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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Rams girls basketball staying true to family foundation

The Soroco High School girls basketball team is all about keeping things in perspective. This weekend is huge on the court, but it's the things off the court that are far more important to the Rams.

High school sports weekend preview for Jan. 30 and 31

Steamboat Springs basketball gets back-to-back home games while the Sailors' hockey team closes out its home schedule. Hayden boys and girls basketball hosts De Beque then heads to Vail Christian. Steamboat and Soroco wrestling is a long way from home at the Valley Classic.

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

Steamboat's Garrett Bye nears triple-double, McKenzie Millard shines for Sailors skiing and area wrestlers look strong in tournaments in this weekend's high school sports weekend roundup.

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Steamboat Nordic ski team full of eager new faces

One-third of the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski team is brand new to the sport. They are learning under a first-year coach that was in their same shoes more than 10 years ago.

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7 podium finishes give Sailors wrestling home tourney victory

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team again took the Carl Ramunno Invitational at home, using gold-medal performances from Hayden Johnson, Matthew Hansen, Colton Pasternak and Dylan Wallace.

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Summit closes the door on Steamboat girls basketball

The Sailors girls basketball team slumped to 4-9 overall after falling late to Summit on Friday night at home.

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Bye and Powers explode to aide Sailors boys basketball past Summit

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team used a combined 42 points out of captains Garrett Bye and Robi Powers to down the visiting Summit Tigers, 49-36.

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Millard, Grabb strong in Sailor Alpine team's lone home race

A handful of Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls Alpine skiers qualified for the state championship slalom in their lone home event of the season on Friday at Howelsen Hill.

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Oak Creek swears in new police chief, looks to fill out full-time patrol

The town of Oak Creek has its new police chief after Ralph Maher was sworn in prior to Thursday night's Town Board meeting.

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Game of the Week: Sailors Alpine skiers looking forward to 1st and only home race

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team is hosting its only home race of the season on Friday, and the Sailors are hoping a little home-course magic gives them a leg up at Howelsen Hill.

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Soroco senior Hayley Johnson smiles during a shoot around at Wednesday's practice. The Rams are heading into their biggest weekend of the regular season on the court, but with a teammate in the hospital off the court, the Rams are sticking to their family-first motto.

Keller Franko, 4, sits on his dad's shoulders in his very own NASA space gear during Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson's presentation Sunday evening at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson speaks to a packed house Sunday evening at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Swanson, who spent 169 days in space on Expedition 40, presented some of his memorable projects while on duty and fielded questions from the audience.

Steamboat Springs junior Brittney Starks said her first time on Nordic skies was earlier this winter with the high school team. She strapped in and tried to skate around the school's turf field on campus without much success. A few months later, she's getting more comfortable and competing with the Sailors.

Soroco High School senior Micah Gibbons made his competitive skiing debut last season as part of Steamboat Springs High School's Alpine team. This winter, he's trying Nordic skiing for the first time in his life with strong results. He has already qualified to compete in next month's state championship.

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