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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 2, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 2, 2016: Moffat County swimmer Jesse Kurz hits state time

During the Griffin Invitational hosted by the D51 boys team Saturday in Grand Junction, Moffat County High School’s Jesse Kurz qualified for the state championships in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing second at 53.03 seconds. Kurz also won the 50 free race, only a fraction of a second from qualifying in that event as well at 24.05.

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Former Moffat County coach Roman Gutierrez headed for Hall of Fame

Gutierrez led Bulldog wrestlers to five state titles in 31-year career with team

For decades of service to his sport, a former Moffat County High School coach will be getting his due next week. Roman Gutierrez will be inducted into the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with a ceremony that takes place May 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs.

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Home meet is sweet for Moffat County track

Bulldogs place 1st, take 16 events at Clint Wells Invitational

The bluster of a typical Northwest Colorado spring day was well met by Moffat County High School track and field athletes who walked away from their home meet victorious. The Bulldogs won both the boys and girls overall title of Friday’s Clint Wells Invitational, and while having a full roster was beneficial, having multiple first-place finishes didn’t hurt either, winning 16 individual events, girls nine and boys seven.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 30, 2016: Rodeo rides in Henderson

Moffat County High School rodeo athletes had another sizable weekend while competing in Henderson, including a win for Cutter Barnes and Dusty Taylor in the team roping event to move up to third place in the state standings.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 29, 2016: Moffat County baseball reschedules game

Due to poor field conditions Thursday, the Moffat County High School varsity baseball team has postponed its game with Aspen to 4 p.m. May 9 at the Craig Middle School field, 915 Yampa Ave. The varsity and JV Bulldogs had also planned to play Meeker Tuesday, which had to be called off due to rain. There is currently no plan to reschedule those games.

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Moffat County, Steamboat soccer teams mix it up Wednesday

Sailors claim 10-0 win in non-conference rivalry game

The Moffat County and Steamboat Springs high school girls soccer teams have had drastically different seasons this year, and though it was an effort to get the two schools together after two postponements, the rivalry game was one full of energy. The Sailors took a 10-0 win while in Craig Wednesday in a game that Steamboat girls eventually commandeered but not without an early resistance by the Bulldogs.

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Moffat County girls golf weathers tough conditions in home event

Western Slope teams to return to Yampa Valley Golf Course for regionals

The precipitation coming down Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course may not have been as big as the spheres being hit by players, but it was enough to end the day early. Wind and rain provided a tough tome during the Moffat County High School girls golf Invitational, but when a wave of hail struck the course midway through the tournament, organizers decided to bring everyone into the clubhouse and call things off midway through the event.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 25, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 25, 2016: Youth track program begins Monday

The Spring Youth Track & Field program will host sign-ups at 5 p.m. Monday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Practices will begin the same day at 5:30 p.m. with additional sessions April 26 and May 2, 3 and 9, concluding with a youth meet at 5 p.m. May 10. The program is available to young athletes in kindergarten through sixth-grade. The cost is $25 per child and includes a t-shirt and ribbons.

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Fruita Monument meet sees Moffat County track set new school records

Girls hit new marks in 4x100-meter relay, 400 dash, 100 hurdles

Records are made to be broken, and that’s what members of the Moffat County High School track and field teams did Friday afternoon. Fruita Monument’s Phil Wertman Invitational was the site of numerous Bulldog bests as MCHS girls tracksters earned new school records in the 4x100-meter relay, 100 hurdles and 400 dash.

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Craig native Clint Wells runs big in Boston Marathon

Moffat County graduate wins race’s Master’s Division

One of the most prestigious races in the world took place earlier this week, and among the fleet of foot from across the globe were those who have called Craig, Colorado home. Craig native Clint Wells won the Master’s Division of the 120th Boston Marathon, held Monday, with a time of two hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds in the 26.2-mile race.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 23, 2016: Weekend bowling fundraiser to support local woman

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday to benefit Debbie Hansen, who is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. The night will include multiple games for bowlers — $25 per person or $100 for a team of four — as well as door prizes, a bake sale and a silent auction.

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Moffat County girls golf stays steady at home

Perfect weather provides good prep time before home tourney, regionals

The conditions could not have been mellower Thursday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, the kind of climate the Moffat County High School girls golf team has been trying to find all season. MCHS girls hosted a triangular meet with Rifle and Palisade, shooting 324 in a day that was an excellent warm-up for everyone for upcoming events at Craig’s course.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 22, 2016: AAU basketball team wins Montrose tourney

The Craig girls sixth- and seventh-grade AAU basketball team went 5-0 during a tournament last weekend in Montrose. Coached by Eric Hamilton, the Bulldogs defeated Basalt, Paonia and Montrose, winning the championship game, 22-11, against Cedaredge, the second victory of the day against the same team.