Ben Ingersoll

Sports and education 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., and is new to Steamboat Springs. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, hiking, college football and any fitness-related activity. 

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South Routt Elementary kindergarten teacher Peggy Barnes says goodbye after 36 years

South Routt Elementary School teacher Peggy Barnes is retiring after 36 years of leading kindergarten classrooms.

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Former Sailors tennis star Swiggart assumes Idaho State's top role

Steamboat Springs High School tennis product Jamey Swiggart made a big jump from his freshman season at Idaho State to his sophomore campaign, assuming the role as the Bengals' No. 1 singles starter in 2014.

Steamboat runners complete historic Boston Marathon in less than 4 hours

All four Steamboat Springs runners in this year's Boston Marathon completed the 26.2-mile course in less than four hours on one of the most memorable days in the race's long and storied history.

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State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush pushing to keep Safe Routes to School grants alive

Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, is working to keep the Safe Routes to School program intact by bringing a bill to the House and Senate floors.

Steamboat girls tennis concludes regular season with team silver at Longmont

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team concluded its regular-season schedule by taking second as a squad at the Longmont Invitational on Saturday.

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CHSAA adjusts 4A state hoops tourneys for competitive balance

The Colorado High School Activities Association announced late last week that the 4A state basketball tournament field will drop from 48 teams to 32 teams starting next year.

Shorthanded Sailors LAX team sees win streak snapped

Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse saw its 12-game winning streak to open the 2014 season snapped by Valor Christian on Saturday afternoon.

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Sailors LAX stays perfect, looks ahead to Valor Christian on Saturday

Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse improved to a perfect 12-0 with a 15-8 win against Windsor on Friday. The Sailors are looking to avenge a disheartening 2013 loss when they play Valor Christian on Saturday.

Education Fund Board to review $2.62 million in grants in May

At Wednesday's Steamboat Springs Grant Commission meeting, the board pushed along more than $2.62 million in potential 2014-15 grants for Steamboat, Hayden and South Routt school districts. Approval will be made in May by the Fund Board.

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Sailors soccer trounces Rifle on senior night

Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer sent its three seniors out with a 7-0 win against Rifle on Thursday night at Gardner Field.

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It's the kids — and their families — that retiring South Routt Elementary School kindergarten teacher Peggy Barnes said she'll miss the most. After 36 years, Barnes is waving goodbye to her cluttered classroom and looking forward to some "me time," she says.

Nancy Johnson's dog Hunter shakes off some water at the Old Town Hot Springs' annual Poochy Paddle on Sunday. Funds raised from the cost of admission and donations at the event benefited the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter.

Loren Parsons tosses her dog Zephyr into the lap pool at the Old Town Hot Springs' annual Poochy Paddle on Sunday. Funds raised from the cost of admission and donations at the event benefited the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter.

Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball enjoyed a thrilling double-overtime two-point victory over Sierra in the first round of the 2013-14 4A state playoffs. The Sailors' win was the narrowest margin of victory of the tournament's first round. CHSAA announced Thursday it is dropping from a 48-team tournament field to 32 teams in order to create a more competitive balance.

Sophomore Natalie Bohlmann fights off a pair of Rifle players in the first half of the Sailors 7-0 win Thursday night.

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