulldogs took 34 total shots on goal, while goalie Daniel Moore had eight saves.

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Moffat County cross country racing toward memorable season

Boys, girls teams have mixture of running experience, plenty of talent

A dedicated long-distance runner can face any kind of terrain, power through when their body is screaming at them to stop and do plenty more with one motivation in mind: finish strong. The Moffat County High School cross country program has a lot behind them this fall, including a previous season in which male and female teams swept the regional championships, yet there’s plenty more success to be had down the road.

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New coach steps into Moffat County basketball job

Idaho’s Kenley Nebeker seeks to keep Lady Bulldogs hoops high quality

Moffat County High School girls basketball was on the rebound this summer as they went from a banner season to lacking a head coach, but now they appear to be in good hands. Newly hired head coach Kenley Nebeker met Thursday evening with parents of the girls hoops program. The new director of girls basketball comes to Northwest Colorado from Twin Falls, Idaho, though this isn’t his first time in Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 14, 2016: Safari Club raffle offers big prizes

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host a ticket drawing as a fundraiser for its yearly activities. The grand prize is a Smith and Wesson rifle complete with adjustable stock, adjustable barrel and 4,000 rounds of ammunition. Second prize is a pair of tickets to SCI’s annual convention in Las Vegas held February 2017.

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Moffat County runners on pace at Liberty Bell Invite

Boys cross country places 2nd at Littleton meet, girls 10th

In one of the biggest meets of their season, Moffat County High School cross country athletes stayed on the right path as they keep moving toward a great finish. Heritage High School’s Friday Liberty Bell Invitational saw a fine finish for Bulldog boys, who were second overall within their division.

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Craig Middle School volleyball sees success in Steamboat

CMS football downed by Rawlins; cross country to run in Gypsum

Craig Middle School sports had a varied weekend as seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball traveled to Steamboat Springs Saturday and football teams remained at home, hosting Rawlins, Wyoming.

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Rodeo in Craig a rocking good time for Northwest Colorado

Moffat County team to finish season with events in Montrose, Elizabeth

They only get a couple days to show their area pride to athletes from athletes from across the state, and rodeo kids from Northwest Colorado hit the mark this weekend. Moffat County High School rodeo’s home event had the Moffat County Fairgrounds full of energy Saturday and Sunday, as competitors roped and rode, wrangled and wrestled and proved their grit and gumption midway through Colorado State High School Rodeo Association’s fall season.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 12, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 12, 2016: Moffat County golf to play in Durango, Gunnison

Moffat County High School boys golf will play in the final week of the regular season this week, including Monday and Tuesday at Durango’s Hillcrest and Dalton Ranch courses, as well as Wednesday at Dos Rios in Gunnison, leading up to the regional tournament that starts Sept. 19. Bulldog golfers played last week in New Castle’s Lakota Canyon, where the varsity group shot 249, Mike Bingham and Torin Reed each carding an 82, Connor Etzler 85 and Kasen Brennise 99.

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Moffat County soccer wows Warriors in home shutout

Saturday soccer sees Bulldogs win, 6-0, CNCC teams struggle against Salt Lake

A standard high school soccer game runs 80 minutes, but Bulldog boys had things locked up within the first 80 seconds Saturday.

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Moffat County football dukes it out with Delta

Bulldogs have good receiving game in 50-13 loss

With a last-second loss and a nearly unstoppable win situation behind them in recent weeks, Moffat County High School football players knew Friday night that their latest opponent would be yet another different type of opponent, one with an established track record of dominance last season, nursing an unexpected loss to start their season and ready to take a win by force, Panthers finishing in front, 50-13.

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Moffat County boys soccer toeing the line

Bulldog seniors look to break through playoff barrier for first time

Last season, the Moffat County High School boys soccer program was on the verge of making it to the postseason for the first time since 2010, only to be knocked out of contention by a statistical qualifier. This year, the Bulldog effort will outweigh the numbers. MCHS soccer kicks off their home schedule this weekend, players ready to take it all the way this season.

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Weekend Roundup: Spartan soccer, superb sheepdogs and the Lebowski legend

This weekend is all about watching, and whether you’ve got your eyes focused on a soccer game, a goat or calf getting roped, dogs performing farm tasks, birds in their natural habitat or a movie that’s only become more popular 18 years later, you’re guaranteed to have some fun in Northwest Colorado.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 9, 2016: Moffat County High School invites parents to meeting for new basketball coach

Moffat County High School recently hired a new girls basketball coach to replace Sam McLeod and will host a meet-and-greet event at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the MCHS library, 900 Finley Lane. An all-sports coaches meeting for heads of all fall, winter and spring sports will follow. The new hire is Kenley Nebeker, of Twin Falls, Idaho, who most recently served as the head boys hoops coach and physical education teacher for Gooding High School in Gooding, Idaho.

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Moffat County football prepped for Panthers

MCHS, Delta to meet for first game since 2013

It’s been a year or two since they last met, but two prior conference rivals are prepared to fight like cats and dogs just like old times. Moffat County High School varsity football hosts Delta at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, the Panthers meeting MCHS for the first time since 2013.