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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Weekend warriors: Craig wrestling teams rack up results at home, away

Bad Dogs Classic has huge turnout Saturday; middle school team qualifies 14 for state

All along the Western Slope, Craig and Moffat County athletes were busy doing amazing things Saturday, not only experiencing victory but also giving back to a former wrestling great.

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Moffat County track and field building speed, strength, character

The season began slowly for Moffat County High School track and field, but once athletes return from Spring Break, they’ll be kicking into high gear. As MCHS track moves into full competition, Bulldog runners, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers are prepped to amp up the speed and build up their distances to make a well-rounded year, which follows one of the best ever for the program.

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Craig, Baggs exercisers build better bodies together in fitness contest

Legion Fitness to host Highway 40 Throwdown this September

The intensity of a high-impact workout can be daunting for a single person, yet when it’s approached as a group effort the combined energy serves as a motivator to push past one’s comfort zone for the best body possible. Legion Fitness’s Wyoming/Colorado 2017 Fitness Competition saw 20 teams of Craig and Baggs, Wyoming workout warriors hit the gym hard for focused, often blister-inducing exercise and competition.

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Moffat County AAU girls basketball winds through Wyoming competition

7th-graders win Casper tournament; 8th-graders hold strong with tough opponents

Heading over the border paid off well for members of Moffat County AAU basketball. The seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in the 27th annual Casper Youth Tournament Casper, Wyoming, among more than 100 teams and multiple age groups from Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Utah and Nebraska.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kong’ keeps going strong as reigning king of Hollywood

Besides the time period in which it’s set, “Kong: Skull Island” bears a great deal in common with movies like “Apocalypse Now.” But, though what the quarry characters are after is about the same build as the man who played Walter Kurtz, he’s much less demanding, at least in terms of salary.

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Moffat County girls golf roster fits to a tee

The Moffat County High School girls golf team has yet to compete in a tournament so far this season, but given the welcoming outdoor climate, their coach sees them as being way ahead of schedule compared to last year. Earlier access to the links at Yampa Valley Golf Course have been beneficial to Bulldog golfers as they harness their drives, correct their chipping and perfect their putting.

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Moffat County athletes on track during Rifle meet

Keenan Hildebrandt hits new best with win in discus; Riley Allen, Morgan Nelson place 2nd

With its first official meet of the season in the books, the athletes of Moffat County High School track and field now have good sense of their footing. Bulldog boys placed ninth and girls 11th of 22 schools at Friday’s Rifle Invitational.

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Moffat County baseball swinging for the fences this season

Moffat County High School athletes are back out on the diamond, and the Bulldogs are looking to make this season a real jewel. The MCHS baseball season is underway, with the Dogs ready to chase after a successful schedule of America’s Pastime.

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Season starts early for Craig’s Yampa Valley Golf Course

The greens aren’t quite as green as they will be in the weeks to come, but the mild springtime conditions in Northwest Colorado mean Yampa Valley Golf Course is open for business early. YVGC first opened up the course to golfers March 11 with only the back nine available and only for walking. With the continuing good weather, the full 18-hole experience is now good to go, including carts.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Get Out’ an eye-opening look at race that evokes laughs, screams

It was about 50 years ago that “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” was considered well ahead of its time in its depiction of interracial love. Decades later, a movie like “Get Out” makes a counterpoint that’s… well, hard to ignore.

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Bad Dogs Wrestling coaches cheer on grappler Aaron Aguilar as he faces off against Moffat County Youth Wrestling's Brendon Wait during Saturday's Bad Dogs Classic at Moffat County High School. The event included Craig and Moffat County athletes, as well as those from Steamboat Springs, Soroco, Hayden, Rifle, Rangely, Meeker and more.

Moffat County Youth Wrestling's Sophie Hough stays tough during Saturday's Bad Dogs Classic at Moffat County High School.

Bad Dogs Wrestling's Eli Fredrickson awaits the call to make his pin official during Saturday's Bad Dogs Classic at Moffat County High School.

Moffat County Youth Wrestling's Jim Neal locks up his opponent during Saturday's Bad Dogs Classic at Moffat County High School.

Moffat County Youth Wrestling's Stryker Witherall gets his game face on during Saturday's Bad Dogs Classic at Moffat County High School.

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