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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 22, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County boys golf aims for smart play

Coach: Small team has pros, cons in tournaments

Their numbers may be smaller this season, but according to their coach that’s no handicap. Moffat County High School boys golf has already swung into the season, and after a week of transitioning back into regular play, Bulldog golfers are prepared to post some impressive scores.

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Craig Middle School fall sports gearing up

Parent, athlete sports meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday

The time is nearly here as the younger wave of Bulldogs prepares for athletic endeavors. Just as Moffat County High School began its fall sports earlier this week, so too will Craig Middle School embark on new seasons starting Monday as teams for football, volleyball, cheer and cross country get moving.

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Moffat County High School athletes fall back into sports routines

Football, volleyball, cross country, boys soccer, boys golf embark on seasons

The Bulldogs are back in action this week. All systems are go for teenage athletes around the state, as Colorado High School Activities Association’s official start date commenced for fall sports, and Moffat County High School was no exception.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 19, 2016: Moffat County High School golf gets swinging

The Moffat County High School boys golf team is already several competitions into its season. Forgoing a Monday event hosted by Grand Valley High School at Battlement Mesa, Bulldogs played Tuesday at EagleVail Golf Club in Avon for Battle Mountain’s tournament, posting a team score of 267. Mike Bingham shot 84 and Torin Reed 85, while Connor Etzler and Kasen Brennise each had a 98. On Wednesday, Eagle Valley’s event at Gypsum Creek Golf Course saw MCHS add up to 263, led by Bingham’s 80, followed by Reed’s 88, Etzler’s 95 and Brennise’s 102.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 17, 2016: Saturday Color Dash benefits Boys & Girls Club of Craig

Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host the Color Dash 5K this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The race is available to all ages, and runners will get splashed with color at each kilometer. Packets and materials will be available starting at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. Runners can sign up online at https://www.facebook.com/events/1142234755841724/ or at http://newcolordash5k.ticketmob.com/ by clicking on the Craig event in the website’s map.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 15, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 15, 2016: Moffat County High School wrestling prime rib dinner Thursday

The Moffat County High School wrestling team will host its annual prime rib dinner fundraiser this Thursday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with live and silent auctions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $30 for a single person, $50 per couple and $75 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from any Bulldog wrestler or at KRAI in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 13, 2016: Moffat County Fair 5K runs early Saturday

Trapper Fitness Center will host a 5K run/walk this Saturday in conjunction with Moffat County Fair. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the race running its new course at 8 a.m. at Moffat County Fairgrounds. The cost is $15, and participants can register in advance at Trapper Fitness Center, 261 Commerce St.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 12, 2016: Girls golf clinic available Friday

Young girl golfers ages 5 and older are invited to attend a clinic through LPGA and overseen by Moffat County High School girls coach Ann Marie Roberts at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The clinic runs from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Friday and is $10 per player. Prizes and snacks will also be provided, as well as clubs for those who need equipment.

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Sara Linsacum signs on as Craig Middle School’s assistant principal, athletic director

The word “coach” has had multiple meanings for Sara Linsacum in recent years, and she’ll now be putting that background to a different use. Linsacum was recently named the new assistant principal and athletic director for Craig Middle School, replacing John Haddan, who is stepping into the position of Ridgeview Elementary School principal for the coming school year.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 10, 2016: Bear River Young Life golf tourney raises $10,000

The ninth annual Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament took place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, including 105 total players across 27 teams, the best turnout to date for the event. Organizers raised a record $10,000 for Young Life and Wyldlife members to attend summer camp.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 8, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 8, 2016: MCHS hosts fall sports meeting Tuesday

Moffat County High School will host a parents meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria for parents of athletes planning to participate in the 2016 fall sports season, including football, volleyball, cross country and boys soccer, practices for all of which officially begin Aug. 15. The boys golf team will start a week in advance, beginning this Monday. The athletics office also reminds families that paperwork for physical exams is due by Aug. 12.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 6, 2016: Register by Monday for ladies golf fundraiser

The Rally for the Cause Ladies Golf Tournament tees off Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course as a fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society with sponsorship by The Memorial Hospital. The day begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and play is a four-person scramble format. Foursomes can be entered, or organizers can place people with teams if necessary. Entry is $40 and includes lunch, though players are responsible for green fees and cart rental.