Mader second in Estes Park

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— Steamboat Springs High School wrestler Houston Mader finished second at the Estes Park wrestling tournament Saturday, winning two matches before falling in the finals.

"The competition, it was not the toughest, but it was pretty good," Mader said. "That match I lost in the finals was because I wasn't completing the moves."

Steamboat's other wrestler, Derek Morris, was scheduled to return from a broken bone in his hand. But the sophomore wasn't able to make the tournament after falling ill Friday.

The Steamboat team now heads to Craig on Thursday, when the team will face wrestlers from Moffat County and Rifle. The Sailors then leave Friday for Hanna, Wyo., for a two-day tournament. The Wyoming tournament will be the last event for Steamboat before the team prepares for the Feb. 15 and 16 regional tournament at Moffat County High School.

"I'm just trying to get every thing perfected before state," Mader said. "I want to get my record as good as I can for seeding at regionals."

Hanley second in Florida golfing event

Local golfer Shannon Hanley finished second at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Women's Stroke Play Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Wednesday.

Hanley, who is a teaching professional at the Steamboat Golf Club, finished three shots behind eventual winner Carolyn Barnett-Howe.

Hanley - who trailed by two shots heading into the final day - was within one shot in the final round, but drove into a bunker on the 14th hole, leading to a double bogey.

Howe and Hanley each bogeyed the last two holes. It was a wire-to-wire win for win for Howe.

Hanley made $1,350 for her runner-up finish.

Local skiers take top spots at Colorado Junior Ski Cup

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Shane McLean finished first in a slalom event in the Colorado Junior Ski Cup Series race Saturday in Beaver Creek. McLean's combined time of 1 minute, 24.88 seconds was almost a full second better than second-place finisher Corrinne Rotter.

Steamboat's Cassady Roberts - who finished second in Friday's slalom event - came in third.

The day saw seven Steamboat Springs girls finish in the top 15. Maria Hillenbrand (fourth), Anna Marno (fifth), Emily Sackett (seventh), Lorin Paley (10th) and Amanda DeVos (15th) all had strong showings.

On the boys side, Hig Roberts followed up a win in Friday's event with a fourth-place finish on Saturday. Roberts struggled in his second run Sunday after posting the second-fastest first run of the day.

Steamboat's John Zinser came in eighth, Sam Glaisher came in 11th and Michael Lyon finished 14th.

The next Colorado Junior Ski Cup Championship takes place March 20 to 23 in Telluride.

Comments

Queenie 6 years, 2 months ago

I know Mader is the only Steamboat wrestler, but GEEZ! Plus, he lives in Hayden, has been praciticing with Hayden....yet we don't see any of that info.

We have many other athletes, very talented athletes, in this valley. Where are the stories about them?

not dissing him, and with all due respect to Mader....

signed, sick of reading about Mader and no one else in wresting

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Dukebets 6 years, 2 months ago

Queenie - Mader and Morris are the only 2 wrestlers and Morris is hurt, so I would assume the only wrestling storyline would be about Mader.

A better question would be................In a town of 8,000 to 10,000 people, how is it possible to have only 2 kids out for the wrestling program? And, don't reply by saying they all go out for basketball. My guess is that that basketball team has about 10-15 kids.

The moral of the story is that High School athletics in Steamboat are pretty sad.

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