Prep notebook: State slate set for soccer and lacrosse
Seven area schools start post-season tournaments this week
Eagle Valley, Battle Mountain and Vail Mountain School all have representation at CHSAA state tournaments beginning on Tuesday. Seven local teams qualified for post-season play, with official pairings released Sunday on CHSAA’s official website.
Vail Mountain School and Eagle Valley High School both earned first round byes in the boys lacrosse tournament, while Battle Mountain is seeded 14th and will host No. 19 Ponderosa at 7 p.m. in Edwards Tuesday night. No. 6 VMS and No. 8 Eagle Valley will host second-round games on Friday.
No. 9 Battle Mountain hosts No. 24 Telluride at 5 p.m. in the first round of the girls lacrosse tournament, while No. 17 Eagle Valley is at No. 16 Holy Family in Broomfield Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Huskies are the only 4A representative in the girls soccer tournament, sneaking in with the No. 26 spot. They’ll take on No. 7 Northfield on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Gore Rangers are the No. 4 seed in 3A, meaning they will host a first and second-round (if necessary) contest this week. Their playoff journey begins with No. 29 Severance High School Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Vail.
Finally, after sweeping the 3A Region 8 tennis tournament in Grand Junction, VMS tennis starts the state tournament on Thursday at 9 a.m. in Colorado Springs. The event runs through Saturday.
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