Back in 1988, the world tuned in to see just how far Eddie the Eagle would fly at the Winter Olympic Games. Truth be told no one ever expected the guy to win, but that didn't stop us from wanting to see if he would land on his feet.
Before last Sunday's Super Bowl, game expectations were flying all around Santa Clara, California, like footballs. But when the game came to a close, those expectations had taken their toll and taught players and fans a valuable lesson about sports.
Paige VanArsdale has dealt with obstacles her entire life, but the Steamboat Springs High School student isn't about to let cerebral palsy define who she is, or what she can do.
Bill Johnson ignited America's interest in downhill skiing back in the 1980s. it was a love-hate relationship, but in the end, no one can deny Johnson's impact on the sport and his place in its story.
Sports fans understand disappointment, but what happens when your favorite teams packs up and leaves town.
As a sports writer, I totally understand the importance of the score of a game and the impact of a great result. But I learned a long time ago the best sports stories are normally not found on the scoreboard.
A hundredth of a second takes on new meaning for Austrian ski racer.
I just can't wrap my hands around excessive celebrations and fights in hockey, but I guess those are things that any good sports fan just has to accept.
So many athletes from Steamboat Springs have been able to play the games they love in college, but the possibility of a college scholarship shouldn't be the reason to play.
Some skiers have made a tradition of celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday a bit early in Steamboat Springs as part of Scholarship Day.
Imagine Bermuda shorts, loud, flowered shirts and a World Cup ski-jumping event taking place on an island with a tropical backdrop. It might sound like a crazy idea, but it's not out of the question with today's modern jumping complexes.
It's easy to defined them by the sport they play, but athletes in Routt County are constantly reminding us that their's more to a book than just the cover.
It's a sad time of year around high school sports, but while some careers will come to an end, the lessons they conveyed will not.
Winning is never saying your sorry.
There is no "sorry" in winning.
It may have looked a lot like a race across the pool, but on Friday morning, the waters of the Old Town Hot Springs pool became a classroom, and the winners all left the water with a well-deserved lesson in how to test the limits of cardboard and duct tape.