Prep briefs: SSHS volleyball keeps winning
Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team continued to roll through its schedule with two more wins this weekend. The Sailors won, 3-2, at Palisade Friday. Set scores were 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-7. SSHS then won at Delta Saturday, 3-1. Set scores were 25-20, 19-25, 27-25, 25-21.
“It was a great road trip for us,” SSHS volleyball coach Wendy Hall said. “Two big wins, league games, against two very, very competitive teams. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
The Sailors are now 8-1, their lone loss coming in the season opener at Montrose, 3-0. Next is a home match, their first of the season, against Moffat County on Tuesday. The teams played once already, on Sept. 10, a 3-0 SSHS win.
Soroco volleyball gets win over De Beque
The Soroco High School volleyball team defeated De Beque on the road Saturday, 3-0. Set scores were 25-8, 25-6, 25-13. The win came less than 24 hours after a 3-0 loss to North Park in the Rams’ home opener.
“They played much better and played as a team,” Soroco coach Jeannie Jo Logan wrote in a text message. “De Beque had a hard time overcoming our serves, and when they did return it, the girls did a great job of setting up their offense and executing.”
Soroco moves to 6-2 with the win. The Rams next play Friday at West Grand.
Tigers volleyball take road loss in Vail
In Vail on Saturday, the Hayden High School volleyball team lost to Vail Mountain, 3-0. Set scores were 25-19, 27-25, 25-23. The loss dropped the Tigers to 0-6 following a 3-1 loss at West Grand on Thursday. Hayden next plays Tuesday, again against Vail Mountain, except this time in Hayden.
Sailors boys tennis win in Longmont
In Longmont, the SSHS boys’ tennis team won the Longmont Invitational. Next for the Sailors is a single match with Kent Denver, the defending Class 4A state champions, Saturday at The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.
Area cross country teams compete
Saturday in Gypsum, both the SSHS and Soroco cross country teams competed at the Eagle Valley Invitational. On the boys’ side, Soroco sophomore Ben Kelley finished second overall in 16 minutes, 40.3 seconds. He was about 12 seconds behind Ian Meek, of Montrose. Steamboat’s top male finisher was Peter Myller, who took 35th in 18:07.90.
The varsity girls’ race was won by Steamboat sophomore Tatum Burger in 19:32.20, with SSHS senior Kathleen O’Connell taking fifth in 20:19.00. Senior Alex Tumminello took 12th. The SSHS girls team took first overall with 53 points. Soroco’s lone female runner, freshman Chloe Veilleux, took 15th.
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