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Weekend Roundup: Bulldog basketball, delightful dancing and more fun fundraisers

An abundance of activities takes place across Northwest Colorado this weekend, and many share a common theme as something enjoyable for those who attend but more importantly enriching for community members in need.

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Moffat County wrestlers conquer Cowboys

Dual meet with Meeker sees Bulldogs win, 39-32

A Tuesday night win galvanized the Moffat County High School wrestling team, not just as another link in a chain of successes this season but also a victory they’ve been looking to achieve against a respected rival. The Bulldogs bested Meeker, 39-32, in a dual meet on the road where MCHS athletes took it to the Cowboys, the second-ranked team in Colorado’s 2A division, according to On the Mat.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Jan. 23, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County swimmers earn sixth, another state time in Aspen

Moffat County High School girls swimming is coming ever closer to state-qualifying times as the season continues, complete with a first-place individual finish in their most recent meet.

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Rifle shoots down Moffat County basketball; Bulldogs split with Aspen

Girls bounce back from rough Friday to win Saturday; boys fall to Skiers in overtime

A fierce set of Friday night games started the weekend off on the wrong foot for Moffat County High School basketball teams, though they rebounded for the most part the following day.

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Moffat County wrestlers close home schedule with win over Soroco

Bulldogs, Rams well-matched in Friday night dual; Soroco to compete at Paonia

The Dog Pound of Moffat County High School has seen its last wrestling mat rolled out for competition this season, but the last home event of the year was a memorable one, albeit quick. MCHS wrestlers hosted Soroco Friday for the Bulldogs’ final dual in front of a home crowd, Moffat County taking the win, 53-15.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 20, 2017: Try your luck at Saturday’s snowmobile Poker Run

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run fundraiser takes place this Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, about 10.5 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.

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Weekend Roundup: Cool times in Northwest Colorado

Another weekend in Northwest Colorado, another round of chilly weather. But, the cold is no excuse to not find something to do in the area.

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Bulldog at the big time: Eddie Smercina to represent Moffat County football nationally

Bulldog running back to play among top-tier athletes in Blue-Grey’s All-American Bowl

As a bona fide bunch of Raider Haters, the venue may not be ideal for the Smercina family this weekend, but the occasion is nonetheless one to celebrate. Moffat County High School senior Eddie Smercina will compete in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum. The collection of high school-level gridiron greats is a showcase of prospects in the sport from across the nation, with three separate events at NFL stadiums in Oakland, Dallas and Jacksonville, Florida.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 18, 2017: Moffat County swimmers speed along at Summit

Moffat County High School girls swimming took sixth of seven teams Saturday at the Lady Tigers Invitational hosted by Summit High School in Frisco. Among the top results for Bulldog swimmers were a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of two minutes, 19.80 seconds for Isabel Enzi-Feichter and Kolbi Franklin — both competing for MCHS from Meeker — and Molly Neton and Marisa Hulstine.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Jan. 16, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County hoops fall to Grand Valley

Loss to Cardinals puts Bulldog basketball at 2nd in league

Moffat County High School basketball teams took dual losses Saturday during games in Grand Valley. MCHS girls and boys alike fell to the Cardinals with the first Western Slope League defeats for either Bulldog squad.

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Moffat County wrestling no underdogs at Florence tourney

Miki Klimper pins top-ranked competitor to win Husky Invite

Moffat County High School wrestlers were on task to prove who was top dog this weekend. MCHS placed 11th of 32 teams at the Mel Smith Husky Invitational Friday and Saturday in Florence, with Miki Klimper gaining a tournament championship in the 170-pound class.

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Craig Middle School girls basketball dominates home tourney

Bulldogs win eight of 10 Saturday games; teams will host another event Jan. 21

A jam-packed Saturday at Craig Middle School saw basketball teams fighting like cats and dogs, and with three feline opponents in front of them, the Bulldogs had plenty of bite throughout the day. CMS girls won eight of 10 total games during a home tournament, which included the Hayden Tigers, Rangely Panthers and North Park Wildcats.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 14, 2017: Moffat County hockey players to play in Front Range tourney

The Craig Youth Hockey Association 18 and under Midget team will be lending four of its players to another Western Slope group this weekend. AJ Barber, Wyatt Boatright, Colton Buchanan and Logan Knez will join the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies to play in the 31st annual Littleton Slapshot Tournament.