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Joel Reichenberger

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Streak on the line as Sailors chase No. 12

Steamboat girls haven't lost regional title since 2004

There have been years it was close and years it was seemingly predestined, but for 11 consecutive years, there's been one constant with the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team. They've been regional champions. That streak is anything but assured to continue, however, as the team sets out to try to win No. 12.

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Steamboat hockey officials eager to take the ice

“Hockey Town USA” is a term already spoken for, but organizers explained at a Tuesday news conference how they hope to turn Steamboat Springs into a hockey town anyway. A day after an announcement that a junior hockey team would make its home in Steamboat, officials from that team were in town to begin putting down roots.

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Pitch perfect! Sailors league champs after 3-0 victory

Steamboat scored three second-half goals Monday to beat rival Battle Mountain, securing the Sailors' first league championship in 10 years.

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New hockey team headed to Howelsen

Junior hockey team to begin play in October

Steamboat Springs is home to plenty of athletes who dream big and dedicate themselves to their sports. It’s about to become home to at least 25 more. A junior hockey team will begin play in town this fall.

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Boys lacrosse falls in top-10 matchup

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team, ranked No. 6 in the state, lost Saturday on the road against another top-10 team, Valor Christian, No. 7.

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Baseball fundraiser set for Tuesday

Baseball season is well underway around the country and even for a few Steamboat Springs teams. The season is coming hard for Steamboat itself, too, and Tuesday, the local youth league organization, Yampa Valley Youth Baseball, will host a fundraiser to help prepare.

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Girls lacrosse loses on the road

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team lost Friday, falling 20-5 on the road against Grand Junction.

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Win keeps Sailors in Slope lead

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team didn’t get a ton of chances Friday afternoon, but it took advantage of enough of them, then again leaned on a strong defensive effort and on a few outstanding plays from goalie Ocoee Wilson.

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From sun to fun: Sailors fight through nasty mid-game storm, lose 12-7

Sailors battle through nasty mid-game storm, lose 12-7

Mother Nature did about all she could to end Thursday's high school girls lacrosse game between Steamboat Springs and Battle Mountain. But an army of shovel-wielding parents, a determined coach and an athletic director with a snow-plow equipped pickup didn't let a nasty mid-game storm cancel the game.

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Second-half lapse sinks Sailors

Girls lacrosse team falls 9-7 versus Summit

It was cool Tuesday afternoon at Gardner Field in Steamboat Springs, and the precipitation wavered between cold rain, light snow and heavier snow. The mood of the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team after their game against Summit reflected that gloomy weather.

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After a day looking back, Kennedy moves forward

Twenty years after a serious skiing accident, Craig Kennedy occasionally looks back but keeps moving forward.

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Diving in, Dierdorff chases his dreams

Steamboat snowboard racer hopes to capitalize on strong season

Coming off a strong season, snowboard cross racer Mick Dierdorff is more determined than ever to realize his Olympic dreams.

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Steamboat Golf Club tees up for 2016

It’s still plenty early in the spring season for the Rocky Mountains, but it’s late for the Steamboat Golf Club. The course will welcome its first golfers of 2016, club members and their guests, on Friday, then will open to the public on Saturday.

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Brant's breakthrough: Steamboat ski cross racer hopes to build on 2015-16

Crossan enjoys best season of career

After years toiling on the lesser ski cross circuits or at the very bottom of the World Cup world, Steamboat's Brant Crossan, now 24 years old, said the 2015-16 winter was his best yet.

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The day the mountain moved: Four locals survived Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake

Four Steamboat locals were on or near Mount Everest when the earth began to shake

Steamboat Springs mountain climber Kim Hess had envisioned her return to base camp at Mount Everest similarly to the way she envisioned reaching the summit. Those two moments live in her dreams, one just as important as the other, because, as she’d already learned through one excruciating accident, a climb isn’t over until you’ve gone all the way up, then come all the way back down.

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Skiers score well in season finale

The end of the season brought a few more strong results from Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freeskiers. The athletes wrapped up their spring with a trip to the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association championships in Winter Park.

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One last flip for Steamboat's Gibbs

Gymnastics dates back further in Cole Gibbs’s life than nearly anything else, including his memory.

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Steamboat soccer wins again, 3-1

Victory sets up Battle Mountain showdown

The score was the same Tuesday, 3-1, as the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team beat Glenwood Springs by that same tally for the second consecutive game.

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Tennis team swept against Fossil Ridge

It was a lopsided final score Saturday for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team, but coach John Aragon said he was proud of how his team hung with a strong Class 5A squad.

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Girls lacrosse team loses at Aspen

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team couldn’t get a win Saturday playing at Aspen, but coach Betsy Frick said she liked some of what her team was dishing out.

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Winters shines in dual disciplines

It’s been years since Billy Winters made the “big decision” in his snowboarding career, or, at least the first big decision.

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Steamboat tennis picks up win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team had no trouble Friday with Thompson Valley.

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Steamboat, Moffat soccer game rescheduled

The girls soccer game between Steamboat Springs and Moffat County high schools has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. April 27 in Craig.

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Sailors win, stay perfect in league

After a heartbreaking loss Saturday, the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team got back to winning when it traveled Tuesday night to play at Glenwood Springs.

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More than 200 up for Challenge

Cody's Challenge again set attendance records, attracting more than 200 skiers and snowboarders to Saturday's mountaineering race at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Sailors earn split on Grand Junction courts

Balancing a roster thrown into flux by injuries and the sheer fact it hadn’t played in nearly three weeks, the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team earned a split Friday during a trip to play two matches at Grand Junction.

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Nordic racing again in Steamboat's spring

Nice spring weather and a long, beautiful course will be the main draws Sunday for the inaugural Rabbit Ears Marathon, a cross country ski race near Steamboat springs.

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Freestyle skiers finish season strong

Steamboat’s U13 and U15 moguls skiers finished their season early this month with a promising performance at Purgatory Resort for the USSA RQS and Devo Championships.

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Skiers shine against international competition

A pair of Steamboat Springs Alpine ski racers fought through nasty weather to earn big finishes at an event in Sugarloaf, Maine, last week.

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Temple flies high in big mountain event

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers went big when they had the opportunity last week at a big mountain ski event, the Breckenridge Go Pro Big Mountain Challenge.

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April just fits for Cody's Challenge

Cody's Challenge returns Saturday to Steamboat Ski Area for an 8:30 a.m. start.

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High school sports weekend preview for March 31-April 2

Steamboat Springs High School's boys and girls lacrosse teams, as well as its soccer team, all play at home this weekend.

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Steamboat baseball drops two more

Steamboat Springs High School baseball coach Rusty McRight said it’s simple mistakes that continue to lead to lopsided losses for the Sailors.

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Road win makes Sailors 6-0

It wasn’t that it was a bad game from the team, Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer coach Rob Bohlmann said, but a 2-0 win on the road at Summit gave his team some things to improve upon.

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Baden's world tour rolls on

Winter Sports Club slopestyle snowboarder Nik Baden has continued to post strong results in what’s been a big season.

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Snowboarders ride high on Rev Tour

Two of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s top young snowboarders recorded big seasons on the U.S. Revolution Tour this winter, a big stage that’s proven to be a launching pad to the next level of their careers for many successful local riders.

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Together, skiers chase NASTAR glory

The NASTAR National Championships brought old friends together and bonded families tightly during team races Saturday afternoon at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Marno grabs super-G championship

Anna Marno, a Steamboat Springs skier, roared down the course to win the U.S. Alpine National Championship super-G on Thursday in Sun Valley Idaho, perhaps the best result she’s ever had.

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Alpine skiers rack up results

In far-flung performances, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers locked up stellar results and now move into the final events of the season with a head of steam.

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Eyes up and plan ahead: Expert racers offer NASTAR tips

Some of the top local ski and snowboarder racers have some tips for competitors setting in on Steamboat Springs for the NASTAR National Championships, which begin Thursday at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Club moguls team finishes on strong note

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skiers closed their season with strong results.

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Sailors step up, blast Battle Mountain

Steamboat knocks off, shuts out rival

One clear hurdle stood for a senior-laden, expectation-filled Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team during this spring’s regular season. Tuesday afternoon, the Sailors cleared that hurdle not by inches, but by feet, out kicking and out playing rival Battle Mountain to deliver a crushing 5-0 defeat.

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Sailors hope to play like Ann on Tuesday

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team will play host to its toughest rival at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Coach Rob Bohlmann his squad is inspired and ready for the challenge.

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Rifle overpowers Steamboat baseball

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team lost a pair of games at Rifle on Saturday.

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Sailors roll 5-1 at Delta

An offensive onslaught from a slew of Sailors helped lift the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team to a win Saturday playing on the road at Delta. Next up for the Sailors is a huge home game Tuesday against Battle Mountain.

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Small move, big change for aerials champ

There were three jumps built for the U.S. Freestyle National Championships aerials event, which took place Saturday in Steamboat Springs — a Goldilocks of options with big, bigger and biggest.

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Rowley goes big to win second title

It was a long path that brought Thomas Rowley to skiing, but since he’s been coming to Steamboat Springs the past two seasons for the U.S. Freestyle National Championships, he’s become plenty familiar the top of the podium.

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Go, go Giaccio! Steamboat teen lands on moguls podium

Even in a world of composed, driven and dedicated athletes, 15-year old Steamboat Springs moguls skier Olivia Giaccio stands out as composed, driven and dedicated. That helped her Friday to a second-place finish in the U.S. Freestyle National Championships moguls event.

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Banked slalom back for third winter

Tori Koski didn’t realize what she was getting into three years ago when she first strove to bring a banked slalom snowboard race to Steamboat Springs. Now, the event is back for its third running, and it's expected to be bigger and better than ever.

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Kauf, 'Boat skiers have high hopes

Sometimes her rapid rise in the moguls skiing world still surprises even Jaelin Kauf herself. A national championship rookie just three years ago, now the Steamboat teen is among the skiers entering the weekend's contests looking for a title.

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