Steamboat Springs' winning sixth-grade lacrosse team celebrates after the end of the 14th annual Warrior Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree last weekend. Front row from left: Kyle Cordell, Kaleb VanArsdale, Patrick Milne, Bobby Elliott, Harrison Smith and Max Parsons. Middle row from left: Peter White, Trent Trask, Danny Kramer, Grant Verploeg, Nick Sear and Dillon Chapman. Back row from left: Coach Billy Atkinson, Andrew Hitchcock, Jackson Perry, Ben Wharton, Connor Glynn, Erik Sobeck, Quinn Cain, Zach Sperry, Coach Brian White and Denver Outlaws midfielder Jeff Sonke
Youth lacrosse ends season
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Youth Lacrosse concluded its spring season with a groundbreaking achievement.
In the organization's fifth year at the Warrior Rocky Mountain Jamboree in Arvada, Steamboat Youth Lacrosse came away with two championships, as the seventh- and sixth-grade teams each won their division.
The Warrior Rocky Mountain Jamboree brings more than 280 teams together to participate in a two-day tournament that features some of the best fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams in the state. It's also the fifth-largest lacrosse tournament in the nation.
"The Jamboree is the pinnacle. It's a great cap to the season," said eighth-grade coach John Worden. "Almost every club team in the state is there."
Along with the sixth- and seventh-grade teams, the eighth-grade team went 4-2 during the weekend. The eighth-graders lost on the first day, to the top overall seed, before working their way through the losers' bracket and making a run to the quarterfinals.
"I am excited for my eighth-graders," Worden said. "The next step is high school, and I think every single one of them is ready. That was my personal goal at the beginning of the year, and I think every one of them is ready."
Steamboat had two teams in the fifth-grade division. The Steamboat team in the white division went 2-2, while the team in the blue division went 3-2.
The summer high school league starts Monday, as does a three-week camp for second-, third- and fourth-graders. The summer league for fifth-, sixth-,
seventh- and eighth-graders begins in early July.
Benefit golf tournament looking for participants
The 12th annual Lowell Whiteman School Golf Tournament is set for Friday at Haymaker Golf Course.
Registration for the tournament begins at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament is a four-person scramble. The cost of $135 a person includes green fees, a cart, lunch and prizes. The proceeds will benefit Lowell Whiteman's "Building on the Experience" campaign.
For more information or to sign-up, call Lynne Drogosz at 879-1350, extension 11.
Soroco, Hayden track athletes garner awards
Hayden High School junior Holli Salazar was named the girls All-Colorado shot putter by The Denver Post.
Salazar, who won the Class 2A state championship in May, had the farthest throw of any girl in Colorado this year.
Salazar's throw of 41 feet, 7 3/4 inches also set a Hayden High School record.
The Post named Soroco High School sophomore Alex Estes as an honorable mention for Class 2A All-Colorado in the long jump.
Along with setting the school record at the regional meet with a jump of 20-6, Estes finished third at the state meet.