Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski coach Harry Niedl set goals for his athletes heading into Saturday’s lone home meet of the season, a five-kilometer individual start classic race at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Not only did the skiers meet those goals, but, led by senior Natalie Bohlmann, they managed to far exceed them.
The Sailors are currently riding a four-game win streak on the road, while they have now lost five straight at home following Saturday’s 60-50 loss to Palisade at the Kelly Meek gymnasium.
Scrappy until the end, SSHS fell short of Palisade on Saturday, 45-20. Miscues on the offensive end derailed what was otherwise a strong performance.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team took care of business Friday, going on the road to beat a struggling Chatfield squad, 8-0.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team competed in Glenwood Springs on Thursday in a triangular that included Eagle Valley. The Sailors went 0-2 in the meet, losing 45-36 to Eagle Valley and 48-21 to Glenwood.
An untimely bout of food poisoning and a lingering injury combined to deprive the Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team of several of its fastest athletes Thursday, but coach Mike Farny said the team still have a strong meet racing giant slalom at Winter Park.
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Maddie and Emmie Thompson are both juniors at Steamboat Springs High School, having moved to the Yampa Valley with their family two-and-a-half years ago from a Chicago suburb. Emmie leads the MSGHL in scoring with 17 goals, while Maddie is fifth with 11.
Action gets underway Thursday with the Soroco basketball teams hosting Vail Christian. The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine and wrestling teams also compete Thursday, on the road.
Saturday, the Sailors will host Nordic races at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. The meet includes three-kilometer middle school races starting at 10 a.m. The high school girls hit the 5K trail at 11 a.m., with the boys to follow at 11:45.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team gave nearly everything a fan or a coach could ask for Tuesday night, playing at home against Rifle.
The Rifle High School girls basketball team got the run it needed midway through the third quarter. In the span of about two minutes, the Bears turned a tight, two-point lead into a comfortable 12-point advantage and that, seemingly, was that.
The Sailors, now 8-3, will play at winless Chatfield on Friday before visiting undefeated and top-ranked Monarch on Saturday.
The Sailors had wins over Basalt, 42-36, and Grand Valley, 42-24. The losses came to Rifle, 42-21, and Glenwood Springs, 45-27.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team couldn’t maintain it’s momentum Friday. The squad lost on the road, 45-41, against Summit.
The fun part about a high school alpine ski race, in Steamboat Springs High School coach Mike Farny's eyes, is that it's really two races.