Lanning recognized as WSL honorable mention all-league; Soroco girls at state Friday

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— Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball’s second-leading scorer Matthew Lanning was recognized earlier this week as a 4A Western Slope All-League honorable mention performer alongside teammate Garrett Bye.

Lanning averaged nearly nine points per game for the Sailors and scored in double figures for 10 of Steamboat’s 25 games, including a season-high 18 against Montrose on Dec. 13. Against Western League opponents, Lanning scored in double figures seven times and had a game-high 15 points in the Sailors’ double-overtime win over Sierra in the first round of the state playoffs.

Lanning, just a junior, did the bulk of his season-long damage off the bench as one of head coach Luke DeWolfe’s key reserve contributors. He also snagged 110 rebounds — second on the team behind Bye.

Soroco girls tip off Friday against Sangre de Cristo in state 1st round

The Soroco High School girls basketball team will begin its quest to advance in the state playoffs Friday against Sangre de Cristo at 6 p.m.

The Rams, at 15-7 on the season, drew the 16-5 Thunderbirds, the third-place finisher in the 2A Southern Peaks League.

The game is at Palisade High School. The winner between Soroco and Sangre de Cristo plays the winner of the Meeker-Nucla contest.

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