Saturday will be a busy day for high school sports fans as the Steamboat Nordic skiing team and the Steamboat wrestling team host large events at home.
Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco all had strong days on the mats at wrestling tournaments Saturday.
Hayden High School girls basketball again struggled Saturday in a 64-25 loss to Paonia, but it was a much-improved performance from Friday, Tigers coach Michelle Wilkie said.
Hayden High School boys basketball is starting to piece together the roster coach Mike Luppes would have loved to have seen a month ago, but things are slow going.
Hayden High School boys basketball, the defending league champion, now is 1-9 on the season after losing to Hotchkiss on Friday night, 59-42.
Hayden High School girls basketball's hot start was quickly forgotten Friday night, as Hotchkiss rolled to a 69-29 win against the Tigers in the teams' league opener.
Local high school winter sports teams are into the meat of their seasons, meaning now's the time to pick up those wins and climb the league standings.
They knew going in it was likely to be the toughest tournament on the schedule, and for the Steamboat Springs and Hayden high school wrestling teams, the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah did not disappoint.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team again found itself fending off a surging opponent on Saturday, and just like it did the day before, the Tigers held on.
The Hayden boys basketball team welcomed back two key players and was competitive early with West Grand. The Mustangs wore them out, however, on the way to a 62-40 victory.
The Hayden girls basketball team was up and down Friday night but pulled out a 41-32 win against West Grand.
The Bulldogs and Tigers squared off Thursday in Craig, with Hayden pulling off a 32-30 win.
All the local high school sports teams will be back in action this weekend.
Routt County high school wrestlers took on their final invitational before the holiday break. Then, the heart of each team's schedule ramps up in January.
For the first time in many, many years, Soroco High School boys basketball has won a pair of games against cross-county rival Hayden. But Rams coach Jake Eskridge said his team can't afford to be satisfied with a 4-1 start.