Hayden hasn't qualified more than four athletes for the state track meet since 2011, but the Tigers are deeper in talent than they've been in that time and, thanks to a big batch of contending relays, poised for a breakthrough.
Soroco, Steamboat track teams score wins
It wasn’t the spots in which his team placed this weekend that had Hayden High School track and field coach Pat Moore excited as he considered his track team heading into the final stretch of the season.
The warm weather that has defined the past month in Routt County may have tortured skiers, but it delivered some big-time benefits to the local high school track teams. The Soroco, Steamboat and Hayden teams all had strong results from a weekend meet at Eagle Valley.
The Steamboat and Hayden high school track teams competed in Grand Junction, while Soroco headed to Cedaredge on Saturday.
The Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden high school track teams fired from their seasons’ starting line Sunday. The three local teams combined for 27 top-10 finishes on Friday at the Rifle Invitational, their first meet of the season.
After rolling by Hayden, Soroco's headed to the district semifinals and a rematch with Meeker, which, with its tall roster, gave the Rams all they wanted in the teams' last meeting.
The season ended Monday night for both the Soroco and Hayden high school boys basketball teams in the pigtail games of the District 5 tournament.
The stage is set for another clash between the Hayden and Soroco high school girls basketball teams after the Tigers took care of business Monday afternoon as they opened play in the District 5 tournament.
Loving basketball turned out to be more painful than Grace Wilkie ever expected.
They came close, oh so close, but Saturday night's championship finals at the state wrestling tournament in Denver's Pepsi Center proved to be magical for someone else.
Three county athletes tangle for titles at state wrestling tournament.
Soroco, Hayden 4-0, Steamboat 2-3 in opening round
Six local high school wrestlers won their opening round matches Thursday at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.
Nine wrestlers from Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden high schools are headed to Denver for the state wrestling tournament.
Heartbroken a year ago, Tigers' senior hopes to make hay at state
Hayden's Christian Carson had plans to wrestle for the state title last year but lost in the semifinals. He didn't recover quickly and lost his next two consolation matches, as well. He said he's a better wrestler this year, and he's more prepared for the bumps that may come his way at the state tournament. He's one of nine local wrestlers headed to Denver for the championships.
They haven’t picked up their first win of the season, but coach Gerard Geis said his Hayden High School boys basketball team has continued to take major steps.