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Joel Reichenberger

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Late rally lifts Sailors to first win

The Steamboat boys basketball team trailed big at half but managed to eek out a big win.

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Steamboat girls sink in second half

A slow second half offensively sank the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team Friday in a season-opening trip to play against Roaring Fork, which was hosting the Brenda Patch Tournament.

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Sailors, Huskies skate to a draw

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team opened its season Friday with a trip to Battle Mountain, and the Sailors didn’t pick their first loss of the season. They didn’t pick up their first win, either.

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Rams rebound to win again

It may have looked ugly early — blowout ugly, even — but the Soroco High School girls basketball team found its footing midway through Friday’s game and powered back to beat Cedaredge at the Cowboy Shootout tournament in Meeker, 42-36.

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Soroco girls defend to win

The shooting wasn't pretty, but Soroco High School girls basketball coach David Bruner said the defense was, and that helped pave the way to a 65-45 win Thursday for the Rams against the Mesa Ridge junior varsity team in the opening round of the Meeker Cowboy Shootout tournament.

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Sailors hope to build on success

Steamboat returns trio of state qualifers

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team is coming off one of its best seasons. The Sailors would love to grow that success this winter.

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Logan, Rams set to start season

Soroco wrestler Jace Logan may have taken some of his opponents by surprise last year as a freshman, at least early in the season. He won’t have that luxury for a single match this year.

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Carson, Mosman aim for state

The Hayden wrestling team returns a pair of state qualifiers and is headed into the looming wrestling season with high hopes.

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Steamboat cross-country skiers start fast on fresh snow

A long trip to West Yellowstone, Montana, has become as regular a Thanksgiving Day tradition as turkey for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers, but a week out from their journey, it looked like warm weather might change the team’s plans.

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Hayden boys basketball team hunting wins this winter

The Hayden High School boys basketball team is hoping last season's hard lessons can lead to some victories this season.

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Short on experience, Soroco boys basketball team eyes rebuild

Building chemistry and developing confidence early will be key for a young, small and inexperienced Soroco boys basketball team this season.

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Passion, heart, seniors can drive Hayden girls

Hayden girls basketball coach Michelle Wilkie has seen her team fight with all it has. She's hoping she can take that passion and turn it into wins on the basketball court.

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Short on height, Soroco girls hope to be long on wins

They’ll look different — think shorter — and play different — think faster — but the Soroco High School girls basketball team hopes to generate the same level of success it’s had in recent seasons.

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Trotting through the snow

More than 400 make 5K Thanksgiving trek

There were plenty of excuses to skip Thursday morning’s Turkey Trot 5-kilometer run in Steamboat Springs, starting with the snow that came overnight to cover the course. Few used them as the event drew a record crowd.

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Trio of Steamboat skiers set to soar

World champs, Olympic preview on schedule for 2016-17 NC season

It was dark but warm Wednesday in Ruka, Finland, where a trio of Steamboat Springs skiers will make up the U.S. team Saturday when the World Cup Nordic combined circuit jumps off in Ruka, Finland.

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On again, off again: Off the U.S. Ski Team, a pair of local moguls skiers are still in on their sport

Steamboat Springs skiers Lane Stoltzner and Sophia Schwartz were dropped from the U.S. Ski Team in the spring. They haven't let a little thing like that get in the way of their pursuit of their freestyle skiing dreams.

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Retail site offers help for "fringe" athletes

Two Olympic appearances and years on the World Cup circuit help, Taylor Fletcher said. Still, finding ways to fund a Nordic combined career can be complicated, he said.

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County shifts show in presidential votes

Though Oak Creek and Phippsburg turned red, Clinton carried Routt easily

Tuesday’s presidential election may have brought plenty of surprises — or one big one, anyway — but the overall results in Routt County weren’t much of a shock. Still, the 2016 presidential election numbers did show several major political shifts in the county.

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Steamboaters fly at Frog Hollow

Helen Beall was searching for the right way to describe the 25 Hours of Frog Hollow mountain bike race in Hurricane, Utah. She found it. “It’s the spirit of mountain bike racing,” she said.

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Lundquist honored with award

Steamboat Springs sportscaster Verne Lundquist, working through his final season calling college football games on CBS, was recognized with the Ronald Reagan Media Award last week by the United States Sports Academy.

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Run, Rabbit Run donates big bucks

Hundreds of runners took on the 100- and 50-mile Run, Rabbit Run courses in Steamboat Springs in September, and last month, the race doled out thousands of dollars to local charities.

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Steamboat Springs golfers play through as autumn lingers

Dec. 8, 1998, was mayhem, Haymaker Golf Course superintendent Bill Whelihan said, remembering back Wednesday to the latest date Haymaker Golf Course has ever played host to golf. This year won't challenge that, but even the course's staff is a little surprised they're still sending players out every day.

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Long lines don't sway Steamboat Springs voters

Long lines greeted voters Tuesday in Steamboat Springs, but hundreds waited anyway. They were driven by many different causes and emotions.

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116 years of Routt County election front pages

The manner in which Routt County newspapers have covered presidential elections have changed radically through the years. Check out our photo gallery featuring front pages loaded with everything from the emotionally charged headlines of 1900 to the historic elections of 2008 and 2012.

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High school cyclists shine at state

The Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team sent 14 athletes to the Colorado State Championships late last month and came away with plenty of high individual finishes.

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Sargent slams Rams in 8-man playoffs

One thought stood at the top of the mind of Soroco High School football coach Dick Dudas on Friday after the No. 15 Rams faced off against No. 2 Sargent in the first round of the Colorado 8-man playoffs. “They’re deserving of their ranking,” he said.

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Steamboat out, not down after regional volleyball

The season ended Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team, but the Sailors came away from their stint at the Class 4A regional tournament with a unique claim. They ended their season with a win.

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"Jupiter" Jones helped open Steamboat's backcountry

Local skiing legend, founder of Steamboat Powdercats, died late last month

Carroll Sherwood Jones — Jupiter Jones to his friends and to the wide world of skiing — founded Steamboat Powdercats and revolutionized backcountry skiing in Steamboat Springs.

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Logan on the run: Soroco back among Colorado's best

Sophomore racking up yards and touchdowns for playoff-bound Rams

If the Soroco Rams football team is to pull a huge upset Friday in the 8-man playoffs, it'll need a big game from sophomore running back Jace Logan. Fortunately for the team, he's come up with plenty of those this season.

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Soroco, Hayden volleyball teams fall at districts

The season came to an end for both the Soroco and the Hayden high school volleyball teams on Friday as they each went 0-2 in the District 5 tournament.

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Rams leap into the postseason

1st playoff appearance for Soroco since 2003

The Soroco High School football team will be playing playoff football for the first time since 2003.

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Sailor girls run to fourth in state

The Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team did what a Sailors squad hasn't in more than two decades: earn a top-5 finish at the state championship.

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What a run! Soroco’s Chloe Veilleux a state champ

Soroco sophomore Chloe Veilleux trailed first place by 100 meters with just a third of the race to go. Others may have worried, but losing never crossed Veilleux's mind. Instead, she surged at the finish line to capture an unprecedented award for a Rams runner.

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Soroco overpowers Hayden in the "Logan Zone"

The second half of a football game isn’t a time period crying out for a nickname, unless Soroco High School running back Jace Logan’s around, anyway. Friday, he fired up in the second half and powered the Rams to a victory against Hayden.

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Penalty kicks sink Sailors in playoffs

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team proved every bit a match for Silver Creek during regulation and overtime on Wednesday night. The game went to penalty kicks, however, and there the Sailors' season ended.

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High School sports preview, Oct. 27 to Oct. 29

It's rivalry week for the Soroco and Hayden football teams, as the Tigers cross the county to face the Rams. It'd be a sweet win for Hayden, for sure, but there's a lot more on the line for Soroco. Elsewhere, the Steamboat volleyball team plays twice, and the football team, playing at home, has a great shot at a win.

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After Tuesday win, Hayden Tigers volleyball team eyes district upsets

The Hayden High School volleyball team won Tuesday night, punching its ticket to this weekend's district tournament. The Tigers hope they're hitting their stride at the right time of the season.

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Sailors draw Silver Creek in playoffs

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team will face one of the top teams in the state Wednesday when it opens play in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament.

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Tigers fall at Plateau Valley, 41-0

Plateau Valley used its speed to burn past the Hayden High School football team Saturday, but coach Ryan Wilkie said he found some positives in his squad's performance.

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Sailors knock off Glenwood in 4

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team already beat Glenwood Springs this season. How big could a second win really be?

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Autumn in the Alps: U.S. Nordic combined skiers log months in Europe

Spending part of the summer or fall in Europe is nothing new for U.S. Nordic combined athletes. This year, however, some athletes straight up moved in.

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Sailors just short in Aspen

It wasn’t a win, and coach Lonn Clementson said it was heartbreaking how close his Steamboat Springs High School football team came.

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Soroco football falls at West Grand

West Grand High School football team was resilient Friday, answering every Soroco score with one of its own.

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Soroco volleyball loses in West Grand

The Soroco High School volleyball team lost in straight sets Friday, falling 25-17, 25-20, 25-11 on the road at West Grand.

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Tigers fall in three sets

The Tigers were at their sharpest in the third game, but couldn’t prevent North Park from winning the match, 3-0. The Wildcats won, 25-21, 25-14, 25-23.

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Sailors run to regional title

The good news came in bunches Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team at the regional meet in Delta.

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Veilleux a regional champ for Rams

Soroco had a regional champion and a runner up Friday at the meet in Delta.

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Sailors get tough win in Summit

The Steamboat Springs High School girls volleyball team took an important step Thursday toward securing a spot in the regional tournament, picking up a solid win on the road against Summit.

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Swimmers come up big in Aspen

A large contingent of Steamboat Springs Swim Team athletes came back with strong results from a meet earlier this month in Aspen.

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Sailors running toward dominance

Steamboat XC squad eyes regional title

The Steamboat Springs High School cross country team has doubled in size in the last two years and become one of the top programs in the area. It will compete Friday in Delta, hoping to bring home a regional championship.

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