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Moffat County girls golf shooting for state

The Bulldogs girls golf team is much improved from a year ago and primed to make noise in the postseason.

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Moffat County girls score big on Rangely

The girls soccer team is 2-2 after an 8-0 win Friday against Rangely.

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Craig Middle School wrestling wrapping up excellent season

The Craig Middle School wrestling team team won three tournaments — in Hayden, Steamboat and Soroco — this season.

Nate Waggenspack: Flying high with University of Dayton

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on his alma mater's crazy run through the NCAA Tournament.

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Moffat County track has another big day in Junction

The Bulldogs were in Grand Junction on Wednesday for the Warrior Wild West Invitational.

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Moffat County girls soccer earns first win in Vail

The Bulldogs had a two-goal first half en route to a 2-1 win against Vail Mountain on Tuesday.

Moffat County girls golf takes third in Montrose

The Bulldogs shot a 299 team score at Black Canyon Golf Course to finish in third place.

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New athletes do well in first meet for Moffat County track

The Bulldogs compete at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction, one of the largest meets on the Western Slope in the early season.

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Moffat County swimmers qualify in 2 more state events

The Bulldogs now have met the 4A state standard in five events this season.

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Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter honored for work with veterans

The local chapter held its annual fundraising banquet during the weekend.

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Maybell woman talks pot with Moffat County residents

A petition to repeal the county ordinance banning the sale or cultivation of recreational marijuana was the topic of conversation.

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Craig Snocross rider impresses on national circuit

AJ Stoffle had a big year in the AMSOIL Snocross circuit for the 2013-14 season.

Nate Waggenspack: Taking in the NCAA Tournament

Craig Daily Press sports reporter Nate Waggenspack on the best sporting event of the year.

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Moffat County soccer wants to keep climbing 3A ladder

The Bulldogs hope to make it further in the playoffs this season after making their first postseason last year.

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Moffat County baseball wants to keep hot start going

With a 3-1 record the Bulldogs have a chance to push their record to 5-1 in Parachute this weekend.

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Wyoming offers new raffle for big game tags

The Super Tag Hunting License Raffle will give any hunter a chance to hunt moose, elk, black bear and other species in Wyoming.

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Craig taekwondo students do well at martial arts tournament

Several youth from the area came away with top three finishes at a state taekwondo tournament.

Moffat County track athletes have strong start to season

The Bulldogs have several athletes positioned well in the state standings early in the track season.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 19, 2014: Craig BCA standings through 21 weeks

The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County

Moffat County boys basketball loses consolation final to Brush

The Bulldogs came up short in a 77-71 setback.

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Moffat County baseball splits home doubleheader with Olathe

MCHS played excellent defense for one game, then gave up a big inning in the next to lose.

Moffat County rallies to win in state consolation bracket

The Bulldogs scored the game's last nine points to beat Manitou Springs.

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Moffat County track running strong in 2014

With good athletes sprinting, running distance, throwing and jumping the Moffat County track teams plan on being among the Western Slope's best this year.

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Fire quickly contained west of Craig

A small brush fire broke out Friday afternoon with an electric pole as the suspected cause.

Nate Waggenspack: Thanks for the ride, Moffat County basketball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the awesome play seen on the hardwood all winter in Craig.

Moffat County girls soccer loses season opener

Taking on defending league champs Coal Ridge, the Bulldogs came up short.

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Moffat County boys' state run ends in quarters

The Bulldogs feel to fourth-seeded Colorado Academy in their round of eight game, 67-62.

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Moffat County boys have tough test aginst Denver's Colorado Academy on Thursday

The Bulldogs' quarterfinal matchup at the state tournament will feature two high-octane offenses.

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Bishop Machebeuf outlasts Moffat County girls basketball in overtime

The Buffaloes ended Moffat County's season in a hard-fought regional final game.

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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.

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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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.

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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.