In On the Mat Rankings, released earlier this week, several wrestlers from Moffat County High School retained their status as some of the best in their weight classes in the 3A division.
2014 saw plenty of highlights for the sports scene of Craig and Moffat County, and it was a year to remember for many athletes.
Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 27, 2014: Craig Middle School girls basketball starts season in January
The girls basketball teams for Craig Middle School's seventh- and eighth-graders will begin play in January. The teams launched practices following the boys’ season prior to winter break.
Registration is now open for boys and girls in kindergarten through second-grade to play Craig Parks and Recreation basketball. The cost is $40, and the season will take place from February to April. The deadline to sign up is Jan. 7, and those who register late will be placed on a waiting list with no guarantee of placement.
In the course of a few minutes apiece, the members of the Moffat County High School boys basketball teams tallied more than 1,000 total points in an event that may not have won them a game but will benefit them in the long run.
The Moffat County High School wrestling teams fought hard but came up short in two tournaments during the weekend. The varsity squad attended the 36-team Warrior Classic hosted Friday and Saturday by Central High School in Grand Junction.
The Moffat County High School girls swim team took eighth place Friday and Saturday at the Montrose Invitational.
Moffat County High School junior Brett Loyd recently was named Second Team All-State for the 2A football 2014 season. Players are selected by Colorado High School Activities Association, Colorado Preps Network and Max Preps, based on nominations from leagues and coaches.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Hayden High School wrestling just barely beat out Steamboat Springs for first place at Saturday's West Grand Tournament in Kremmling.
The last two games of 2014 had mixed results for the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team.
Above the rim, outside the arc, in the paint — wherever they need to be, the members of the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team will get there because this is the season they’ve been anticipating.
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team will offer a Spaghetti Dinner and Hoop-a-thon at 6 p.m. Tuesday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.
The Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball C-teams each played Central High School, of Grand Junction, in games Wednesday afternoon.
Bulldogs to compete in Warrior Classic Friday, Saturday
MCHS lost, 55-22, in Thursday evening duals with Thunderbird High School, of Phoenix. The Bulldogs hosted the Arizona team as a warm-up before both teams make their way to Grand Junction’s Warrior Classic Friday and Saturday.