Routt County wrestling fans will get a great chance to see their local athletes in action twice this weekend.
The Steamboat hockey team is in action with a pair of road games and Hayden and Soroco basketball teams are off to tournaments this weekend.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team lost to Rangely on Saturday, 48-33.
Class 2A preseason No. 2 Ignacio ran past Hayden High School boys basketball Saturday at the Mountain Top Classic, downing the Tigers big, 91-20.
Hayden High School boys basketball made some positive strides on Friday night, but ultimately fell big again to Centauri at the Mountain Top Classic.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team got its first win of the season Friday night, and it also came up with a list of things to work on.
Hayden High School boys basketball was handled by Class 4A Glenwood Springs in the Tigers' season opener Thursday night, 60-13.
The Hayden High School girls volleyball team lost Thursday to Meeker, 45-35.
The Hayden High School girls basketball starts its season Thursday with the biggest roster it has had in years.
Hayden High School boys basketball still is rebuilding after a 21-win season in 2012-13. This winter, the Tigers will have to take the next step with a brand-new coach and patches of experience.
The Hayden High School wrestling team is by far the deepest squad in Routt County this winter, and the Tigers have a singular goal of finishing what they couldn't in last year's postseason.
Chris Zirkle, a Hayden High School graduate, was at his very best in his very last high school event four years ago, winning two state championships at the state track meet. Saturday, at his last collegiate track meet, he was again at his best.
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.