One down, now on to the next one.
State titles come one after another this time of year. Girls swimming had its championships over the weekend, and now it’s wrestling’s time.
The state wrestling tournament is the highlight of high school sports this week, but don’t forget about a huge week in basketball as the regular season comes to a close this week.
Monday: Fossil Ridge at Poudre girls basketball, 7 p.m. In a game rescheduled after a snow day earlier this month, the city showdown will have big playoff impact.
With four wins in a row, the SaberCats (13-7, 7-2 Front Range League) have climbed into the top three in the league. Poudre (15-5, 6-3 FRL) needs a win to climb back into the top four and better seeding. The game tips off a huge final week of the regular season.
Thursday: Fossil Ridge at Boulder boys basketball, 6:30 p.m. If Fossil Ridge can beat Fairview on Tuesday, then this game is for the Front Range League title. Boulder (16-5, 10-1 FRL) would be one game ahead of Fossil Ridge (15-6, 8-2) in the league standings. If the SaberCats win, they would take the league crown via head-to-head tiebreaker.
Thursday to Saturday: State wrestling at Pepsi Center. The biggest spectacle in all of high school sports in Colorado is the state wrestling tournament. All five classifications descend upon the Pepsi Center in Denver for a three-day marathon tournament.
Poudre and Rocky Mountain are the local powerhouses in Class 5A, while Windsor is a dominant 4A squad. It’s the most emotional event of all the state championships, and Saturday night’s finals usually draw more than 10,000 spectators.
For live updates from these events, follow sports reporter Kevin Lytle at twitter.com/Kevin_Lytle.