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 hoops heads into district mindset

The regular season is in the books for Moffat County High School basketball, Bulldogs moving along to the district round of the playoffs.

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Mighty Moffat County: Miki Klimper finishes runner-up at state wrestling

10th place Bulldogs prepare to apply lessons learned for future

Emotions ran high for Yampa Valley wrestlers and their fans Saturday night in Denver, perhaps even more so right at the end as the evening came to a close differently than they wanted. Moffat County High School wrestling completed its season in 10th place among teams at the 3A CHSAA State Championships, with two of the Bulldogs placing.

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Mighty Moffat County: Wrestlers prepare to apply lessons learned at state for future

Even if they don’t finish the State Championships with a medal, Moffat County High School wrestlers end their time at the Pepsi Center with a wealth of knowledge for next season. With eight Moffat County grapplers attending the final event of the schedule, Saturday afternoon saw seven Bulldogs done for the year as the consolation brackets concluded for 3A teams.

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Mighty Moffat County: Wrestlers power through second day at state

Bulldog Miki Klimper advances to championship round

Another day, another shot at glory for Moffat County High School wrestling. The second segment of the three-day CHSAA 3A State Championships saw the Bulldog pride going strong as Moffat County athletes returned to the mats of the Pepsi Center Friday.

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Mighty Moffat County: Wrestlers stay strong to start state championships

With the first day of the 2017 CHSAA Wrestling State Championships done, teams across the state have taken quick victories, hard-fought losses and everything in between, and Moffat County High School was no exception. After the opening round Thursday, MCHS stands in eighth place among 3A teams with four grapplers still in contention to capture a state title.

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Moffat County hoops sets sights on districts, ready to salute seniors in Friday games

The season has gone by fast for Moffat County High School hoops, and the time is now to see the Bulldog teams in action if you haven’t already. Friday marks the final regular season home game for MCHS boys and girls basketball, as they bring the Delta Panthers to the Dog House.

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Moffat County sends off eight Bulldog wrestlers to state

Moffat County High School bid good luck to its crew of varsity wrestlers Wednesday, as the group of athletes embarked on their journey to the 3A CHSAA State Championships. The tournament takes place from Thursday to Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver and will include the best of the best in the sport from schools ranging from 2A to 5A.

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Art, chocolate make good mixture for favorite Craig downtown event

If there’s a slight chill in the air yet couples are still strolling down the street with a bundle of sweet stuff in their hands, you know it must be the yearly Art Walk and Taste of Chocolate. Downtown Business Association brought its local lead-in to Valentine’s Day to life Saturday as shops along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way treated residents to fine arts, live music and tempting confections.

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Moffat County basketball stays strong during road series

Boys, girls hoops defeat Olathe; Bulldog boys lose heartbreaker in Gunnison

It’s a road trip that can be a hassle for Moffat County High School hoops each year, but the miles traveled were mostly worth it over the past weekend. MCHS varsity basketball won three of four match-ups Friday and Saturday, with away games in Olathe and Gunnison.

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Moffat County wrestlers reign as regional champs

Bulldogs win tournament, prepare to send eight to state

Simply put, Moffat County High School wrestling had a great weekend. MCHS claimed the 3A Region 1 team title Saturday during the regional tournament in Buena Vista, with one individual champion, eight state qualifiers and 11 total athletes making it to the podium, tallying 196 points according to Trackwrestling.

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Moffat County High School wrestler Miki Klimper confers with coach Tanner Linsacum leading up to his championship round with Valley's Josh Flanagan.

Moffat County High School wrestler Miki Klimper holds up his second place medal on the podium Saturday night on the floor of the Pepsi Center in Denver. Klimper was runner-up of the 3A 170-pound weight class.

Moffat County High School wrestler Miki Klimper gets hold of Valley's Josh Flanagan during Saturday's championship bout. Klimper finished in second place with a 5-4 loss by decision.

Moffat County High School wrestler Elias Peroulis locks up with Lamar's Colton Eberhardt in Saturday's consolation finals at the 3A CHSAA State Championships. Peroulis was 4-2 during the event, placing fourth in the 182 weight class.

Moffat County High School wrestler Hugo Hernandez confers with coaches Tanner Linsacum and Daniel Cramblett during the 3A CHSAA State Championships.

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