The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine team has to be considered a big favorite to win the boys and girls Alpine events at the state championship meet Thursday and Friday in Winter Park.
The Hayden and Soroco high school wrestling teams got in their final work of the regular season Saturday and both reported goods results from a duals tournament in Meeker.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team blasted North Park on Saturday, winning on the road, 61-35.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team couldn’t make it two in a row, falling Saturday on the road against North Park. The Wildcats broke away late in a close game, winning 41-36.
The Hayden girls basketball team pieced together its best game of the season Friday. Behind Olivia Zehner's 22 points, the Tigers beat West Grand, 51-36.
Juniors Dan Engle and Greg Frentress, who’ve played off the bench most of the season, came through Friday night to help Hayden hold off a determined West Grand squad, 71-52.
Hayden won both ends of its wrestling doubleheader Thursday. The Tigers took down Steamboat, 39-15, then Soroco, 54-15.
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It's an action-packed weekend in Routt County prep sports with all three high schools' wrestling teams kicking off the competition Thursday, Alpine and Nordic skiing, hockey, and county schools' basketball teams prepping for Friday and Saturday games
Tanner Guire and Kent Miller led the Hayden High School wrestling team Saturday at a meet in Center.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team took control of the 2A Western Slope League with a win at Meeker on Saturday.
It was a long day for the Tigers, who lost 82-19 against a strong Meeker squad.
Hayden, undefeated in the Western Slope, fell behind 20-4 in the first quarter, but managed to claw its way back and emerge on top, defeating Rangely 49-42.
It was another loss on the schedule, but the Hayden High School girls basketball team came away from Friday night’s game convinced it was making progress.
The Soroco High School wrestling team knocked off Hayden on Thursday. Hayden, however, had the advantage in matches that counted, beating Soroco 2-1.