Fans will have multiple opportunities to catch Jackson Hole teams in action this weekend, as both of the Broncs basketball teams as well as the Moose hockey team get set to host out-of-town competitors.
Starting with the Jackson Hole Broncs, the boys (1-3) and girls (2-2) teams will hit the hardwood with an opportunity to get back into the win column, hosting a pair of home games at the high school gymnasium.
The boys fell in their first three contests of the season before last Friday’s victory over the Lander Valley Tigers (2-5). But they will have a golden opportunity to get back to .500 with contests over the Pinedale Wranglers and the same Tigers squad that they beat soundly just a handful of days ago.
Up first, the Broncs boys will battle the Wranglers, who have struggled mightily to start the season, most recently suffering a 25-point loss to the 6-1 Rawlins Outlaws.
Jackson head coach Hayden Hatfield hopes his players crave the feeling they got from earning their first victory of the season last Friday and carry the energy into their mini three-game homestand starting tonight.
“Their morale is high,” he told the Jackson Hole Daily.
The Jackson girls will have an opportunity to climb back over .500 following last weekend’s loss to the Tigers. The path won’t be easy, as standing in their way is a Wranglers (7-2) squad that’s much more proven than its male counterparts and the same Lander Valley squad that handed them a 29-point loss last weekend.
Tipoff against the Wranglers on Friday for the girls team is set for 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:30. On Saturday against Lander Valley, the girls will play at 2 p.m. before the boys compete at 3:30. Admission is free for all four games.
The Jackson Hole Moose hockey team has hit the halfway point in its season and will host the Phoenix Desert Dogs in a two-game series, beginning tonight.
The Moose have won four consecutive games and five of their last six headed into tonight’s series. Last Saturday third-year Moose forward Jason Reese struck a trio of goals as part of a 7-5 victory over the St. Louis Spirit.
Puck drop against Phoenix is set for 7:30 both nights, from Snow King Sports and Events Center.