Sports Briefs: Community to honor retired coach |

Sports Briefs: Community to honor retired coach

Former Moffat County High School basketball players, fellow coaches, and community members are invited to honor former coach Craig Mortensen.

There will be a celebration of Mortensen’s 30-plus years as head coach of the boys and girls basketball teams at 5 p.m. Saturday at Craig Middle School.

The event, which is open to the public, will include refreshments and an alumni pick-up basketball game.

Mortensen coached the boys team from 1976 to 1994, and the girls team from 1995 to 2010.

He retired in April after recording more than 500 career wins.

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Anyone who is unable to attend can send notes and stories to

MCHS Fall sport parent meeting Thursday

There will be a parent meeting for the upcoming fall sports season at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

The fall sports season will begin Monday, when the golf team practices.

All other teams will begin practice Aug. 16. All athletes must have a physical prior to their sport’s first practice.

For more information, call the MCHS athletics and activities office at 826-6557.

Physicals for athletes offered Monday

There will be a chance for high school and middle school athletes to have mandatory physicals at 5 p.m. Monday at the Kinder Family Clinic, 595 Russell St.

The cost is $15 per athlete, and forms are available at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave., or Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

Any athlete enrolled in fall sports must have a physical to participate.

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