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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The Bock’s Office: Lots of love films available for Valentine viewing

Valentine’s Day: a portion of the calendar devoted to romance that also happens to occur right in the dead of winter. No wonder Hollywood has so many love stories out this time of year. Whether your tastes have you wanting to flock to theaters to see Nicholas Sparks fare “The Choice,” the rom-com “How to Be Single” or the alternative period piece “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” — Jane Austen absolutely would have written Elizabeth Bennet as a slayer of the undead if she had thought of it — remember there is a bounty of options, many that have been released in the past year or two.

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Craig’s AJ Stoffle injured in snocross spill

Teenage rider’s racing season ends with spinal compression fracture; plans to return next winter

AJ Stoffle has had some close calls in a sport in which he’s spent more than two-thirds of his life, but he and his family are infinitely thankful his most recent race wasn’t an instance of him crossing the finish line far sooner than intended. Craig snowmobiler AJ was injured during the weekend’s US Air Force Snocross National in Salamanca, New York, as part of the Sport class of AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

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Western Slope Championships see Moffat County swimmers place 11th

Coach: Athletes set 18 new personal bests to complete season

The season is complete for Moffat County High School girls swimming, and though none of the Bulldogs will continue to state, many on the team made a splash at the regional event. MCHS placed 11th of 12 teams at the 4A Western Slope League Championships Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction, one of the smaller schools to attend.

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Moffat County girls bounce back with big win vs. Basalt

Lady Bulldogs retain 1st place in conference, seek to keep it that way

Before they even stepped foot in the Moffat County High School gym Saturday, the Basalt girls basketball team knew they would have a trying day, but the Lady Bulldogs had some frustrations to work out beyond the normal gameplay. MCHS girls varsity hoops corralled the Longhorns, 77-36, to move to 12-3 overall and 9-1 in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Moffat County boys blow away Basalt in high-energy hoops game

Bulldogs take 4th consecutive win, move to 4th place in league

Bulldog basketball was in fine form at home this weekend as the boys varsity team triumphed 50-37 against the Basalt Longhorns.

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Moffat County boys C-Team stomps Steamboat Springs in final game

The season is in the books for Moffat County High School boys C-Team basketball, and that book reads 14-3. The younger Bulldogs finished their year with a home game against Steamboat Springs, taking a 55-30 victory, the fourth win over the Sailors this season.

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Rifle dual proves promising for Moffat County wrestling

Bulldogs take 45-23 win over Bears, celebrate seniors, look to regionals

When there’s one last chance to prove yourself in front of your fans, you better bet you’ll do all you can to make it count. Moffat County High School wrestling had the home crowd in hysterics Thursday night with a 45-23 win against Rifle, the final event home or otherwise for the Bulldogs in their regular season leading up to the regional tournament.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ has punch but gets winded in finale

Any good sequel should allow a storyline come full circle, but like a pair of pants attempting to cover a gargantuan gut, “Kung Fu Panda 3” doesn’t quite get there.

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Craig Squirts hockey team doesn’t quit against Vail

It’s been an uphill climb at times, but the season has still been a memorable one for members of the Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Squirts team. The 10 and under Craig Cougars faced tough opposition this weekend as the Vail Mountaineers came to town.

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Craig’s Mite Jamboree cool experience for young hockey players

This weekend, athletes who are at a formative age picked up skills that will last them a lifetime and had a lot of fun in the meantime. The Craig Youth Hockey Association Mite Jamboree brought in teams from Oak Creek, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Vernal, Utah, for several straight hours of hockey Saturday morning at the Moffat County Ice Arena. Two Craig teams were in the mix among the array of ages 8 and under groups on the ice, two games at a time.

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Moffat County High School's Hugo Hernandez grapples with Rifle's Jake Henderson during a dual meet at MCHS. Hernandez, Stelios Peroulis, Issik Herod, Mikinzie Klimper, Brett Loyd and Chris Moschetti are among the Bulldogs who rank in the top three of their respective weight classes going into competition at the 3A Region 4 Tournament this weekend in Montrose.

Ridgeview Elementary School first-grader Morgan Cooper, 6, stands proudly next to her artwork on display as one of the top 20 selections in the Cherish the Little Things Art Show. The show runs 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., as part of Saturday's Art Walk and Taste of Chocolate.

Ridgeview Elementary School fourth-grader Brook Wheeler, 10, shows off her artwork during a preview of the Cherish the Little Things Art Show at Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Wheeler was among the top 20 artists, whose art will be used for the Connections 4 Kids calendar.

Early Childhood Center preschooler Jesus Perez, 3, and his mother, Leticia, exhibit his entry in the Cherish the Little Things Art Show. The top 20 selections included art pieces by students from nearly every elementary-level school in the area, including Sunset, Sandrock, East, Ridgeview and Calvary Baptist School.

The Beastie Balls dodgeball team holds up the tournament brackets in triumph Wednesday night at Craig Middle School. The team defeated the Rubber Chuckers, 13-5, to win the league's first championship as part of Craig Parks & Recreation.

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