After so many wins and so much success — not just this season, but last — there was no denying the hurt Tuesday night for the Soroco High School boys basketball team.
The Colorado High School Activities Association unveiled Sunday the state playoff brackets for hockey and boys basketball, with the Steamboat Springs High School teams each drawing Lewis-Palmer as a first-round opponent.
Two Hayden High School wrestlers and one Steamboat Springs Sailor came home from state with medals after battling through the consolation bracket.
The season ended with a loss for both Soroco's Jace Logan and Steamboat's Hayden Johnson, but both young wrestlers came away from Saturday's state championship finals optimistic.
Soroco freshman Jace Logan and Steamboat sophomore Hayden Johnson both fought their way to Saturday's state championship matches at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.
The Soroco High School boys basketball team had its eight-game win streak snapped Thursday in a 62-58 loss at Rangely in the regular-season finale.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team took care of business Thursday night, beating Rangely on the road, 58-47. The team will now face one of its rivals Tuesday in a must-win game at home against Meeker.
Steamboat, Hayden get two wins each, Soroco one
The first round of the tournament didn’t exactly start well for local teams, but it picked up fast, and Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco all had wrestlers advance to Friday's quarterfinal round.
Hayden Johnson may be a first-time state qualifier for the Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team, but the sophomore isn’t afraid of the limelight.
District play gets underway Thursday for the Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls basketball teams, with both teams playing at Palisade. Soroco also wraps up its regular season Thursday at Rangely before 2A districts begin early next week.
Steamboat Springs High School wrestling coach Travis Bryant has been raving about 160-pound sophomore Hayden Johnson for some time now. So, Bryant wasn’t surprised when Johnson made easy work of his opponents en route to a regional championship Saturday in Montrose.
The beat marches on for the Soroco High School girls’ basketball team. With the Western Slope league title already locked up for the second straight season, the Rams made easy work of Hayden Friday on senior night, winning 64-35 in Oak Creek.
As the season has progressed, it’s become abundantly clear the Soroco High School boys’ basketball team has evolved beyond what it once was.
Wrestling teams hope to prove regional ready
Local high school wrestling teams are headed for the regional tournament, while Steamboat and Soroco basketball teams will play their final home games of the regular season this weekend, saying farewell to some very successful senior classes.
Hayden and Soroco both go to Grand Junction for their regional, while Steamboat heads to Montrose. Regional action gets underway late Friday afternoon and will conclude Saturday.