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Ben Ingersoll

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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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CMC running-target shooting club one week from Nationals

Colorado Mountain College's running-target shooting club geared up Sunday for next week's U.S. National Championships in Amarillo, Texas.

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McCannon working his way back

Steamboat Springs High School senior Mitch McCannon is hoping to make his full-game debut this week on the lacrosse field, three months after breaking three bones in his foot.

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Steamboat's Austin Kerbs keeps getting better in high jump

Season-best times and marks were in abundance for Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco track and field teams at Friday's Clint Wells Invitational in Craig.

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Closest thing to home

Steamboat, Soroco and Hayden track teams set to compete in Craig Friday

All three Routt County high school track and field teams will be at Moffat County's Clint Wells Invitational this Friday, marking the closest meet to home for the Sailors, Rams and Tigers.

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High school sports weekend preview for April 16 to 18

Steamboat boys and girls lacrosse, as well as Sailors girls soccer are at home this weekend, while Steamboat tennis, baseball and track are all on the road. Soroco and Hayden track are also away.

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As one door starts to close, another opens for Hayden's Redmond

Hayden track and field athlete Jack Redmond driven to take it to the next level

Hayden High School senior Jack Redmond has just a few more weeks to cement his Tigers track and field legacy before shipping off to college, where he plans to be a student-athlete.

Oak Creek residents asked for input on comprehensive plan update

Oak Creek and South Routt residents who want to have their voices heard as the town updates its five-year-old comprehensive plan will have their chance Wednesday.

Rams track doubles up in weekend invites

The Soroco Rams track and field team had a busy weekend, competing in two different invitationals. The Steamboat and Hayden squads also saw some podium finishes in their meets.

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Top 3 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

The Sailors girls tennis team has an undefeated No. 1 singles player, Steamboat baseball's Jesse Pugh tosses seven scoreless innings and Steamboat-Battle Mountain soccer closes entertaining rivalry for the season.

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Pitchers reign in Steamboat-Glenwood baseball doubleheader split

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team opened its rare home doubleheader with a shutout win before getting shutout itself in Game 2 on Saturday versus Glenwood Springs.

Tatum Burger wins, but Sailors girls tennis falls to Ralston Valley

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team was downed Friday by Class 5A's undefeated Ralston Valley Mustangs, 6-1.

Sailors' Dorr has 18 saves in girls lax loss to Aspen

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team couldn't keep pace with second-ranked Aspen Friday night.

Steamboat boys lax easily handles Vail Mountain

The Sailors boys lacrosse team bounced back with an 18-3 thrashing of the Vail Mountain Gore Rangers Friday night.

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Soroco's Rossi officially signs to play hoops at Eastern Wyoming

In front of a large crowd, Soroco High School senior Jessica Rossi put pen to paper Thursday and officially signed to play basketball at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming.

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Sailors baseball hoping it gets its chance to host doubleheader

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team is set to host a very rare early April doubleheader this Saturday, but the spring storm that rolled through is putting the games in jeopardy.

High school sports weekend preview for April 10 and 11

This weekend, Steamboat boys lacrosse hits the road looking for a rebound win, tennis battles along the Front Range, track is in Garfield County and Sailors soccer is itching for win No. 9.

Hayden's Redmond jumps back into the swing of things at Eagle Valley Invite

All three Routt County high schools were represented at Saturday's Eagle Valley Track and Field Invitational. Hayden's Jack Redmond and Soroco's Ben Kelley each brought home gold medals.

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Winter Sports Club riders throw down big runs at snowboard Nationals

Winter Sports Club snowboarders throw down some big runs

More than 40 Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders took to Copper Mountain for last week's USASA National Championships.

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Sailors girls tennis marches by Lakewood

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team knocked off previously undefeated Lakewood at home on Saturday, 5-2.

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Bohlmann blast pushes Sailors girls soccer past Palisade

All it took was one swing of Natalie Bohlmann's powerful right leg to net the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team a league win over visiting Palisade on Saturday.

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Sailors boys lax gets back to 'fun,' thrashes visiting Fruita Monument

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team blasted visiting Fruita Monument on Saturday, rejuvenating the Sailors' sideline after Thursday's narrow win.

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Devils sophomore too much for Steamboat girls lacrosse

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team gave visiting Eagle Valley a tight game, but in the end, Devils sophomore Lindsay Martinez's seven goals made the difference.

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Sailors boys lacrosse escapes upset bid, beats Summit by 1

The Summit Tigers made Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse sweat a bit Thursday night at Gardner Field, but the Sailors hung on late for the 8-7 conference win.

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State-minded Sailors tennis readying for only home matches

Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis gets its first and last shot to play at home this weekend, and the Sailors are approaching the matches with regional and state bids in mind.

Top 3 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

Andrew Firestone fires in five goals, Steamboat Springs girls tennis gets strong doubles play and Sailors girls soccer is red hot in this weekend's preps sports roundup.

Soroco's Peterson leads the way at big Broomfield meet

The Sailors' distance runners and the Soroco Rams' field athletes led the way for Routt County in Friday's Broomfield Shootout track and field invitational.

Tired Sailors fall to Windsor

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team ran out of gas Saturday morning at Windsor, falling, 10-6.

Steamboat-Battle mountain soccer rivalry to decide league leader

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team blasted Montezuma-Cortez Saturday, and now all of the Sailors' focus goes toward its showdown with undefeated Battle Mountain Tuesday in Edwards.

Sailors girls tennis ekes by Thompson Valley

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team rebounded with a tight victory over Thompson Valley on Saturday, 4-3.

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Bohonnon goes big, runs away with U.S. men's aerials title

The new national champions put on a high-flying show in Saturday's U.S. Freestyle Championships men's and women's aerials finals at Steamboat Ski Area.

Sailors boys lacrosse edges 9th-ranked Thompson Valley

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team scored its biggest win of the season, beating No. 9-ranked Thompson Valley, 13-11, on Friday night.

Doubles play nearly anchors Sailors girls tennis to win at 5A power

Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis was narrowly edged by 5A power Fossil Ridge on Friday, 4-3. The Sailors' three wins all came in doubles play.

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Kearney bows out with gold

Hannah Kearney bowed out of her freestyle moguls career in fitting fashion, throwing down the day's best run on the day's final run to win the U.S. women's championship on Friday.

Steamboat girls soccer easily beats Delta, 8-1

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team trounced Delta on the road, 8-1, aided by a hat-trick performance from junior Natalie Bohlmann.

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3 Steamboat products advance to women's U.S. mogul finals

The women had center stage Thursday as they kicked off the 2015 U.S. Freestyle Championships with qualification runs for Friday's finals.

High school sports weekend preview for March 27 to 29

Steamboat girls soccer is gunning for a 6-1 start, Sailors boys lacrosse and girls tennis will be heavily tested and both Steamboat and Soroco track squads are heading to a huge Front Range meet this weekend.

Sailors boys and Soroco girls hoops headline winter's all-league selections

Steamboat Springs boys basketball, Soroco girls basketball and Steamboat's ski team led this winter's all-league nominations.

Girls sprint medley, Kerbs' shot put anchor Sailors track

Competing against some of the best Front Range and Western Slope competition there is, the Steamboat Springs and Soroco track and field teams held their own Saturday.

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Top 3 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

Steamboat Springs girls soccer blasts Glenwood behind hat trick, Steamboat girls lacrosse picks up first win and boys lacrosse rebounds in this week's prep sports roundup.

New YVEA program hopes to conserve energy, save members money

In conjunction with a few prominent community partners, the Yampa Valley Electric Association is set to launch a new program designed to save members and customers money.

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