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Nate Waggenspack

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Girls track takes 7 league championships

The Bulldogs took second place at the league meet, while the boys team was sixth.

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Smiles abound at Special Olympics in Craig

The Western Area Summer Games were in Craig on Saturday.

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Taekwondo youths taking final step for black belt

Tess Willems and Drake Doherty, both 12, are ready after 4 1/2 years to take a major step in martial arts.

MCHS junior Peroulis to play at state golf

The junior found out after other regions finished play that she would be a part of the state field. She originally thought she came up one stroke short.

Nate Waggenspack: Mom helped shape my love of sports

Craig Daily Press sports columnist Nate Waggenspack on his mother, Rose, and her role in his sports-crazy life.

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Moffat County swimming ready for league meet

The Bulldogs have just two weekends left in the season, beginning Friday at the Western Slope League championships.

Moffat County golfers card low scores but miss out on state

The Bulldogs posted their lowest team score of the season, but it wasn't enough to get into the state tournament.

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Pinnt breaks MCHS 200 record twice in 1 weekend

The sophomore now has two records to her name this season for Moffat County track as the Bulldogs prepare for their league meet this weekend.

Moffat County girls soccer season comes to an end

The girls soccer team finish the year 7-8 after losing to Grand Junction Central on Friday.

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Moffat County splits home finale with Roaring Fork

The Bulldogs won 15-14 before losing 22-10 in the final regular season games of 2014.

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On to the postseason for Moffat County boys swimming

The Bulldogs have two meets left in their season, the regional and state competitions.

Nate Waggenspack: Horse racing a unique corner of the sports world

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

Bulldogs control Vail Christian for 2nd straight win

Moffat County is now 7-7 after a 3-2 win against the Saints on Thursday.

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Loudy softball fields undergoing spring makeover

Moffat County facilities management is using new techniques to groom the fields

The baseball and softball fields at Loudy-Simpson Park are getting work done this year to properly prepare them for the upcoming summer seasons.

Moffat County soccer beats Rangely on the road

The Bulldogs beat the Panthers after losing at Roaring Fork and will close out the season with two more road games this week.

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Girls golfers battle wind at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Josey King had her best round of the year in the girls' home tournament.

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Moffat County baseball loses leads at Coal Ridge

The Bulldogs had leads in both games of the doubleheader in New Castle but couldn't hang on to either advantage.

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Moffat County track has big day at Clint Wells in Craig

The Bulldogs' home meet was a major success, with several individuals and relays setting their best marks of the year.

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Swindler to continue soccer career in San Diego

Moffat County senior Jazmine Swindler signed with San Diego Christian College, a liberal arts school in California.

Nate Waggenspack: Dude Dent finalists are great ambassadors of Moffat County sports

Working with the athletes of Moffat County High School is some of sports reporter Nate Waggenspack's favorite work.

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Aspen scores late goal to beat Moffat County

The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead but couldn't hold it against a tough Skiers team.

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Moffat County girls basketball coach resigns

Matt Ray was head coach of the Bulldogs for four years, making the sweet 16 each season.

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Moffat County seniors Swindler, Cleverly win Dude Dent awards for 2014

Jazmine Swindler and Taft Cleverly were selected as the recipients for outstanding achievement on and off the field.

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More top times for Moffat County track

MCHS hosts its home meet Friday with eight other Western Slope teams attending.

Moffat County boys swim well in Denver

The Bulldogs went to their biggest meet of the season in preparation for state and swam well.

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Quick goals help Moffat County beat Rifle

The Bulldogs' offense had its best game in weeks with a 6-0 win over Rifle.

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CMS sprinters have big day in Craig

The Bulldogs hosted their home track meet Saturday on the Moffat County High School track .

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Basalt too tough despite MCHS baseball improvement

The Bulldogs played tough defense but couldn't put enough runs on the board as their losing streak extended.

Moffat County defense shuts down CRMS

The Bulldogs held the Oysters to just one goal after giving up four two days earlier.

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Moffat County wrestling will see more opponents after proposal approval

CHSAA's legislative council approved an idea to change the enrollment numbers for class 3A, which will send more schools into the division in future seasons.

Nate Waggenspack: Showing the runner's spirit at the Boston Marathon

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on runners overcoming last year's tragedy in Boston.

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Moffat County survives CRMS in nail-biter

The Oysters gave the Bulldogs all they could handle for 80 minutes but a late goal lifted MCHS to a win.

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Craig's Randy Morton set to run in historic Boston Marathon

After last year's bombings at the finish line, the avid runner decided making it to Boston was a must in 2014.

3 Moffat girls golf players break 100 in Montrose

The Bulldogs played their best tournament of the year and are showing improvement at the right time of the season.

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Steamboat beats Moffat County in back-to-back games

The Sailors played complete baseball while the Bulldogs struggled in their double header Tuesday.

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Moffat County swimming looks strong in home meet

The boys team hosted District 51 and Glenwood Springs in Craig on Saturday.

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Spring signals Moffat County Fair is nearing for 4-H

As warm weather returns to Craig, 4-H youths start working more with their old friends and are introduced to new ones.

Grand Valley rallies vs. Moffat County soccer again

The Bulldogs scored first once again but couldn't hold off a potent Cardinals attack Friday.

Nate Waggenspack: Impressive turnaround for Moffat County baseball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the Moffat County baseball team's crazy Thursday double header.

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Moffat County baseball recovers from no-hitter to split with Grand Valley

The Bulldogs and Cardinals split a pair of lopsided games, 17-3 and 17-2, Thursday in Craig.

Summer golf course tournaments set for Craig

Yampa Valley Golf Course has 13 tournaments scheduled so far for the 2014 summer season.

MCHS girls golf shoots well in Vernal

The Bulldogs played at Dinaland Golf Course in Utah on Tuesday.

Pinnt breaks Moffat County girls 400 record in track

The sophomore ran her first 400 of the season and broke a 13-year-old record for the Moffat County track team.

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Moffat County girls soccer fall at home to Grand Valley

The Bulldogs scored first in each half of Tuesday's game but couldn't keep the Cardinals out of their own goal in a 4-2 loss.

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Author on Yampa Valley's seedy history visits Craig

Laurel Watson's book on the saloons and brothels that popped up as Northwest Colorado was being settled was a hit at the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County basketball teams earn league, state honors

Hathhorn third team All-State

In recognition of their excellent seasons both basketball teams had five players make the all-league teams.

Nate Waggenspack: Time to take in some baseball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the start of baseball season, unlike anything else in sports.

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Moffat County baseball is on edge of playoffs

With the release of the first wild-card points standings from CHSAA, Moffat County's early-season has been just good enough.

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Craig 8th-grader Klimper wins state wrestling

Miki Klimper went 4-0 at the Middle School state meet to capture his first state title.

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Gunnison hits Moffat County pitching for 2 wins

Moffat County baseball couldn't shut down Gunnison's offense Saturday.