Varsity seeks three straight wins for postseason; JV splits Thursday doubleheader
With less than one week to play, Moffat County High School baseball is hoping to stretch its last seven innings of the regular season into a playoff bid. The Bulldogs currently stand tied at fifth place in the 3A Western Slope League following a Tuesday win of 9-1 against Grand Valley, a road victory that showed just how well the varsity team can rally given the chance.
Moffat County High School girls golf finished its regular season Tuesday with a tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Tané Otis shot 119, Julia Christensen 120, Hali Reyes 133, Caitlen Krause 136 and Brooke Krause 145. Rilfe was the final event leading up to the 4A Western Regional Tournament this weekend, which will be hosted by Yampa Valley Golf Course. Each team is allowed four players, and shooting for MCHS will be Otis, Christensen, Brooke Krause and Jaci McDiffett.
Bulldog goalie fulfills high school career objective with penalty kick goal
The MCHS girls soccer team wrapped its final home game with a 3-2 defeat to Rifle, a match that went into overtime and proved to be one of their finest outings of the season. The team’s last game of the year was originally to be a Thursday home game against Colorado Rocky Mountain School, but another schedule conflict changed it to Wednesday on the road for the Bulldogs, which moved up the Senior Day festivities as the team said farewell to Walker, Jennifer Aguirre and Wendy Gomez.
Craig Billiards Congress of America Pool League recently completed its regular season at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. After 23 weeks of games, The Untouchables stand in first place for the season for the Sunday 9-ball league along with captain James Barrett, while the Monday 8-ball series has Jay Harris Out 4 Blood in the lead by a mere six points. However, the year is not over yet. The city championships will take place starting at 11 a.m. May 14 and 15 at The Popular. 9-ball will shoot Saturday and 8-ball Sunday to determine which teams will qualify for the BCAPL National Championships in July in Las Vegas. Games will go all day with the finals taking place at about 8 p.m. each night.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
During the Griffin Invitational hosted by the D51 boys team Saturday in Grand Junction, Moffat County High School’s Jesse Kurz qualified for the state championships in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing second at 53.03 seconds. Kurz also won the 50 free race, only a fraction of a second from qualifying in that event as well at 24.05.
Gutierrez led Bulldog wrestlers to five state titles in 31-year career with team
For decades of service to his sport, a former Moffat County High School coach will be getting his due next week. Roman Gutierrez will be inducted into the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with a ceremony that takes place May 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs.
Bulldogs place 1st, take 16 events at Clint Wells Invitational
The bluster of a typical Northwest Colorado spring day was well met by Moffat County High School track and field athletes who walked away from their home meet victorious. The Bulldogs won both the boys and girls overall title of Friday’s Clint Wells Invitational, and while having a full roster was beneficial, having multiple first-place finishes didn’t hurt either, winning 16 individual events, girls nine and boys seven.
Moffat County High School rodeo athletes had another sizable weekend while competing in Henderson, including a win for Cutter Barnes and Dusty Taylor in the team roping event to move up to third place in the state standings.
Due to poor field conditions Thursday, the Moffat County High School varsity baseball team has postponed its game with Aspen to 4 p.m. May 9 at the Craig Middle School field, 915 Yampa Ave. The varsity and JV Bulldogs had also planned to play Meeker Tuesday, which had to be called off due to rain. There is currently no plan to reschedule those games.
Sailors claim 10-0 win in non-conference rivalry game
The Moffat County and Steamboat Springs high school girls soccer teams have had drastically different seasons this year, and though it was an effort to get the two schools together after two postponements, the rivalry game was one full of energy. The Sailors took a 10-0 win while in Craig Wednesday in a game that Steamboat girls eventually commandeered but not without an early resistance by the Bulldogs.
Western Slope teams to return to Yampa Valley Golf Course for regionals
The precipitation coming down Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course may not have been as big as the spheres being hit by players, but it was enough to end the day early. Wind and rain provided a tough tome during the Moffat County High School girls golf Invitational, but when a wave of hail struck the course midway through the tournament, organizers decided to bring everyone into the clubhouse and call things off midway through the event.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The Spring Youth Track & Field program will host sign-ups at 5 p.m. Monday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Practices will begin the same day at 5:30 p.m. with additional sessions April 26 and May 2, 3 and 9, concluding with a youth meet at 5 p.m. May 10. The program is available to young athletes in kindergarten through sixth-grade. The cost is $25 per child and includes a t-shirt and ribbons.
Girls hit new marks in 4x100-meter relay, 400 dash, 100 hurdles
Records are made to be broken, and that’s what members of the Moffat County High School track and field teams did Friday afternoon. Fruita Monument’s Phil Wertman Invitational was the site of numerous Bulldog bests as MCHS girls tracksters earned new school records in the 4x100-meter relay, 100 hurdles and 400 dash.