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 football to finish season strong at Roaring Fork

Playoffs remain possible for Bulldogs

Moffat County High School will complete its season Friday with a road game in Carbondale against Roaring Fork High School, the only league team they have yet to face.

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Women’s group to host Holiday Home Tour in Craig in early December

PEO seeks larger membership

‘Tis not the season just yet, but Craig residents can already begin thinking about getting involved with a good cause once the yuletide is upon them. The local branch of Philanthropic Educational Organization will host the Holiday Home Tour in early December, a Christmas-themed event that will take participants to a series of houses around town to take in a variety of lovely decorations and spread plenty of good cheer.

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The Bock’s Office: World War II film ‘Fury’ hurt by delayed payoff

There are thousands of accounts of the American military’s exploits, all of which are worth hearing to get a greater picture of how our nation was strengthened during its hardest times. You want to believe that every depiction of these folks is an accurate and glowing one, but a film like “Fury” shows you can’t always reach high expectations.

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Craig’s Catherine Compton struts her stuff as model, actress

By her own admission, it’s been “kind of a crazy path” for Catherine Compton, a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate, as she’s pursued an education and sought out a career in modeling and acting.

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Moffat County volleyball splits final games with Grand Valley, Basalt

Bulldogs seeded 5th in weekend league tourney

MCHS added to both the win and loss columns in its last matches of the regular season, losing 3-0 Saturday to Grand Valley and winning 3-0 Monday against Basalt.

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Craig hospital’s inaugural 5K goes off with flying colors

The turnout was big and colorful for The Memorial Hospital’s first-ever 5K Glow Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the Moffat County Cancer Society and hospital digital mammography services. Participants were decked out in everything from the favored color of the month, pink, to all kinds of unusual costumes.

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34-14 defeat by Aspen alters Moffat County football playoff projections

Moffat County High School varsity football is still in the running to reach the postseason, but the race is much closer than it was a week ago, after a 34-14 loss Friday in Aspen.

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Moffat County boys, girls runners on path to state meet

Girls cross country team wins 3rd consecutive regional championship

The boys and girls teams will attend the 3A state championships Oct. 25 in Colorado Springs after their strong showing at the 3A Region 1 competition Friday in Delta.

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Moffat County, Steamboat soccer end season with 2-0 Sailor win

Playoffs still possible for Steamboat team

They may not have been in the same classification for several years, but the Highway 40 rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Sailors was alive and well this week.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Judge’ can be a bit of a trial to watch

The last thing legal counsel wants is to handle the case of someone who shares their surname. The only thing worse is someone who insists on backseat lawyering, something that happens, but isn’t as funny as it sounds, in “The Judge.”

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Catherine Compton smiles while on the sidewalk along Yampa Avenue. Compton is an alumnus of Moffat County High School who has recently begun acting and modeling professionally. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science with an emphasis in sports and fitness from Hardin-Simmons University.

Moffat County High School's Charli Earle (No. 10) is backed up by Alexi Goodnow (No. 15) as she sets up teammate Morgan Lawton (No. 11) to move in on the attack during the Oct. 11 MCHS varsity volleyball game against Gunnison. The Lady Bulldogs will meet up with the Lady Cowboys again Friday in the first round of the 3A Western Slope League tournament in Grand Junction.

Stephanie and Brett Etzler, owner of Carelli's Pizzeria & Pasta, watch pitcher after pitcher go during the business's Beer & Bones Fest on Saturday. Carelli's featured 20 varieties of beer on tap during the event, as well as 75 bottled brews, all accompanied by plenty of food throughout the night.

Participants in The Memorial Hospital's 5K Glow Run/Walk warm up prior to running by dancing to "Cupid Shuffle." Dozens of people turned out for the Saturday event, a fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society and the hospital's digital mammography services.

Runners and walkers head uphill near the entrance to The Memorial Hospital during TMH's 5K Glow Run/Walk on Saturday. The course started at Colorado Northwestern Community College and looped around the hospital to come back to CNCC.

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