The Bulldogs knew they were in for one of the tougher matches of the season Friday night, but that didn’t make the eventual defeat any easier to take. Moffat County High School moved to 1-1 after a 41-0 loss to Rifle at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.
MCHS, Steamboat coaches: Good event for JV players
A change of plans was an opportunity for something different and very beneficial Friday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Moffat County High School was scheduled to host the Bulldog Invitational, but when teams including Summit, Basalt and more were unable to attend, coach Justin Folley opted to turn the tournament format into a match-play event between his Moffat County golfers and the Steamboat Springs team.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team got a 4-1 win at home against Moffat County on Thursday night thanks to a hat trick from sophomore Will Beurskens.
Fans of Moffat County High School had plenty to cheer about when the Bulldogs started the season with a win against their regional rivals. And, if all goes well in the upcoming meeting with the big bad bruisers coming up Highway 13, local sports junkies will be ecstatic. The Bulldogs host the Rifle Bears Friday, a game that will test their mettle after having their spirits buoyed twice in the past week with a 27-0 varsity pounding of Steamboat Springs and Monday’s 50-6 JV slaughter of the Sailors for good measure.
The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team took it to their first opponent of the season Tuesday, winning, 4-1, against the Warriors of Grand Junction’s Central High School.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Moffat County High School athletes had a tough day on the links this past Thursday when both the varsity and JV boys golf teams competed at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
Ary Shaffer, Ashley Suits lead Bulldog runners
Moffat County High School cross country got a good start on the season Friday when runners took on the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs.
Last season saw Moffat County High School’s football program coping with some major alterations, not the least of which included a new coaching staff and a move to the 2A division of CHSAA. A year later, the head of the team has gotten more settled in to the area, and both he and players are ready to defend their title as the champions of the Western Slope North League.
Moffat County High School was the place to be Friday night for the start of football season and the continuation of the ongoing rivalry between the MCHS Bulldogs and the Steamboat Springs High School Sailors that culminated in a 27-0 win for Moffat County.
You couldn’t ask for a more appropriate beginning to the varsity football season in Northwest Colorado. Moffat County High School opens its schedule Friday night with a Zero Week match against its Highway 40 foes, the Steamboat Springs Sailors, duking it out at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.
Craig Parks & Recreation’s fall co-ed volleyball season begins soon, with two leagues: competitive teams play Monday nights, semi-competitive Tuesdays. Sign-up is $200 per team and $20 per player, and the deadline to register is Sept. 4.
Stacey Ortega plans for expanded, more physical spirit squad
They’ve got spirit, yes, they do! How about you? Stacey Ortega was recently hired as the new cheerleading coach for Moffat County High School. Having cheered herself, as well as coached for teams aged middle school through college, she said the position seemed like for a great fit for someone like her, new to town and hoping to get involved.
They may be younger, but they’re no less ready to compete with the big dogs. Craig Middle School started its fall sports seasons this week, including football, volleyball and cross country.
Bear River Young Life and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host several events in the coming weeks following Moffat County High School football games. Grand Futures will host a special kickoff of the Fifth Quarter series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Open to all high school and middle school ages in Craig and Hayden, the get-together is a free night of fun with a Slip ‘n Slide to commemorate the last week of summer. Grand Futures and Young Life will band together Friday night following Moffat County’s varsity gridiron game against Steamboat Springs with a parking lot dance party, admission for which is $1.