Soroco's stay at the state track meet came to an end, but the team leaves Lakewood happy with its performances.
Soroco High School track athletes won a pair of medals on the opening day of the state track meet Thursday in Lakewood.
The spotlight was nothing new for Nic Paxton as he prepared for his senior year. Paxton jumped onto the Soroco stage as a sophomore, assuming playmaker roles on the Rams football and basketball teams.
Senior Josie Rossi may have been farther down the offensive stat sheet, but she was one of the key cogs for the Rams girls basketball team just the same.
Playing in the state quarterfinals, the Steamboat and Cheyenne Mountain boys lacrosse teams went back and forth with Steamboat narrowly holding on. The win put the Sailors in the Final Four for the first time in school history.
Soroco High School MVPs by team
Jeep threw a complete game, three-hitter against Glenwood Springs in a 6-1 win last week. He also hit a towering three-run home run in the game, providing all the insurance he needed.
The season is upon spring sports all around the region, including for those former high school athletes from Routt County now competing for colleges.
Track coaches at Soroco and Hayden high schools expect to land 15 athletes in the state track meet, which begins Thursday.
Local prep sports teams' seasons wind down this weekend ahead of the postseason.
Moffat County boys and girls had big days on the track Friday in Craig. The girls team took first place and the boys were second at the Clint Wells Invitational.
The season is nearing the end for local athletes competing at colleges around the nation. Many spent the last week trying to better their marks in track and field or lock up seeding for postseason tournaments in other sports.
Routt County prep sports action this weekend is highlighted by the Steamboat girls soccer team playing a pair Thursday.
Meg O’Connell continued to help lead the way for the Steamboat Springs High School track and field team on Saturday at Glenwood Springs, placing second in the 3,200-meter run.
The end of the season has already come for several local athletes now competing for colleges around the country.