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.
In a way, the Soroco High School football team held to its game plan Friday. Against visiting Dayspring Christian Academy in Oak Creek, the Rams were able to put long drives together and managed to control time of possession.
The Rams lost for only the second time this season, falling 3-0 in Oak Creek.
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.
The Soroco High School volleyball team kept its strong start to the season rolling with a three-game victory against Vail Mountain.
Chloe Veilleux and Ben Kelley both ran strong races, leading the way for the Soroco High School cross country team Sept. 5 at a meet at Battle Mountain and now the team is preparing for a trip Friday to race at Eagle Valley.
The Sailors' soccer team beat Delta 1-0 on Saturday, while Soroco volleyball rolled over Plateau Valley.
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.
The Soroco High School volleyball team opened its season Friday at the Gilpin Invitational, taking second, despite a couple of key injuries.
Soroco rolled to a 1-1 record by beating up on Sanford in Oak Creek on Friday night, 48-12.
The Soroco High School cross country team got off to a very strong start to its season Saturday as Ben Kelley won the boys race and Chloe Veilleux was fifth in the girls race.