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Bulldogs set to have scrimmages at home

Bruce Tippets

After three weeks of practicing against themselves, the Moffat County High School girls basketball teams will get a chance to play against an opponent.

That opportunity will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school gym when Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction and Hayden come to town for a junior varsity and varsity scrimmage.

“We will rotate against each other,” said Bulldogs coach Craig Mortensen. “We probably won’t play Steamboat because they are a league school, but by bringing in three schools everybody gets to look at different things.”

“We will put up a 20-minute half and then somebody else will rotate on,” said Mortensen. “We will have our junior varsity team and varsity team playing against the other schools.”

Mortensen is pleased with the way things have gone in practice.

“Practices have been going fine,” said Mortensen. “The girls are working really hard and we are putting in different things that we need to put in. At this point things are pretty ragged, but that is normal; that is all part of the learning process. We are really excited about the season.”

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On Saturday, the Bulldogs will use all players.

“We will play everybody. We are kind of looking to see who will play on the junior varsity and varsity teams,” said Mortensen. “We have about 15 girls that I believe could be anywhere. We have one senior on the team so any of our kids could play junior varsity or varsity.”

The boys varsity team will also be in action at 1 p.m. at the high school gym when Rangely and Hayden stop by for a scrimmage.