John Vandelinder

Email: jvandelinder@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-875-1793

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John Vandelinder joined the Craig Daily Press in August 2007. He graduated from Palm Beach Community College with communications degree, and has won several awards as a baseball play-by-play broadcaster. Now, he's trying his hand in the print form of journalism, a field he says he "loves way better" than radio. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, as well as reading and watching crime novels and shows. And sports, of course.

Recent Stories

Craig Cougars girls hockey team hosts Grand Junction in season finale

To those who believe hockey is a man's sport, Glenda Bellio begs to differ.

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MCHS wrestling team bids farewell to seniors, sets eyes on next season

Moffat County wrestling coach Roman Gutierrez stood at the head of the high school's common area with a somber look on his face and a serious tone to his voice.

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Bad Dogs leave mark at nationals

Caddy, Pontine lead 7 placers in Denver tournament

The Bad Dogs youth wrestling team made the most of its final appearance in a national event last weekend, placing seven grapplers in the top four in the Rocky Mountain Nationals youth wrestling tournament in Denver.

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Girls soccer blanked in Palisade

MCHS can't catch a break, falls 5-0

The Moffat County girls soccer team, winless through its first three games of the 2009 schedule, looked to end the early season skid Tuesday in Palisade.

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MCHS swim team places 6th in Montrose

It's still early. The Moffat County High School boys swimming team didn't qualify any swimmers for the state championships in its first competitive meet of the 2009 season Friday and Saturday in Montrose.

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MCHS baseball team in unfamiliar territory

Bulldogs blanked on season-opening road trip

Tim Hafey's nightmare beginning to the 2009 baseball has gotten worse. Back-to-back 4-3 and 27-6 losses in Montrose on Saturday were followed up with a 17-0 shelling Sunday in Olathe.

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MCHS baseball falls, 4-3, 27-6, in season-opener

It's not exactly how Tim Hafey pictured the start of the season to play out. The skipper for the Moffat County High School baseball team said he was "disappointed" with Friday's season-opening performance in Montrose.

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MCHS baseball team opens season today in Montrose

Moffat County High School baseball coach Tim Hafey stood behind the batting cage on the Craig Middle School baseball diamond.

Bad Dogs headed to nationals

Fresh off an impressive performance March 6 and 7 in Grand Junction, the Bad Dogs youth wrestling team is once again getting ready to take the show on the road.

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NCAA basketball tournament begins today

The NCAA basketball tournament is called March Madness for a reason.

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The Moffat County High School girls golf team welcomed back sophomore Callie Papoulas, front, to the team this week. Papoulas and Nike Cleverly (not pictured) joined the team after completing girls basketball. The team, from back left, Sam Fox, Jamie Brown, Jayme Colvin, Bonnie Flanders and Heather Nicholson, gets a chance to tee it up Monday, as they hit the links of Book Cliff Golf Course in Grand Junction. Nicholson will fly solo Tuesday, as the junior competes at Tiara Rado Golf Course, also in Grand Junction.

MCHS senior grapplers Troy Vernon, left, and Jesse Breslin pose for their last photo as Bulldog wrestlers. The team hosted its annual awards banquet Wednesday evening, celebrating a season gone by.

MCHS junior Kelsey Grinstead chases after a loose ball last season in Delta. The Bulldogs lost their second consecutive road game, 5-0, Friday in Glenwood Springs.

Tegtman's best finish during the weekend was fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke. She cruised through the required four laps in one minute, 25.53 seconds.

Laurel Tegtman, shown practicing in the Moffat County High School pool last week, returned Sunday from competing in the 2009 Wyoming Winter State Championships in Laramie, Wyo. Tegtman, 12, has been swimming since she was 8 and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

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