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Editorial: Banner days

It’s an exciting time for Moffat County High School.

Last week, the MCHS track team competed in the state meet in Lakewood.

Overall, the Bulldogs finished in eighth place, a respectable showing on the season’s biggest stage.

The team’s appearance, however, was magnified and highlighted by two championship performances.

The 4-by-800 meter relay team, consisting of seniors Alfredo Lebron, Johnny Landa, and Rene and Miguel Molina, won the state championship, breaking a school record in the process.

Lebron later added another state championship, making it his third of the school year, in the 800-meter run.

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The editorial board congratulates the track team and coaches for their hard work and effort this season, and the new state champions for their outstanding performances and being a glowing reflection on the Craig and Moffat County community here at home.

This school year wasn’t the best for MCHS in athletics, but the track team’s state showing is a nice finishing touch.

There were great, winning performances to be sure for several teams and athletes, but largely the sports season was disappointing, to the point where the community identified it as a concern.

Still, there’s always hope for next year, and it doesn’t hurt to have momentum with new state titles at the end of this one.

The other positive development centered on the high school is graduation set for Saturday, an event that always rates as one of the biggest in our community.

An early estimate is 121 students will graduate Saturday.

To the graduates, the editorial board also passes along our congratulations and wishes them well as they embark on a new and exciting chapter in their lives.

Be bold and good luck, graduates.

And thank you all, students, athletes and coaches, for making your community proud.

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Editorial board members:

• Alisa Corey

— Community representative

• Al Cashion

— Community representative

• Bryce Jacobson

— Newspaper representative

• Jerry Martin

— Newspaper representative

• Patt McCaffrey

— Community representative

• Dave Pike

— Community representative

• Joshua Roberts

— Newspaper representative

Our View

Congratulations are most certainly in order for the Moffat County High School track team and coaches for the performance at the state meet in Lakewood. The Bulldogs finished eighth overall and brought home two state championships — the 4-by-800 meter relay and the 800-meter run. The performances put a positive finish on an otherwise difficult sports season at the high school.