Andy Bockelman

Assistant Editor, Sports & Entertainment Reporter

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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 soccer provides challenge for league-leading Vail Mountain

4-2 loss against top team shows Bulldogs’ 2nd half capabilities

The Bulldogs are 3-3 in league play after a tough 4-2 game with visiting Vail Mountain during which the Moffat County boys gave as good as they got to the top team of Region 3.

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Moffat County sports play for pink

Athletes participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, honor survivors, victims

Moffat County High School sports teams are thinking pink this month. As part of the nationwide effort during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bulldog athletes have been wearing plenty of pink in their uniforms, including boys soccer, volleyball and football.

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Moffat County blasts Basalt, 38-7, in Homecoming hurrah

Moffat County High School’s pattern of win-loss-win-loss has been broken. Shattered, more like it. The Bulldogs were at their finest Friday for the Homecoming game against Basalt, taking a 38-7 win against the Longhorns.

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Win not in the cards for Moffat County volleyball Thursday

Lady Bulldogs lose 3-0 in Homecoming game with Grand Valley

The Lady Bulldogs finished their home season Thursday night with a 3-0 defeat by Grand Valley in a game that was also their pink game and Homecoming competition. MCHS girls knew going in it would be a tough one, and the Cardinals showed why they’re ranked second in the 3A Western Slope League, downing the Lady Dogs quickly in 25-14 and 25-12 sets to start.

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The Bock’s Office: All systems go for ‘The Martian’

When you’re looking at red, dusty landscapes without another human being in sight, you can either get motivated or get depressed. No, I’m not talking about being in Utah, rather the do-or-die hero of “The Martian.”

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Moffat County soccer splits Homecoming week games

Bulldogs conquer Colorado Rocky Mountain School, fall to Basalt

With two similar game scenarios — a tie at halftime — in both of their games during Homecoming Week, Moffat County High School boys soccer had a great outcome in the first instance. The other, not so much. MCHS had its highest-scoring game to date this season Tuesday with a 7-3 triumph in Carbondale against Colorado Rocky Mountain School.

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Moffat County’s Mike Bingham ranked 55th at state golf tourney

Bulldog shoots 91, 96 in two-day event

By the end of Tuesday afternoon, Mike Bingham couldn’t help looking back a few months, a time when he normally would have been out at Yampa Valley Golf Course perfecting the game he loves. With his attention on a summer job during the warm months, the only practice time he got was about two hours the whole season, which he certainly saw hurt him during his big moment. Bingham represented Moffat County High School Monday and Tuesday at 3A State Championships, shooting a 187 overall to place 55th out of 84 competitors.

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Moffat County football hopes to heat up with Homecoming game

When they last headed onto the gridiron, the Moffat County High School varsity football team endured a lot of moisture, but the forecast is clear for later this week, which hopefully means smooth sailing as the Bulldogs look to take another conference victory. The Moffat County Homecoming football game with Basalt takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, and it looks to be quite a show.

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Moffat County volleyball bludgeons Basalt, celebrates seniors

Whatever happens in the following weeks, Moffat County High School volleyball will always have Senior Night. The Lady Bulldogs swept their Basalt opponents in three quick sets Saturday, 25-14, 25-14 and 25-10, to escalate to 2-2 in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Hospital Glow Run lights up possibilities for Moffat County

5K raises funds for TMH Foundation, Cancer Society

Saturday night was alight with the many bright sights of the second annual Glow Run/Walk 5K hosted by The Memorial Hospital starting from the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus.

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Moffat County High School's Wyatt Nielsen (80), Diego Quezada (19), Hugo Snyder (11) and Spencer Turner (5) surround Vail Mountain's Peter Ferraro during the boys varsity soccer game Thursday at MCHS. The Bulldogs lost, 4-2, against the Gore Rangers.

Future Bulldog football players Matthew Loyd, left, and Kannadis Peroulis take a break from their duties as ball boys during the Moffat County High School Homecoming football game against Basalt. Both are siblings of current varsity players and also play in the Doak Walker tackle football league.

The members of the Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team put their hands over their hearts during the national anthem before their pink game Thursday night. Before playing in their final home game, the Lady Bulldogs hosted a ceremony honoring loved ones impacted by all different types of cancer, also wearing pink ribbons and socks as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

From left, coach Harry Tripp and varsity soccer players Spencer Turner and Micajah Prescott sport pink during the Bulldogs' home game against Basalt. Soccer, volleyball and football players have all donned the color in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Moffat County High School varsity football team charges down from the locker room, ready for their Homecoming game with Basalt. The Bulldogs won, 38-7, against the Longhorns to make their overall record 4-2 and 2-0 in the 2A Western Slope North League.

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