The Steamboat sixth-grade red lacrosse team celebrates after finishing second in the Warrior-Brine Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree during the weekend. The team lost, 3-2, in double overtime in the championship game. The tournament wrapped up the spring season for Steamboat Youth Lacrosse.
The Steamboat Youth Lacrosse sixth-grade red team made the finals of the Warrior-Brine Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree during the weekend.
The team lost, 3-2, in double overtime.
"It was a great game," SYL Director Neill Redfern said.
Steamboat brought six teams, with fifth- through eighth-graders, to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday tournament. The tournament brings in more than 320 teams, making it one of the largest in the country.
Steamboat had two eighth-grade teams, a seventh-grade team, two sixth-grade teams and a fifth-grade team.
The eighth-grade red team - playing in a very competitive division - went 2-2. The eighth-grade white team came close to making the finals, finishing 3-2. The sixth-grade white team went 1-2, and the seventh- and fifth-grade teams each went 0-2.
The tournament concluded the spring season for Steamboat Youth Lacrosse. The summer season starts Monday for the Little Laxers and June 15 for grades eight through 12.
"We had a great year," Redfern said. "I think it was successful all and all. Most kids had fun. The tournament down in Denver is a big spectacle, so everyone leaves on a positive note."
Biking trails at Steamboat Ski Area remain closed
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said Tuesday that mountain biking trails at Steamboat Ski Area are still closed.
She said that with the recent rain and continued logging, all trails are closed.
"We want to make the trails as safe as possible," she said.
Kasten said the ski area hopes to have trails open to Thunderhead by June 12. She said that even when the trails are open, riders should use caution because the trails will have people on them doing work.
She said the latest the trails would open is June 19, when the gondola opens and the summer season begins.
Routt County Riders Trail Coordinator Gretchen Sehler also reminded riders that several trails on Emerald Mountain are still closed. Stairway to Heaven, Abby's and the right side of the Forest Loop are closed.
Sehler also wanted to let local riders know the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series kicks off June 10.
Sehler said the series needs multiple volunteers for the opening race at Marabou Ranch.
She said she needs volunteers to help with timing, parking vehicles and helping riders in certain areas of the course.
Volunteers would be asked to show up at 4:30 p.m. June 10.
Those interested should call Sehler at 819-1564.