Andy Bockelman

Assistant Editor, Sports & Entertainment Reporter

Email: abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com Call: 970-875-1793

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Sports/Entertainment reporter Andy Bockelman was born and raised in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School in 2004. He received his bachelor's degrees in theater studies and journalism from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009. He has written and edited for several web sites, newspapers and magazines, including UNC's student publication The Mirror, The Greeley Tribune and Explore Steamboat, the entertainment guide for Steamboat Springs Pilot & Today. He is an avid film buff, as well as a member of the Denver Film Critics Society, and he details his love of movies in his column The Bock's Office.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘King Arthur’ less regal, more rollicking

Centuries of lore are bound to change over time in the telling of one of the greatest tales of all. Still, even accepting that, some elements of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” are more than hard to swallow along with your popcorn.

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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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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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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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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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The Bock’s Office: ‘Guardians’ sequel doesn’t reach for the stars but still does the job

It wouldn’t be a summer movie season without a sequel that’s almost as good as the original but not quite the same quality. Yes, that’s true of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” but don’t hit that death button just yet!

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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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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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Moffat County High School's Emma Samuelson centers herself in preparation for the girls 4x400-meter relay at the Clint Wells Invitational. MCHS track and field will send 15 athletes in 12 events to the state championships this week in Lakewood. Qualifiers include Samuelson, Josie Timmer, Jenna Timmer, Stephenie Swindler, Mattie Jo Duzik, Abby Bohne, Liberty Hippely, Morgan Nelson, Keenan Hildebrandt, Riley Allen, Miki Klimper, Grant Wade, Carter Severson and Connor Scranton.

Moffat County High School's Eliana Mack races for the finish in the 200-meter dash at the Clint Wells Invitational. MCHS track and field will attend the 3A state finals this week in Lakewood.

The crowd at the Moffat County High School pool cheers as aquatics competitors speed through the water in Saturday's Western Region Special Olympics Spring Games.

Competitors get ready for the softball throw on the Moffat County High School football field as part of Saturday's Western Region Special Olympics Spring Games.

Athletes make their way up to the Moffat County High School track as part of Saturday's Western Region Special Olympics Spring Games. The annual event featured about 100 total competitors in track and field and aquatics from Craig, Steamboat Springs, Montrose and Delta.

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