High school sports


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Craig native Clint Wells runs big in Boston Marathon

Moffat County graduate wins race’s Master’s Division

One of the most prestigious races in the world took place earlier this week, and among the fleet of foot from across the globe were those who have called Craig, Colorado home. Craig native Clint Wells won the Master’s Division of the 120th Boston Marathon, held Monday, with a time of two hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds in the 26.2-mile race.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 23, 2016: Weekend bowling fundraiser to support local woman

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday to benefit Debbie Hansen, who is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. The night will include multiple games for bowlers — $25 per person or $100 for a team of four — as well as door prizes, a bake sale and a silent auction.

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Moffat County girls golf stays steady at home

Perfect weather provides good prep time before home tourney, regionals

The conditions could not have been mellower Thursday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, the kind of climate the Moffat County High School girls golf team has been trying to find all season. MCHS girls hosted a triangular meet with Rifle and Palisade, shooting 324 in a day that was an excellent warm-up for everyone for upcoming events at Craig’s course.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 22, 2016: AAU basketball team wins Montrose tourney

The Craig girls sixth- and seventh-grade AAU basketball team went 5-0 during a tournament last weekend in Montrose. Coached by Eric Hamilton, the Bulldogs defeated Basalt, Paonia and Montrose, winning the championship game, 22-11, against Cedaredge, the second victory of the day against the same team.

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Moffat County baseball bests Grand Valley in rainy day rout

Bulldogs seek doubleheader domination in Basalt Saturday

There were no injuries on the ball field Tuesday afternoon, but Moffat County High School and their Parachute opponents were playing through the rain rather than playing through the pain. MCHS varsity baseball claimed a 9-6 win against Grand Valley in a game that was considerably back and forth but even more wet and wild.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 20, 2016: Moffat County JV track takes wins at Fruita Monument meet

The Moffat County High School junior varsity track and field teams took numerous victories last week during a Wednesday meet in Grand Junction, hosted by Fruita Monument.

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Moffat County swimmers mighty in Montrose

Athletes nearing state times as season leads to conference championships

Even with its numbers reduced more so than usual, the Moffat County High School boys swim team made do and made its mark this past weekend. Bulldog swimmers placed fifth at the Montrose Invitational, finding good results despite a diminished roster.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 18, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig wrestles tough in Moffat County Youth tournament

Nearly 400 athletes compete in Levi Weber Memorial event

Another Craig tournament, another huge turnout. Moffat County High School was packed Saturday during the Levi Weber Memorial Youth Tournament, run by Moffat County Youth Wrestling. With as many as eight matches going at once and nearly 400 wrestlers ages 14 or younger competing — 394 total — the high-energy event was a big one for MCYW and fellow home team Bad Dogs, which hosted its tourney earlier in the month.

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Moffat County track heats up in Glenwood Springs

Bulldog athletes win seven events; boys finish 2nd, girls 3rd

Conditions were wintry for most of the Western Slope over the weekend, yet Moffat County High School track and field athletes had an unmistakable spring in their step. MCHS was on fire during the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational Saturday, picking up victories in seven overall events, with boys placing second behind only the hosting school and girls third.

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CNCC men’s rodeo gains regional honors, berths for national competition

Moffat County High School athletes go at it in Golden

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo men’s and women’s teams recently competed the end of their season, and many of the Spartans are on their way to the College National Finals Rodeo. The CNCC men were named the Rocky Mountain Region Reserve Champion team following the season finale at Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede this past weekend.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 16, 2016: Register now for Maybell bike ride

The annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle ride sponsored by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place May 14. Now in its 30th year, the 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost. Riders can begin either at Northwest Storage on the west end of Craig starting at 7 a.m. or Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. The first five miles of the excursion are the most difficult and include considerable inclines along US Highway 40.

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Moffat County baseball slams Rangely, 17-9

Coach: Team ‘rounding corner’ as season progresses

Sometimes a close loss is just the inspiration a team needs to get a big win. Moffat County High School varsity baseball rounded out its week with a 17-9 victory at home against Rangely, a win that comes after an 8-7 loss Monday in Rifle.

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Basalt breezes past Moffat County girls soccer

Losses to Longhorns, Coal Ridge plague team after return from break

The week after spring break can be a tough time for a student-athlete as they get back into their sport, but the Moffat County High School girls soccer team has done their best as they return to the grind. MCHS girls lost 6-0 Thursday in their first home game in nearly a month, hosting Basalt.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 15, 2016: Craig woman seeks support in driving challenge

Craig’s Tonya Mercer is currently entered in the Bower Motorsports Media Co-Driver Challenge and is looking for support on social media. The contest seeks female drivers from a pool of 91 entrants to participate in three separate off-road events taking place this year, sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires. The top 30 women who get votes through Facebook and Instagram will move on to the next stage of the competition, as well as three wild card winners.