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Yampa Valley Golf’s TGIF opener moved to May 26: Craig Sports Briefs for May 17, 2017

Yampa Valley Golf Course has rescheduled the first of its TGIF couples tournaments from this Friday to May 26 due to inclement weather. The TGIF series takes place at 5:30 p.m. Fridays as two- or four-person events complete with a theme, the first of which will be Pirates Night. Players are encouraged to get creative with costumes for further games this summer, which include Red Solo Cup, Cowboys and Indians, Dress Like Your Dad and more. TGIF registration is $25 per couple and should be done by the Thursday before each event.

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Moffat County track, field pushing toward state in 12 events

The finish line is in sight for the athletes of Moffat County High School track and field, and they intend to hold back nothing at the most crucial part of the season. Qualifiers for the Colorado High School Activities Association State Championships were announced this week, and the Bulldogs will be sending 15 competitors in 12 events at the biggest meet of the year Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of May 15, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Special Olympics’ Craig spring games let athletes win in multiple ways

As he awaited his turn to dive into the waters of the Moffat County High School pool Saturday, Derek Powers was relaxed and enjoying himself, cracking jokes while also thinking about the competition in front of him. It was only earlier that morning that he had the chance to lead a crowd in an oath that meant a lot to him and many other people — “Let me win. But, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” So began the Western Region Spring Games for Special Olympics Colorado, a gathering of athletes from across the Western Slope ready to show their capabilities.

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Moffat County track earns victories in final regular season meet: Craig Sports Briefs for May 15, 2017

At the Grand Junction Tiger Invitational, Moffat County High School track and field teams placed fifth among girls and sixth for boys, as well as taking first in several events. Carter Severson won the boys 1,600-meter run with his best time yet in the one-mile race, 4:37.46. The girls 4x400 relay also hit their peak of the season at 4:10.21, a victory for Emma Samuelson, Josie Timmer, Mattie Jo Duzik and Stephenie Swindler. In the field, Keenan Hildebrandt won the discus for the eighth consecutive meet, throwing 159 feet, four inches. He also placed second in the shot put (46’ 10”), while Morgan Nelson hit her personal record at 109’ 2” for third in girls discus.

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On the road again: Mild morning makes great bike ride for ‘Where the Hell’s Maybell?’

Craig Parks and Rec also supporting Bike to Work Day in June

A cool morning breeze, a cloudless sky and miles of open road made for the ideal ride Saturday along US Highway 40 as cyclists geared up for the 31st annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bike ride. Early risers were rewarded with a bright and sunny setting that took them from the western segment of Craig to the fellow Moffat County town of Maybell as part of a 30-mile excursion that’s been a tradition for decades.

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Northwest Colorado rodeo has rip-roaring results from Rifle

Competitors highly ranked headed into Memorial Day state finals

The season has raced by for the athletes representing Moffat County High School rodeo, and the final weekend is coming up before the biggest competitions of the season. Northwest Colorado competitors remain in strong standing across the board in their respective events, as indicated by the season tally in all-around points.

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Join the ride with weekend’s ‘Where the Hell’s Maybell?’: Craig Sports Briefs for May 13, 2017

The 31st annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” gets in gear Saturday. Craig Parks and Recreation’s 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost. Cyclists can begin either at Northwest Storage on the west end of Craig starting at 7 a.m. or Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. The first five miles of the excursion are the most difficult and include considerable inclines along US Highway 40.

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Moffat County swimmer Jacob Briggs speeds toward state

Bulldog boys have gotten a place at the state meet. Moffat County High School swimming earned a berth at the 4A State Championships Thursday as Jacob Briggs picked up a qualifying time during the preliminary round of Western Slope Conference Championships in Grand Junction.

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Competitors converge on Craig for Saturday Special Olympics

Though they may have different capabilities, competitors this weekend will be doing so with their full heart. The Special Olympics Western Region Spring Games take place Saturday at Moffat County High School, including track and field and aquatics athletes from Craig, Steamboat Springs, Delta and Montrose.

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Weekend Roundup: The mother of all weekends

Some special events are coming up this weekend in Northwest Colorado.

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Craig Middle School track finishes season with 12 new records

The record board for Craig Middle School track and field will be seeing a lot of changes soon. The CMS track program finished its season Saturday with the Bulldog Invitational at Moffat County High School, a conclusion to a schedule that has seen one record after another broken.

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Putting puts Moffat County golfers in peril at regional tourney

Tané Otis shoots 115, named 2nd alternate for state, placing 23rd

The greens of a golf course are where a competition can be decided, and though that wasn’t the whole story for Moffat County High School girls Monday, it was a big part of it. MCHS golfers finished the season with a 358 group score during the 3A Region 4 Tournament at Battlement Mesa Golf Course.

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Sign up for youth soccer by Wednesday: Craig Sports Briefs for May 10, 2017

Craig Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for youth soccer. The summer sport will host teams in age groups for boys and girls ranging from 5 to 15, with practices beginning June 19 and games Tuesdays and Thursdays at Woodbury Sports Complex, 250 Mack Lane. New this year are mandatory skill assessment days hosted May 15 and 16.

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Moffat County baseball rumbles with Roaring Fork to finish season

Bulldogs finish season 7-10 with 2-1 Monday defeat of Rams at home

The roar of thunder Monday was cause for concern Monday afternoon, but Moffat County High School baseball wasn’t about to have another game ruined by weather. Despite a lightning warning earlier in the day, the Bulldogs had the climate on their side for the most part to finish the season strong with a 2-1 win against Roaring Fork.