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Craig Sports Briefs for March 18, 2016: Local church to host Friday film screening

Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way, will host a screening of the faith-based sports film “Woodlawn” at 7 p.m. Friday. The movie is a true story about high school football players fighting segregation in the South in the 1970s, including eventual NFL star Tony Nathan. The church welcomes donations for an upcoming mission trip.

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Moffat County girls soccer rebuilding roster

Bulldogs go forward with blend of veterans, rookies

Numbers may be on the smaller side this season, but the Moffat County High School girls soccer team has a long-term goal in mind.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 16, 2016: Daily Press college basketball tournament begins

March Madness is heating up as the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament commences this week, and hoops fans can take part in the activity. The Craig Daily Press is bringing back the Battle of the Brackets, a free online contest where sports fans can pick each team in the running, starting with the Round of 64, as well as separate selections once the tourney gets down to the Sweet 16 and Final Four.

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17-year-old Craig bowler headed to state, national competitions

Sheyenne Cromer hopes to strike out the competition in upcoming tournaments

The Moffat County High School student recently qualified for the competition after rolling the best series — 1122 out of six games — at the regional preliminary tournament.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 14, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 14, 2016: Moffat County swimming relay picks up points at meet

The Moffat County High School boys swimming team placed fifth at the Friday Grand Junction Relays Friday at El Pomar Natatorium.

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Craig Middle School wrestles its way to Northwest Colorado championship

Bulldogs take 10 titles in event hosted by Soroco

The wrestling program at Craig Middle School is showing no signs of stopping heading into the final portion of its season. The Bulldogs claimed the top team spot Saturday during the Northwest Colorado Championships hosted by Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek. CMS sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders amassed 239 points during the weekend to place first of eight schools, again picking up numerous individual wins.

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Season ends for Moffat County basketball with loss to Pagosa Springs

Lady Bulldogs finish 21-5 after 2nd playoff defeat

MCHS basketball finished the season at 21-5 overall with a consolation round loss of 51-45 to Pagosa Springs, sending the Lady Bulldogs home from the Denver Coliseum earlier than they would’ve liked. Neither squad was happy with the results of the Great 8 the day before, each losing to a lower seed and each knowing they might not get another go Saturday.

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Moffat County swimmers strengthening up for return to state

Senior Jesse Kurz looks to qualify for fourth year

Like a school of fish, the closer Bulldog swimmers stick together, the mightier they can be. Moffat County High School boys are back in the pool as their swimming season commences for the spring, and the guys are eager to take their year as far as they can.

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Moffat County girls hoops knocked out of semifinals by Lutheran Lions

Lady Bulldogs aim for fifth-place finish with match against ousted Pagosa Springs

In sports it’s not about how you start a game but how you finish it. Unfortunately, as the Moffat County High School girls basketball team found out Thursday, the beginning of a match-up can certainly set the tone for the rest of it. The Lady Bulldogs fell, 55-40, in the Great 8 round of the 3A State Championships to the Lutheran Lady Lions, the second year in a row the Craig girls have been eliminated from title contention by the cross-state playoff rivals from Parker.

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Moffat County girls hold numbers advantage over Great 8 opponents

Lady Bulldogs ready for rematch with Lutheran Lions

There can be only one. The top 16 teams of 3A basketball — eight boys, eight girls — take to the floor of the Denver Coliseum Thursday morning to determine who will see another round in the competition for the state championship and who will settle for middle of the pack. The Lutheran Lions, of Parker, stand in the way of the Moffat County High School Lady Bulldogs and the Final Four for the second year in a row, and this time things will turn out a bit differently.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 9, 2016: Moffat County girls golf starts swinging

The Moffat County High School girls golf was the first of the spring sports squads to begin its schedule, traveling to Palisade’s Chipeta Golf Course Monday.

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Craig Middle School wrestlers hold on to high scores to win Montrose tourney

Bulldogs move on to Soroco, Rangely events to finish season

Craig Middle School wrestlers continued their hot streak over the weekend with strong showings at not one but two area tournaments. The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade squadron of Bulldogs attended the Centennial Braves Invitational in Montrose and the Carl Ramunno Invitational in Steamboat Springs Saturday, winning the former and placing fifth at the latter

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 7, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County girls basketball state-bound with regional win

Lady Bulldogs take 74-53 win over Platte Valley; Great 8 rematch vs. Lutheran Thursday

Moffat County High School girls basketball players had an overwhelming sense of déjà vu Saturday afternoon, and that’s certainly not negative provided one thing from last season can be changed. The Lady Bulldogs retained their regional championship in a Sweet 16 round match-up with the Platte Valley Broncos, defeating the Kersey squad, 74-53, to qualify for a second consecutive trip to the 3A CHSAA State Championships.