Moffat County will be well represented at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo. July 14 through 20. Three cowboys from the county qualified for the nationals by placing in the top four in their events at the Colorado State Rodeo Finals June 5 through 9.
The latest sports news from Craig, including Moffat County soccer players participating in a Western Slope all-star game.
Next week, girls from Moffat County’s girls basketball teams will head to their final summer camps at the University of Wyoming and University of Northern Colorado, and after that they will be on their own until the winter sports season begins. Unless something drastically changes the team’s outlook like an injury, it will be the most in-the-dark head coach Matt Ray has ever felt about his team exiting the summer season.
Seven wrestlers from Craig tested their skills against some of the best wrestlers in Colorado and the surrounding areas over the weekend. The group of wrestlers from Craig was at the fourth-annual Paonia Summer Duals, an event that attracted over 500 wrestlers from six different states to Western Colorado for three full days of wrestling June 7 through 9.
Monday was the first day of summer basketball in Craig, with the upcoming generation of Bulldogs working on their skills. High school boys head coach Eric Hamilton, along with other coaches and players from the Moffat County basketball program, began the youth basketball mini-camp Monday, teaching elementary and middle schoolers the fundamentals and keys to being successful in hoops.
Fast-pitch softball hasn’t been in Moffat County for over 30 years, but it’s making a return to Craig this summer. A group of girls from Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School have been gathering in the early morning hours at Woodbury Sports Complex to get ready for their first ever fast-pitch season.
Moffat County High School graduate Tiffany Schulze will go to Grand Island, Neb. for the 2013 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational June 23 through 28 and shoot in the compound archery competition. She earned a spot nationals for placing high enough at the Colorado 4-H archery competition last August.
The latest sports news in Craig, with a wide variety of youth sports camps open for registration.
Moffat County High School graduate Alicia Nelson added to her growing list of accomplishments at the collegiate level last weekend, taking two individual national titles at the NCAA Division II 2013 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. That brought the former Bulldog and current Adams State University runner’s tally of national championships to four in the 2012-13 sports season, a number that would represent an excellent career total for most athletes.
With all they have accomplished off the field this year, members of Moffat County High School’s Class of 2013 made sure to get their money’s worth on the field in the final seasons of their high school careers. In a school year that saw eight varsity teams make the regional or state rounds in postseason tournaments, MCHS athletics were buoyed by tremendous participation from this year’s senior class.
Every year, students get involved with managing Moffat County High School's sports teams and taking care of all sorts of behind-the-scenes work. For the past four years, the football and basketball teams have had it good with Erica Dilldine as their trainer and manager.
Moffat County High School graduate Mark Dockstader and his teammates didn’t get the dream finish they were looking for at the golf national championships, but it was an unforgettable way to finish a college career.
The Moffat County High School rodeo team is looking to show how great a group from a small town can be. The group of Bulldogs has made its mark all over the Colorado high school rodeo scene during the 2013 season. Now, it’s about finishing strong for the group of seniors whose high school careers are coming to an end.
Mark Dockstader, a 2011 graduate of MCHS and current sophomore at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill., began play Tuesday at the National Junior College Athletic Associaiton Division II National Championships in golf. Dockstader and four teammates are playing at the four-day event at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course in Scottsboro, Ala.
No Moffat County track athletes stood atop the podium on the final day of the state meet, but there was tons of good to take away from the meet for a young group that outperformed its regular season in almost every event at state.