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Ben Ingersoll

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Steamboat playing host to World Telemark Championships for 1st time

For the first time in more than a decade, the United State is hosting the FIS World Telemark Skiing Championships. And for the first time ever, Steamboat Springs is playing host to the biennial event.

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Lewis, Carson bounced from state wrestling in emotional finales

Hayden Tigers Taylor Lewis and Christian Carson — the only Routt County contenders remaining at the state wrestling tournament — were eliminated in emotional finishes on Saturday.

Sailors boys and girls skiers each finish 9th at state

The Colorado high school state skiing championships wrapped up Saturday, and the Sailors girls nearly swept the annual Skimeister competition. Both teams finished ninth overall.

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Hayden's Lewis guts out 182-pound victory, stays alive for state wrestling medal

Steamboat Sailors, Moffat Bulldogs exit competition

Friday didn't go according to plan for much of Routt County's wrestlers at the 2A and 3A state championships, but two Hayden Tigers remain in contention for medals.

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3 Tigers march toward championship rounds at state wrestling

Day one of state championship wrestling wrapped up with three Hayden and two Moffat County athletes advancing to their respective championship quarterfinals Friday at Denver's Pepsi Center.

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Steamboat, Hayden wrestlers set for big stage at state

State championship wrestling ramps up Thursday and will run through Saturday at Denver's Pepsi Center, where the lights are bright and the stakes are as high as ever.

With regionals complete, wrestlers eye state championship brackets

Regionals are all wrapped up and eight Routt County wrestlers are heading to the state championships this week in Denver. Steamboat Springs qualified three athletes in Class 3A, and Hayden qualified five in Class 2A.

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McElhiney, Steamboat skiers shine at home USASA slopestyle event

It's rare that Steamboat Springs freeskiers get a chance to showcase their talent at home. They got that opportunity Sunday during USASA's competition at Steamboat Ski Area's Mavericks Terrain Park.

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

Hayden and Soroco girls battle in a surprisingly close game, Sailors hockey closes the season with a shutout win, and Steamboat boys hoops suffers big loss with league title on the line in this weekend's preps roundup.

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Ski jumping and Nordic combined Junior National team named and ready

Steamboat set to host Junior Nationals for 1st time since 2010

The second and final Rocky Mountain Division/Intermountain Division Junior National Qualifier is wrapped up, and the Junior National ski jumping/Nordic combined team is set for March 3 to 7 in Steamboat Springs.

Sailors hockey closes season with shutout win at Mullen

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team closed its season on a very high note, grabbing a 2-0 shutout win at Mullen on Friday night.

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Sailors boys basketball itching for a piece of the league title

The Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs boys basketball teams will meet on the Demons' floor Saturday afternoon with league titles on the line. If the Demons win, they take everything. If the Sailors win, they get their share, too.

Marijuana cultivation business gets Oak Creek approval, Dank Frank's gets closer

One proposed marijuana cultivation facility got Oak Creek Town Board approval to begin construction, while a long-standing proposal for Dank Frank's retail marijuana shop inched a bit closer to its own approval at Thursday's board meeting.

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It's do or die for Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco wrestlers at regionals

Regional wrestling tourneys a chance for local athletes to get to state

The Colorado high school wrestling regional tournaments kick off this weekend, offering a chance for Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco athletes to punch their tickets to the state championships at Denver's Pepsi Center.

High school sports weekend preview for Feb. 12-14

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team faces league-title implications this weekend. The Sailors hockey squad takes on its final opponent, and the Soroco-Hayden rivalry heads to the Tigers' gym.

Oak Creek Town Board to vote on retail marijuana grow shop Thursday

The Oak Creek Town Board will run through a very marijuana-heavy agenda at Thursday's regular meeting.

Steamboat Nordic girls 5th, boys 7th at Frisco 5K

The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski team is closing in on next weekend's state championships. The Sailors girls finished in fifth and the boys finished in seventh at Frisco's 5K skate race Saturday.

Steamboat wrestling shows well at Meeker Duals

Both Steamboat Springs and Hayden wrestling teams walked away from weekend dual-style tournaments with winning records, the Sailors at Meeker and the Tigers in Southeast Wyoming.

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

Brody King sparked the Steamboat boys, Hayden and Soroco hoops teams had a successful weekend, and a Sailors girls basketball player nearly snagged a triple-double.

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Salt Lake City's Josh Hanson wins Winter Carnival Gelande competition

Eight brave men strapped on their Alpine-style skis and hit the HS-127 jump at Howelsen Hill Sunday for the finals of the Winter Carnival Pro Alpine ski jumping competition.

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Despite improved defense, Sailors girls basketball downed by Delta

Neither team was safe from the turnover bug Saturday, but Delta outlasted the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team, 52-33.

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Senior King sparks Sailors boys basketball in win over Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team shrugged off a slow start to slide by visiting Delta, 41-33, to keep the Sailors' league-win streak alive.

Methodical Columbine beats Steamboat hockey, 5-3

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team pressed the issue Saturday night, but Columbine always had an answer, beating the Sailors, 5-3.

Cherry Creek rips Steamboat with big 2nd period

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team was the victim of a brutal second period at state-ranked Cherry Creek on Friday in the Sailors' 11-2 road loss.

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New STARS camp brings together vets of all ages and backgrounds

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports launched its new STARS & Stripes Heroes Mentor camp this week, providing an opportunity for veterans from recent and long-ago wars and conflicts to build relationships on the slopes.

Steamboat alumnus and Craig resident cash out at team roping finals in Vegas

Steamboat Springs High School alumnus Mike Robson and team roping partner Gary Rodamel, of Craig, walked away from Las Vegas in December with the biggest paycheck they had ever received from one competition.

High school sports weekend preview for Feb. 5 to 7

The Sailors girls basketball team is at home against Delta, Soroco hoops looks to keep its hot streak going and both Hayden Tigers squads will be awfully busy with tough competition.

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Winter Carnival 2015: Diamonds lead the parade

Ski industry lifers to serve as grand marshals

Chris and Diamond is entering the home stretch of his ski industry career, a victory march of sorts that will include serving as the 102nd Winter Carnival’s grand marshal alongside his wife of 36 years.

Berend, Good take 20th and 21st at Nordic combined Junior Worlds

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Ben Berend and Jasper Good placed 20th and 21st on Wednesday at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Kazakhstan. Steamboat ski jumper Logan Sankey will compete on Thursday.

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Sailors boys basketball hoping to avoid giving Delta puncher's chance

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team is hoping to avoid another regular-season letdown against Delta, which has slipped to the bottom of the league but still presents a threat to the Sailors this Saturday.

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Thvedt, Hansen take 5th at Valley Tournament in Gilcrest

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestlers battled on Saturday in Gilcrest, paced by fifth-place finishes from Dakota Thvedt and Matthew Hansen.

Steamboat Alpine boys 2nd, girls 3rd at Winter Park

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team was the class of the Winter Park slalom on Friday. The boys finished 2nd and the girls finished 3rd. Steamboat's McKenzie Millard grabbed gold, as well.

Hayden girls basketball can't catch Vail Christian by surprise

Hayden High School girls basketball couldn't catch Vail Christian reeling on Saturday as the Tigers fell to the Saints, 54-30.

Depth bites Hayden as Tigers boys lose at Vail Christian

The Hayden High School boys basketball team couldn't put together back-to-back solid halves as the Tigers fell at Vail Christian on Saturday, 60-37.

Brodie takes 1st for Steamboat Nordic team at Cordillera

The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski team got 2nd place overall out of its girls and 8th overall from the boys at Eagle Valley's qualifier at Cordillera.

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

Soroco basketball enjoys a huge weekend, Hayden boys and girls hoops score home wins and Sailors hockey sends its senior out with a win in the weekend prep sports roundup.

Steamboat hockey falls in 1-goal heartbreaker to Resurrection Christian

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost a heartbreaker to a state championship-level Resurrection Christian squad Saturday night in the Sailors' final home game of the year.

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Steamboat girls basketball can't hang with league-leading Palisade

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team played as well as it has all season, but the Sailors ran into a buzz saw in visiting Palisade, the 4A Western Slope League leaders.

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Sailors boys basketball wins slugfest against visiting Palisade

The Palisade High School boys basketball team came out firing against Steamboat Springs on Saturday, but the Sailors countered the Bulldogs' attack quickly, winning 55-47.

Eagle Valley marches past Steamboat girls basketball

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team was outgunned Friday night against a surging Eagle Valley squad.

Sailors boys basketball blows by Eagle Valley

The Sailors boys basketball team had little trouble with visiting Eagle Valley on Friday. Steamboat won, 70-35, and all 15 Sailors players saw valuable minutes.

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Soroco girls basketball battles back to beat Vail Christian by 1

The Soroco High School girls basketball team grabbed a wild win Friday night at Vail Christian, overcoming an 18-point first-quarter deficit to win, 67-66.

Rams boys basketball unseats Vail Christian

The Soroco High School boys basketball team handed league-leading Vail Christian its first conference loss of the season Friday night, 72-66.

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Sailors hockey pushes back, wins 2nd game

Steamboat Springs High School hockey used a late push and hung on to down visiting Summit on Saturday, 4-2, for the Sailors' second win of the season.

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Former Sailors basketball star Vandahl to run youth rec league

Former Steamboat Springs High School basketball star Mike Vandahl is expanding his coaching venture into the youth realm, taking the reins of the new city youth recreational league this spring.

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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.