Loving basketball turned out to be more painful than Grace Wilkie ever expected.
Steamboat Springs High School sports fans better clear their calendar for Wednesday. Both the hockey and the boys basketball teams will start their playoff schedule at home Wednesday evening.
Two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers made the podium in a women’s dual moguls World Cup event in Tazawako, Japan, on Sunday.
They came close, oh so close, but Saturday night's championship finals at the state wrestling tournament in Denver's Pepsi Center proved to be magical for someone else.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a big win Friday night, knocking off Summit, 5-0, at home in Howelsen Ice Arena. Now, it awaits its playoff assignment.
Three county athletes tangle for titles at state wrestling tournament.
Soroco, Hayden 4-0, Steamboat 2-3 in opening round
Six local high school wrestlers won their opening round matches Thursday at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.
Nine wrestlers from Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden high schools are headed to Denver for the state wrestling tournament.
Heartbroken a year ago, Tigers' senior hopes to make hay at state
Hayden's Christian Carson had plans to wrestle for the state title last year but lost in the semifinals. He didn't recover quickly and lost his next two consolation matches, as well. He said he's a better wrestler this year, and he's more prepared for the bumps that may come his way at the state tournament. He's one of nine local wrestlers headed to Denver for the championships.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team could have fallen to fourth in the Western Slope League if things had gone awry during a Tuesday home game against Rifle. Instead, the team took care of business and will play at home Thursday for a share of the league title.
There almost wasn't going to be a halfpipe this winter, but a summer decision ensured there would be one, and now, that pipe will play host to skiers and riders from around the region for an event this weekend.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball has bounced back into the Western Slope League hunt thanks to a big increase in scoring, but Tuesday the Sailors picked a big win in that league thanks to their ability to play slowed down.
It would seem like there wouldn't be much left to say with the end of the season approaching and the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball still sitting winless at 0-21, but late last week, Sailors coach George Iberra saw a need.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team easily rolled to two victories during the weekend, and coach Ernie Theil said the squad is prepping itself for the looming postseason tournament.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team raced its way to strong results Saturday in Frisco.
They haven’t picked up their first win of the season, but coach Gerard Geis said his Hayden High School boys basketball team has continued to take major steps.
Things could have gone better this season for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, but Saturday things came together the way coach Michelle Wilkie had been hoping all season they could.
A total of nine wrestlers from Routt County high schools emerged from a thrilled two days of regional tournament wrestling to advance to the state tournament set to begin Thursday in Denver.
The Rams, in their coach's words, "played down to the competition," shook it off at halftime and went on to win easily.
A slow start kept the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team from being competitive Saturday at home against Palisade.
Offensive improvements lifting Steamboat boys
With plenty of passing and a bit of trust, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team has dramatically increased its offensive output.
The Soroco girls weren’t exactly sharp Friday night, but they were plenty effective enough to win another league game. The Rams beat Plateau Valley 66-37 crawling one step closer to locking up a No. 2 seed in the Class 2A District 5 tournament.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team bumped its list of state-qualified athletes to 17 last weekend after an event at Maloit Park in Minturn.
The U.S. Nordic combined team is in the midst of a youth movement, and that more than anything is reflected in the five skiers the team is taking to Lahti, Finland, later this month for the 2017 World Nordic Championships.
Thursday wasn’t the day for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team.
A month ago, it simply wasn’t working for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team. That's changed in a big way, however, and Thursday, the team showed as much with a big victory.
Former basketball player, Sky Carlson, thriving on the mats
Soroco High School junior Schuyler Carlson knows how he’s identified by others at wrestling meets. “They say I’m the basketball player who wrestles,” he said. Now, he's trying to be the wrestling basketball player who made it to state.
Steamboat senior unplugs AC/DC while aiming for state tourney
After missing state as a junior, Steamboat senior Matthew Hansen is eager to get back to the big tournament.
After a thrilling quadrangular in Oak Creek on Thursday and tough, but productive, tournaments Saturday, the Hayden and Soroco high school wrestling teams head into this week’s regional tournaments with plenty of confidence.
It was the competitive side of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club that first drew Todd Wilson into its orbit, the “Olympian Hall” side, if you will.
Wyatt Gebhardt didn’t head into the World Junior Nordic Championships last week in Park City, Utah, with any outsized plans. His performance delivered outsized results, however, and after his final race Sunday, he was simply thrilled with what he’d been able to accomplish in his three races.
Steamboat Springs moguls skier Jaelin Kauf grabbed the first World Cup podium of her season and the second of her career with a big performance Saturday in Utah.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team had a lead in the second half, but it wasn’t the only team desperate for a win Saturday.
Soroco blows by West Grand, Hayden with lopsided wins
The Soroco High School girls basketball team racked up two big wins during the weekend, leaving one big hurdle between the Rams and a No. 2 seed in the district tournament.
Of course, Duct tape is involved. With something as original and demanding of both talent and ingenuity, how could it not be?
It hasn't been an easy stretch for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team, but that only made Friday's win against Eagle Valley all the sweeter.
Steamboat girls celebrate victories as they look for wins
Like anyone who's grown up in the past 20 years, Steamboat Springs High School senior Raya Duryea has been reminded relentlessly that “winning isn’t the only thing." She never really understood until this season, playing with the Sailors' girls basketball team.
Grant Andrews graduated high school early to chase his dream of making the U.S. Nordic combined ski team. Things haven't gone exactly as he's planned since, but he's hoping to cap what's been a strong winter with one huge race Saturday.
Steamboat Springs High School senior Colton Pasternak waited a long time to wrestle at home on senior night. He’s been working the mats of Steamboat Springs since he was 4 years old, for 14 years. When the time finally came, he surely didn't wrestle very long.
Baden advances to slopestyle finals
The Opening Ceremonies won’t begin for more than a year, but the 2018 Winter Olympic clock started ticking for at least one Steamboat Springs athlete Wednesday at Mammoth Mountain Resort in California. It's so far, so good for slopestyle snowboarder Nik Baden.
Plenty of dirt work on Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill last fall paid off during the weekend as the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club played host to a Nordic junior nationals qualifier on its newest trails.
The Steamboat Wranglers' rivalry with Aspen was intense both on and off the ice. Steamboat won twice on the ice in games that featured 44 penalties. Off of the ice, a frustrated Aspen player damaged his team's Howelsen Ice Arena locker room.
Sailors, Rams, Tigers all wrestle in Routt on Thursday
Eighth place isn’t always something to brag about, but Steamboat Springs High School wrestling coach Travis Bryant said the tournament at which his team achieved that place, the Valley Viking Invitational in Gilcrest, made the achivement notable.
Saturday’s X Games women’s snowboard superpipe finals had Steamboat Springs rider Arielle Gold feeling positively mixed up after her runs.
Tahoe snowboarder Elena Hight has had plenty of success in the halfpipe, expanding the sport with style and tricks. In 14 trips to X Games, she hadn't ever come back with a gold medal, until Saturday, anyway.
Marie Martinod, a 32-year old French freestyle skier, laid down a high-flying, fast-spinning first run, and for the first time since 2012, someone other than Maddie Bowman walked away with X Games gold in the women’s skier superpipe.
It wasn’t that they won once. It was that they had to win over and over again. And it wasn’t that only one won, it was that so many did.
The Soroco, Hayden and Steamboat wrestling teams are striving to be in their best form as the regional tournaments approach.
Ladley, Gold earn podium spots in superpipe
Steamboat Springs snowboarders Matt Ladley and Taylor Gold have long been friends, traveling the world together to competitions. On Thursday, they rode to two huge results at X Games in Aspen.
Taylor Gold’s been able to impress his will on so much of the snowboarding world in the past four years that it came as a shock to him when he encountered a situation where will wasn’t enough.