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Deep roster a benefit as Moffat County boys basketball bounces back

The Moffat County High School boys hoops team has a lot to live up to from last season, including championship titles in both the 3A Western Slope League and the subsequent district tournament, and the guys on the squad have what it takes.

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Moffat County wrestles with ferocity at Warrior Classic

Mikinzie Klimper, Stelios Peroulis have best results in Day 1 of Grand Junction tourney

Central High School may want to invest in some new wrestling mats because Moffat County was busy Friday tearing up everything in sight. The opening day of the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction was full of battles for the Bulldog varsity wrestlers, some hard-won and others quick and painless as the Craig kids moved along the brackets as one of 38 schools to attend the Western Slope tournament.

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Clash with the Titans: Moffat County basketball opens league play

Girls down Coal Ridge 86-28; boys outdone, 63-61, in overtime

Thursday night will be a memorable one in the ongoing mythos of Moffat County High School basketball. The MCHS boys and girls varsity teams met with their first opponent within the 3A Western Slope League, the Titans of Coal Ridge also their last match of 2015.

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Moffat County wrestlers on the warpath heading to Warrior Classic

Wins at weekend duals, JV tournament pump up Bulldog confidence

The remedy for the wintertime doldrums is to get active, and the Moffat County High School wrestlers are making sure they’ve earned their upcoming seasonal break. The Bulldogs will complete the 2015 portion of their schedule this weekend as they head into their one of their most competitive weekends yet with the Warrior Classic for the varsity-level athletes and the Fruita Monument JV Tournament.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Dec. 14, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County basketball wraps weekend at Steamboat Shootout

Girls go 3-0 in tourney, beat Eagle Valley Saturday; boys 0-3, barked down by Battle Mountain

The weekend had both extremes for Moffat County High School hoops, with a huge win and a disheartening loss. The MCHS girls swept all competition in their way at the Steamboat Springs Shootout, hosted by the Sailor teams Thursday through Saturday, with a 69-26 blowout against Eagle Valley capping off a 3-0 stretch.

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Moffat County girls basketball driving toward state this season

Earlier this year, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team reached an elite level the program hasn’t seen in some time. In the months to come, they plan to get to that point and further still. MCHS girls hoops have their eyes on the prize this season, with their time at the state quarterfinals giving them a glimpse at the greatest competition around Colorado.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 12, 2015: Moffat County wrestlers rank highly

This week, On the Mat released updated lists of the top wrestlers in Colorado, and several Moffat County High School athletes made the cut in the top 10.

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Steamboat boys beat Bulldogs in renewed rivalry

With barely 40 miles separating the schools, it’s difficult to believe the Steamboat Springs High School boys’ basketball team hasn’t played Moffat County High School since 2012. So when the two teams met Friday in the second day of the Steamboat Shootout, it maybe didn’t have the feel of a real rivalry game.

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Moffat County girls take down Thunderhawks, 51-39

Moffat County High School girls got the job done Friday night to earn their second straight win of the Steamboat Springs Shootout. The Lady Bulldogs improve to 2-1 after a 51-39 victory against 5A Prairie View.

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Moffat County girls edge out Elizabeth, 75-60, in Steamboat Springs Shootout

Bulldog boys bedeviled by Eagle Valley in 58-46 loss

Some Moffat County High School varsity basketball players were more on-target than others Thursday night, but hey — it’s a three-day event and there’s time for all to improve. The MCHS girls enjoyed their first win of the season when they took down the Elizabeth Cardinals, 75-60, to begin the first of a series of three games in the 17th annual Steamboat Springs Shootout.

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Bulldogs hang tough against Steamboat

Moffat County got the best of the competition Tuesday in a triangular at Steamboat Springs against the Sailors and Coal Ridge. Steamboat, meanwhile, beat Coal Ridge to go 1-1 on the night.

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Moffat County girls basketball battles big in Monday’s season start

Coach: High-level play in 55-52 loss to Fruita Monument shows Lady Bulldogs’ capabilities

They may have been facing a group of big cats in their first game of the season, but the girls of Moffat County High School were far from the underdogs Monday night. The MCHS varsity basketball team lost, 55-52, in its season opener, a home match against Fruita Monument, a 5A school whose sheer size in numbers might have intimidated some, but the Lady Bulldogs hardly considered themselves outclassed.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Dec. 7, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County swimmers test the waters in Glenwood Springs

It was a fifth-place finish Friday as the members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team attended the Glenwood Springs Demon Meet.