Ben Ingersoll

Sports and South Routt reporter

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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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Former Hayden Tiger Letlow gearing up for DII football championship

Hayden High School alumnus Treyben Letlow is a long way removed from his illustrious Tigers athletic career, but on Saturday, he will start at tight end for the CSU-Pueblo football team in the biggest game of his life: the Division II national championship.

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Holiday Classic Alpine skiing back at Howelsen this weekend

The annual Holiday Classic Alpine ski races are back at Howelsen Hill this weekend, featuring some top-level local, collegiate, national and international talent.

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High school sports weekend preview for Dec. 19 and 20

Steamboat hockey will make its home debut, Sailors boys and girls hoops continue league play, Soroco boys and girls basketball teams play host to South Park and Routt County wrestlers will be at West Grand.

Soroco freshman beats out more than 3,000 Colorado students in stock market competition

Soroco High School freshman Jonah Jonas took first place at the statewide Stock Market Exchange challenge, and a five-student team at Soroco finished in third place.

Sailors wrestlers grapple their way to 5th at Delta tournament

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team took fifth at a the tough Panther Invitational in Delta over the weekend, competing against some small-school powerhouses.

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Steamboat U14 girls hockey snags 2nd place at annual Adele Dombrowski tourney

The Steamboat Springs U14 girls hockey team's run toward a championship at the annual Adele Dombrowski Tournament was cut just short Sunday against West Elk.

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Top 4 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

Steamboat boys basketball player Robi Powers has a big weekend and some area hoops teams bounced back in Saturday games.

The story never ends: Mike Yurich’s significant moments in South Routt history

In 1914, the now-ghost town of Ludlow was undergoing a massive strike among its miners, one that culminated in an attack of more than a thousand workers.

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The story never ends: Yurich dedicated to preserving Oak Creek history

Since he was a little boy, Oak Creek’s Mike Yurich has dedicated most his life to preserving the town’s history. Inside the rickety building restored to become the Tracks & Trails Museum along downtown’s main drag, Yurich’s life work is on display. But at 80 years old, he fears his days as Oak Creek’s unofficial historian may be numbered. He’s on a mission to make sure even if he’s forgotten years down the road, the town’s history isn’t.

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The story never ends: Tracks & Trails Museum’s foundation

When the Tracks & Trails Museum finally got a home in 2007 to house the town’s century-long history, there was a reason the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg dedicated it to Mike Yurich.

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Steamboat Springs High School hockey will make its home debut against a winless Chatfield team at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

A pair of fires blazed away at the base of Howelsen Hill, keeping visitors warm on a snowy evening at the Community Holiday Party.

Louden Kirby, 12, didn't quite make it down the hill on his tube Sunday during the Community Holiday Party at Howelsen Hill.

Paris McMahon and her cousin Kai Hush got in a dual snow tubing ride at Howelsen Hill on Sunday during the Community Holiday Party.

It was warm inside Olympian Hall and snowing steadily outside at Howelsen Hill on Sunday evening for the Community Holiday Party.

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