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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 24, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County volleyball copes with changes in loss to Cedaredge

All things considered, Moffat County High School volleyball coach Erin Knez has no complaints about how Saturday’s game went. The MCHS varsity took a loss to Cedaredge in three straight sets during a weekend match that was full of changes.

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Moffat County football falls in conference-deciding game in Basalt

In a season that has been full of injuries and close calls, Moffat County High School football had what may have been one of the biggest blows yet this year. MCHS lost, 20-8, to the Basalt Longhorns in a Friday night fracas that saw the Bulldogs fight until the very end.

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State-bound Moffat County cross country athletes hit new marks at regionals

Bulldog boys place 2nd, girls 4th; Riley Allen, Makenna Knez each take 6th with best times

The runners of Moffat County High School cross country are headed to state. MCHS boys placed second as a team and girls fourth Friday at Delta’s Confluence Park at the 3A Region 1 meet, qualifying the entire Bulldog bunch for the state championships Oct. 29 in Colorado Springs.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 22, 2016: Try Hockey for Free seeks interested athletes Saturday

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s season has begun practices and continues to seek signups. Multiple events will be available for potential new players in the coming weeks, such as Try Hockey for Free Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at Moffat County Ice Arena, which also includes an equipment swap, a fundraiser barbecue and free public skating.

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Moffat County soccer caps off season with 9-1 win vs. Caprock

There was a stir of emotion Thursday on the Moffat County High School soccer field, but the final score had little to do with it. MCHS boys soccer finished the season 7-8 overall and 4-5 in the 3A Western Slope League with a 9-1 defeat of Grand Junction’s Caprock Academy. A 1-0 loss to Delta on Tuesday left the Bulldogs keyed up to do some damage against the Eagles, whom they had already beaten, 10-0, back in September.

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Moffat County, Craig Middle School cross country teams going full speed

High school seeks regional honors Friday, CMS runners attending state Saturday

Moffat County long-distance runners haven’t quite crossed the finish line on the season yet, but you can bet it will be a celebration once they do because they’re far from running on empty. This weekend holds the biggest races yet this year as Moffat County High School attends the 3A Region 1 meet in Delta and a handful of Craig Middle School runners make their way to the state championships in Denver.

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Moffat County sluggers ready for state tourney with Meeker softball

With a love for a sport that doesn’t have as many year-round opportunities as they’d like, Moffat County High School’s Julia Christensen and Mackenzie Marshall have been hitting the road quite a bit this fall as part of the Meeker High School softball team. Meeker recently qualified for the 3A state tournament in Aurora, which begins Friday in Aurora. First up for the 15th seed Cowboys is Rocky Ford, the No. 2 team in the division.

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Moffat County football looks for league lead Friday in Basalt

Bulldogs seek to defend conference title, move on to playoffs with win over Longhorns

Moffat County High School football coach Keith Gille doesn’t like to refer to any one match-up as “The Big Game.” Still, there’s no denying there’s a lot at stake this weekend. MCHS travels Friday to Basalt for a game against the Longhorns that will put the winner in position to claim the 2A Western Slope League championship. Both schools are 3-0 in conference play, while Basalt holds the advantage with an overall season record of 5-2 to the Bulldogs’ 4-3. Even though the two squads are the only ones in the WSL capable of finishing the year above .500, neither is completely in the clear for the title until the final week.

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Moffat County soccer on defensive with Delta

Bulldogs take 1-0 loss to Panthers, prepare to finish season Thursday vs. Caprock Academy

It may be a little late, but Moffat County High School boys soccer has been experiencing a second wind and not just because of the breezy fall weather. MCHS had its closest game of the year Tuesday at home against Delta, falling, 1-0, to the Panthers.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 19, 2016: Moffat County football seeks sponsors for pink game

As part of Moffat County High School varsity football’s Oct. 29 home game against Aspen, the Bulldogs will be sporting pink jerseys in keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team is seeking sponsorships from the community as part of the evening. Sponsors can pick a player to back and will receive the athlete’s pink jersey after the game and will also be listed in the game program for their efforts.

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Sailors take win in Moffat County-Steamboat volleyball rematch

One side may have won, but Monday was not a particularly fun day for either team in the Moffat County High School gym. MCHS hosted Steamboat Springs, with the Sailors winning in three straight sets, 25-15, 25-9 and 25-12 in the rematch of the season opener that also saw Steamboat win 3-0.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 17, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County volleyball fights fiercely with Roaring Fork

Coach: 3-2 Homecoming loss to Rams far better than Friday defeat to Delta

If they couldn’t take a win during a day that was both for homecoming bragging rights and a pink game for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moffat County High School volleyball would at least make their Saturday opponents sweat it out as much as possible. The Lady Bulldogs had their closest home game to date this season, with a 3-2 loss to the Roaring Fork Rams, an event that took Moffat County girls to the brink in their play on a most emotional day.

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Moffat County soccer contains Cardinals in 5-1 Saturday win

Bulldog boys to finish season against Delta, Caprock Academy

With a pair of losses earlier in the week, a weekend win for Moffat County High School boys soccer had them feeling better than good. Downright grand, you might say. The Bulldogs were victorious Saturday in their Homecoming game against the Grand Valley Cardinals, winning, 5-1.