Joel Reichenberger

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Steamboat girls lacrosse struggles at Aspen, loses, 16-0

Aspen scored easily and it scored early, and it rolled Wednesday to a 16-0 victory against the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team in Aspen.

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Students sign to follow their sports to college

They often made it look easy on the court, on the field and on the mat, but not everything came easy to the the 12 athletes who signed collegiate letters of intent on Wednesday morning at Steamboat Springs High School.

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Routt County's high school track teams fall into stride

All three Routt County high school track teams came home from a busy weekend of competition with strong results.

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One for the books: Colorado Mountain College student balances skiing, class

Persistent snow made for a great day of skiing on the final day of the season at Steamboat Ski Area. For one area student, it was one more highlight from what's been a great winter.

Sailors slip at Wheat Ridge, eye key Tuesday matchup

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team's loss Saturday to Wheat Ridge sets the stage for a crucial home game Tuesday against Glenwood Springs.

Tennis squad falls 4-3 in tight dual

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team lost, 4-3, on Saturday on the road against Ralston Valley, but in that score, coach John Aragon said he saw his team’s strongest, most complete effort of the season.

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Hopes high for middle school girls lacrosse program

Girls lacrosse has been slow to catch on in Steamboat Springs, but coaches hope a new middle school team that will travel to several local tournaments early this summer could be the sign of a changing tide.

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Luppes stepping down as Hayden boys coach

Hayden High School boys basketball coach Mike Luppes is stepping down after six successful seasons leading the Tigers.

Steamboat girls lacrosse falls just short at Eagle Valley

Steamboat lost on the road, 14-13.

Steamboat Stinger registration opens

The Steamboat Stinger mountain bike race will return to Emerald Mountain in downtown Steamboat Springs this summer, August 16 and 17, and organizers expect the fourth-annual event to fill up with the same blazing speed the previous three versions have.

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The senior of the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team, Madison Ruppel, Sara Stout and Alice Holmquist, will play their final regular season game in Steamboat at 6 p.m. Thursday against Rifle. The Sailors are 6-5 on the season and hope to make it 7-5 against a Rifle team that has struggled to an 0-10 record.

Parents and coaches snap photos and cheer Wednesday as about a dozen Steamboat Springs High School athletes sign letters of intent to play sports in college.

Colorado Mountain College student Brett Somen cuts through the trees at Steamboat Ski Area on Sunday, the resort's closing day. Somen skied 119 days at Steamboat and 149 overall, every day but one during the season. He also didn't miss a class and maintained a 3.5 GPA while working on a sustainability bachelor's degree.

Deb Kuzemchak offers coaching to a pair of middle school girls lacrosse players on Saturday during a practice at Steamboat Springs High School. Kuzemchak played the game in college and her eighth-grade daughter, Delaney Pratt, has been playing lacrosse for nine years. Kuzemchak hopes to help get a girls lacrosse traveling team together for tournaments this summer, then to sustain the program to allow it to grow in to a feeder program for the girls high school team.

Hayden coach Mike Luppes will step down after six years coaching the boys basketball team. The Tigers made the regional tournament five times and the state tournament once during his span.

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