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 golf scores strong at home event

Mike Bingham 7th overall, Bulldog varsity 8th at Yampa Valley Golf Course

After a year that saw multiple schedule conflicts along the Western Slope, the Moffat County High School Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course was well-attended Monday by teams across the region.

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Blue skies, blue waters for Parrotheads’ luau

Northwest Colorado group hosts yearly event at Elkhead Reservoir

There are hundreds of islands across the globe, and for just one day, Elkhead Reservoir was an honorary member of that list. The fifth annual Luau at the Lake, hosted by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads brought a taste of the tropics to the area Saturday, as the local service group flocked to the Eats Beach part of the state park.

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Color Dash a vibrant, enriching day for Craig runners

5K race raises funds, creates fun for Boys & Girls Club

Within an hour’s time Saturday morning, everyone at Loudy-Simpson Park looked like a paint factory’s entire inventory had been dumped on them. But, everyone doused in bright hues was also grinning from ear to ear. The Color Dash 5K saw dozens of runners take to the paths along Loudy-Simpson and wind up looking like they walked through a rainbow by the end of the race.

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Moffat County boys golf aims for smart play

Coach: Small team has pros, cons in tournaments

Their numbers may be smaller this season, but according to their coach that’s no handicap. Moffat County High School boys golf has already swung into the season, and after a week of transitioning back into regular play, Bulldog golfers are prepared to post some impressive scores.

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Craig Middle School fall sports gearing up

Parent, athlete sports meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday

The time is nearly here as the younger wave of Bulldogs prepares for athletic endeavors. Just as Moffat County High School began its fall sports earlier this week, so too will Craig Middle School embark on new seasons starting Monday as teams for football, volleyball, cheer and cross country get moving.

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Craig’s tae kwon do students hone skills

New round of martial arts classes will begin Aug. 29

With enough concentration and determination, one can use their hand or foot to splinter a piece of wood, but breaking boards is only a small part of the bigger picture of martial arts. Northwest Colorado Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido hosted a brief demonstration of its students’ talents Thursday afternoon in North Park as eight young pupils progressed in the discipline by taking home new belt certification.

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Moffat County High School athletes fall back into sports routines

Football, volleyball, cross country, boys soccer, boys golf embark on seasons

The Bulldogs are back in action this week. All systems are go for teenage athletes around the state, as Colorado High School Activities Association’s official start date commenced for fall sports, and Moffat County High School was no exception.

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Parrotheads to flock to Elkhead for weekend luau

Group welcomes community for free get-together at reservoir

The warm weather only lasts so long in Moffat County, and one local group wants to help everyone soak up the sun as often as they can. Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads’ fifth annual Luau at the Lake takes place Saturday at Elkhead Reservoir, a free event to turn one of the area’s favorite water recreation spots into a temporary tropical oasis.

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Saturday has big send-off for Moffat County Fair

The final day was a fun one at the Moffat County Fair as Saturday was full of activities both for regulars of the fair and for onlookers new to the scene.

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Catch-a-Pig brings squeals and thrills to fairgrounds

Each year in Moffat County Fair's Catch-a-Pig contest, kids across Moffat County gather at the fairgrounds arena for their chance to catch a slippery, slimy, muddy pig that — if they’re lucky enough to pin down — they get to keep and take home.

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Moffat County High School senior Mike Bingham swings for the green on the Par 3 16th hole of Yampa Valley Golf Course Monday. Bingham shot a 76 to place seventh of 69 players in the MCHS Invitational.

From left, Moffat County High School freshman James DeWald drives from the eighth tee box of Yampa Valley Golf Course Monday as MCHS coach Justin Folley and Rangely's Marshall Webber observe. The Bulldogs had three varsity and two JV golfers in the MCHS Invitiational among 69 players and 11 schools.

Moffat County High School sophomore Connor Etzler chips from the 17th fairway of Yampa Valley Golf Course Monday during the MCHS Invitational. Etzler shot a 91 for the day.

Moffat County High School junior Gage Rowley readies himself on the seventh tee of Yampa Valley Golf Course Monday during the MCHS Invitational.

Moffat County High School football will start its season this week with a road game in Rawlins, Wyoming.

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