MOFFAT COUNTY BOYS ADVANCE TO GREAT 8 IN STATE TOURNAMENT
The Moffat County boys basketball teams had little trouble beating Bishop Machebeuf 84-72 yesterday to advance to the final 8 at the State Tournament at the Air Force Academy. The Moffat County girls lost a heartbreaker to Bishop Machebeuf 54 to 48 in OT ending their season. The number 5 seeded Moffat County boys will face off against the number 4 seed Colorado Academy this Thursday at 10:15a in the quarterfinal round. 93.7 102.3 KRAI and KRAI.COM will follow the boys live through the tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 3A boys bracket.
MEEKER BOYS AND GIRLS HEAD TO PUEBLO FOR STATE PLAY
The Meeker boys and girls basketball teams both won their Regional Championship games yesterday. The girls took on Soroco in the championship game, beating the Rams 49-37. The boys battled Paonia to a 65-59 win. The teams both advance to the Great 8 quarterfinal round of the state tournament at CSU Pueblo on Thursday, where the 6th seed Meeker boys will play the 3rd seed Akron at 1:30p and the girls a number 4 seed will play 5th seed Akron at 11:45a. 2A boys bracket- 2A girls bracket.
CANADIAN STUDY VARIES FROM CURRENT BREAST CANCER PREVENTION METHODS
With recent studies casting doubt on when and if women should have mammograms, the Colorado Department of Public Health recommends women speak with their health care providers to make the best decision. The findings of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study published in the British Medical Journal on February 11th vary from current breast cancer screening recommendations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends the use of screening mammography for breast cancer every two years for women ages 50 to 74 years. For women younger than age 50 years, the task force calls mammography an individual decision, taking into account a woman’s personal situation and values. The state health department and its partners follow screening and treatment methods proven to prevent breast cancer. The task force develops screening recommendations for breast cancer based on reputable scientific studies, and rigorously reviews its recommendations every five years. Such a review is underway now and will include the Canadian study. In the meantime, the health department recommends women make informed decisions with their health care providers based on their personal values.
IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
In basketball playoff action:
At the Wyoming 1-A State Tournament, the Little Snake River Valley girls fell to Cokeville Friday (36-26), then lost in the 3rd place game to Burlington (33-29). The boys beat Kaycee Friday (50-43), then lost to Burlington Saturday in the State Championship Game (83-59).
At the 2-A Regional Tournament in Palisade, Friday the Meeker girls topped Nucla (46-24), and the SoRoCo girls beat Sangre de Cristo (61-58). Meeker then beat Soroco (49-37) in the Regional Championship game Saturday. At Fort Lewis High School Friday, the Rangely boys fell to Sangre de Cristo (40-34), and the Meeker boys beat Resurrection Christian (79-73). Meeker then beat Paonia in the championship game (65-59). 2A boys bracket- 2A girls bracket.
At the 3-A Regional Tournament at Moffat County High School, The Moffat County girls beat Middle Park Friday night (62-55), then lost to Bishop Machebeuf Saturday in the Regional Championship Game (54-48 OT). The boys beat Sheridan Friday night (80-63), the defeated Bishop Machebeuf for the Regional Championship (84-72). 93-7 102-3 KRAI and KRAI.com will follow the Moffat County boys as they make their way through the state tournament. 3A boys bracket.