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Craig Sports Briefs for May 23, 2016: 'Dude' Dent awards banquet this week

The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 23, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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The state of things: Moffat County track hits new heights with second-place girls finish

Bulldogs win four state titles, Kayla Pinnt breaks state meet record in 400 dash

Todd Trapp’s athletes have pushed through rain and snow, wind and chills the past few months, but the last day of the season was a sunny one in more ways than just the reading on the thermometer as the track and field coach saw the best overall result in his time at Moffat County High School. The MCHS girls team finished in second place as a whole at the 3A CHSAA State Championships Saturday afternoon to complete a banner season, claiming four titles and placing in many more events.

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The state of things: Moffat County track preps for final day of championships

Bulldog girls place in discus, 800, 4x200; sprints, relays, hurdles, 1,600, long jump in store

As the midway point of the State Track and Field Championships, Friday was a day of pleasant surprises for some members of the Moffat County High School teams while others were not as happy with their final standings and the rest are reserving judgment for the grand finale.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 21, 2016: $25,000 prize possible in TMH Foundation golf tourney

The Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament will take place at Yampa Valley Golf Course June 10. Check-in time is 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is $60 per person or $240 per team for the four-person team scramble and includes 18 holes, carts and food, as well as the opportunity to win prizes. YVGC’s seventh hole will feature a hole-in-one prize of $25,000 sponsored by Justin Kawcak and 360 Insurance Company, while the course’s other Par 3 holes will include packages such as electronics, Titleist gear and a Bahamas cruise for a single-stroke score.

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Moffat County High School's Dude Dent ceremony takes place May 26

The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place May 26 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

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The state of things: Moffat County track places in multiple events Thursday

Bulldogs finish strong in 4x800 relays, boys discus, girls 3,200 run

The quest for precious metals is on, and Moffat County High School has already crossed some off their checklist. No gold so far, but there are still days to come. In the first day of the 3A CHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium, the Bulldogs placed in four events, including the boys discus, girls 3,200-meter run and boys and girls 4x800 relays.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2016: Yampa Valley Golf Course offers PGA kids clinic

Yampa Valley Golf Course will host an open registration day June 7 for its PGA Junior Golf Academy. The six-week program runs six weeks meeting Tuesdays beginning June 14. Boys and girls ages 5 to 7 will have courses at 9 a.m., ages 8 to 10 at 10:30 a.m., and ages 11 and older will start at noon. The cost is $75 per child, and parents are asked to provide golfers with sunscreen and water bottles each day. YVGC can provide clubs if necessary for golfers.

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The state of things: Moffat County track preparing for biggest meet yet

Bulldogs qualify in 24 events for championships

Music was blaring from the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds Tuesday afternoon, but the tunes weren’t so much celebratory as a method to pump up everyone there. The celebration will come after this weekend if all goes well. MCHS track and field qualified athletes in 24 events for the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood, and the Bulldogs are ready and raring to win some medals.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 16, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig's Special Olympics lets all athletes shine

Western Area Colorado Spring Games see many competitors

Many who compete in sports are concerned about the number of points they score, the rate at which they run or swim a lap or the thrill of defeating a worthy opponent. For those who were gathered at Moffat County High School Saturday morning, the focus was on one thing: pride. The Western Area Colorado Spring Special Olympic Games took place at Moffat County High School as athletes with disabilities from across the Western Slope joined together to run, jump, swim and otherwise show what they could do.

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Moffat County girls track wins Tiger Invitational

Athletes finish strong in final event leading to state

This week, Moffat County High School track and field teams caught a tiger by the tail to assert their dominance headed into the state finals. MCHS girls won the Grand Junction High School Tiger Invitational Thursday and Friday, beating out a field of 4A and 5A schools, including Palisade, Glenwood Springs, Durango and the hosting Junction team, among others.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 14, 2016: Bike ride to Maybell this weekend

The annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle ride sponsored by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place Saturday. 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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Craig Sports Briefs for May 13, 2016: Basketball camp comes to Craig in late May

Progressive Basketball Academy will host a camp for the third consecutive year for athletes entering grades two through nine for the 2016-17 school year. Sessions run from noon to 5 p.m. May 31 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and 2 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Experienced coaches with PBA, as well as MCHS varsity hoopsters and coaches, will work on facets of the game with players ranging from dribbling, shooting, passing and rebounding to teamwork, competitiveness and listening skills. Registration is $125 per player, with discounts available for families with multiple children. Players will receive a t-shirt and wristband and need to bring with them a ball and a water bottle.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Daily fantasy baseball picks

So, I've been playing the free daily version of fantasy baseball pretty much the whole baseball season now and all I can say is that there is way more than meets the eye with this game. There's quite a few things to consider when making the best possible daily fantasy lineup and I never really imagined a daily game to have so much depth to it, but it does.