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 soccer bombastic versus Basalt in final home game

Tripp family to move to Arizona following seven years with Bulldogs

Despite a soggy field and gray skies, Moffat County High School fought through it all Tuesday for the last home soccer game of the school year. MCHS girls took an 8-0 loss against Basalt in a physical match-up that saw the Bulldogs go down swinging, to borrow a phrase from another sport.

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Craig wheeling out bicycle rodeo, annual Maybell bike ride

For those who live for riding on two wheels, Craig Parks and Recreation will offer double the delights in May. Parks and Rec will host bicycle events for all ages, including a bicycle rodeo and the 31st annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bike ride.

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Moffat County swimmers edge closer to state times

Bulldogs power through Jeffco Invite, prep for D51, home meet

Even as the number of competitors goes up, the times keep going down for the members of Moffat County High School swimming. Bulldog boys tied for 25th over the past weekend at the Jefferson County Invitational in Lakewood.

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Craig Middle School track and field rallies for night relays

CMS to host additional meet May 6 with larger schedule

The weather may have been chilly Friday, but Craig Middle School’s runners, jumpers and throwers barely noticed. CMS track and field hosted the Moffat County Night Relays, an evening meet that brought in regional opponents Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Rangely, West Grand and Baggs, Wyoming.

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Aspen outlasts Moffat County soccer

Bulldogs host final home game Tuesday complete with Senior Day

The “tale of two halves” cliché really hovered over the Moffat County High School soccer field Saturday morning. MCHS girls fell 11-1 to Aspen in a game that was the reverse of their Thursday meeting with Roaring Fork.

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Moffat County baseball goes from grand win to middling defeat

11-1 victory over Grand Valley, 7-1 loss to Middle Park lead up to Saturday showdown in Delta

A domineering win and a lopsided loss have made up Moffat County High School baseball’s week so far, and they’ll need to knuckle down as they face one of their most challenging opponents this weekend.

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Bulldogs bite back in 2nd half of Moffat County soccer game with Roaring Fork

Thursday was a physical affair on the Moffat County High School soccer field, as the Bulldogs hosted the Roaring Fork Rams. The visitors from Carbondale finished with a 6-1 win against Moffat County, securing the lead in a 5-0 first half.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Furious’ franchise refuses to slow down

In a series that knows no limits, logic dictates that land, air and sea be conquered as the world proves too small when you live your life one quarter-mile at a time. And, if you’re familiar with what led up to “The Fate of the Furious,” you know there’s no doing things halfhearted.

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Craig martial arts school mixes it up at Montrose tournament

Hannah Germond takes Grand Champion as she prepares for taekwondo black belt

Material goods are not the focus for those practice martial arts, though a tangible reminder of a milestone is no less of an achievement. Members of Northwest Colorado Tae Kwon Do/Hapkido recently competed in the Montrose Spring Karate Tournament, bringing home an assortment of awards. The tournament was a mixture of disciplines, said instructor Paul Cruz, stating that competitors from across the Western Slope practiced karate, taekwondo and kung fu, only a few of the many martial arts.

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Moffat County golf keeps swinging heading into final weeks of season

The season has gone by fast for Moffat County High School girls golf, and in that time their coach has seen a lot of growth from a group that’s still quite green. MCHS girls shot a 361 during a Tuesday tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course, an event that was somewhat tough going, said coach Ann Marie Roberts.

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Multiple pairs of jeans bearing messages against sexual assault hang on the lawn of Craig City Hall Wednesday as part of Denim Day, a day of awareness about abuse of women and children.

Moffat County High School's Trinitie Beckner stays on guard Tuesday against Basalt's McKinley Braun. The Bulldog girls soccer team lost 8-0 in the final home game of the season.

Moffat County High School seniors Makenna Reidhead, left, and Sarye Morgan celebrate their final home game with the girls soccer team.

Moffat County High School's Jacob Briggs adjusts his goggles between laps in the MCHS pool. Bulldogs boys swimming recently competed in the Jeffco Invitational and will travel this week to Grand Junction for the D51 Invite.

Craig Middle School's Emma Jones successfully soars over the high jump bar during the Moffat County Night Relays Friday at the Moffat County High School track. CMS track and field competed against Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Rangely, West Grand and Baggs, Wyoming.

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