Ben Ingersoll

Sports and South Routt reporter

Email: bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4204

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Ben Ingersoll is the sports and education reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today where he began work in September 2013. 

Ben has his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and journalism from Fresno State. Before starting at the Pilot & Today, he served as a sports reporter for the Fowler Ensign as well as sports editor and editor in chief of Fresno State's student newspaper, The Collegian.

Ben is originally from Shasta Lake, Calif. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, hiking, college football and any fitness-related activity. 

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Soroco girls hoping frenetic pace helps them slide into regional finals

The Soroco boys and girls basketball teams are prepping for the regional tournament in Grand Junction, where two wins equals a berth in the 2A state championship bracket.

High school sports weekend preview for March 5 to 7

Nearly all Steamboat Springs High School springs sports open this weekend and the Sailors' girls soccer, girls lacrosse, boys baseball and boys lacrosse will each be on the road.

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Steamboat hosting championship week for junior Nordic and Alpine skiers

Steamboat Springs is playing host to two big junior championships this week in the special jumping and Nordic combined 2015 Nationals as well as the U16 Alpine championships.

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Doak Walker Legends Award reunites old friends in Dallas

Annual Doak Walker Legends Award ceremony reunites old friends

This weekend's Doak Walker Legends Award presentation in Dallas was a trip down memory lane for Steamboat Springs residents Rod Hanna and Dean Vogelaar.

Fletchers pair finishes 9th in final World Championships event

Despite recording the day's fifth-best cross country time, the Steamboat Springs duo of Bryan and Taylor Fletcher slipped to ninth overall in the final Nordic combined team competition at the World Championships in Sweden.

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Banked slalom proves to be a hit in year 2

The now-annual Slash and Burn Banked Slalom at Howelsen Hill drew a larger crowd and a larger pool of contestants to hit the nearly three-times bigger course from its inaugural year.

Rams girls again edge Vail Christian in district 3rd-place game

Another close win over Vail Christian earned the Soroco High School girls basketball team third place at the 2A District 5 tournament, and now the Rams wait for their regional pairing.

Vail Christian hits 2 big free throws late to down Soroco boys

The Soroco High School boys basketball team held a slim lead late against Vail Christian in the district third-place game, but the Rams couldn't hang on in a 42-41 heartbreaking loss.

Rams boys can't score upset over Meeker at districts

Some mental lapses on offense doomed the Soroco High School boys basketball team against 2A state power Meeker in Friday's district opener.

Rough start downs Soroco girls in district opener

The Soroco High School girls basketball team lost just its third game of the season Friday night, this time to state-ranked Paonia in the district tournament opener.

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Soroco leading scorer Warren Hayes and the Rams have a chance to score a big upset on Friday against Paonia in the regional opening round in Grand Junction.

Soroco guard Hayley Johnson and her fellow seniors are one win away from tying a school record (61 wins) for most victories by a single class in Rams' history. If they tie it, it will advance them to Saturday's regional finals.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic combined Junior National team members Decker Dean, Bib 22, and Elijah Vargas, Bib 23, ski the Howelsen Hill rodeo grounds cross country course during a Junior National qualifier on Feb. 14. Junior National competition ramps up this week at Howelsen for the first time in five seasons.

Student athletes in collegiate spots divisions

Steamboat Springs High School 2014 graduate Carter Kounovsky longed to play college basketball, but when a coach's promise fell through, he had to look elsewhere to fulfill his student-athlete dreams.

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