Hayden boys basketball
■ 8:30 p.m. today: Tigers (14-1) vs. Soroco (3-11)
■ 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Tigers at West Grand (9-6)
Hayden stands to lock up the Western Slope League and top district spot this weekend, starting tonight with a home game against rival Soroco. The Tigers, ranked No. 9 in Class 2A by The Denver Post, had little trouble with the Rams in a 59-44 win in Oak Creek in January but will face their last tough regular season league test Saturday at West Grand. Hayden beat the Mustangs, 67-44, earlier this season, but West Grand has proven resilient and has taken down several top Western Slope contenders.
Hayden girls basketball
■ 7 p.m. today: Tigers (13-3) vs. Soroco (7-4)
■ 4 p.m. Saturday: Tigers at West Grand (1-9)
Hayden looks to bounce back from a 63-48 loss last weekend to Paonia that likely will keep the team from winning the league. Saturday’s game against hapless West Grand likely will help, but tonight’s showdown against Soroco will be the big test.