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John Vandelinder

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Steamboat boys fall to Moffat County after late 3-pointer

Moffat County senior Thomas Noble drained a 3-pointer with 6.2 seconds left in regulation Tuesday night, giving the Bulldogs their first win against the rival Sailors in four years, 41-38. It was the second consecutive loss for the Steamboat Springs High School boys team.

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Bulldogs close out Sailors girls basketball, 42-30

Moffat County used a stingy fourth-quarter defense to pull away from the visiting Sailors on Tuesday, handing MCHS coach Craig Mortensen his 500th win with a 42-30 victory.

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Bulldogs swim team wins home meet for 5th consecutive year

Maybe there's something in the water. Maybe it's the home crowd, parents in attendance or familiarity with the pool. Regardless of the reason, the Moffat County High School girls swim team refuses to lose at home.

Moffat County's 2008 top sporting events

Moffat County High School was involved in several dramatic sporting events in 2008.

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Snow days in Craig

Residents are enjoying the season's offerings outdoors

The sound of skis splitting snow interrupted an otherwise quiet Sunday morning on the white-covered landscape at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The sun was out, the sky was clear and blue, and elk ran peacefully in the background. In other words, conditions ripe for cross-country skiing for Craig residents Jim and Cindy Vorhies.

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Crash investigation temporarily delayed

An investigation into a single-engine plane crash Monday that claimed the lives of a Steamboat Springs couple will be delayed until after Christmas, said K.C. Hume, Moffat County Sheriff's Office investigator.

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Runners wrap up year

John Cutter leads Sailors at state with 36th place

As each of the Sailors harriers clutched at their sides, gasped for air and fought their way through the finish line at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, coach Matt Reinhold couldn't help but smile.

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Sailors boys head to state

Steamboat girls team falls just short in effort

Entering the state regional meet, Sailors cross-country coach Matt Reinhold's expectations weren't very high. And for good reason.

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Bulldogs beat Sailors in double OT thriller

The playoffs are out of the question for the Moffat County Bulldogs soccer team. But the season isn't over.

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Bulldogs fall to Sailors

Moffat County swept by rival on homecoming

When it comes to Steamboat Springs versus Moffat County, you can pretty much throw out records, stats and home-court advantage.

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Steamboat leads the pack

Sailors teams finish 1 and 2 at Moffat County Invite

Steamboat Springs cross-country coach Matt Reinhold isn't worried about individual performances.

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Slowest race in the West

Moffat County Fair fans cheer on turtle races

More than 100 spectators packed inside the livestock barn at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

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Worsley wins state title in 100-butterfly

Cole Worsley entered the 4A swimming state championships as the No. 1 seed in the 100-yard butterfly. The Steamboat Springs High School senior who swims for the Bulldogs didn't disappoint in Saturday's finals.

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Winter places 14th at state

Sailor pole vaulter beats personal best with 8 foot vault

She wasn't even supposed to be there. Before Friday's preliminaries at the Class 4A state track meet, Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Jaime Winter had competed two times in the girls pole vault - an event added to the Sailor program this year after a more than 20-year hiatus.

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Bulldogs sluggers sweep Sailors

Moffat County High School baseball team clinches share of third straight league title

Trailing Palisade by two games in the win column heading into Tuesday night, Moffat County High School baseball coach Tim Hafey knew what was at stake.

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MCHS swim team cruises to home meet victory

Heading in to Saturday's lone home meet of the season for the Moffat County High School boys swim team, coach Patti Worsley said one of her goals for the team was to win.

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Making a splash at state

Sophomore diver Genna Bradley finishes as top underclassman

Entering this year's 4A state diving championships in Fort Collins, Steamboat Springs resident and Moffat County High School diver Genna Bradley just wanted to make the top 16. Each time she has competed at a Front Range meet in her short two-year career, Bradley said, she has been intimidated, nervous and even scared.

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Ready for regionals

Wrestlers warm up in Moffat County

Rifle, Eagle Valley, Steamboat Springs and Moffat County competed Thursday in Craig, in a meet all of the coaches said would be used as a preview of the upcoming regional tournament.

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Steamboat hockey team falls to Moffat County

Moffat County center Scott Smith had two game-tying goals and CJ Walt scored the game-winner, as the Bulldog hockey club came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period Wednesday to beat the visiting Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association Midget Major A team, 6-4.

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Steamboat girls lose to Moffat County

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team lost to Moffat County High School by a score of 62-19 on Tuesday night in Craig, in both team's Western Slope League opener.

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Sailors tame Bulldogs

Moffat County boys basketball loses home opener

By the end of the first quarter, the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team held a two-point lead against home rival Moffat County High School on Tuesday night.

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Sailors top Bulldogs

Steamboat boys win shootout in Moffat County, 53-38

By the end of the first quarter, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team held a two-point lead against rival Moffat County High School on Tuesday night in Craig.

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'Living the dream'

Craig resident to compete in rodeo's 'Super Bowl'

More than $200,000 for less than 60 seconds of work.

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Sailors volleyball eliminated from district championships

Steamboat volleyball coach Wendy Hall leaned up against the wall outside of her team's locker room.

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Steamboat soccer ties Moffat County

Sailors finish season 6-4-2, await playoff standing

Leading 2-1 in the final minutes of Tuesday's soccer game against Steamboat Springs, Moffat County could sense the victory.

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Local retailers stocked and ready to rock

The sign on the Backwoods Diner reads: "Open 6:30 a.m. 10 p.m."

Girls volley to beat rival Bulldogs

The much-anticipated match-up with Steamboat Springs ended on a sour note for the Bulldogs.