Andy Bockelman

Assistant Editor, Sports & Entertainment Reporter

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

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Sports/Entertainment 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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Craig Middle School wrestlers dominate Meeker, 56-36

Sixth-graders now allowed to join team

During duals Tuesday night in the CMS gym, the Bulldogs squared off with the Meeker Cowboys, taking a 56-36 win overall for the event, which saw Craig claim 11 pins in 25 contested matches.

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Northwest Colorado’s Safari Club gains new trophy for work with veterans

Safari Club International’s Yampa Valley Chapter recently received some significant awards. The Northwest Colorado branch of the hunting and wildlife conservation group was recognized as 2014 Chapter of the Year at Safari Club’s annual convention in February in Las Vegas.

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Moffat County girls hoops threepeats as district champions

Boys get second wind to beat Roaring Fork, claim title

Both boys and girls Bulldogs varsity hoops teams reigned supreme at the 3A Western Slope League district tournament at Central High School in Grand Junction, each taking the title and in the process defeating the only teams in the WSL to hand either of them a loss this season, a 56-39 win for the girls over Olathe and 57-45 for the boys against Roaring Fork.

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Moffat County hoops coaches sound off on solid season

Coaches discuss player strengths, favorite memories, playoff hopes

As the Moffat County High School varsity basketball teams move on to the final level of the district tournament Saturday and the regional portions of the playoffs after that, the Craig Daily Press spoke with coaches Eric Hamilton and Sam McLeod about what each of their players brings to the game.

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Moffat County sends 7 to DECA state event

Five students headed to FBLA event in April

Moffat County High School sent seven students to the state competition for DECA this week, with participants strengthening their knowledge of the working world in the process. Among those who went from Sunday through Tuesday at Colorado Springs’ Broadmoor Hotel were Katelyn Peroulis, Marisa Hulstine, Aubrey Campbell, Conner Kopsa, Hannah Beckett, Makayla, Thompson and Maryliz Ramos, showing their smarts in a variety of subjects in the activity known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, which presents students with situations they might face in real-life careers.

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Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads: Work hard, play hard

Good friends, maybe a snippet of “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and a slightly brighter community are what you can expect if you get involved with the Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads.

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Elks Lodge: Investing in youth and community

Whether they’re striving to provide funds for local students, working with veterans, encouraging aspiring athletes or just organizing a game of Bingo, the Craig Elks do their part to make their community a better place.

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Bear River Young Life: A rush of fun and devotion

Adolescence can be a loud, trying, scary time for many kids as they start to find their way in the world, but those who get involved with Bear River Young Life may find it gets a little bit easier with some guidance and some peers outside of school. The loudness will still be there, but that’s because of all the fun.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kingsman’ is entertaining, but no crowning achievement

When someone tells you “manners maketh the man,” they’re probably inclined to lecture you about etiquette. When the hero of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells you that, he’s about to smash a glass in your face and beat you and your entire group of friends within an inch of your lives.

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Craig hockey team honors seniors, adds weekend win

Bulldogs finish 1-15, ready for new beginning next year

Bulldog hockey finished its season on a positive note this past weekend, getting its only win of the year in a 3-1 match against Aspen Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena that brought pride to athletes’ faces as they moved on to another phase by saying farewell to the team’s seniors.

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Craig Middle School's Jefferson Piatt puts all his energy into pinning Meeker's Luis Villapando Tuesday at CMS during a wrestling dual with the Cowboys. Piatt got the win and contributed to Craig's 56-36 victory in the Bulldogs' only home event of the season.

Craig Middle School wrestling coach Tanner Linsacum commends his athletes on their efforts following a dual with Meeker Tuesday at CMS. The meet was the second of the season for the team, which also played second at a tournament Feb. 28 in Hayden.

From left, Scott Moore, Ken Fleming and Karl Huntsman display recent honors for the Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter received at the SCI annual convention in February, including 2014 Chapter of the Year and a commendation from the larger organization for the local branch's work with disabled veterans. Safari Club will also host its seventh annual fundraiser banquet March 21 at Clarion Inn & Suites.

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team holds up the bracket poster and plaque following their win of the district tournament Saturday at Central High School in Grand Junction. The Lady Bulldogs won, 56-39, over Olathe in the final game of the event and will continue to the regional round of the 3A playoffs.

Members of the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team raise up their title plaque as the winners of the district tournament Saturday at Central High School in Grand Junction. From left, Joe Camilletti, Keenan Hildebrandt, Matt Hamilton, Tyler Davis and Denton Taylor.

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