Craig Sports Briefs for May 2, 2016: Moffat County swimmer Jesse Kurz hits state time
During the Griffin Invitational hosted by the D51 boys team Saturday in Grand Junction, Moffat County High School’sMoffat County High School’s Jesse Kurz qualified for the state championships in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing second at 53.03 seconds. Jesse Kurz qualified for the state championships in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing second at 53.03 seconds.
Moffat County High School’s Jesse Kurz qualified for the state championships in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing second at 53.03 seconds.
Kurz also won the 50 free race, only a fraction of a second from qualifying in that event as well at 24.05.
The Bulldogs took third at the Griffins’ meet, with other highlights including second place in the 200 free relay for Kurz, Wes Atkin and Steamboat Springs’ Sean Portman and Brooks Birkinbine.
Birkinbine was also third in the 200 free and Portman fourth in the 100 butterfly. Portman also took sixth in the 50 free, in which Atkin tied for 11th and Devin McIntosh was 13th.
In the 100 breaststroke, Birkinbine, McIntosh and Atkin each picked up points, finishing seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively.
MCHS swimmers will return to Grand Junction compete in the Western Slope Conference Championships this weekend at Colorado Mesa University’s El Pomar Natatorium.
Bulldog baseball drops two to Coal Ridge
The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team lost a weekend doubleheader in New Castle against Coal Ridge.
The Bulldogs were defeated in both games, the first 9-6 and the second 7-0.
The pair of losses puts Moffat County at fifth place in the 3A Western Slope League rankings, now 3-7 in the conference, 4-9 overall.
MCHS JV will play their own set of games against Coal Ridge, hosting the Titans starting at 4 p.m. Thursday at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.
Varsity next meets Grand Valley Tuesday on the road and hosts a doubleheader with Roaring Fork, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Moffat County girls shut out by Roaring Fork
The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team took a 2-0 defeat to the Roaring Fork Rams Friday in Carbondale.
The 0-13 squad will finish out its season at home this week with a Tuesday game against Rifle and a Thursday match-up against Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Thursday’s game will also be Senior Night for the team’s upperclassmen.
CNCC hosting golf clinic, registration deadline Tuesday
Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeColorado Northwestern Community College will offer a four-week golf class, taking place 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 10 to 31 at will offer a four-week golf class, taking place 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 10 to 31 at Yampa Valley Golf CourseYampa Valley Golf Course..
Course pro Bob Mueller will work with players of all experience levels to enhance their game.
The fee is $125, or $100 for seniors, and the deadline to register is this Tuesday.
For more information, call 970-824-1101.
Dude Dent ceremony takes place May 26
The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place May 26 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.
The awards honor the top male and female student-athletes at Moffat County High School who have demonstrated excellence in sports, academic achievements and strong character throughout their high school career.
This year’s nominees for Dude Dent are Shandon Hadley, Stelios Peroulis and Dusty Taylor. Up for Outstanding Female Athlete are Allie Dilldine, Morgan Lawton and Kayla Pinnt.
Tickets to the banquet are $15 per person.
For more information, call 970-824-7036.
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