High school sports weekend preview for May 5 to 7
Steamboat girls soccer
6 p.m. Thursday: Steamboat (13-1) vs. Eagle Valley (4-7-2)
Monday’s win at Battle Mountain gave the Sailors its first outright league title in a decade. Thursday, it will celebrate its eight seniors in the regular-season finale at Gardner Field. The opponent shouldn’t be much of a challenge for the nearly unstoppable Sailors — Steamboat defeated Eagle Valley 3-0 on March 31. After today, it’s on to the postseason for the Sailors, where expectations should be high.
Steamboat girls lacrosse
4 p.m. Friday: Steamboat (4-9) vs. Grand Junction (10-2)
The regular season comes down to Friday’s game against Grand Junction. The Sailors are looking to snap a six-game losing streak, dating to a 9-7 win against Fruita Monument on April 2. Its opponent, however, will make that difficult. The teams only met Friday, a 20-5 win for the Tigers.
Steamboat boys lacrosse
6 p.m. Friday: Steamboat (9-4) vs. Fruita Monument (10-4)
3 p.m. Saturday: Steamboat vs. Douglas County (4-8)
On Friday at Gardner Field, the Sailors will face the Wildcats in the Western Slope League third-place game. Fruita Monument is looking to avenge a 12-8 loss the Sailors in Steamboat’s season opener. The Sailors regular season then wraps up Saturday against non-conference opponent Douglas County.
Steamboat girls tennis
All day Thursday/Friday: Steamboat at regionals in Grand Junction
The Sailors are looking to defend a regional title streak that dates back more than a decade. It won’t be easy, however, with the loss of No. 1 singles player Maddie Labor, who has been out with an ACL injury. On the plus side, No. 2 singles player Maddie Thompson could be a regional champion contender, as could many of the doubles teams.
Steamboat girls golf
10 a.m. Saturday: Steamboat at regionals in Craig
The inaugural Steamboat girls’ golf season heads to Craig and the Yampa Valley Golf Course to compete in its first regional tournament. Senior Jenna Miller, junior Kellyn Stanhope, sophomore Sarah Heineke and sophomore Amanda Perlman will represent the Sailors.
11 a.m. Saturday: Steamboat (2-8) at Battle Mountain (5-9)
3 p.m. Monday: Steamboat vs. Summit (2-11), at Howelsen Hill Ball Fields
It’s been a long layoff for the Sailors’ baseball team, which hadn’t played in more than a month before Wednesday’s doubleheader at Glenwood Springs. Steamboat, 2-8 before Wednesday’s games, finishes out the regular season with games at Battle Mountain on Saturday and home against Summit on Monday. Monday’s finale will be played at Howelsen Hill, the only true home game the Sailors will see this spring.
Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco track
All day Friday/Saturday: Track at Grand Junction
All three Routt County track teams head to Grand Junction on Friday for the Western Slope League regional meet. Time is running out for athletes to qualify for the state meet in Lakewood, which is only three weeks away. Steamboat and Hayden have numerous athletes on the 4A and 2A bubble, respectively, while Soroco has a handful who look safely qualified, though a few are sweating it out in a few events. All three schools still have meets remaining next week, a final gasp for state qualifying.
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