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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 21, 2016: Moffat County hoops headed to Pepsi Center

Tickets are available for the Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball league opener, which will take place Dec. 23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Those who purchase admission for the school’s dual games against Coal Ridge will also get a ticket to the evening’s Denver Nuggets game with the Atlanta Hawks. Girls start at 1:15 p.m., boys at 3 p.m. with the Nuggets game at 7 p.m.

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Craig elementary schools splash into swim classes

A first-time swimmer may test the waters very cautiously, but by the end of a short period of classes, they’ll be diving headlong into the pool. Craig elementary students have strengthened their aquatic proficiency over the course of October and November at the Moffat County High School pool through swimming classes.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 19, 2016: Moffat County rifle teams keep progressing

As part of the Orion National Air Rifle League, Bears Ears Sportsman Club’s youth shooting program split in two virtual meets with competitors across the country.

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Moffat County High School 2016-17 winter sports schedules

The schedules for Moffat County High School wrestling, girls swimming, boys and girls basketball and Craig Youth Hockey Association's 18 and under Midget team.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 18, 2016: Hayden Turkey Trot returns Saturday

Hayden Valley Elementary Health and Wellness Team will host its second annual 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run. Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving ahead of time with the running event, which starts rain, snow or otherwise at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park. Prizes will be available for the quickest 5K runners as well as for kids able to grab a turkey feather during the Fun Run. Drawings for more prizes and refreshments will also be included.

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Meghan Francone dives back into coaching Moffat County High School swimming

Starting this week, the Moffat County High School pool welcomed back a swimmer who has logged many hours both in and around the water. Meghan Francone will coach both the girls and boys Bulldog swim teams at MCHS after a two-year hiatus.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 14, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 14, 2016: Winter sports commence at Moffat County High School

Friday was the official start date for winter sports as allowed by Colorado High School Activities Association, and practices are underway for wrestling, girls swimming and boys and girls basketball. In the coming weeks, the Craig Daily Press will feature season previews for each MCHS winter sport, as well as cheer and Craig Youth Hockey Association’s 18U Midget team.

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Craig Middle School hoops teams mix it up with Meeker, Rawlins

Bulldogs hit hard by Wyoming team, ready to improve as season continues

Craig Middle School basketball coach Forrest Watson was a bit taken aback by his team’s score Saturday afternoon, but he’s the first to admit that even though defeat isn’t pleasant it can have the side effect of creating better athletes. CMS boys hoops had another long day at home during a weekend triangular with Meeker and Rawlins, Wyoming.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 11, 2016: BCA Pool League — Week 6 results

Craig’s BCA Pool League recently began its new season at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and with results tallied through the end of October, leaders are Misfits in the eight-ball league and Dru Nielson among the nine-ball teams.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 9, 2016: Moffat County alum breaks swim records

Moffat County High School graduate Eryn Leonard recently broke multiple pool records as part of the Colorado Mesa University women’s swimming team during an Oct. 28 dual meet against Alamosa’s Adams State University. Leonard set an Adams pool record at a time of 59.59 seconds in the 100 butterfly race, an event in which she holds CMU’s school record at 55.70, set last season.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 7, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Middle School basketball bombards Baggs

Bulldogs take wins of 23-6, 43-1, 32-16 over Rattlers

Saturday saw another round of success for the Craig Middle School boys basketball teams. CMS boys swept the Rattlers of Little Snake River Valley School in three games over the weekend, including eighth-grade A-Team and seventh-grade A- and B-Teams.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 5, 2016: Moffat County High School to host winter sports meeting

Moffat County High School will host a meeting for athletes and parents planning to play winter sports at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the MCHS gym. Parents and players can meet coaches for winter sports through the school, which include boys and girls basketball, wrestling and girls swimming. Official practices begin Nov. 11.

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Moffat County hoops shooting for big turnout for December games at Pepsi Center

Tickets for Bulldog basketball part of package deal for Dec. 23 Denver Nuggets game

The winter season for Moffat County High School athletics is about to start, and two of the Bulldog teams are already eyeing a game that will take place in December. And, given the details, it’s hard to blame them for seeing that as the biggest, shiniest Christmas present under the tree. MCHS boys and girls basketball teams are selling tickets for a Dec. 23 set of games that will take place at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Bulldogs will take on the Coal Ridge High School Titans in the afternoon, leading up to NBA action as the Denver Nuggets host the Atlanta Hawks.