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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.

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Moffat County golf anticipates upcoming home events

Girls shoot sixth in Utah; Bulldogs prepare for home triangular, tourney

The season has gone by quickly for the members of the Moffat County High School girls golf team, and thankfully they’ll be sending much of the remainder of the year on their own turf. MCHS girls recorded a 459 Tuesday in Vernal, Utah, at Dinaland Golf Course at a tournament hosted by Uintah High School.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 13, 2016: Craig Middle School track opens season Saturday

The Craig Middle School track and field program will commence its season this weekend with the Bullldog Invitational at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School track, 900 Finley Lane.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 11, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 11, 2016: Craig Youth Hockey Association spring meeting is Monday

Craig Youth Hockey Association is seeking coaches and board members for the 2016-17 season. The organization encourages interested parties and community members to attend its annual spring meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Moffat County School District administration building.

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Craig youth wrestlers chew up competition in Hayden

The week between their home events was no day off for members of Craig’s two youth wrestling teams. Bad Dogs and Moffat County Youth Wrestling each walked away Saturday with plenty of excitement and experience, as well as some medals following the Hayden Peewee Wrestling Tournament. With about two dozen teams visiting Hayden for the day and some weight classes so full they required multiple brackets, Craig’s groups did well, 17 champions between them — some taking five straight pins during the day — and even more second- and third-place finishers.

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Moffat County’s Morgan Lawton headed to Harvard

High school senior plans to study sports psychology at Ivy League level

As much as she loves the state of Colorado, Moffat County High School’s Morgan Lawton was determined to spread her wings and fly outside her comfort zone after graduating. Little did she realize just how far she could go. Lawton was recently accepted to Harvard University as part of the Class of 2020, an achievement that, according to the MCHS senior, still hasn’t fully registered.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 9, 2016: CNCC rodeo has good results in home event

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo teams will complete their season this weekend in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede. The Spartan men and women have clinched several berths for the national finals this summer and could gain more as the year concludes.

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Steamboat, Moffat soccer game rescheduled

The girls soccer game between Steamboat Springs and Moffat County high schools has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. April 27 in Craig.

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Moffat County rodeo riding high after spring start

Regional competitors top state rankings

As the Colorado high school rodeo season gets back into action, you can bet athletes from Northwest Colorado will be at the forefront. Riders and ropers jumped back into it in Lamar this past weekend, finding success and adding to the season tallies that could send them to the national level.

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Moffat County track puts forth best effort in Grand Junction

Bulldogs lead 3A state rankings in four events

The amount of participants was smaller Saturday than any varsity meet Moffat County High School track and field teams have had this year, but the numbers spoke for themselves at the Mickey Dunn Invitational. A smaller Bulldog turnout for the Grand Junction event — not originally on the schedule — had MCHS girls placing seventh and boys ninth overall, but athletes let loose their competitive spirit with no less than 30 season bests.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 6, 2016: Middle school wrestlers compete at state

Members of the Craig Middle School wrestling team spent the weekend in Denver at the National Western Event Center as part of the Middle School State Championships hosted by Rocky Mountain Nationals.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 4, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Bad Dogs Classic brings hundreds of wrestlers to Craig

Local athletes to compete in Hayden April 9, back in Craig April 16

Bigger, better and badder than ever. That was the scene Saturday in the Moffat County High School gym as the ninth annual Bad Dogs Classic took place, bringing in 395 youth wrestlers from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.