High school sports


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Day 1 at regionals sees Moffat County wrestling high in point count

Six Bulldog grapplers guaranteed to place as tournament continues

The first day of competition at the 3A Region 1 Tournament finished with Moffat County High School wrestling in prime position, standing in second place by the end of the night Friday.

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Moffat County C-team basketball shows grade-A sportsmanship

Girls take three wins during week; boys highlight teammate to close Thursday game

It’s not often a single shot warrants high energy from a basketball crowd in the final minutes when the team is already down by more than 20 points. Even so, this reaction meant the world to a member of Moffat County High School hoops. MCHS C-teams had a busy schedule this week, with girls hosting Meeker Tuesday and both squads traveling to Roaring Fork Wednesday and bringing in Battle Mountain Thursday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 11, 2017: Registration Saturday for MCHS, CMS cheer clinic

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cheerleaders are looking for young talent to participate in the Junior Bulldogs Cheer Clinic. Participants in pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade are welcome to join and will learn a special routine from the seasoned spirit teams, which the full group will perform at halftime as part of the final home basketball game of the season, when MCHS hosts Delta on Friday. The cost is $20, which includes a cheer shirt, game admission and pom-pom. Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at MCHS, with practices running from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, all at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Moffat County wrestling ready to rock regional tournament

They’ve been working hard all season, but this week marks the move into a new level of competition for Moffat County High School wrestling. The 3A Region 1 Tournament takes place Friday and Saturday in Buena Vista, with MCHS one of 14 teams looking to send athletes to the state finals. Tuesday was an intensive practice day for the Bulldogs as teammates and coaches squared off among themselves round after round to simulate the lengthy days ahead of them.

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Craig Middle School basketball looks to districts after sneaking past Soroco

Craig Middle School girls basketball teams are nearing the end of the season, and some athletes have one word on their minds: “undefeated.” CMS hoops attends the district tournament Saturday in Rangely, and the girls in blue and white look to carry over the energy from their most recent set of home games. The seventh-grade A-Team has yet to experience defeat this year, taking a 47-8 win against Soroco in their final home event.

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Steamboat swimmer Annika Fahrner to represent Moffat County program at state

Craig team consists of multiple Northwest Colorado athletes

The past two seasons have been somewhat of a dry spell for Moffat County High School girls swimming as far as the state championships are concerned, but that changes later this week. And, though the athlete who will be attending the big time isn’t an MCHS student, she’ll be representing all of Northwest Colorado. Steamboat Springs’ Annika Fahrner will compete on behalf of MCHS at the 3A CHSAA State Championships starting Thursday in Thornton.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 8, 2017: Craig hockey teams to finish seasons this weekend

The Craig Youth Hockey Association 12 and under Peewee team recently played in Grand Junction Saturday, swept in a doubleheader with the Coyotes, 6-2 and 4-1.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Feb. 6, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County senior swimmer Marisa Hulstine honored at league championships

Bulldogs place 10th; Steamboat Springs’ Annika Fahrner to represent team at state

Though the season is now complete for most members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team, the final meet of her career held a special honor for one athlete. MCHS placed 10th at the Southwestern Conference League Championships Friday and Saturday at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

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Moffat County Bulldog hockey gets physical in first home game

18U team falls 5-3 Saturday, Sunday to Telluride

An early lead, dynamic competition and a nail-biting final few minutes — all Moffat County fans could ask for in the first home game for the 18 and under Midget hockey team. The Craig Youth Hockey Association squad took a 5-3 loss Saturday to Telluride in the late season home opener for the 18U Bulldogs.

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Learning to work every step of the way: Craig’s Kayla Pinnt earns All-Around Athlete

Former Moffat County athlete, 10-time state track star to be honored by Sportswomen of Colorado

Kayla Pinnt is the first to acknowledge that while athletic skill is a blessing, it means little if the person is unwilling to put in the work to succeed. And, just like a lap around the track, the work that the former Moffat County High School student has put in has come full circle. The organization Sportswomen of Colorado — honoring female athletes from high school to Olympic level — recently announced that Kayla will be honored March 12 as All-Around Athlete, small school category in recognition of her senior year at MCHS.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 4, 2017: Register Monday for Moffat County Youth Wrestling

Registration is coming up for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of March 25, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Organizers will host registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Craig City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St., or forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page.

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Craig Middle School girls hoops hits hard hosting Hayden, Baggs

A long weekday session of basketball paid off for Craig Middle School girls teams Thursday. CMS hoops went 3-1 on the day bringing in Hayden and Baggs, Wyoming.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 3, 2017: Craig Middle School wrestling to host parent meeting

Craig Middle School will host a meeting for interested parents and athletes at 6 p.m. Monday in the CMS library, 915 Yampa Ave. Wrestlers need to have registration, proof of a sports physical and insurance and payment of the school sports fee depending on the number of athletes in the family.

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Moffat County boys basketball bombards Steamboat Springs

Any opportunity to sink their Highway 40 rivals is well worth it for Moffat County High School. MCHS boys C-Team basketball overtook Steamboat Springs Tuesday afternoon in a 40-30 win for the younger Bulldogs.