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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Steamboat hockey breaking in new-look team after graduating 10 seniors

Steamboat Springs High School hockey is in a bit of a rebuilding stage after graduating 10 seniors from the 2013-14 team. If the Sailors are going to make it back to the state playoffs, they'll have to do it with a young squad and a new coach.

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Warren Miller's 'No Turning Back' making Steamboat stop

Popular ski and snowboard filmmaker Warren Miller Entertainment produced its 65th film "No Turning Back" this season and will be shown in Steamboat Springs for the first time Friday and Saturday at the Chief Theater.

Proposed retail marijuana shop passes through Oak Creek Planning Commission

Stagestop 1 LLC, a proposed retail marijuana business in Oak Creek, swiftly passed through the Planning Commission at Wednesday night's meeting and is one Town Board approval away from being the first of its kind in town.

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Fall athletes all over Western Slope all-league teams

Routt County fall season athletes were well represented on their respective all-league teams, which were announced to players at their banquets this week.

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Players young and old create diverse pool at Steamboat City Tennis Championships

The annual Steamboat City Singles and Doubles Tennis Championships drew a pool of young and old over the weekend, pinning up-and-coming youths against some seasoned veterans in competitions that didn't disappoint for either side.

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Steamboat's Paige VanArsdale has fought through cerebral palsy to pursue her love of skiing

Steamboat Springs High School freshman Paige VanArsdale has had to overcome more debilitating obstacles than most athletes her age. But the 15-year-old is learning to love competition on a rebuilt leg that set her back for 13 years.

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Proposed marijuana cultivation facility now eyes construction phase after Town Board meeting

Ant's Organic, a proposed marijuana cultivation facility in Oak Creek, got board approval Thursday night to move toward the construction phase of its business.

South Routt School District receives $60,360 grant from marijuana tax revenue to hire health care professional

Eleven school districts across the state, including South Routt School District, received nearly $1 million in grant funding Wednesday set aside by the legislature from marijuana tax revenue to be dedicated to addressing health care professional needs in Colorado schools.

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Outdoor Buddies helping the disabled fulfill their hunting dreams

For 30 years, Outdoor Buddies has helped disabled Americans from across the country live out their Colorado hunting dreams. When World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Bennett got his bull elk kill Nov. 4, it proved to be a hunting trip of a lifetime.

Oak Creek Town Board hosting public hearing for marijuana cultivation facility

The Oak Creek Town Board is holding a public hearing Thursday night regarding the Planning Commission's recommendation to approve a land use change for Ant's Organic, a marijuana cultivation facility proposed to be built on Arthur Avenue.

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Former Steamboat Springs High School hockey assistant coach Chris Campanelli took over the Sailors program this season, a decision he called a no-brainer. Campanelli inherits a young but hungry squad that opens the season Dec. 2 at Aspen.

Hayden High School wrestler Tanner Guire gets a Steamboat Springs High School athlete in a strong headlock Thursday during a joint practice. Hayden and Steamboat met at Soroco's wrestling facility to hold a three-way practice, helping the athletes compete against one another and giving the coaches a chance to get a preseason Colorado High School Activities Association-mandated training out of the way.

Hayden seniors Taylor Lewis, No. 42, and Tanner Guire, No. 82, each garnered postseason recognition. Lewis was a first-team all-league linebacker and an honorable mention offensive lineman. Guire was an honorable mention defensive back. Tigers sophomore Christian Carson was also on the first team as an offensive lineman.

Eric Logan was Soroco football's lone player on the 8-man Western Slope League first team. As a running back, Logan posted 656 rushing yards with seven total touchdowns.

Junior Charlie Buerskens netted seven goals in 2014, earning him a spot on the 4A Western Slope League first team. He was joined by senior Nathan DePuy, who led the Sailors with nine goals.

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