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Moffat County hoops loses first round of state tourney, 61-32

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.

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Moffat County honors statebound basketball, band, speech

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.

Moffat County’s spring athletes shake off winter feeling

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.

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8th-grade boys basketball team places 2nd in home tournament

The Craig Middle School eighth-grade team played their hearts out Sunday at the Moffat County Youth Basketball Tournament, finishing second place overall.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 9, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County girls win playoff rematch, 73-54, move on to state

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 7, 2015: CNCC athletics begins spring seasons

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.

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Moffat County swimmers chart return to state

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 6, 2015: Moffat County High School hosting winter sports night

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.

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Moffat County hoops ready for regionals

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.

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Craig Middle School wrestlers dominate Meeker, 56-36

Sixth-graders now allowed to join team

During duals Tuesday night in the CMS gym, the Bulldogs squared off with the Meeker Cowboys, taking a 56-36 win overall for the event, which saw Craig claim 11 pins in 25 contested matches.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 2, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County girls hoops threepeats as district champions

Boys get second wind to beat Roaring Fork, claim title

Both boys and girls Bulldogs varsity hoops teams reigned supreme at the 3A Western Slope League district tournament at Central High School in Grand Junction, each taking the title and in the process defeating the only teams in the WSL to hand either of them a loss this season, a 56-39 win for the girls over Olathe and 57-45 for the boys against Roaring Fork.

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Moffat County hoops coaches sound off on solid season

Coaches discuss player strengths, favorite memories, playoff hopes

As the Moffat County High School varsity basketball teams move on to the final level of the district tournament Saturday and the regional portions of the playoffs after that, the Craig Daily Press spoke with coaches Eric Hamilton and Sam McLeod about what each of their players brings to the game.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 28, 2015: Colorado Northwestern Community College basketball falls in tourney

The men’s and women’s basketball teams of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Scenic West Region 18 tournament.