High school sports weekend preview for Feb. 4 to 6

The weekend gets going Thursday when Hayden wrestling hosts Soroco and West Grand for a triangular. All six Routt County basketball teams also have home games either Friday or Saturday.

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Trio of Sailors sign for college

A college scholarship to play football wasn’t off the table for Steamboat Springs High School senior Zach Holm. He looked at NCAA Division 2 schools, for instance, and some schools expressed their interest. He dreams of a bigger stage, however, and that’s what led him to University of Wyoming.

Behind the Gold: Risks and rewards, the story of snowboard cross

Snowboardcross is one of the most nail-biting of all Olympic sports. Six athletes line up side-by-side to vault themselves through a crazy course of bumps, banks, berms and massive jumps — all with their rivals just an elbow away.

For Collins, ultra races hurt so good

Steamboat Springs ultra-marathon runner Avery Collins said the pain of a long race helps motivate him. He found plenty of motivation last month in a 100-mile race in Hawaii.

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Skiers go big in rare freeskiing event

Weather conspired to prevent what could have been the best lines and the biggest jumps from Saturday’s International Freeskiing and Snowboard Association big mountain ski event at Steamboat Ski Area, but scores of young skiers still took advantage of a rare opportunity on local terrain, and local skiers came away with some top finishes.

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John F. Russell: Paige VanArsdale isn't about to let a disability define her

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.

Monarch hockey validates ranking in win over Sailors

Saturday at the Boulder Valley Ice Arena, No. 7 Steamboat Springs came up on the short end of the stick in an 8-0 loss to the Coyotes (11-0). It was the first time the Sailors have been shut out this season.

Johnson third for Sailor wrestling in Gilcrest

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team traveled to Gilcrest on Saturday to compete in the Valley Viking Invitational, hosted by Valley High School.

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North Routt Nordic ski team continues to prosper

The team trains at the Home Ranch in Clark twice per week and travels to competitions most weekends. The competitive side of the team is mostly for the middle school kids, with the core group currently made of six boys.

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Burgers shine again at city tennis championship

In the combined mixed 9.5 doubles round robin, the brother-sister duo of Tatum and Teague Burger went 2-1 to claim first place.

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Gold strikes silver at X Games

Arielle Gold laid down her best run on her first try, avoiding the pitfalls of another snowy day in Aspen and paving the way for her best-ever finish at the X Games, second.

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2016 Winter Carnival: Not your typical bike race

The bike race, which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Howelsen Hill, isn’t your typical bike race. Competitors, ranging from novice to expert, will go head to head down a slalom course on the face of Howelsen, the usual winter domain of skiers and snowboarders

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2016 Winter Carnival: Winter Sports Club continues growing at 102

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is past the big anniversary and is 102 years old this winter. Could there be a more boring birthday? It’s not like those exciting ones of younger years, the “maybe this will work” anniversary at 10 years old, the 21-year anniversary, when the club was first allowed to drink, or 50, the golden anniversary.

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2016 Winter Carnival: Logan Sankey chosen as carnival queen

Representing the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on and off the mountain, the 2016 Winter Carnival court includes Logan Sankey as queen along with Anna Burkholder and Ashley Spiegel as attendants.

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2016 Winter Carnival: Button reflects "Warmth of Winter" theme

Reflecting the theme, "Warmth of Winter," the 2016 Winter Carnival button illustrates the meaning of community and friendship.