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 ready to ram past Roaring Fork to start league season

Upcoming games for Bulldogs include Coal Ridge, Steamboat, Basalt, Aspen

Whatever may have happened in the early season is something Moffat County High School football is ready to shake off because what’s done is done, there’s a title to defend and the hope of securing a spot in the postseason still alive. The 2A Western Slope League teams begin their conference schedule Friday, and for MCHS, that means a trip to Carbondale to meet the Roaring Fork Rams.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Storks’ doesn’t quite soar but gets the job done

Birds of a feather flock together, so if you’re planning to see the cartoon “Storks,” you might want to go with the group of friends who have a high tolerance for silliness.

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Moffat County volleyball comes from behind in Basalt

Bulldogs split vs. Longhorns, fall to Rifle; coach wants more intensity in Olathe game

Moffat County High School volleyball plays a game that’s back and forth by its very nature, but that was no more apparent than in its most recent games. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-9 overall following the past Saturday’s doubleheader split in Basalt and a Tuesday evening loss to Rifle.

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Craig Middle School football smashes Rock Springs

Bulldogs eye Steamboat rematch following wins in final home games

The scoreboard looked very familiar for certain members of the CMS gridiron Tuesday evening and pleasingly different for the other half. In their last games at the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds and last home games altogether, both seventh- and eighth-graders took wins against Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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Moffat County cheer keeps pep going under new coach

They got a later start than most of the Moffat County High School teams, but the spirit squad has more than made up for that. The Bulldog cheerleaders are back in action and making their presence known during the fall season.

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Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School XC takes wins in Wyoming

MCHS boys team, Riley Allen, Wyatt Mortenson, Madysen Cramer each finish in first

Bulldog runners must be feeling like top dogs after this past weekend. On Friday, Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country teams attended the Shana Ward Memorial Meet in Saratoga, Wyoming, and multiple Northwest Colorado runners took the gold.

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Visual wonders abound in Craig with new wooden artworks

Whittle the Wood places latest carvings in town; event organizers plan new online presence

It happens each summer as artistic expressions, flights of fancy or nature lookalikes come to tangible form as part of Craig’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, but it’s what happens afterward that show why the event has the staying power it does. The carving entries from the 17th annual Whittle the Wood were recently posted in locations around town, a process that involves a certain amount of planning from City of Craig.

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Moffat County football soldiers on against Resurrection Christian

Bulldogs’ 42-0 defeat to Cougars features Veterans Appreciation Night

The non-league schedule came to a conclusion as the Western Slope Bulldogs brought in the Front Range’s Resurrection Christian School. The Loveland team, previously part of the 1A division, clobbered Moffat County, 42-0.

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Grand Valley tests mettle of Moffat County volleyball

Bulldogs rally late in 3-0 loss; teams to play weekend doubleheader in Basalt

The first 10 minutes and the last half-hour of Thursday night was exactly how Moffat County High School coach Erin Knez wants her varsity volleyball team to play. What happened in between — well, there’s always room for improvement. MCHS hosted Grand Valley High School, taking a 3-0 defeat in three sets that could not have been more varied.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Sully’ lands well as depiction of recent history

A jet slamming into the middle of a frigid waterway may not have been seen as a best-case scenario before Jan. 15, 2009, but the film “Sully” reminds us that you can’t always anticipate everything that comes at you.

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Moffat County High School's Elias Peroulis goes for last-minute yardage late in the game against Resurrection Christian. The Bulldogs are currently 1-3 and will start their Western Slope League schedule Friday night on the road against Roaring Fork.

A cluster of leaves makes the fall transition from green to red.

From left, Moffat County High School varsity volleyball players Emma Samuelson, Josie Timmer and Morgan Nelson stay alert on the court. MCHS lost the first part of a doubleheader in Basalt in three sets but won, 3-2, in the second part. They also lost, 3-1, Tuesday in Rifle and will travel this weekend to Olathe.

Craig Middle School's Donnie Quick remains untouched following an interception late in the game Tuesday against Rock Springs, Wyoming. CMS eighth-graders won, 36-0, against the Jaguars, and seventh-grade won, 6-0.

Craig Middle School seventh-grader Pepper Rhyne stares down Rock Springs, Wyoming opponents Tuesday night at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. The games against the Jaguars were the final home events for CMS.

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