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Moffat County boys win regional final against Machebeuf

The boys basketball team now will play in the state quarterfinals Thursday in Colorado Springs.

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Boys basketball on to regional final in Craig

The Moffat County boys take on Bishop Machebeuf on Saturday for a shot at the Great 8.

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Moffat County girls basketball hot from outside in regional win

The Bulldogs hit six 3s to beat Middle Park in the regional semifinal Friday.

Nate Waggenspack: Can't beat playoff basketball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on this weekend's playoff games.

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Boys swimming an experienced squad for Moffat County

The Bulldogs return all but one member from last year's team and have added a couple newcomers to the roster.

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Turnovers key in Moffat County game against Middle Park

In the regional semifinal, both teams will try to pressure the ball and create easy points off turnovers.

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Moffat County, Sheridan both like to score

The 3A boys basketball regional semifinal matchup features two teams who have been putting plenty of points on the scoreboard this season.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course opens early as new pro arrives

The Craig golf course was able to open March 3, the earliest it ever has in Superintendent Tim Boyle's six years.

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Moffat County boys rally to beat Aspen for district title

The Bulldogs will host regional games in Craig next weekend.

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Moffat County girls beat Olathe for 2nd straight district title

Moffat County beat Olathe by three with clutch defense late in the game to guarantee home regional games.

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Moffat County baseball focused on defense for 2014

The Bulldogs are missing lots of starters from last year's team but believe they have the capability of being a winning group this year.

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Moffat County boys enter district final with win against Grand Valley

The Bulldogs will play Aspen on Saturday for the third time this season to try for the district championship

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Free throws push Moffat County girls past Grand Valley

The MCHS girls basketball team will play for a second straight district championship Saturday in Palisade.

Why are spring sports already here?

The spring sports season starts too early in the year and overlaps too significantly with winter sports, especially at a school like MCHS.

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Craig's Wagner shreds on snowmobiles

This 8-year-old is undefeated against racers his age and competes against other riders up to age 15 to pursue his passion.

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Rotary of Craig serves in and outside the community

The club is able to participate in worldwide projects as well as contributing to important services at home.

Craig Kiwanis Club makes imprint on local youth, elderly

The group of men are known for their annual play about the happenings of the town but contribute so much more to the area each year.

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Craigs falls to Steamboat in youth hockey game

The Squirt youth game Thursday at Moffat County Ice Arena resulted in a 9-0 defeat for the Cougars.

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Back to the basics for Moffat County boys basketball

The Bulldogs picked up a win with defensive pressure and started their playoff run off right.

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Moffat County girls into district semis with win against Coal Ridge

The girls team is guaranteed a spot in the regional tournament with the win.

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Wrestlers just miss podium finish at 2A, 4A state

Hayden, Soroco and Steamboat each had wrestlers finish in the top five of their brackets at the state wrestling tournament Saturday in Denver.

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DeMoor closes career on winning note

Moffat County senior wrestler Jesse DeMoor won three matches Saturday at the state wrestling touranment.

Moffat County basketball boys win, girls lose at Coal Ridge

The Bulldogs went 1-1 in their Friday evening games in New Castle.

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Wrestlers' runs done at state; DeMoor remains for Moffat County

The Bulldogs picked up wins Friday but had five wrestlers' state tournaments end in Denver Friday.

Nate Waggenspack: Moffat County wrestlers fight to the end at state

It wasn't the result they wanted, but Craig Daily Press sports writer was impressed with Moffat County's wrestlers anyway.

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Moffat County struggles on 1st day of state wrestling

The Bulldogs had six wrestlers take the mat Thursday, but only one got a win and moved into the quarterfinals.

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Moffat County girls defense stifles Gunnison, while boys take a loss

The Bulldogs girls team picked up a win against Gunnison while the boys lost in difficult fashion.

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6 Moffat County wrestlers look to bust brackets at state

No Moffat County competitor at state will be favored to win, but each of the Bulldogs are looking to be among the state's best when the tournament begins Thursday.

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Peterson wins regional; Moffat County wrestling sends 6 to state

Moffat County wrestling had two seniors and four sophomores qualify Saturday for the 3A state tournament, including Brayden Peterson, who won Region 1 at 138 pounds.

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Play in the paint keys another Moffat County win

Javen Gumber and Kort Hathhorn combined for 43 points to lead Moffat County past Roaring Fork.

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Moffat County girls hoops takes down Roaring Fork with defense

Moffat County improved to 9-4 in the Western Slope League with a win over the Rams Saturday.

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Moffat County boys too strong for Cedaredge

The Bulldogs improved to 11-1 in the league with an 87-64 win over Cedaredge.

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Moffat County rally against Cedaredge comes up short

After falling behind the girls basketball team never came all the way back against Cedaredge Friday.

Nate Waggenspack: Good luck to Moffat County wrestling at regionals

The MCHS wrestling team is competing at regionals this weekend, and has put together a great season in 2013-14.

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MCHS principal Schnellinger announces resignation

The principal for six years at Moffat County High School, Schnellinger tendered his resignation Friday. His tenure in Craig will end June 27.

Craig Pee Wee hockey tournament set for Saturday

The Cold Corner Cup has grown into a strong fundraising tradition for the 12-and-under team and happens this weekend at the Moffat County Ice Arena.

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Moffat County wrestlers eyeing regional championships

At Middle Park High School, the Bulldogs will try to earn a top-four finish to make it to state, while a few wrestlers have a chance to win it all at regionals.

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Moffat County boys stave off Aspen rally

The Bulldogs avenged their only league loss by beating Aspen, 61-59, in Craig, handing the Skiers their first loss in the process.

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Moffat County girls basketball wins big against Aspen

The Bulldogs' defense smothered the Skiers early on the way to a 63-16 win.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 12, 2014: Spring sports meeting for MCHS parents

The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Feb. 10, 2014

The coming week in sports for Moffat County High School.

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Lincoln Day Dinner has local Republicans looking to future

The annual dinner focused on future elections and the strategies of the party going forward

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Taste of Chocolate a sweet success in downtown Craig

The 19th annual Art Walk and eighth annual Taste of Chocolate were a popular double event in Craig on Saturday.

Correction to "Staying active in the cold" from Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Correction to the Saturday Morning Press story on snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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Moffat County boys basketball jumps on Basalt early on way to 83-61 win

Tyler Davis's 18 second-quarter points and Kort Hathhorn's 22 helped Moffat County picked up its ninth league win.

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Moffat County girls basketball crushes Basalt in Craig

The Bulldogs beat the Longhorn, 98-15, to improve to 9-4 this season.

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Moffat County wrestling gets two wins on senior night

The Bulldogs beat Coal Ridge and Battle Mountain on Friday in Craig.

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Winter outdoor activities show off different Craig scenery

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing can be great ways to get exercise in Craig during the winter time, and see some of the popular spring and summer sites in a different light.

Nate Waggenspack: Wishing Moffat County winter sports success at the end of the season

Craig Daily Press sports reporter Nate Waggenspack writes about the exciting games and tournaments coming up.

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Moffat County seniors looking to finish season strong

Seniors Brayden Peterson and Jesse DeMoor have been two major contributors to the Moffat County wrestling team in the past three seasons.