The Soroco boys' basketball team looks to build off last year's success with four returning starters, while Hayden is starting fresh with a new coach and a roster devoid of seniors.
Soroco girls hope to repeat as league champs
After losing in the regional title game each of the past two years, the Soroco girls basketball team hopes to take that next step this season. The Rams are not the only team hoping to take steps this season as all three local girls basketball programs begin play this weekend.
Big changes could be in store for all three local high school football teams, and local coaches from Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco aren't complaining.
Cassidy Crawford and Christian Carson were named November’s athletes of the month at Hayden High School.
There aren’t many people as excited to have winter practices underway as DaKota Bruner. The Soroco High School junior and returning all-conference selection for the girls’ basketball team tore her ACL and partially tore her MCL 15 games into the season last winter, but she's back at full speed and ready to get to work.
There has never been any doubt about the Soroco High School football team’s ability to score on offense. However, for most of the season, the defense had been something of an Achilles heel for the Rams.
There are big games everywhere a fan can look this weekend as it's that time of the year. It's crunch time for the Steamboat volleyball squad, playing Thursday for a league title. Friday presents a big opportunity for the Steamboat football team. Hayden and Soroco will clash in football Friday, as well, and that's always interesting. On top of all that, the Soroco volleyball team plays Friday in the district tournament.
Tigers will host Hotchkiss on Tuesday in a district play-in game.
The Tigers will finish the regular season on Friday when they host Soroco.
The Steamboat volleyball team plays on the road Thursday night against Eagle Valley, one of the marquee games in what is one of the last weekends of fall regular season high school sports action.
This wasn’t the best of weeks for Routt County sports. There were strong performances and near upsets, but there were also a few missed opportunities. At least none of the losses look to be crippling, and this week will provide everyone a chance at redemption with most regionals only a week or so off.
The Hayden High School volleyball team fell at home to North Park on Saturday, 3-0. Set scores were 25-13, 25-20, 25-13.
There are more ways to determine progress on the field than the score alone, which is fortunate for the Hayden High School football team. Despite another lopsided scoreboard Friday against Plateau Valley, Tiger coach Ryan Wilkie feels his squad is bounds ahead of where it was at the beginning of the season.
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team will have two key matches this weekend, including one that could help the Sailors secure their lead in the Western Slope League. That's just some of the action local teams will see this weekend in high school sports.
Another week of prep sports is in the book, meaning we are that much closer to regional and state competition. Local high school teams had a mixed bag of results this weekend, with a lot of it going about as expected. Let’s take a look at all the action from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10 and see what stood out.