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. 

Recent Stories

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Weekend draws plenty of riders for early trail openings

Steamboat Springs riders and hikers are enjoying some early trail openings along the Emerald Mountain trail system and other trails in the valley.

Sailors soccer back in playoffs, draws No. 20 seed

A season after being snubbed from the state playoffs, the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team found its way back into the 32-team 2015 bracket, which was announced Sunday.

Rams track continues solid stretch at league championships

The Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden track and field teams competed in their respective league championship meets over the weekend with solid results and a handful of titles.

Rams track continues solid stretch at league championships

The Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden track and field teams competed in their respective league championship meets over the weekend with solid results and a handful of titles.

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It takes a village

Despite a lack of child care option, families raising young children in South Routt make it work.

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Bats hot in Sailors baseball's season-finale doubleheader split

Steamboat Springs High School baseball had an exciting doubleheader split at home on Saturday against Battle Mountain to close out the Sailors' season.

Steamboat girls lax falls at Battle Mountain, 16-3

A post-spring break improvement still wasn't enough for the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team at Battle Mountain Friday night. s

Sailors' loss puts state playoff bid in jeopardy

The Grand Junction boys lacrosse team shrugged off a loss to Steamboat Springs a few weeks ago by knocking off the Sailors, 12-9, in Friday's Mountain Conference crossover game.

Sailors girls tennis dominates Day 1 of regionals

Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis qualified players in all seven of Friday's regional tournament finals with a strong showing during Day 1 of play in Grand Junction.

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High school sports weekend preview for April 30 to May 2

Regular-season games for Steamboat girls soccer, lacrosse and baseball are this weekend, while Sailors tennis and Soroco, Hayden and Steamboat track and field teams are entering postseason competition.

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John Merwin gets some air on Bull Rider last summer at the Steamboat Bike Park. The park opens for the summer Thursday at 3 p.m. First-day passes will cost $15 and will benefit Routt County Riders. Passes will cost $38 daily for the rest of the summer. A season pass is $259.

Hayden track star Jack Redmond, shown here competing at a recent meet, has signed a letter of intent to run track at Coa College. He recieved an academic scholoraship of more than $30,000.

Mark Patterson, a 19-year Steamboat Springs resident, treks up the early portions of the Emerald Mountain bike trails Sunday. Many of the system's lower-mountain trails opened for riding late last week.

As usual, the Annual North Routt Chili Cook Off drew an enormous crowd. Last year's event was met with a cold snowstorm, but the 2015 Cook Off presented blue skies for a packed patio.

Proceeds from the Annual North Routt Chili Cook Off go toward the North Routt Preschool and the North Routt Community Charter School. Dozens of different types of homemade chili are available for patrons at Hahn's Peak Roadhouse each spring.

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