Sports briefs for Dec. 15
Boys basketball falls in first round
Craig — The Moffat County High School boys basketball team lost its first game Thursday, while competing in the Green River Tournament in Wyoming.
The Bulldogs fell, 70-60, to Jackson Hole High School.
“We did a poor job offensively and defensively out there,” head coach Steve Maneotis said. “We never got off the bus and played Moffat County basketball. We didn’t play team basketball, and we did a poor job of executing what we’ve been taught. It’s disappointing.”
The Bulldogs were led in scoring by junior Chayton Owens, who tallied 14 points in the first game.
The Bulldogs have two games remaining. Moffat County will face the third-ranked team in Wyoming, Cheyenne High School, and a matchup against the second-ranked team, Gillette High School follows.
“We have got our hands full in this tournament,” Maneotis said.
Bulldog football player earns all-state honors
Moffat County offensive lineman Travis Wilson was named to the Colorado high school 3A all-state team Thursday.
Wilson also earned all Western Slope conference honors in November.
“It feels pretty cool to get some recognition,” Wilson said. “It’s good for me, but I wish there was more for the team.”
Wilson’s unselfish play is one of the reasons Bulldog head football coach Kip Hafey said Wilson was deserving. The other: flat out skill.
“Travis has a lot of talent,” Hafey said. “It showed on the field. I’m excited for him to get the recognition he deserves. He can definitely play at the next level if he wants to.”
Wilson is a senior and will graduate this summer.
“It’s nice to be noticed in my final year,” Wilson said. “It makes all the hard work we put into Moffat County football worth it a little bit more.”
After two days of competition at the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association State Finals, riders and ropers from Moffat and Routt counties are making their way into the home stretch.