Gypsum was the place to be Saturday, as all three Routt County High School track and field teams competed in the Eagle Valley Invitational, hosted by Eagle Valley High School.
The Soroco High School track and field team traveled to a meet at Cedaredge on Saturday, making up for Thursday meet in Brighton that was canceled because of weather.
Steamboat Springs High School's boys and girls lacrosse teams, as well as its soccer team, all play at home this weekend.
Briana Peterson, a senior for the Ram girls, and Eric Logan, a senior on the boys’ team, were both awarded player of the year honors in the Class 2A Western Slope Gore league following the 2015-16 season.
The Sailors' boys and girls lacrosse teams each host games Saturday, while the SSHS girls soccer team has a pair of weekend road games. Steamboat baseball plays at Rifle on Saturday, while the SSHS, Hayden and Soroco track seasons all begin Friday, also in Rifle.
The Rams lost 53-41 to top-seeded Paonia (22-2) in their Class 2A Region 3 championship game, played Saturday at Rifle High School. The loss ends Soroco’s season with a 20-4 overall record, with its two four-year seniors — Briana Peterson and Kali Constine — having won 69 games throughout their four years, a program record.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team did Friday what it’s done each of the past two seasons: won in the regional tournament semifinals to advance to the championship.
Rams return to regionals for third consecutive season
It wasn't long ago when the Soroco High School girls basketball team could hope for good games or, maybe, a good season. Now, the Rams have strung together three consecutive trips to the regional tournament, and they're hoping to continue to build not a good team, but a good program.
When Soroco High School senior Eric Logan moves to West Texas next fall, he admits he is going to miss the mountains and the snow. But he is chasing something he’s been yearning for since he could put on his own cowboy boots, and that chase could have led him nowhere else.
Friday at Coal Ridge High School, No. 4-seed Soroco (19-3) will face No. 5-seed Highland (15-7) at 3 p.m. The winner moves on to face either No. 1-seed Paonia (20-2) or No. 8-seed Lyons (15-7) in Saturday’s regional championship game in Rifle, the victor headed to the state tournament.
Soroco (19-3), the No. 4 seed in Region 3, will play No. 5 seed Highland (15-7) at 3 p.m. Friday at Coal Ridge High School. The winner moves on to Saturday’s regional championship against the winner of Friday’s late game between No. 1-seed Paonia and No. 8-seed Lyons.
Paonia defeated Cedaredge 45-33 to win the district tournament. All four district semifinalists, including Soroco, now await the announcement of the regional tournament bracket on Sunday.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team was fouled out, then knocked off Friday in the semifinal round of the District 5 tournament in De Beque.
The Rams, ranked seventh in Class 2A in the most recent chsaanow.com poll, are 18-2 entering Friday’s District 5 semifinal game against No. 2 Cedaredge (19-1). The game is being played at De Beque High School, beginning at 6 p.m.
It’s win-or-go-home time of the year for local high school basketball teams, so without any other context, without any other history, the Soroco High School girls basketball team’s District 5 home tournament game Tuesday night against Meeker had great import.