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.
Steamboat’s league will look a lot different from recent years, but with some familiarity as well. Currently dubbed “Conference F,” the Sailors will play in a league with Aspen, Basalt, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork and Moffat County.
The Soroco High School boys basketball team got up big in the first half and held on to win at North Park on Saturday, 67-50.
It was slow, frustrating and closer than previous results would indicate, but doing something as rare as the Soroco High School girls basketball team pulled off Saturday isn’t easy.
Soroco High School boys basketball coach Shawn Hayes said his team struggled to find its offensive rhythm Friday night.
The Soroco High School girls team is one win away from a second-consecutive championship in the Western Slope Gore league after a lopsided win at home Friday against DeBeque.
Both the Hayden and Soroco high school wrestling teams have strong wrestlers, but the two teams’ Thursday night clash in a triangular didn’t yield much of a matchup. The two teams matched up at just a single weight class. Fortunately for the gathered fans, it was a good one.
The weekend gets going Thursday when Hayden wrestling hosts Soroco and West Grand for a triangular. All six Routt County basketball teams also have home games either Friday or Saturday.
It wasn’t pretty, but it was an important win Saturday for the Soroco High School boys basketball team.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team bounced back from its only league loss of the season in a big way on Saturday.