The season now rests on one game for the Soroco High School girls basketball team.
After rolling by Hayden, Soroco's headed to the district semifinals and a rematch with Meeker, which, with its tall roster, gave the Rams all they wanted in the teams' last meeting.
The season ended Monday night for both the Soroco and Hayden high school boys basketball teams in the pigtail games of the District 5 tournament.
The stage is set for another clash between the Hayden and Soroco high school girls basketball teams after the Tigers took care of business Monday afternoon as they opened play in the District 5 tournament.
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.
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.
Soroco High School will take a pause from basketball on Friday night to say "thank you" to someone who's long been there for the school.
The Rams, in their coach's words, "played down to the competition," shook it off at halftime and went on to win easily.
The Soroco girls weren’t exactly sharp Friday night, but they were plenty effective enough to win another league game. The Rams beat Plateau Valley 66-37 crawling one step closer to locking up a No. 2 seed in the Class 2A District 5 tournament.
Former basketball player, Sky Carlson, thriving on the mats
Soroco High School junior Schuyler Carlson knows how he’s identified by others at wrestling meets. “They say I’m the basketball player who wrestles,” he said. Now, he's trying to be the wrestling basketball player who made it to state.
After a thrilling quadrangular in Oak Creek on Thursday and tough, but productive, tournaments Saturday, the Hayden and Soroco high school wrestling teams head into this week’s regional tournaments with plenty of confidence.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team had a lead in the second half, but it wasn’t the only team desperate for a win Saturday.