They came close, oh so close, but Saturday night's championship finals at the state wrestling tournament in Denver's Pepsi Center proved to be magical for someone else.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a big win Friday night, knocking off Summit, 5-0, at home in Howelsen Ice Arena. Now, it awaits its playoff assignment.
Three county athletes tangle for titles at state wrestling tournament.
Soroco, Hayden 4-0, Steamboat 2-3 in opening round
Six local high school wrestlers won their opening round matches Thursday at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.
Nine wrestlers from Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden high schools are headed to Denver for the state wrestling tournament.
Heartbroken a year ago, Tigers' senior hopes to make hay at state
Hayden's Christian Carson had plans to wrestle for the state title last year but lost in the semifinals. He didn't recover quickly and lost his next two consolation matches, as well. He said he's a better wrestler this year, and he's more prepared for the bumps that may come his way at the state tournament. He's one of nine local wrestlers headed to Denver for the championships.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team could have fallen to fourth in the Western Slope League if things had gone awry during a Tuesday home game against Rifle. Instead, the team took care of business and will play at home Thursday for a share of the league title.
There almost wasn't going to be a halfpipe this winter, but a summer decision ensured there would be one, and now, that pipe will play host to skiers and riders from around the region for an event this weekend.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball has bounced back into the Western Slope League hunt thanks to a big increase in scoring, but Tuesday the Sailors picked a big win in that league thanks to their ability to play slowed down.
It would seem like there wouldn't be much left to say with the end of the season approaching and the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball still sitting winless at 0-21, but late last week, Sailors coach George Iberra saw a need.