Coach looking forward to return to state next year
Only six basketball teams in the 3A division were able to round out their season with 27 games, and among them were the Moffat County High School girls, who placed sixth in the state playoffs with their final game a 49-40 loss to the Eaton Reds Saturday morning.
With players turning out in droves this year, the Moffat County High School baseball team won’t be hurting for kids to fill out the field. MCHS baseball’s roster includes 37 players this season, and coaches Justin Folley and Keith Gille couldn’t be more pleased with the numbers participating in America’s pastime. With more than half of these players freshmen, there will be enough to field a junior varsity team in addition to giving the rookies playing time in the bigger games.
The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team won big in its first home match of the season, an 8-1 rout of the Rangely Panthers that put the team at 1-1 in a game that was the exact opposite of their first.
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Lady Bulldogs to play final game against Eaton
It was a whole different ball game for the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team in its second day at the 3A state tournament. MCHS took control in the first session of consolation games, gaining a 63-47 victory against the Centauri Falcons at Colorado School of Mines.
MCHS girls to meet Centauri in Friday consolation game
In their past few games, the members of the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team have crossed swords with pirates, exorcised demons and stared down a herd of buffalo, but they finally met their match when it came time to tame some lions. The Lady Bulldogs were knocked out of championship contention in the Great 8 round of the 3A state playoffs, losing, 61-32, to Parker’s Lutheran High School in a Thursday afternoon game at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
The members of multiple Moffat County High School activities were the guests of honor at a pep assembly Wednesday in the MCHS gym, acknowledging those bound for state events.
Track, soccer, golf, swimming begin; baseball to start this week
Athletes have been getting back into gear for the past couple weeks, and with any luck, the weather will hold out for those out and about as the springs sports period begins for Moffat County High School. The track and field, girls soccer, boys swimming and girls golf teams for MCHS started their respective seasons on the road over the past weekend, while baseball is set to officially start Friday.
The Craig Middle School eighth-grade team played their hearts out Sunday at the Moffat County Youth Basketball Tournament, finishing second place overall.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Bulldog boys end season with 57-55 loss to Jefferson Academy
The MCHS girls hoops team is bound for the Great 8 round of the 3A CHSAA State Playoffs after claiming a regional championship with a 73-54 win against the Lady Buffaloes of Bishop Machebeuf Saturday in the MCHS gym.
The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team competed Feb. 27 and 28 at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, with men placing second and all 10 team members making it to the short round.
The MCHS boys swim team begins their season this week, as the aquatic athletes make their way toward greatness starting with a relay event at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The team has spent the past two weeks readying for the weeks ahead, their roster a mixture of young and experienced, including Chris Kling, Jesse Kurz, Daniel Rockwell, Wes Atkin, Jeremy Looper, Glen Dilldine and Jacob Briggs.
Moffat County High School will honor its winter sports teams during an awards night for athletics and activities at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Families will be assigned desserts and beverages to contribute.
Girls play Buena Vista Friday, boys meet Denver Science & Tech
It’s March Madness time in Colorado as high schools across the state begin the road to the basketball state playoffs, with 32 teams in each of the 3A boys and girls brackets ready to play in the postseason. Craig will be right in the thick of things as Moffat County High School brings in six teams for the regional rounds of the playoffs. After the boys and girls varsity teams both won their district tournaments this past weekend, MCHS earned the right to host the first two days of the event.