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Melanie McDaniels

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Down, but not out

Bulldogs lose to Bears, but season will continue with playoffs next week

It wasn't the ending the Bulldog football team was hoping for, but nonetheless, it is still alive to see another week.

Diagnosing diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness month

You feel fatigued and weak in the afternoon, but you don't understand why. You grab a snack and continue on your busy day. What you may not know is that your fatigue may be caused by low blood sugar.

In or out

Moffat County football team's playoff fate determined tonight against Rifle

With a three-game winning streak that began in Delta, the Bulldogs have continually moved forward and put the beginning of the season behind them. They face Rifle tonight for a berth in the playoffs.

Turnaround time

Bulldog volleyball going to regional tournament; two players get honorable mention

The attitudes are different, and so are the players, heading into Saturday's regional volleyball tournament in Sterling.

Ice time

Ahhh, the sweet, sweet smell of college hockey is in the air, and the NHL 100 plus games per season is underway, so I find it fitting, to discuss one of my favorite sports.

Strong 'til the end

State cross-country highlight of season

Three top ten finishes were on the list of accomplishments the Moffat County Bulldog cross-country teams achieved Saturday at the state meet, which took place at the Vineyard Golf Club in Colorado Springs.

A hunting economy

Financial impact of sport keeps Craig business afloat in off-season

They descend upon Craig in a sea of orange and camouflage. They stay in local hotels, eat at local restaurants and shop at local stores. They're hunters, and local business owners say they couldn't survive without them.

Running with reason

Former MCHS graduate running for cancer patient in Nike Women's Marathon

The thoughts running through some people's heads during a marathon might be: "Why am I doing this?" But Janie Dunckley knew exactly why she was running -- to help others.

Truckin' along

'Diesel' Haddan has big game for Moffat County

Junior, J.T. Haddan didn't get the nickname 'The Diesel' for nothing -- on Friday night against the Glenwood Springs Demons, 'The Diesel' kept trucking.

Not your typical party

Craig's first 'Heavy Halloween' set for tonight

Coming to a stage near you -- Angelic Deficiency, a five-man hard-edged sound that will rock the Moffat County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. today, along with Glass Houses Sinks Ships and Eternal Deficit.

Emotional impact

Bulldog coaches stress intensity on kickoff

Bulldog football coach Kip Hafey knows that emotions can either be a positive or a negative on the field. Tonight in Glenwood Springs, the Bulldogs hope to come out on the plus side.

Ready to roll

Cross-country preparing for meet Saturday

Coach Todd Trapp knows his runners are ready to roll this weekend in Colorado Springs. The Colorado State Cross-Country Meet will be held Saturday at The Vineyard Golf Course/El Pomar Youth Sports Complex.

Until next season

Year of struggles no indicator for next year

The Bulldog soccer team faced one of its toughest seasons to date, but now in retrospect, the team knows that just like everything in life, this season was a learning process.

Balancing act

Web site was wrong: Moffat County is in the playoffs

With the Bulldog volleyball team's future hanging in the balance Monday afternoon, coach Brianna Montgomery went through practice like things were set in place.

Commissioners: Bond bidding on hold

At Tuesday's Moffat County commissioners meeting, county attorney Kathleen Taylor brought to light that many elected officials' bonds, specifically in the Treasurer's Office and Sheriff's Office, are outdated, and that statutes are vague or inconsistent.

Ready to rumble

Freshman and JV squads play final home games

The sky was clear Monday as the Bulldog junior varsity football team took the field.

Huskies too much for Bulldogs

It wasn't exactly the ending the Moffat County Bulldog volleyball players were looking for, but they are still alive for another week.

State bound

Bulldog cross-country team headed to Colorado Springs

After Saturday's regional meet in Battle Mountain, the boys cross-country team and three members of the girls team are headed to the state meet next weekend.

Bulldog football on a roll

The Bulldogs made a statement Friday night against the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers.

Simply stunning

Moffat County volleyball team stuns Eagle Valley

The turnaround was tremendous Thursday night in the Moffat County High School gymnasium as the Bulldog volleyball team pulled off its first three-game win all season. The Bulldogs downed Eagle Valley, 25-23, 25-15, 25-20.

Go time

Bulldog football continues to be in must-win situations

The Bulldog football players know as well as anyone that if they lose tonight's game, their season and playoff hopes are gone.

Soccer team goes down shooting

Coach Jeff Hammond was impressed Thursday with the way his team closed out its season.

We are the champions

Doak Walker football wraps up season

As the snowflakes drifted down Tuesday night, local youths geared up and put on their helmets. They played with heart and emotion, knowing that only one team would be champion.

Melanie McDaniels: Working hard or hardly working?

It's taught in classes, it's taught on the field -- how to be a good sport and show sportsmanship.

Road to regionals

Bulldog runners making trails to competition Saturday

The top 10 is hard to make, let alone the top five, but that's exactly what some of Moffat County's cross-country runners did Saturday in Battle Mountain.

On the outs

Moffat County soccer falls to Palisade, 4-1

As coach Jeff Hammond watched two of his soccer players walk off the field in frustration during the second half, the Bulldogs fell apart right before his eyes Saturday.

Diggin' it

Moffat County defeats Delta, struggles against Palisade

Friday night's four-game match in Delta was intense for volleyball coach Brianna Montgomery. Saturday's performance by her team against Palisade was anything but.

Holding on

Bulldogs get big win over Delta, 14-7

The Panthers drew first blood on Friday night at Delta High School -- the Bulldog football team put on a tourniquet and methodically bounced back from a 7-0 defecit going into the second quarter.

To the wire

It's go-time for Bulldog football team

Coach Kip Hafey knows that it's do or die time for the Moffat County football team.


Bulldogs play ugly in 7-0 loss

There were some glory moments, but they were few and far between on Thursday in Grand Junction.

Easy as bump-set-spike

Bulldog volleyball hits the road Saturday, Sunday

The focus may not have been there the first practice of a short week -- but senior Shaylyn Kawcak is sure her volleyball team can pull together and come away from this weekend's matches with at least one win.

Smoothing out the bumps

Soccer team to play final home game on Saturday

It has taken them a good chunk of the season, but the Moffat County Bulldog soccer team is just beginning to smooth out the rocky road they have traveled.

All uphill: Runners compete in Aspen

Strong performances by Moffat County High School's cross-country teams resulted in second and fourth place finishes Saturday in Aspen.

Smith nets game winner in 2-1 victory against Rifle

Moffat County's Scott Smith scored the Bulldogs game-winning goal Saturday against Rifle.

Glory in Glenwood

MCHS takes match away from Demons

Saturday's game in Glenwood Springs was intense for the Moffat County High School volleyball team.

Building blocks

Bulldog soccer faces Rifle today

They're not using Legos but the Moffat County boys soccer team is taking small steps and using small blocks to turn their season around.

Down but not out

Bulldogs fall 48-28 to Berthoud

The Moffat County Bulldogs had a good feeling coming into Friday's game against undefeated Berthoud.

Takin' care of business

Moffat County volleyball team sweeps Rifle in three games

The Moffat County Bulldogs volleyball team bounced back on Tuesday night at home.

Buckling down

Bulldogs aim to fix mistakes for Friday match-up with Berthoud

The atmosphere during the Bulldogs' football practice Wednesday was intense. The players' task was simple: Make a tackle.

Melanie McDaniels: Why I love October

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Set up for showdown

Bulldog volleyball squad ready for Rifle, Glenwood Springs

This week's practices have been intense for the Moffat County Bulldogs volleyball team.

Top 10, again

Boys and girls cross-country finish high at Summit

The Bulldog cross-country teams headed to Summit on Saturday to run in the Summit Invitational. The boys team finished in fourth place, and the girls finished fifth.

Pay back

Eagle Valley defeats Moffat County, 10-4

The first time they met in September in Moffat County, the sleet was flying and the field was drenched. The Bulldog soccer team, however, didn't let the conditions stop them from putting out a solid performance and winning against Eagle Valley.

Bulldogs fall in three

No. 2 Battle Mountain rolls over Moffat County volleyball

It didn't take long for the Battle Mountain Huskies to get the job done Saturday at Moffat County High School. An hour and a half after the games began, the Huskies were loading up their bus for the ride home, victorious after handing the Bulldogs their fifth league loss of the season.

Sunken spirits

Bulldogs lose to Steamboat Springs, 21-9, at homecoming game

Bulldogs coach Kip Hafey knew the Sailors were capable of making big plays coming into Friday's homecoming game at Moffat County High School. What he didn't know was that they would make one of their biggest plays with 2.3 seconds left in the first half en route to defeating the Bulldogs, 21-9.

Boats that float -- maybe

Cardboard regatta kicks off high school's Science Olympics

The Moffat County High School science department wasn't sure how its first event would go -- but 24 cardboard boats later, the Science Olympics were a hit.

Anchors aweigh

Bulldogs hope to sink Sailors today

It's been a season of tests for the Bulldog football team, and today, the answers will be no different.

'Dogs turned road warriors

Soccer team set for five-game road series

It's only been a week since the Bulldog soccer team battled with Eagle Valley, but this time around, it'll be on the Devils' doorstep.

Moving forward

Volleyball team stepping in right direction

It was a milestone that Moffat County High School volleyball hadn't seen in 16 years. The win against rival Steamboat Springs on Tuesday night was one of epic proportions and a big step in the right direction.

Three goals lift Steamboat against Moffat

The first half of Tuesday's soccer game at Loudy Simpson Park was a step in the right direction for the Moffat County High School Bulldogs. Too bad the second half was two steps backwards.