Rodeo risks, hunting heritage, MMA mastery, Moffat County hoops: Craig Press Top 10 online sports stories of 2018
A year’s worth of news in the Craig Press sports section included a variety of stories that stood out thanks to their far-reaching resonance online. Social media played a sizable role with many, as certain articles garnered thousands of pageviews at CraigDailyPress.com thanks to sharing through Facebook and other sources.
Among the top 10 stories in terms of internet presence were dual articles centered on Grand Old West Days and the Colorado High State High School Rodeo Finals; features from Colorado Hunter; multiple stories on a Northwest Colorado native and mixed martial artist; as well as several Moffat County High School sports tidbits.
Editor’s note: This is a list of the Top 10 stories that are strictly sports. Additional sports-adjacent stories with high web presence were not included due to being more aligned with crime, education, health, or memorials.
1. Family of second Grand Old West Days rodeo roping accident asks for help — 4,478 pageviews; 126 facebook shares
2. Moffat County’s Kasen Brennise staying tough following rodeo accident — 4,450 pageviews; 666 Facebook shares
3. Colorado Hunter 2018: Hamilton family keeps up traditions, competitions while hunting throughout years — 2,477 pageviews; 419 Facebook shares
Colorado Hunter 2018: Hamilton family keeps up traditions, competitions while hunting throughout years
4. Holli Salazar packs a powerful punch to win MMA pro debut — 1,476 pageviews; 245 Facebook shares
5. Moffat County football coach Keith Gille resigns — 1,326 pageviews; 25 Facebook shares
6. On the hunt: Northwest Colorado native Holli Salazar stepping up for pro-level mixed martial arts — 1,275 pageviews; 448 Facebook shares
7. Colorado Hunter 2018: Bagging one of the big three — Mule deer hunting in Northwest Colorado — 1,169 pageviews; 238 Facebook shares
8. Moffat County basketball bedevils No. 1 Kent Denver to push into state Final 4 — 1,136 pageviews; 204 Facebook shares
9. Craig athletes going strong in CrossFit Games Open — 1,090 pageviews; 102 Facebook shares
10. Postseason power: Moffat County hoops licks Lutheran in playoff rematch for regional title — 934 pageviews; 304 Facebook shares
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