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Joel Reichenberger

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Steamboat freestyle skiers fly high

No one’s been quite as successful as Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skier Kenzie Radway was earlier this month at a trio of freestyle skiing events in Telluride, but she's only one of the local freestyle skiers to put up big results recently.

U.S. team eighth at Nordic combined World Championships

The U.S. skiers couldn't ski with the top competitors Sunday in a team relay event at the World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.

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Sailors fall in state quarters

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team pulled off one eye-popping upset this weekend. It couldn't manage a second, however, and with a 3-1 loss to Cherry Creek, the No. 3 seed in the state's high school hockey tournament, the Sailors ended their season.

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Season over as Rams upset at districts

A strong season ended in disappointment Saturday for the Soroco High School girls basketball team.

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Flying in: Ben Berend looking for racing to match his big jumps

At its best, ski jumping feels like flight, and Jan. 21, Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Ben Berend flew.

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Third time's a charm for Steamboat hockey

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team was 0-2 this season against Fort Collins, its Friday night playoff opponent. The Sailors won the one that mattered 3-2 to advance to the state quarterfinals.

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It's win and in for Rams at districts

The season now rests on one game for the Soroco High School girls basketball team.

Fletcher 14th at Worlds opener

A fall late in the race cost Bryan Fletcher a top-10 finish, but a strong jump and a fast cross-country skiing race still had him in contention for a medal midway through Friday's Nordic World Ski Championships Nordic combined opener.

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Soroco girls beat Tigers, Meeker up next

After rolling by Hayden, Soroco's headed to the district semifinals and a rematch with Meeker, which, with its tall roster, gave the Rams all they wanted in the teams' last meeting.

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15 XC skiers make Nationals

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiing program put 15 athletes onto the region’s Junior Nationals team, and they’ll compete next month in Lake Placid, New York.

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Locals fill Junior Nationals jumping, combined teams

The Junior Nationals special jumping and Nordic combined team was named Tuesday, and it's loaded with local talent.

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Sailors hope to go full Desperado

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team hopes to keep control of the tempo as it plays host to Windsor in the 4A playoffs.

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U.S. skiers set for Nordic combined Worlds

The United States Nordic combined skiers don't have nearly the podium expectations placed on them that the German team does, and they'll try to take advantage of their underdog status during the next two weeks in Lahti, Finland.

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Losses end season for Hayden, Soroco boys

The season ended Monday night for both the Soroco and Hayden high school boys basketball teams in the pigtail games of the District 5 tournament.

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Tigers win sets up Soroco showdown

The stage is set for another clash between the Hayden and Soroco high school girls basketball teams after the Tigers took care of business Monday afternoon as they opened play in the District 5 tournament.

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Snowboarders tackle Junior Worlds

A trio of Steamboat Springs snowboarders got their first tastes of the Junior World Championships over the weekend, racing in snowboarding events in Klinovec, Czech Republic.

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Baden advances to Air + Style semis

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden had enough to make the semifinals on Saturday at the Air + Style big air snowboarding competition in downtown Los Angeles. He couldn't piece together a good enough jump to advance from there, however.

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U16 skiers charge toward regionals

A weekend of strong results in the state helped lead a boatload Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers to qualify for the Rocky Central Regional U16 Championships.

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Free from her dreams, Hayden senior soars

Loving basketball turned out to be more painful than Grace Wilkie ever expected.

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Hockey, boys hoops earn home playoff games

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.

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Kauf lands first World Cup win

Two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers made the podium in a women’s dual moguls World Cup event in Tazawako, Japan, on Sunday.

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Dreams denied: Local wrestlers come up just short at state tournament

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.

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Steamboat hockey waits on playoff bracket

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.

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3 to tangle for titles at state wrestling

Three county athletes tangle for titles at state wrestling tournament.

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6 local wrestlers advance at state

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.

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Meet Routt County's state wrestlers

Nine wrestlers from Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden high schools are headed to Denver for the state wrestling tournament.

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Heartbroken a year ago, Tigers' senior hopes to make hay at state wrestling

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.

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Sailors set to play for 1st place

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.

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Athletes set to hit Bashor halfpipe

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.

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Steamboat boys slow down, jump into 1st

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.

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Steamboat girls shoot to avoid winless season in final game

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.

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Steamboat hockey eyes home playoff game

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.

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Steamboat Nordic team adds 1 more to state-qualifier list

The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team raced its way to strong results Saturday in Frisco.

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With ramped up offense, Hayden looks for W

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.

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Hayden girls come together at home

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.

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9 Routt wrestlers make state

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.

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Rams shake off start, blast Lake County

The Rams, in their coach's words, "played down to the competition," shook it off at halftime and went on to win easily.

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Slow start sinks Steamboat girls

A slow start kept the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team from being competitive Saturday at home against Palisade.

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Sailors scoring big in 4-game streak

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.

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Soroco girls pick up road win

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.

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Steamboat High skiers bump state-qualified numbers

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.

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Youth dominates on Nordic combined World Champs team

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.

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Steamboat girls fall to Demons

Thursday wasn’t the day for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team.

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Steamboat boys basketball sails through turnaround

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.

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Sky's the limit for Soroco's 6-foot-4 wrestler

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.

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Hansen hopes he's about to rock

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.

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County wrestlers set for regionals

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.

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Winter Carnival 2017: Upstairs and downstairs, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club offers lessons

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.

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Gebhardt breaks through in World Juniors

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.

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Kauf grabs World Cup podium

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.

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