Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse players celebrate a win against Grand Junction on Saturday. The lacrosse squad will open what it hopes to be a lengthy postseason run at 5 p.m. Wednesday, playing at home against Windsor.

Photo by Joel Reichenberger

Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse players celebrate a win against Grand Junction on Saturday. The lacrosse squad will open what it hopes to be a lengthy postseason run at 5 p.m. Wednesday, playing at home against Windsor.

Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse draws Windsor in playoffs opener

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Do you think the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team will win a state championship this year?

  • Yes, it has a great chance. 29%
  • No, but it likely will in the coming years. 29%
  • I don’t follow the team. 42%

111 total votes.

Girls soccer scheduled for Tuesday night

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team opens its postseason with a 7 p.m. game Tuesday at Windsor. The Sailors are the No. 25 seed, and the Wizards are the No. 8 seed.

— The Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse team found out its fate Monday. The squad will open what it hopes to be a lengthy postseason run at 5 p.m. Wednesday, playing at home against Windsor.

The Sailors were assigned the No. 6 seed in the 16-team Class 4A tournament and will face the No. 11 Wizards.

“We were hoping for a little higher seed,” Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said. “We thought we might get in at No. 4 or No. 5, but it is what it is. You just have to go play.”

Windsor finished its season 9-6 and in second place in the Metro League, behind Valor Christian. The squad proved streaky, at least on the scoreboard, throughout the season, enduring a trio of back-to-back losing streaks. It finished strong, however, routing Bishop Machebeuf, 17-3, and Englewood, 18-0, before beating Green Mountain, 10-9, to finish the regular season.

Steamboat and Windsor share four common opponents in Golden, Green Mountain, Valor Christian and Battle Mountain. Windsor went 2-2 against that set, losing to Battle Mountain, 10-4, and Valor Christian, 17-3. Steamboat went 3-1 against those teams, beating Battle Mountain, 12-3, and losing to Valor Christian, 11-10.

“It’s hard to know how to take that because there’s so much variance in terms of what happened in any given game,” Hiester said. “All we know is we’re in the playoffs and anything can happen. You have to take everyone seriously and we have to go win.”

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