It's another busy weekend for local prep sports, with all three football teams hosting games under the Friday night lights and SSHS tennis heading to regionals.
Weird was the popular adjective used to describe the beginning of Friday’s volleyball match between Soroco High School and Hayden High School in Oak Creek.
They had the lead early, but mistakes took a toll Friday night for the Tigers as the Hayden High School football team traveled to Rangely for a game, losing 32-8.
Soroco and Hayden clash again Friday night in volleyball, one of the highlights of this weekend's high school sports schedule.
The Hayden High School football team defeated Justice on Saturday, 36-14. Hayden volleyball won 3-1 over De Beque, and Soroco volleyball fell in three sets to West Grand on Friday.
Games this weekend offer a big opportunity for teams that have struggled so far this fall, like the Hayden football and volleyball squads, which both hit the road. Soroco, meanwhile, has a big volleyball match and some tough action for its cross country team.
Soroco volleyball also bounced back with a dominating win over De Beque on Saturday. Hayden volleyball fell at Vail Mountain. The SSHS girls cross country team took first in Gypsum.
The Soroco volleyball and football teams face tough opponents at home on Friday, two of the highlights to the weekend of local high school sports action.
Soroco fell to 1-2 with a 33-26 loss at Plateau Valley, while Hayden moved to 0-2 with a 54-8 loss at Dayspring Christian.
The Soroco High School girls volleyball team hopes it sent a big message Friday night. It certainly made believers out of many fans gathered in Hayden as the Rams took on their cross-county rival Tigers.
The Hayden and Soroco volleyball teams will battle Friday at 6 p.m. in Hayden.
Local preps teams start to get into the regular season schedule this weekend as most teams take to the road. Tough trips await the Steamboat and Hayden football teams while Soroco's squad hopes to take care of business against Plateau Valley.
First-year Hayden High School head football coach Ryan Wilkie’s message to his team after Saturday’s season opener was similar to the message he had at halftime, when the Tigers trailed by five scores.
Ryan Wilkie didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for his first practice as the head coach of the Hayden High School football team.
The Hayden High School girls volleyball started its season with a loss Thursday, traveling to Rangely, 25-18, 25-21 and 25-5.