Two Hayden High School wrestlers and one Steamboat Springs Sailor came home from state with medals after battling through the consolation bracket.
Soroco freshman Jace Logan and Steamboat sophomore Hayden Johnson both fought their way to Saturday's state championship matches at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.
It’s all about making progress for the Hayden High School boys basketball team, which showed exactly that in Thursday’s regular-season finale at Vail Mountain.
Steamboat, Hayden get two wins each, Soroco one
The first round of the tournament didn’t exactly start well for local teams, but it picked up fast, and Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco all had wrestlers advance to Friday's quarterfinal round.
Hayden Johnson may be a first-time state qualifier for the Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team, but the sophomore isn’t afraid of the limelight.
District play gets underway Thursday for the Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls basketball teams, with both teams playing at Palisade. Soroco also wraps up its regular season Thursday at Rangely before 2A districts begin early next week.
Steamboat Springs High School wrestling coach Travis Bryant has been raving about 160-pound sophomore Hayden Johnson for some time now. So, Bryant wasn’t surprised when Johnson made easy work of his opponents en route to a regional championship Saturday in Montrose.
The Hayden girls basketball team beat De Beque 42-17 Saturday to end its regular season at 5-12 overall. Next, the Tigers will host Hotchkiss 3-13 a week from Monday in their district pigtail game. The winner will go to the district tournament in Paonia.
The beat marches on for the Soroco High School girls’ basketball team. With the Western Slope league title already locked up for the second straight season, the Rams made easy work of Hayden Friday on senior night, winning 64-35 in Oak Creek.
As the season has progressed, it’s become abundantly clear the Soroco High School boys’ basketball team has evolved beyond what it once was.
Wrestling teams hope to prove regional ready
Local high school wrestling teams are headed for the regional tournament, while Steamboat and Soroco basketball teams will play their final home games of the regular season this weekend, saying farewell to some very successful senior classes.
Hayden and Soroco both go to Grand Junction for their regional, while Steamboat heads to Montrose. Regional action gets underway late Friday afternoon and will conclude Saturday.
Steamboat’s league will look a lot different from recent years, but with some familiarity as well. Currently dubbed “Conference F,” the Sailors will play in a league with Aspen, Basalt, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork and Moffat County.
It wasn’t that it was bad, Hayden High School girls basketball coach Michelle Wilkie said Saturday. It was just that, in a road game at West Grand, her team didn’t play as well as it had the night prior.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team continues to fall short in games, but coach Gerard Geis said his boys continue to impress him.