Boys, girls hoops defeat Olathe; Bulldog boys lose heartbreaker in Gunnison
It’s a road trip that can be a hassle for Moffat County High School hoops each year, but the miles traveled were mostly worth it over the past weekend. MCHS varsity basketball won three of four match-ups Friday and Saturday, with away games in Olathe and Gunnison.
Bulldogs win tournament, prepare to send eight to state
Simply put, Moffat County High School wrestling had a great weekend. MCHS claimed the 3A Region 1 team title Saturday during the regional tournament in Buena Vista, with one individual champion, eight state qualifiers and 11 total athletes making it to the podium, tallying 196 points according to Trackwrestling.
Six Bulldog grapplers guaranteed to place as tournament continues
The first day of competition at the 3A Region 1 Tournament finished with Moffat County High School wrestling in prime position, standing in second place by the end of the night Friday.
Girls take three wins during week; boys highlight teammate to close Thursday game
It’s not often a single shot warrants high energy from a basketball crowd in the final minutes when the team is already down by more than 20 points. Even so, this reaction meant the world to a member of Moffat County High School hoops. MCHS C-teams had a busy schedule this week, with girls hosting Meeker Tuesday and both squads traveling to Roaring Fork Wednesday and bringing in Battle Mountain Thursday.
The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cheerleaders are looking for young talent to participate in the Junior Bulldogs Cheer Clinic. Participants in pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade are welcome to join and will learn a special routine from the seasoned spirit teams, which the full group will perform at halftime as part of the final home basketball game of the season, when MCHS hosts Delta on Friday. The cost is $20, which includes a cheer shirt, game admission and pom-pom. Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at MCHS, with practices running from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, all at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.
They’ve been working hard all season, but this week marks the move into a new level of competition for Moffat County High School wrestling. The 3A Region 1 Tournament takes place Friday and Saturday in Buena Vista, with MCHS one of 14 teams looking to send athletes to the state finals. Tuesday was an intensive practice day for the Bulldogs as teammates and coaches squared off among themselves round after round to simulate the lengthy days ahead of them.
Craig Middle School girls basketball teams are nearing the end of the season, and some athletes have one word on their minds: “undefeated.” CMS hoops attends the district tournament Saturday in Rangely, and the girls in blue and white look to carry over the energy from their most recent set of home games. The seventh-grade A-Team has yet to experience defeat this year, taking a 47-8 win against Soroco in their final home event.
Craig team consists of multiple Northwest Colorado athletes
The past two seasons have been somewhat of a dry spell for Moffat County High School girls swimming as far as the state championships are concerned, but that changes later this week. And, though the athlete who will be attending the big time isn’t an MCHS student, she’ll be representing all of Northwest Colorado. Steamboat Springs’ Annika Fahrner will compete on behalf of MCHS at the 3A CHSAA State Championships starting Thursday in Thornton.
The Craig Youth Hockey Association 12 and under Peewee team recently played in Grand Junction Saturday, swept in a doubleheader with the Coyotes, 6-2 and 4-1.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Bulldogs place 10th; Steamboat Springs’ Annika Fahrner to represent team at state
Though the season is now complete for most members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team, the final meet of her career held a special honor for one athlete. MCHS placed 10th at the Southwestern Conference League Championships Friday and Saturday at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
18U team falls 5-3 Saturday, Sunday to Telluride
An early lead, dynamic competition and a nail-biting final few minutes — all Moffat County fans could ask for in the first home game for the 18 and under Midget hockey team. The Craig Youth Hockey Association squad took a 5-3 loss Saturday to Telluride in the late season home opener for the 18U Bulldogs.
Former Moffat County athlete, 10-time state track star to be honored by Sportswomen of Colorado
Kayla Pinnt is the first to acknowledge that while athletic skill is a blessing, it means little if the person is unwilling to put in the work to succeed. And, just like a lap around the track, the work that the former Moffat County High School student has put in has come full circle. The organization Sportswomen of Colorado — honoring female athletes from high school to Olympic level — recently announced that Kayla will be honored March 12 as All-Around Athlete, small school category in recognition of her senior year at MCHS.
Registration is coming up for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of March 25, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Organizers will host registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Craig City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St., or forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page.
A long weekday session of basketball paid off for Craig Middle School girls teams Thursday. CMS hoops went 3-1 on the day bringing in Hayden and Baggs, Wyoming.