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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The high school track and field season began Friday in Rifle, and some local athletes picked up where they left off last spring.
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.
The long-proposed marijuana grow facility/retail storefront hybrid Dank Frank's in Oak Creek received Town Board Thursday.
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.
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.
The Oak Creek Town Board will again work through a marijuana-heavy agenda during its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With more high schoolers committing to play NCAA sports than ever before, the trend to become one of the roughly 460,000 collegiate student-athletes nationwide is being felt right in Steamboat Springs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some mental lapses on offense doomed the Soroco High School boys basketball team against 2A state power Meeker in Friday's 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.
Overall champions and classic race medalists were honored Friday as the 2015 FIS Telemark World Championships came to a close at Steamboat Ski Area.
It's been a long road for Dank Frank's in Oak Creek. Although multiple marijuana businesses have been approved in the last few months, its application to open for business remains on the table.
After the use and sale of recreational marijuana was legalized Jan. 1, 2014, Oak Creek quickly became Routt County's most sought-after place to set up a pot business.
Steamboat Springs' Bryan Fletcher surged near the Nordic combined podium Thursday with the final days of the 2015 World Championships in Falun, Sweden, looming.
State wrestlers grab some wins in the Pepsi Center, Soroco girls basketball keeps the win streak going and the Sailors boys basketball squad goes down in heartbreaking fashion in the final preps roundup of the winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.