Nate Waggenspack: Wishing Moffat County winter sports success at the end of the season
This weekend marks the beginning of the postseason push for winter sports in Colorado, and there’s a whole lot to be excited about if you’ve been watching Moffat County since December.
The girls swimming team is at regionals this weekend and has state the next, if it qualifies. That coincides with regionals for the wrestling team, at which the Bulldogs will have several wrestlers contending for high places at the meet, and perhaps even a few regional championships.
The following weekend, state wrestling will match up alongside the basketball teams’ final two games in which both teams may have a chance at the league championship for the regular season. Regardless of whether they win, both figure to have great opportunities to come back with a district title at the beginning of March.
Finally, there will be regional basketball to follow.
The point is this: We’ve reached a really busy and exciting time for winter sports, and few schools will be busier or involved in more excitement than Moffat County. Whereas many of the fall sports unfortunately were not involved in postseason action, the situation appears as though it will be very much the opposite in February and March.
It’s fun to have something to do out of the cold, and Moffat County athletes have obliged this winter. Monday’s girls basketball game against Olathe was one of the most entertaining I’ve watched this season, and I’ve seen a few. Both wrestling home events so far have been well-attended and rowdy, and this writing is taking place before senior night, but I’ve got a feeling that will be pretty intense, as well.
I hope everyone involved realizes how special and rare this is. I hope the athletes see what is in front of them and go after it like they never have before. In speaking with them all season and seeing their competitive nature on display, that probably won’t be an issue.
I hope they are able to do it with big crowds of locals cheering them on. So far, the crowds haven’t disappointed in big moments and for big games.
Most of all, I hope everybody enjoys these weeks. It’s a pretty cool time to be following the Bulldogs, so let’s make it count.
Contact Nate Waggenspack at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@CraigDailyPress.com.
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