Today (December 1) marks the official start of winter sports for Colorado high schools, with the main sports being wrestling, boys and girls basketball, and girls swimming and diving.

Locally, the winter sports season kicks off tonight as Central High’s girls basketball team is on the road to take on Steamboat Springs.

This weekend is considered a big weekend for girls and boys basketball, as Central hosts the Warrior Classic (boys) and Grand Junction High School hosts the Tiger Tournament (girls).

Here’s how the high school schedule stacks up for this week:

Monday, December 1

  • Girls basketball – Central @ Steamboat Springs, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Boys basketball – Fruita Monument @ Battle Mountain, 5:30 p.m.
  • Boys basketball – Central vs. Eagle Valley at Central High School, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Boys basketball– Warrior Challenge at Central High School
    •  Grand Junction vs. Mitchell, 3:15 p.m.
    •  Fruita Monument vs. Steamboat Springs, 5:00 p.m.
    •  Central vs. Aurora Central, 6:45 p.m.
    •  Palisade vs. Fountain Fort Carson, 8:30 p.m.
  • Girls basketball– Tiger Tournament at Grand Junction High School
    •  Grand Junction vs. Boulder, 4:00 p.m.
    •  Fruita Monument vs. Fountain Fort Carson, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wrestling – Fruita Monument @ Paonia, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 5

  • Wrestling – Grand Junction @ Pine Creek, 2:00 p.m.
  • Boys basketball– Warrior Challenge at Central High School
    •  Palisade vs. Aurora Central, 3:15 p.m.
    •  Central vs. Mitchell, 5:00 p.m.
    •  Fruita Monument vs. Mitchell, 6:45 p.m.
    •  Grand Junction vs. Steamboat Springs, 8:30 p.m.
  • Girls basketball– Tiger Tournament at Grand Junction High School
    •  Grand Junction vs. Rocky Mountain, 4:00 p.m.
    •  Fruita Monument vs. Boulder, 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls swimming and diving – Grand Junction @ Durango, 4:00 p.m.
  • Girls swimming and divingCentral @ Glenwood Springs, 4:15 p.m.
  • Girls swimming and diving – Palisade @ Glenwood Springs, 4:15 p.m.
  • Girls swimming and diving – Fruita Monument @ Glenwood Springs, 4:15 p.m.
  • Girls basketball – Central vs. Vista Ridge @ Mitchell High school, 4:30 p.m.
  • Girls basketball – Palisade @ Falcon, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 6

  • Wrestling – Fruita Monument @ Arapahoe
  • Wrestling – Grand Junction @ Pine Creek, 8:00 a.m.
  • Wrestling – Central @ Maverick Duals at Colorado Mesa University, 8:00 a.m.
  • Wrestling – Palisade @ Maverick Duals at Colorado Mesa University, 8:00 a.m.
  • Girls swimming and diving – Grand Junction @ Cortez, 9:00 a.m.
  • Girls swimming and diving – Central @ Aspen, 9:00 a.m.
  • Girls swimming and diving – Fruita Monument @ Aspen, 9:00 a.m.
  • Boys basketball– Warrior Challenge at Central High School
    •  Fruita Monument vs. Aurora Central, 10:00 a.m.
    •  Grand Junction vs. Fountain Fort Carson, 11:45 a.m.
    •  Palisade vs. Mitchell, 1:30 p.m.
    •  Central vs. Steamboat Springs, 3:15 p.m.
  • Girls basketball– Tiger Tournament at Grand Junction High School
    •  Grand Junction vs. Fountain Fort Carson, 10:00 a.m.
    •  Fruita Monument vs. Rocky Mountain, 11:30 a.m.
  • Girls Basketball – Palisade @ Aurora Central, 11:30 a.m.