Routt County fall season athletes were well represented on their respective all-league teams, which were announced to players at their banquets this week.
Chris Zirkle set a school record running cross country at Northwest Christian University. He's one of a handful of local athletes who have seen success recently at the collegiate level.
The Western Slope will keep its eastern teams like Hayden and Soroco from playing league match ups against its western teams like Meeker and Paonia until the postseason.
We look back at the fall high school sports season in Routt County and recognize the best team, game, individual performance, newcomers and coaching job.
Hayden volleyball concludes season with big win over rivals and Sailors girls cross country takes 9th place at 4A state championship.
Soroco High School football blasted cross-county rival Hayden Friday night, 43-6, and now the Rams await their possible 8-man playoff fate.
Tigers, Rams both out at district volleyball tournament
Paonia came out on top in a pool with Hayden and Soroco at the district volleyball tournament, but with a win against the Rams, the Tigers ended their season on a high note.
Hayden's star swatter Jordan Temple considers life after volleyball
Hayden's Jordan Temple has been one of Routt County's very best volleyball players for four years and always has planned on continuing her career in college. A change of heart could mean today is the final match of her career, however.
The playoffs could be on the line for Soroco, but that's the last of the Rams' worries as they welcome Hayden to Oak Creek for a 7 p.m. Friday game.
Steamboat Springs High School volleyball looks to close out its regular-season schedule on a strong note, while the Hayden and Soroco volleyball squads get tough draws in this weekend's district tournament.
Collegiate athletes with ties to Routt County have been busy working their way through the fall season.
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team had a big night Thursday after beating Moffat County, 3-1, then finding out that the Sailors suddenly are tied atop the 4A Western Slope League.
The Hayden High School volleyball team capped its regular season with a win Saturday, hitting the road to knock off De Beque, 25-14, 25-10, 25-18.
Hayden lost on senior night, falling 25-14, 26-24, 22-25 and 25-23 in its home finale.
Norwood beat Hayden at home, 59-6, leaving the Tigers to look for positives in a lopsided loss.