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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Moffat County rodeo stars gallop toward nationals

Craig’s Yancey Weber wins state team roping honors; Kinlie Brennise all-around points winner

The quagmire of the Moffat County Fairgrounds this past weekend didn’t make the sport of the rodeo an easy one, but those who went into the mud fighting hard have come out clean on the other side and ready for more. Moffat County will send five high school and middle school level rodeo competitors to the national finals this summer, following the Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Association Finals event held in Craig during Memorial Day weekend.

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Moffat County High School sends off Class of 2015 with last hurrah Saturday

The pomp and circumstance sweeping the nation hit Northwest Colorado Saturday morning as Moffat County High School sent its Class of 2015 graduates out into the world after four memorable years.

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Moffat County grads remember past, provide for future

Time has flown by for the seniors of Moffat County High School, and if you don’t believe it, just look at the class artwork.

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Dude Dent award ceremony a meaningful night for Moffat County sports

Alex Samuelson, Matt Hamilton honored as top senior athletes

The Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner honored many of Moffat County High School’s sports superstars Thursday night, capping off a year that has seen a great deal of athletic achievement.

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Passport to Reading hits goal of 6,000 books in third year

179 Craig elementary students party hearty at program’s reward barbecue

Some say the journey is more important than the destination, but for the young bookworms of Passport to Reading, the two went hand in hand this year. In its third year, Passport had the best overall results yet, with fourth- and fifth-grade readers collecting a record 6,066 books read throughout the school year to surpass the goal of 6,000. 179 kids from East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools were able to attend the barbecue Wednesday that served as reward for all who had achieved a minimum of 20 books read from cover to cover from the fall to the spring.

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Craig schools pocket nearly $6k from Axis Steel fundraiser

Local businesses, community provide 65.4 tons of metal for recycling

After several weeks of collection, thousands of pounds of scrap metal have been gathered from around Moffat County, and local schools have a little bit more in their coffers as a result. The second annual Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling PAC Fundraiser amounted to $5,904.22 for Craig’s educational institutions, including Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School, GOAL Academy and East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools.

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Moffat County seniors get their game faces on for Dude Dent Awards

Dinner to honor scholar athletes of all grade levels

To excel on the football field, basketball court or any other sporting venue takes talent. To do that and also succeed in the classroom is especially worthy of acknowledgment. Moffat County High School will pay tribute to its best and brightest athletes during the annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner Thursday evening at the Clarion Inn & Suites, a night that will honor those who have played multiple sports throughout high school while still paying attention to their schoolwork.

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Moffat County girls fly to four state track championships

Kayla Pinnt breaks own records, repeats as 100, 200 victor; girls place 4th, boys 31st

The Moffat County High School girls track team had a field day during the final stretch of the 3A State Championships at Jefferson County Stadium.

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Moffat County relay team races to 3A state title

4x200 group 1st at state, Matt Hamilton wins 3rd in triple jump

The MCHS foursome of Emma Samuelson, Lauren Samuelson, Kayla Pinnt and Ary Shaffer claimed a state title in the 4x200-meter relay Friday at Jefferson County Stadium with a time of one minute, 45.03 seconds.

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Moffat County swimmers end season with state preliminaries

Relay team posts best time

The Moffat County High School boys swim team made a splash at the 4A State Championships Friday in Thornton, though not quite as big as they needed it to be. The Bulldogs finished the season with some of their best times to date in three events: the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free and 200 free relay at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

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Kinlie Brennise rides hard in the breakaway roping event Friday at the Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Finals at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Brennise was unable to win the event but still qualified for the junior high national competition in Des Moines, Iowa. She will also compete in goat tying, ribbon roping and team roping. During the state event she received the honor of all-around points leader.

Young cowboys and their horses get ready for the afternoon events during the first day of the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association Finals Friday at Moffat County Fairgrounds. The last segment of competition will take place Monday morning.

Moffat County High School's Class of 2015 throws their caps into the air following the commencement and distribution of diplomas Saturday in the MCHS gym. More than 100 students were part of this year's class.

The class portraits of the Moffat County High School Class of 2015 greet those entering the MCHS gym for the graduation ceremony.

Cassidy Griffin provides the farewell address for Moffat County High School's Class of 2015 graduation.

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