Joel Reichenberger

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Chris Zirkle earns NAIA all-American honors

Chris Zirkle, a Hayden High School graduate, was at his very best in his very last high school event four years ago, winning two state championships at the state track meet. Saturday, at his last collegiate track meet, he was again at his best.

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Turkey Trot back to benefit high school teams

The Turkey Trot returns Thursday with new management.

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Hanging 'em up: Athletes adjust to life outside competition

When the competitive days are done, moving on can be complex for athletes.

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Wave of changes for Nordic combined team as World Cup season begins

It's a different kind of season for the U.S. Nordic combined team, and not just because there are no Olympics this year.

Routt County collegiate athlete update for Nov. 18

Chris Zirkle set a school record running cross country at Northwest Christian University. He's one of a handful of local athletes who have seen success recently at the collegiate level.

Western Slope changes keep Hayden, Soroco away from rivals

The Western Slope will keep its eastern teams like Hayden and Soroco from playing league match ups against its western teams like Meeker and Paonia until the postseason.

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Experts offer tips on prepping equipment for the ski season

Ski season is already upon some of us, and near for the rest. It's time to get that equipment tuned up and ready to go.

Tennis players shine in Wyoming

A pack of top, young Steamboat Springs tennis players pieced together a big weekend of results at a tournament in Laramie last weekend.

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Healthy Marno aiming high for new ski season

U.S. Ski Team racer and Steamboat Springs skier Anna Marno has plans for a big season, one that could include races at the 2015 World Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek.

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Steamboat to play host to Hall of Fame induction

Steamboat Springs will be the site of the 2015 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame induction in April.

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Jessica Sword, left, and Chris Sword close in on the finish line during last year's Turkey Trot race in Steamboat Springs. This year's race returns at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The snow falls down as the skiers skin up. With Steamboat Ski Area one day away from opening with Scholarship Day, there was plenty of uphill traffic Tuesday on Mount Werner as local adventurers couldn't wait to get their turns.

Michael DeGrandis flies high during a 2011 freestyle skiing event in Steamboat Springs. DeGrandis just missed on two chances to make the U.S. Ski Team that season.

DeGrandis celebrates as he crosses the finish line of a dual moguls event at the 2012 Freestyle Junior Nationals competition in Steamboat Springs. He won the competition in his final full year skiing. He skied again the next season but an injury kept him from finishing it.

Justin Reiter cuts down the course at Howelsen Hill last winter before qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Reiter has trained in Steamboat Springs for much of his career and will be based in town again this winter, though a busy World Cup schedule will keep him from any local competitions.

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