Jesse Kurz qualifies for state in two races; swim coach ends time with team
The season is officially done for Moffat County High School boys swimming, though one of its team members finished the schedule with multiple distinctions. MCHS swimmer Jesse Kurz posted state qualifying times during the Western Slope Conference Championships in Grand Junction, hitting the mark in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle.
Craig Parks & Recreation and the Moffat County High School soccer program will team up to host a youth soccer camp for boys and girls 5 and older. MCHS players and coaches will work with younger athletes on the tenets of the sport with multiple stations during the clinic, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at Woodbury Sports Complex. The cost is $25 and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Registration forms are available at Parks & Rec, 300 W. Fourth St., and are due by this Wednesday.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Girls dominate running events, relays; Todd Trapp named Coach of the Year
Hopefully no one with Moffat County High School track and field suffers from triskaidekaphobia. Knowing them, they’ll power through it. The Bulldogs took 13 individual honors throughout the weekend at the Western Slope Multi-Leagues Meet in Grand Junction.
Rifle takes 1st; Bears’ Elly Walters wins individual play with 73
If they hadn’t gotten used to wet conditions by this point in the season, the players in the 4A Western Regional Tournament might have had some complaints about the precipitation this weekend, but there was no keeping these girl golfers from playing a full round. Yampa Valley Golf Course was the site of the regional event Saturday, with Moffat County High School girls acting as the hosting team as 14 schools came to Craig.
Yampa Valley Trail Riders will host the third annual Spring Fever Fun Day May 14 at Sand Wash Basin. Those attending can meet at the Sand Wash corrals with camping available throughout that Friday and Saturday. To get to the corrals, drive west on US Highway 40 turn onto Colorado Highway 40 and then onto Moffat County Road 67. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with an educational tour starting at 9:15 a.m.
Saturday sweep puts Bulldogs in position for playoffs
Fortune smiled on Moffat County High School varsity baseball Saturday afternoon, even if the weather did not. The Bulldogs swept the Roaring Fork Rams over the weekend with hard-fought wins of 6-5 and 10-4 in the Western Slope League doubleheader that may help move MCHS to the next stage of the season.
Mattie Jo Duzik, Keenan Hildebrandt, Emily Womble take league titles
If the second half of the regional gathering is anything like the first for Moffat County High School, the Bulldogs will be bringing baubles galore on the bus ride back home. MCHS track and field took three league titles Friday in the opening day of the Western Slope Multi-Leagues Meet at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium, as Mattie Jo Duzik, Keenan Hildebrandt and Emily Womble each proved the best of the bunch in their events to help Moffat County girls stand at second place and boys third.
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.