Andy Bockelman

Sports & Entertainment Reporter

Email: abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com Call: 970-875-1793

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Education/health reporter Andy Bockelman was born and raised in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School in 2004. He received his bachelor's degrees in theater studies and journalism from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009. He has written and edited for several web sites, newspapers and magazines, including UNC's student publication The Mirror, The Greeley Tribune and Explore Steamboat, the entertainment guide for Steamboat Springs Pilot & Today. He is an avid film buff, as well as a member of the Denver Film Critics Society, and he details his love of movies in his column The Bock's Office.

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Moffat County soccer topped, 2-1, by Colorado Rocky Mountain School

The Bulldogs finished out their Homecoming week with a 2-1 loss to the Oysters of Colorado Rocky Mountain School of Carbondale, putting MCHS at 1-6-1 overall.

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Moffat County football falls to Battle Mountain in Homecoming game, 41-27

The MCHS Bulldogs varsity football team lost, 41-27, in its game against Battle Mountain despite many strengths and a roaring crowd that was standing room only.

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Moffat County Homecoming spirit fires up

Parade, game, Booster Club events, Broncos appearances to round out weekend

The week is coming to a close for Moffat County High School’s Homecoming, but the conclusion looks to be the biggest part of all for everyone involved.

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Errors aid Aspen’s 3-1 victory against Moffat County soccer

MCHS lost, 3-1, to the visiting Skiers in a match that saw them shuffle their placement of players.

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Moffat County plans to smarten up against Battle Mountain

Homecoming game takes place Friday

Last week saw the Moffat County High School varsity football team take a break from regular play, only to launch into the work of practices. They’ve used that time to come back stronger than ever as the important part of their season begins.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Runner’ isn’t quite a-maze-ing

Kids, whenever you think your parents are being unreasonable, consider the fact that they probably never forced you to live in the wilderness and question if your next day would be your last. Compared to the teens of “The Maze Runner,” adolescents who have their cell phone taken away have it pretty easy.

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Girls hit hard in Moffat County Powder Puff Football

The girls of Moffat County High School took over the gridiron Wednesday as part of the Homecoming week festivities for Powder Puff Football.

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Moffat County sweeps Aspen in Homecoming faceoff

To say the Moffat County High School volleyball teams mopped the floor with their latest opponents might be an overstatement. However, all three levels of players still cleaned up nicely. From the freshmen to the varsity squad, the Bulldogs swept the Aspen Skiers Tuesday night in their first home games of the season.

Dr. Thomas Told named dean of Rocky Vista medical program

Earlier this month, Thomas Told was named the dean and chief academic officer of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker. Told has been part of Rocky Vista since 2009 and was the interim dean for College of Osteopathic Medicine for the past year before moving to the position permanently.

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Your Health: Snacking smartly in Northwest Colorado

Area schools offer new snack options

The battle for healthier dietary habits in students is ongoing at schools across America, including those in Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County High School sophomore Reilley Gumber lines up her serve during the junior varsity volleyball team's Homecoming game against Aspen. MCHS teams will play both Grand Valley and Olathe at home this week.

Moffat County High School sophomore Ulises Silva chases down the ball to get into scoring position during the boys varsity soccer game Saturday against Colorado Rocky Mountain School. The Bulldogs lost, 2-1.

A blast of fireworks lights up the sky to conclude the halftime show during the Moffat County High School Homecoming football game Friday night. The entertainment was provided by Moffat County Booster Club and overseen by local firefighters.

Former Denver Broncos cornerback Le-Lo Lang hands off to 10-year-old Evan Allen during a football camp Saturday morning at Moffat County High School's Bulldog Proving Grounds. Dozens of local boys and girls turned out for the chance to meet Lang and fellow Denver football players Rick Upchurch, Ron Egloff, Dave Studdard and Randy Gradishar, who were also part of a fundraiser hosted by Victory Motors on behalf of the Moffat County Cancer Society.

Former Denver Broncos receiver Rick Upchurch demonstrates proper footwork for Craig children during a football camp Saturday morning at Moffat County High School's Bulldog Proving Grounds. Broncos Upchurch, Le-Lo Lang, Ron Egloff, Dave Studdard and Randy Gradishar assisted with the day's activities as well as at a fundraiser hosted by Victory Motors on behalf of the Moffat County Cancer Society. Upchurch, who is battling chronic myeloid leukemia, was also recently inducted into the Broncos' Ring of Fame earlier this month.

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