The spotlight was nothing new for Nic Paxton as he prepared for his senior year. Paxton jumped onto the Soroco stage as a sophomore, assuming playmaker roles on the Rams football and basketball teams.
Senior Josie Rossi may have been farther down the offensive stat sheet, but she was one of the key cogs for the Rams girls basketball team just the same.
Ryan Domson’s return from a devastating offseason knee injury wasn’t the stuff of movies or sporting legend. The Hayden High School senior’s journey might not have been made for Hollywood, but it still dropped plenty of jaws across the Yampa Valley.
The challenge in front of Betsy Frick was daunting. The task was to restart a youth program from scratch with little to no help. But Frick said she had no reservations about the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team.
The season started with a high ranking and all the optimism possible, but there were plenty of times during the regular season when it appeared this Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team might not be all that special.
The Moffat County girls basketball team had work ethic and a been-here-before attitude for the 2012-13 season. With seven seniors who had contributed varsity minutes the year before, expectations were high for the Bulldogs.
Playing in the state quarterfinals, the Steamboat and Cheyenne Mountain boys lacrosse teams went back and forth with Steamboat narrowly holding on. The win put the Sailors in the Final Four for the first time in school history.
A list of the other top Yampa Valley athletes this past year.
Steamboat Springs High School MVPs by team
Soroco High School MVPs by team
Moffat County High School MVPs by team
Hayden High School MVPs by team
The three candidates conducted a short interview session in front of those in attendance, then met with school officials as well as parents and a few students to end a full day in Craig.
It’s the biggest weekend of the year for the Moffat County boys swimming team, and the Bulldogs are ready to get after it.
Moffat County’s track team will send a dozen athletes to the state meet, which begins Thursday at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.