Sports briefs: Football playoff game time set

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— A game time and day have been secured for the Steamboat Springs High School football team’s second-round playoff game against Windsor.

Steamboat and Windsor will play at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardner Field in Steamboat.

Fourth-seeded Steamboat is coming off a 24-13 win against Berthoud in the first round. Windsor, the No. 5 seed, beat Pueblo County, 33-20, to advance.

The Wizards (9-2) finished second in the Tri-Valley Conference, including a 35-13 win against Berthoud.

In the Nov. 14 win against Pueblo County, Windsor quarterback Trevor Okomoto led the team with 125 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also ran for 57 yards.

Initial weather reports are calling for a high of 36 degrees and a low of 9 degrees here Saturday. There is a 20 percent chance of snow.

Tickets for the game will be on sale at the high school’s main office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Only Colorado High School Activities Association passes will work.

U.S. Adaptive Ski Team kicks off new season

The countdown for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., began in Steamboat for another section of the U.S. Ski Team.

The U.S. Paralympic team and adaptive cross-country team arrived in town this week and will have a camp culminating in time trials at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center on Friday and Saturday.

The trials will help the team find out where it stands and will have some bearing on who qualifies for the first World Cup in December.

The team has been up to Buffalo Pass, on Bruce’s Trail and working out at Howelsen Hill all week.

“It’s nice as a camp that it worked out this well,” U.S. coach Greg Rawlings said.

It’s the first time all season that most of the team has been on snow.

The team’s season begins with World Cup races Dec. 16 in Norway.

The team then will head to Anchorage, Ala., in early January for the U.S. Nationals. At the end of January and beginning of February, the team will be in France and Germany before the Paralympics in Vancouver.

Friday and Saturday’s time trials will feature men’s and women’s events. Friday’s will include a 10- and 15-kilometer race, and Saturday’s will have a 5- and 10-kilometer race. Friday’s action will begin at 10 a.m.

“We’ve been chasing the snow,” Rawlings said. “We’ve been able to stay on schedule so far. But it’s been fantastic, especially with this last storm.”

Turkey Trot planned for Thanksgiving Day

An inaugural Turkey Trot has been planned for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.

The 4.6-mile race will start at 9 a.m. at Steamboat Springs High School.

The course takes runners to the Buffalo Pass turn and back to the high school.

People will be able to register at www.runningseries.com or on site the day of the race. Registration will open at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Cost for the race will be $5 or a nonperishable food item. All food donations and proceeds will go to the LIFT-UP of Routt County Food Bank.

“So many towns have Turkey Trots, I thought it would be a fun thing to do,” race director Lisa Barbour said. “It’s family-oriented. That morning, people are usually sitting around. It’s a good way to get exercise. Bring the kids out or do it with a dog on the leash.”

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