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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.

Seniors guide Sailors boys lacrosse to victory

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team improved to 2-1 with a come-from-behind win at Douglas County.

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Steamboat volleyball coach Hall honored for longtime role in girls sports

Longtime Steamboat Springs High School volleyball coach Wendy Hall has been named the 2015 Helen D. McCall Memorial Award winner for her role in advancing girls sports in Colorado.

Well-traveled Sailors girls lacrosse falls to Durango

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team ran out of gas Saturday morning in an 18-4 loss at Durango.

Steamboat girls lacrosse coasts by Telluride for 1st win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team snagged its first win of the spring on Friday at Telluride in convincing fashion.

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Club junior Alpine ski racers wrapping up seasons with strong results

It's been a big last couple of weeks for Winter Sports Club junior Alpine ski racers. U14 and U12 racers wrapped up their divisional championships, and U16er Cole Puckett is readying for nationals.

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Sailors girls soccer hammers Glenwood behind Floyd's hat trick

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team cruised by Glenwood Springs Thursday night, 5-1, marking the Sailors' biggest victory so far this season.

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Soroco's Rossi named to all-state basketball game, commits to college

In the matter of one week, Soroco senior basketball player Jessica Rossi found out her high school hoops career isn't quite over and that her college career is a lot clearer.

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High school sports weekend preview for March 19 to 21

This weekend, Steamboat girls soccer will try to right the ship, girls lacrosse has a chance at its first win, Sailors baseball will get tested and Steamboat and Soroco track test their legs in their second meet.

Sailors baseball splits doubleheader with Rifle

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team won a 10-inning thriller at Rifle Saturday then surrendered a nine-run lead in the second half of the doubleheader, splitting the series with the Bears.

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Gunning for the top

Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse senior Willy Gunn is pursuing huge goals this spring

Steamboat Springs High School senior Willy Gunn has lofty lacrosse goals. He also has the drive to make them a reality this spring.

Soroco's Constine, Hayden's Redmond show out in Rifle track meet

The high school track and field season began Friday in Rifle, and some local athletes picked up where they left off last spring.

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

Steamboat Springs girls soccer is off to a fantastic start, Sailors boys lacrosse dominates opener and freshman tennis sensation Tatum Burger makes her presence felt in this week's preps sports roundup.

Dank Frank's approved in Oak Creek, parking still in question

The long-proposed marijuana grow facility/retail storefront hybrid Dank Frank's in Oak Creek received Town Board Thursday.

South Routt schools create new honor to encourage district engagement

The South Routt School District has been rewarding its students, staff and community members a little differently this year. It's part of a larger goal to get more people engaged in important district happenings.

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Sailors boys lacrosse looks to keep program momentum going

Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse has the tall task of trying to replicate the enormous success the Sailors have had the past two seasons. They'll have to do it this spring with a young squad.

A few more marijuana items on Oak Creek Town Board's Thursday agenda

The Oak Creek Town Board will again work through a marijuana-heavy agenda during its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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Steamboat Pentathlon hits 24th year on course

More than 40 individual racers and over 30 short- and long-course teams took on the 24th annual Steamboat Pentathlon, where racers are tested on their all-around winter sports talent.

Soroco girls' stellar season comes to a close in loss to Paonia

The day after the Paonia boys basketball team ended the Soroco boys' season, the Eagles doubled it up and closed out the Rams girls' season with a 56-38 win in the 2A regional title game.

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Steamboat's Puckett overcomes painful slalom to finish 6th

The U16 Rocky Mountain/Central Division Alpine Championships concluded with Saturday's slalom at Howelsen Hill. Steamboat's Cole Puckett and Amber Elliott each reached the awards stage.

Title-caliber Paonia ends Soroco boys' season

The Soroco High School boys basketball team's season came to an end Friday night in the regional tournament. The Rams fell to a strong Paonia Eagles team, 55-35

Soroco girls blow by Mancos to reach regional title game

The Soroco High School girls basketball team took care of business Friday afternoon in its regional opener, downing Mancos by 16 to advance to Saturday's finals.

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Winter Sports Club U16 skiers climb up a bit at championships

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Mary Kate Hackworthy scored the club's best finish thus far in the U16 Alpine championships during Friday's girls giant slalom.

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Steamboat's Madden scores thrilling win at Nordic Combined Junior Nationals

Opening competition of the 2015 Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior Nationals at Howelsen Hill didn't disappoint with a thrilling, near photo finish in the final event.

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Soroco girls hoping frenetic pace helps them slide into regional finals

The Soroco boys and girls basketball teams are prepping for the regional tournament in Grand Junction, where two wins equals a berth in the 2A state championship bracket.

High school sports weekend preview for March 5 to 7

Nearly all Steamboat Springs High School springs sports open this weekend and the Sailors' girls soccer, girls lacrosse, boys baseball and boys lacrosse will each be on the road.

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Steamboat hosting championship week for junior Nordic and Alpine skiers

Steamboat Springs is playing host to two big junior championships this week in the special jumping and Nordic combined 2015 Nationals as well as the U16 Alpine championships.

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Doak Walker Legends Award reunites old friends in Dallas

Annual Doak Walker Legends Award ceremony reunites old friends

This weekend's Doak Walker Legends Award presentation in Dallas was a trip down memory lane for Steamboat Springs residents Rod Hanna and Dean Vogelaar.

Fletchers pair finishes 9th in final World Championships event

Despite recording the day's fifth-best cross country time, the Steamboat Springs duo of Bryan and Taylor Fletcher slipped to ninth overall in the final Nordic combined team competition at the World Championships in Sweden.

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Banked slalom proves to be a hit in year 2

The now-annual Slash and Burn Banked Slalom at Howelsen Hill drew a larger crowd and a larger pool of contestants to hit the nearly three-times bigger course from its inaugural year.

Rams girls again edge Vail Christian in district 3rd-place game

Another close win over Vail Christian earned the Soroco High School girls basketball team third place at the 2A District 5 tournament, and now the Rams wait for their regional pairing.

Vail Christian hits 2 big free throws late to down Soroco boys

The Soroco High School boys basketball team held a slim lead late against Vail Christian in the district third-place game, but the Rams couldn't hang on in a 42-41 heartbreaking loss.

Rams boys can't score upset over Meeker at districts

Some mental lapses on offense doomed the Soroco High School boys basketball team against 2A state power Meeker in Friday's district opener.

Rough start downs Soroco girls in district opener

The Soroco High School girls basketball team lost just its third game of the season Friday night, this time to state-ranked Paonia in the district tournament opener.

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Overall champs crowned as telemark championships come to close

Overall champions and classic race medalists were honored Friday as the 2015 FIS Telemark World Championships came to a close at Steamboat Ski Area.