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Joel Reichenberger

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Passing on the passion: Hayden's Jordan Temple prepares for final match

Hayden's star swatter Jordan Temple considers life after volleyball

Hayden's Jordan Temple has been one of Routt County's very best volleyball players for four years and always has planned on continuing her career in college. A change of heart could mean today is the final match of her career, however.

Best of the Boat: Coach Caroline Lalive Carmichael

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coach and Olympian Caroline Lalive Carmichael is Best of the Boat.

Best of the Boat: Coach Rob Bohlmann

Steamboat Springs soccer coach Rob Bohlmann is Best of the Boat.

Best Shoe Store: Steamboat Shoe Market

Steamboat Shoe Market is Best of the Boat.

D'Evelyn knocks Steamboat soccer out of playoffs

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team's season came to an end Wednesday night under a deluge of D’Evelyn goals, the Jaguars scoring all four of their goals in the first half to beat the Sailors, 4-1, in the Class 4A state soccer tournament.

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Soroco Rams hope for repeat against Hayden football

The playoffs could be on the line for Soroco, but that's the last of the Rams' worries as they welcome Hayden to Oak Creek for a 7 p.m. Friday game.

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Led by seniors, Sailors volleyball beats Bears

The Sailors dismissed Rifle in three quick games, 25-15, 25-11, 25-17. They played efficiently and powerfully and got plenty of help from a Bears squad that struggled throughout the night.

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Steamboat Springs mountain bike team places 5th

The Steamboat Springs mountain bike team raced to a fifth-place overall finish at the Colorado High School Cycling League state championships Sunday in Eagle.

Routt County colleage athlete update for Oct. 22

Collegiate athletes with ties to Routt County have been busy working their way through the fall season.

Hayden volleyball picks up 1 more win

The Hayden High School volleyball team capped its regular season with a win Saturday, hitting the road to knock off De Beque, 25-14, 25-10, 25-18.

Soroco volleyball picks up another win

Beat in three sets in September, the Soroco High School volleyball team exacted some revenge Saturday in a three-set sweep against Plateau Valley.

Soroco runs wild on Plateau Valley

The Soroco High School football team dialed up its running attack and ran over Plateau Valley on Saturday, beating the Cowboys for the second time this season.

Steamboat Winter Sports Club hopes changes build better skiers

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports club is ushering in some changes for its young athletes, hoping to craft better all-around skiers.

Rams volleyball wins in 4 against Rangely

The Soroco High School volleyball team picked up a four-set win Friday night, going on the road to knock off Rangely.

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Hayden volleyball falls in 4 on Senior Night

Hayden lost on senior night, falling 25-14, 26-24, 22-25 and 25-23 in its home finale.

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Hayden football looks for positives after lopsided loss

Norwood beat Hayden at home, 59-6, leaving the Tigers to look for positives in a lopsided loss.

Mountain bike team poised for state

The Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team will compete Sunday in the state championship.

Fundraising race returns to benefit schools

The Steamboat Sneak returns to Steamboat Springs on Saturday, offering a chance to stretch the legs and raise some money for the town’s two elementary schools.

Joel Reichenberger: CHSAA, geography help fumble 8-man football

As Soroco plays its second football game this season against Plateau Valley, it's time to reflect on the mess that is 8-man football on the Western Slope.

High school sports weekend preview, Oct. 16 to 18

The Hayden High School football team's home game against highly regarded Norwood represents the only local home game this weekend.

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Steamboat volleyball blasts Battle Mountain, snaps Huskies streak

The Sailors beat the Huskies 25-21, 25-14, 17-25, 25-20, handing the team its first league defeat in 22 matches and since 2012.

Election Guide 2014: Neguse, Williams square off for secretary of state

Joe Neguse is running against Wayne Williams for the secretary of state seat previously held by Scott Gessler.

Election Guide 2014: Coffman, Quick face off in attorney general race

Cynthia Coffman is running against Don Quick for the attorney general seat.

Election Guide 2014: Former congresswoman takes on incumbent state treasurer

Incumbent Walker Stapleton is running against Betsy Markey for the state treasurer seat.

Big plays help Hayden come back on Plateau Valley

Hayden got two late touchdowns and a big fourth-quarter interception to hold off Plateau Valley, 38-33, on Saturday night.

Sailors boys tennis team winless Saturday at state

The Steamboat Springs boys tennis team couldn't take advantage of several opportunities on Saturday at the state meet in Pueblo.

Hayden falls in four at North Park

The Hayden High School girls volleyball team lost Saturday playing on the road against North Park.

Rams lose in three sets at West Grand

Soroco High School volleyball coach Jeannie Jo Logan said her team put together good stretches Saturday, but it couldn't maintain that momentum in three tight sets.

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Devils deal Steamboat volleyball big home loss

Eagle Valley dealt a big blow to Steamboat's league championship hopes Saturday, knocking off the Sailors in a five-set match at home.

Sailors down, not out at rainy state tennis

After rain delays, Steamboat is waiting for playback opportunities at state tennis in Pueblo.

Steamboat Springs Middle School team hands out memorial award

Steamboat Springs Middle School football player Ford Louden won the team’s Tony Award Thursday night.

Burger, Sailors emerge atop Rifle cross country race

The Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team shined Thursday at a meet in Rifle. Tatum Burger won the race and the Sailors' girls team ended up atop the team standings.

Rain forces Steamboat tennis players off court at state

The Class 4A tennis state championship was supposed to start Thursday in Pueblo, and it did. It didn't last long, however: Rain forced players from the court, and officials couldn't even get the first round in between waves of rain.

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Steamboat sweeps Summit, sets eyes on big Saturday matchup

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team beat Summit with a three-set sweep for the second-consecutive time this season.

High school sports weekend preview for Oct. 9 to 11

The Sailors will be spread far this weekend, with the tennis team heading to state. There's great action at home all around the county, too.

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Steamboat volleyball back on track with big win

Steamboat won Tuesday against Glenwood Springs, 25-13, 25-12, 25-11.

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Golden goal sinks Sailors boys soccer in rivalry showdown

The Battle Mountain High School soccer team dealt Steamboat a crushing overtime defeat Tuesday, 2-1.

Steamboat mountain bike team competes in Elbert

Jett Seymour rode at the front of the junior varsity boys race and Sunday led the way for Steamboat Springs high school mountain bikers at a race in Elbert.

Steamboat runner wins 100-mile race

Steamboat Springs ultra-marathon runner Avery Collins won his first 100-mile race, the Cloudsplitter 100, Kentucky’s first 100-mile trail race.

West Grand takes out Hayden in 3 sets

The Hayden High School volleyball team gave West Grand all it wanted in two sets, but couldn’t keep it going in the third, and in the end the Mustangs came away with a three-set sweep on Saturday in Kremmling.

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Steamboat gets by Delta 2-0, eyes Battle Mountain

Steamboat beat Delta 2-0 and how it has shifted its attention to a big home Tuesday night showdown against rival Battle Mountain.

Big plays push Soroco football past Rangely

It took strong defense, some consistent offense and, as much as anything, a few wacky plays, but Friday night, that was enough for the Soroco High School football team to pick up a big win on the road at Rangely, 18-10.

Tigers knock out De Beque, look ahead to weekend

The Hayden High School volleyball team picked up its fourth win of the season Thursday, knocking off De Beque at home in four sets.

Joel Reichenberger: Great night for Royals fans and admirers

I’ve always worn my rooting interest in the Kansas City Royals on my head more than on my sleeve. That is to say, I have a bright blue Royals ball cap that I wear regularly, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been invested in the outcome of any game, series or season.

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Multitalented Walton leads Sailors to regional tennis

Fresh off his top-10 finish at the state golf tournament, Britt Walton is helping lead the Steamboat Springs tennis team to the regional tournament.

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Summit win knocks Steamboat boys soccer into sprint for 2nd

The Steamboat boys soccer team lost, 3-0, at Summit on Tuesday, setting the Sailors up for a dogfight for the second-place position in the Western Slope League.

Walton, Sailors shine at state golf

Steamboat Springs High School junior Britt Walton shined on Tuesday, placing sixth overall and helping his team to a fifth-place finish at the state golf tournament in Pueblo.

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Soroco's Kelley soars to 2nd in cross-country race

Soroco freshman Ben Kelley was second in a cross-country race in Summit County.

Hayden volleyball falls in Wyoming

The Tigers lost the first set, 25-6. They were much better in the next two and while they still rolled out of the state on the other side of a three-set sweep, coach Dayna Hunter said the team played well.

Norwood knocks off Soroco football

Norwood showed why it’s considered one of the top teams in the state Saturday, scoring early and often to knock off Soroco in 8-man football and stay undefeated, 53-0.