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Joel Reichenberger

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A world away, Steamboaters ride

Craigen, Stewart racing in South African event

Steamboat mountain bikers Robin Craigen and Mel Stewart started Friday in a nine-day stage race on the other side of the world. They're competing in the Joberg2C event in South Africa.

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Have dogs, will travel: Oak Creek mushers head to Alaska

Oak Creek mushers head to Alaska

Dan Piano and Sarah Piano are breaking out of their Routt County pattern in a big way. After starting a local dog sled tour company three years ago, they're taking their show on the road and will guide trips this summer in Alaska.

Gymnast lands state championship

Steamboat gymnast Emma Cooke locked down a state championship at a recent meet on the Front Range.

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Club honors 34, celebrates the season

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club took time last week to reflect back on its recently finished season, handing out awards April 15 to recognize the best performances of what was a long and successful season for club skiers.

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Snowy sendoff: Sailors head into spring break with 11-8 loss

Sailors head into spring break with 11-8 loss

Despite some of its best play of the season, the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team lost, 11-8, Saturday at home.

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Vacation-minded Sailors cruise Friday

With spring break looming, the Steamboat girls soccer team took out Delta, 5-1.

Girls fall short despite big effort

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team couldn’t pick up a win Thursday night, but coach Betsy Frick said her team played as well as it has all season.

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Sweet sendoff for Steamboat lax seniors

The Steamboat boys lacrosse team celebrated senior night in a big way, knocking off Glenwood Springs, 17-1, Thursday night.

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Streaky Sailors get big win

9-0 run puts Steamboat on top of Grand Junction

The Steamboat boys lacrosse team trailed early, but ran of a 9-0 run to beat Grand Junction on Tuesday night in Steamboat.

Sailors settle for draw

Steamboat ended up in a 1-1 tie on a road trip against Centaurus. The win would have been sweet, but coach Rob Bohlmann said a draw wasn't too bad.

Cheyenne Mountain beats boys lax, 13-4

The Steamboat boys lacrosse team fell on the road Saturday, 13-4 at Cheyenne Mountain.

Tennis earns split on road trip

A weekend packed with action on the Front Range had its up and downs for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team. The squad won a dual and lost one on Saturday.

Ski and snowboard pioneers to be inducted into U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct 10 key figures into the hall of fame in a ceremony tonight at the Steamboat Grand.

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"Buddy's Way" defined legendary Steamboat skier

Sunday will mark the 51st anniversary of Buddy Werner’s death in a 1964 avalanche in Switzerland, but on Thursday, when his friends, family members and teammates spoke about the legendary Steamboat Springs ski racer, they didn’t focus on that black day of death, but the 28 years of life that preceded it.

Aspen's second-half surge finishes Steamboat

The Sailors couldn’t keep pace with the Skiers on Tuesday and fell on the road, losing at Aspen, 15-8.

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Relentless Huskies sink Steamboat

Battle Mountain got three goals on rebounded shots en route to a 4-2 win

Battle Mountain beat out Steamboat on Tuesday night, 4-2.

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Masses again up for Cody's Challenge

Cody's Challenge hit another high for participation on Saturday, with 172 finishers, more than three times as many as started 2010's race.

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Steamboat sweeps Vail tennis

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team won all seven matches against Vail Mountain on Friday and now plays at home again Saturday against Lakewood.

Sailors soccer overwhelms Summit

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team bounced back from an overtime loss to cruise against Summit on Thursday night, going on the road to beat the Tigers 5-0.

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Cody's Challenge to head back up Mount Werner

The time will be moved back. The course may be slightly altered, but the show will go one for the seventh annual Cody’s Challenge randonee ski race in Steamboat Springs.

Women's race has locals excited

A three-stage women's race will be added to this summer's USA Pro Challenge. It won't include a stage in Steamboat, but one local pro is more than excited for the opportunity.

Nordic skiers rub skis with nation's best

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers made the most of their opportunity to ski with some of the best in the nation at a week of racing late last month.

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Vaughan nearing end of strong season

Steamboat Springs half-pipe skier Lennon Vaughan has been riding high approaching the end of the season. He recently wrapped up a long road trip that was highlighted by a ninth-place finish in men’s half-pipe at the junior world championships in Valmalenco, Italy this week.

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'Great, awesome and fun' reign on duals day

Nessa Dziemian and Thomas Rowley capped great seasons with dual moguls national championships Sunday.

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The Day Steamboat Shook: Buddy Werner's death changed Steamboat forever

The church overflowed the day they buried Buddy Werner. The crowds flooded the United Methodist Church on the corner of Oak and Eighth, hundreds from the Steamboat Springs community showing up and so many more from out of town — skiers and friends and coaches and competitors overwhelming the grand brick chapel.

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With a flip and a twist, aeriels endures

Aerials hasn't had a strong presence in Steamboat Springs for nearly two decades. That may not change soon, but a furious effort to save the sport and restock the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's ranks have it thriving elsewhere.

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Big early run sets Murphy on top

Troy Murphy put it out there, and no one could come and take it. He laid down a solid early run and hung on to win the men's single moguls national championship Friday in Steamboat Springs.

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Hannah Kearney: "Thank you and goodbye"

Unrivaled champion skier Hannah Kearney skis toward retirement

Hannah Kearney has dominated the freestyle moguls world for the last decade. She's skiing her final competition this weekend in Steamboat Springs.

Warm weather forces changes for freestyle championships

Warm weather and an early spring have defined the last month in Steamboat Springs, and those conditions have forced officials running the U.S. Freestyle Skiing Championships at Steamboat Ski Area to alter the event's schedule to allow athletes the best possible conditions.

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Making the show

Ryan Dyer lived his US ski team dream for three years — he’s determined to get back

There are roughly a dozen ways to make the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, but only about three that matter to an up-and-coming skier. Making the team doesn’t actually guarantee anyone much of anything. Only a fraction of the team’s members get to compete in World Cup events.

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Charity still climbing in pro cycling world

Steamboat Springs cyclist Amy Charity is still climbing the world of women's pro racing, having signed with a new team and earned a stint racing in Europe with the U.S. Team.

Steamboat falls twice at Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team lost twice playing Saturday on the road against Delta, 3-0 and 10-0.

Warm weather wraps season for local ski outfitters

Nordic, powder operations closing early

The winter's low snowfall totals were bad enough, but a warm week in March has forced area Nordic and powder skiing operations to close earlier than anticipated.

Nordic skiers finish strong at Junior Nationals

Lars Hannah couldn’t match his best performance at the 2015 USSA Cross Country Junior National Championships, but he did build on what was a great week of competition, helping lead the way for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club team.

McKinstry, Gay named tele national champions

They’d both been to the top before, but it was still sweet for Steamboat Springs Telemark skiers Madi McKinstry and Jeffrey Gay earlier this month when they each claimed championships at the U.S. Telemark National Championships.

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Slow start sinks Sailors

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team pieced together a fourth-quarter rally Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to give the Sailors the edge in their first big test of the new season.

Burger wins Grand Junction tourney

Tatum Burger won her division at No. 1 singles at a Grand Junction tournament, paving the way for a strong showing by the Steamboat Springs girls tennis team.

Girls lacrosse drops its first two

It was a rough start to the season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team but not as bad as it looked, according to coach Betsy Frick.

Fletchers 21st, 29th at final World Cup

It was a decidedly lackluster finale for what was an up-and-down season for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, competing in the final World Cup of the season on Saturday in Oslo.

Skiing sweet in Steamboat's sun

Dozens of skiers took to a slushy moguls course on a sunny Saturday in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat tennis on a roll in Grand Jucntion

Midway through the two-day Grand Junction Western Slope Invitational tennis tournament, Steamboat Springs girls coach John Aragon said his team is well on its way to a passing grade.

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Steamboat hockey Midgets stand atop state

Steamboat Springs’ Midget hockey team won its state tournament last weekend, finishing the season with a shiny 12-3-1 record.

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Steamboat sails by Eagle Valley

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team took care of business Friday night in its season opener, blasting Eagle Valley, 14-2.

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Wilson's saves power Sailors win

The formula seems to be set for the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team, and Thursday night the Sailors rode that math to a 2-1 home victory against Eagle Valley.

Jumping only thing to slow Nordic combined team

Steamboat Springs’ Nordic combined skiing Fletcher bothers were again plenty fast on Thursday at a World Cup in Trondheim, Norway, but jumping kept either from challenging for a top-10 finish at what was the penultimate World Cup event of the season.

Hannah crowned national champion

Lars Hannah dominated his race Wednesday to win a national championship at the Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships in California.

High school sports weekend preview, March 12 to 14

Steamboat Springs High School spring sports team will be busy this weekend, with several home appearances and plenty of road miles logged.

Snowboarders earn five podiums

Steamboat Springs snowboarders shined last weekend in a United States of America Snowboard Association event at Copper Mountain.

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Penalty kick pushes Steamboat past Summit

Wilson comes out of one goal, scores into another

Ocoee Wilson put away a golden goal penalty shot two minutes into overtime Tuesday to give the Sailors a 3-2 win against Summit.

Nordic skiers tally 2 Nationals podiums

Steamboat Springs Nordic skiers came away with a pair of second-place finishes and a fifth to highlight the first day of competition Monday in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Cross Country Junior Nationals event in Truckee, California.

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