Routt County prep teams hit the road this weekend |

Routt County high school sports teams hit the road this weekend

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Road competition heats up for Routt County teams this weekend.

Steamboat Springs hockey at Fort Collins, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; at Palmer, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
The Sailors will look for some wins on the road this weekend before coming home for senior night on Friday, Feb. 1. Sailors’ Cameron Colombo and Tanner Ripley are top scorers on the team.
No. 7 Steamboat Springs boys basketball (12-3, 2-1) at Summit (5-11, 0-5), 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
The Sailors bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Glenwood by stomping the Eagle Valley Devils. Senior Mac Riniker leads the team as its top overall scorer and junior Aden Knaus leads the team in 3-pointers. Senior Wyatt Buller is the top scorer for the Tigers, averaging more than 20 points per game. 
Steamboat Springs girls basketball (3-12, 1-3) at Summit (5-9, 2-3), 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
The Sailors are hoping to notch another league win over Summit. Junior Katie Lake has been all over the floor, scoring 14 points in the game against Eagle Valley. Steamboat will keep a close eye on Summit junior Nicole Kimball, who averages 11 points per game.
Hayden boys basketball (5.8, 2-4) at Vail Mountain (3-9, 2-5), 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; vs. West Grand (4-7, 2-2) 5:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 26
After an empowering win over rival Soroco last week, the Tigers face two league teams this weekend. Key players to watch for the Tigers are seniors Mason Brewer and Chris Carrouth. The Gore Rangers of Vail Mountain have two leading scorers averaging in the double digits every game — sophomore Devin Yarde and senior Garrett Sampson. Senior Austin Stauffer will be the one to watch from West Grand. He averages over 16 points per game. 
Hayden girls basketball (6-8, 2-4) vs. West Grand (3-8, 0-3), 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
The Tigers are looking to bounce back following a loss to Soroco last week. Juniors Joey Deckler and Alex Camilletti are the key players to watch from the Tigers as they take on the Mustangs on Saturday. Junior Emma Desanti leads the Mustangs, averaging 13.3 points per game. 
No. 9 Soroco girls basketball (11-2, 4-1) at Rangely (6-5, 2-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
Senior Chloe Veilleux and freshman Kaydence Bruner continue to lead the Rams to victory as the scoring leaders. Since their lost to De Beque, the Rams have gone on a rampage defeating North Park and Rangely by more than 30 points each. The player to watch from Rangely is senior Skylar Thacker, who averages more than 17 points per game. 
Soroco boys basketball (7-6, 4-2) at Rangely (1-10, 1-3), 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
The Rams will have a shot at a league victory Friday against the Panthers. Rams senior Grant Redmond will battle it out with Panthers’ senior Micah Zenner as the leading scorers on each team.

Other Sports:
Hayden Wrestling vs. Rifle, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24
Steamboat Springs wrestling vs. Palisade, Rifle, Friday, Jan. 25, at Paonia Invitational Saturday, 8 a.m.  Jan. 26

Soroco wrestling at Paonia Invitational, 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

Steamboat Springs Alpine ski team at Ski Cooper, Friday, Jan. 25

Steamboat Springs Nordic ski team at Snow Mountain Ranch hosted by Middle Park, Saturday, Jan. 26

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports.

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