Monday Prep Sports Roundup: Steamboat’s Andy Schuiling takes 2nd overall in tennis Western Slope Invitational
After a week’s worth of competition, here is a review of what happened with the Routt County area teams.
- Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team defeated Durango 7-0 on Thursday, Sept. 6, and faced off against some challenging competition in the Western Slope Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. Freshman Andy Schuiling made it to the finals of the Western Slope Invitational, falling to Morgan Schiling to take second. Roy Lundeen took fourth overall in B-draw singles, and Kayden Hovey took third overall in C-draw singles. John Hanaway and Gabe Rabanal highlighted the doubles competition, taking first overall in the B draw. Jacob Gilbertson and Jackson Lynch claimed third overall in the C draw, while both Braydon McDougal and Kyle Nilsson and Kyle Suanders and Dylan Dietrich took fourth overall in the C draw.
- Steamboat Springs High School football (1-2) lost a hard-fought battle with Moffat County High School (2-0) on Friday, 21-14. After junior starting quarterback Diego Effinger fell victim to a knee injury in the first half, senior Drew Bowers took over with a five-yard touchdown rush to begin the second half to narrow a 14-0 deficit to 14-7. Moffat County stayed one step ahead, scoring on the next drive to make it 21-7. Bowers found Maxim Fullerton on a 65-yard touchdown reception to keep the Sailors in contention 21-14, but the game would end with the Sailors going four and out on the final drive. Steamboat returns to action to play Middle Park at the Steamboat Springs Middle School field this week at 4 p.m. Friday.
- Soroco High School senior Jace Logan ran for 292 yards on eight carries to lead the Rams (3-0) in its 64-16 win over Justice High School (0-2). Logan accounted for six rushing touchdowns. Junior Jesse Koler, Sophomore Cody Logan and junior Tyler Wixom each added touchdowns. The team ran a collective 461 yards on 20 carries, and Wixom completed two passes for 2-point conversions. “Our passing game needs to step up and pass defense also,” head coach Dick Dudas said. “We bring those two things up. We’ll really be a force to be concerned with. Although, we might be getting to be. It surprises me last year after losing 13 kids. It’s a tribute to the kids’ hard work.”
- Hayden High School football (1-1) fell to Simla (2-0) in its first road game of the season. “It was a week of adversity for us,” Hayden head coach Matt Linsacum said. “Between injuries and trying to get kids cleared all week and other misfortune with the starting lineup, it was a tough week to plan for. Patrick Hunter went down early in the first quarter with a dislocated shoulder, which totally changed the game plan, again. Had a lot of young kids have to step up and step in, and I’m proud of them for that.”
- Steamboat Springs volleyball went 1-3 at the Silver Creek tournament this weekend. The Sailors fell just short of victory against The Classical Academy, 25-19, 18-25, 12-15 and Coronado, a top-5 5A program, 27-29, 22-25. The final loss came against Mullen High School, 22-25, 20-25 before the Sailors came up with a tournament-ending win over Mountain View 20-25, 25-15, 25-12. While the hitting efficiency improved this week, head coach Wendy Hall says the girls struggled with serve-receive and passing. “That’s on me. I’ve got to make sure we have well-rounded practices, continue to work on other things, don’t take those things for granted, because we are doing them well,” Hall said. In the match against Coronado, the Sailors also struggled to maintain momentum after multiple delays with rotation errors on the other side of the net. Coming out of a competitive tournament can sometimes be deflating, but Hall wants to make sure her team takes away the positives. “We can play with everybody,” Hall said. “They’re very good teams that are used to winning, and maybe that ends up being a difference for us. We’ve got to build that confidence, and they don’t understand how good they can be when they have that confidence.”
- Soroco volleyball (4-4) overcame losses earlier in the week to Vail Mountain (3-2) and De Beque (6-0) to capture a win over Vail Christian (1-4) on Saturday, Sept. 8, 25-15, 25-17, 21-25, 25-20. The Rams will take on Caprock Academy (1-6) on Thursday, Sept. 13.
- Hayden volleyball (4-2) defeated Little Snake River (4-4) in four sets, 15-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 on Friday, Sept. 7. The Tigers traveled to Hotchkiss (4-3) on Saturday and will also travel to Meeker (7-0) on Thursday, Sept. 13.
- Steamboat Springs boys soccer (3-0) upset No. 1 in Class 4A, Centaurus High School (3-1), 3-2 on its own turf Saturday, Sept. 8. The Sailors trailed 2-1 in the first half, with senior Murphy Bohlmann scoring the first goal unassisted. Junior Kevin Kaster tied things up in the second half off an assist by senior Riley Moore 2-2. Moore set up one more goal by senior Quinn Connell to grab the win 3-2. Junior Juan Campoverde finished the game with six saves in goal. “The big part to the success was how organized the group was defensively,” head coach Rob Bohlmann said. “They did a nice job shutting down the counter attacks from their opponent.”
- Steamboat Springs boys golf hosted its annual home tournament at Haymaker golf course. The Sailors took third place overall with a team score of 220. Freshman Ollie Rotermund led the charge carding a 73, and junior Tommy Henninger matched that. Senior Jack Rotermund added a 74-stroke effort, and Beck Kuhlman shot a 79. Montrose placed second overall with a 218, and Aspen finished first with 213.
- Steamboat Springs girls’ varsity cross country team raced to a 4th overall, placing out of a field of 100 teams at the 41st Liberty Bell meet in Heritage. Maggi Congdon placed third overall, Winter Boesce took sixth and Isabelle Boniface claimed 13th in a field of 122 athletes. Sidney Barbier and Emily Craig would also account for the team’s score. Sumner Cotton highlighted the boys’ performance with an 18th placing, and Kieran Hahn was 46th overall in a field of 131 runners.
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