High school sports weekend preview for Dec. 10 to Dec. 12 | SteamboatToday.com

High school sports weekend preview for Dec. 10 to Dec. 12

Soroco girls basketball

5 p.m. Friday: Soroco (2-1) at Twin Peaks Charter Academy (1-0)

Despite one loss, the Rams came away from the first weekend of its season happy with the results. A great chance to add another win to the record comes with a trip to Longmont to play Twin Peaks Charter Academy. The Timberwolves went winless last season, though they have started this year with a win.

Hayden girls basketball

Thursday throughSaturday Hayden (1-2) at Encampment, Wyoming tournament

Another road trip awaits the Hayden girls basketball team this weekend. Last week it was south to Meeker. Now it’s north for three games in Encampment, Wyoming.

Through much of the team’s first weekend of action, a 1-2 stint in Meeker, things went well. The Tigers cut down on its turnovers from a year ago and got strong play from two players who need to be leaders, Darian Murphy and Grace Wilkie.

Simply put, the team did a lot of the little things well, with some significant lapses. For the undersized Tigers to succeed during the weekend (and the season) it’s going to take very consistent performances.

Soroco, Hayden boys basketball

Thursday through Saturday: Soroco (2-0) and Hayden (0-0) at Meeker Cowboy Shoot Out

Both the Tigers and Rams will launch into the bulk of their seasons starting Thursday, playing in the Cowboy Shoot Out Tournament in Meeker. The Tigers open the weekend against the Fruita Monument junior varsity squad, while Soroco will start against Rangely.

The Meeker tournament is only the start, of course, but traditionally offers a mix of strong and struggling teams, which could give local squads a chance to assess themselves early in the season. The results will only mean so much, however, especially for the Tigers, who haven’t yet played this winter.

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