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Joel Reichenberger

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Steamboat boys up and down, but finish 3rd

An inconsistent game Saturday kept things exciting as the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team held off Eagle Valley to place third in the Steamboat Shoot-Out basketball tournament.

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Sailors eye solutions after 0-3 tourney

The Steamboat girls basketball team went 0-3 in the Steamboat Shoot-Out tournament. Coaches are focused on fixing what they can before league play starts.

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Sailors big rally falls just short in Shoot-Out

A furious fourth-quarter rally wasn't quite enough for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team Friday night.

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Sailors stumble in Shoot-Out

It may get worse before it gets better, but senior Raya Duryea is convinced things will improve for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team.

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Sailors fly by Moffat in home tourney

Steamboat set to play at 8:15 p.m.

Explosive in the second and third quarters and — eventually, anyway — sharp from 3-point range, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team charged ahead in the winner’s bracket at the Steamboat Shoot-Out on Thursday, blasting rival Moffat County, 58-35.

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Home mats sweet for local wrestlers

Soroco High School wrestling coach Jay Whaley has a pretty simple rule when it comes to any opportunity for his team to wrestle in Routt County.

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High School sports preview, Dec. 8 to Dec. 10

The Steamboat wrestling and hockey teams and the Soroco and Hayden boys and girls basketball teams all hit the road this weekend. Will they find what their looking for on the highway?

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Rivalry matchup looms in Shoot-Out tourney

The Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls teams begin play this weekend in the Steamboat Shoot-Out tournament. For the boys team, that means a 6:30 p.m. game at home against long-time rival, Moffat County.

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Soroco girls run away from Wildcats

The new-found pace of the Soroco High School girls basketball team roared into Oak Creek Tuesday night as the Rams played their first home game of the season. They teetered between furiously fast — effective — and frantically frenzied — less so — but ended up easily running away from North Park to earn a 84-39 victory.

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Steamboat, Soroco, Hayden grapplers shine

Steamboat finished third as a team in its season-opening wrestling event and had three individual champions. Hayden and Soroco each had one.

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Hoffman's shutout sets up Steamboat's first win

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team hit the road Saturday and picked up its first win of the season, knocking off Liberty 3-0 in Colorado Springs.

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Steamboat girls slip to 0-2

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team lost its second game of the season Saturday, falling 65-27 to Durango at the Brenda Patch Tournament in Roaring Fork.

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Soroco boys drop two in South Park

Turnovers helped lead the Soroco boys to two losses Saturday, but coach Shawn Hayes said those experience will pay off in the long run.

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Bryan Fletcher skis to 9th in Lillehammer

It was somewhat of a snakebit start to the season for the U.S. Nordic combined team, but Bryan Fletcher raced to one of his best results in a year Sunday to help turn things around.

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Tigers drop two in Kiowa tourney

The Hayden High School girls basketball team didn’t come away from its season-opening weekend of action with a win, but coach Michelle Wilkie said it did come back with plenty to be positive about.

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Dogs outpace Rams late

The Soroco High School girls team lost Saturday for the first time this season, falling 51-46 against Moffat County in the championship game of the Cowboy Shootout tournament in Meeker. Still, coach David Bruner said his team is coming off the weekend plenty pleased with its results.

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Ponderosa runs away from Steamboat boys

The Steamboat boys basketball team struggled Saturday playing in Roaring Fork against Ponderosa.

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Wranglers rope up new coach

Misko Antisin started the season as the coach for the Steamboat Wranglers but in essence got "called up" to the team's parent club, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in British Columbia.

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Late rally lifts Sailors to first win

The Steamboat boys basketball team trailed big at half but managed to eek out a big win.

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Steamboat girls sink in second half

A slow second half offensively sank the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team Friday in a season-opening trip to play against Roaring Fork, which was hosting the Brenda Patch Tournament.

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Sailors, Huskies skate to a draw

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team opened its season Friday with a trip to Battle Mountain, and the Sailors didn’t pick their first loss of the season. They didn’t pick up their first win, either.

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Rams rebound to win again

It may have looked ugly early — blowout ugly, even — but the Soroco High School girls basketball team found its footing midway through Friday’s game and powered back to beat Cedaredge at the Cowboy Shootout tournament in Meeker, 42-36.

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Soroco girls defend to win

The shooting wasn't pretty, but Soroco High School girls basketball coach David Bruner said the defense was, and that helped pave the way to a 65-45 win Thursday for the Rams against the Mesa Ridge junior varsity team in the opening round of the Meeker Cowboy Shootout tournament.

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Sailors hope to build on success

Steamboat returns trio of state qualifers

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team is coming off one of its best seasons. The Sailors would love to grow that success this winter.

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Logan, Rams set to start season

Soroco wrestler Jace Logan may have taken some of his opponents by surprise last year as a freshman, at least early in the season. He won’t have that luxury for a single match this year.

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Carson, Mosman aim for state

The Hayden wrestling team returns a pair of state qualifiers and is headed into the looming wrestling season with high hopes.

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Steamboat cross-country skiers start fast on fresh snow

A long trip to West Yellowstone, Montana, has become as regular a Thanksgiving Day tradition as turkey for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers, but a week out from their journey, it looked like warm weather might change the team’s plans.

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Hayden boys basketball team hunting wins this winter

The Hayden High School boys basketball team is hoping last season's hard lessons can lead to some victories this season.

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Short on experience, Soroco boys basketball team eyes rebuild

Building chemistry and developing confidence early will be key for a young, small and inexperienced Soroco boys basketball team this season.

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Passion, heart, seniors can drive Hayden girls

Hayden girls basketball coach Michelle Wilkie has seen her team fight with all it has. She's hoping she can take that passion and turn it into wins on the basketball court.

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Short on height, Soroco girls hope to be long on wins

They’ll look different — think shorter — and play different — think faster — but the Soroco High School girls basketball team hopes to generate the same level of success it’s had in recent seasons.

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Trotting through the snow

More than 400 make 5K Thanksgiving trek

There were plenty of excuses to skip Thursday morning’s Turkey Trot 5-kilometer run in Steamboat Springs, starting with the snow that came overnight to cover the course. Few used them as the event drew a record crowd.

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Trio of Steamboat skiers set to soar

World champs, Olympic preview on schedule for 2016-17 NC season

It was dark but warm Wednesday in Ruka, Finland, where a trio of Steamboat Springs skiers will make up the U.S. team Saturday when the World Cup Nordic combined circuit jumps off in Ruka, Finland.

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On again, off again: Off the U.S. Ski Team, a pair of local moguls skiers are still in on their sport

Steamboat Springs skiers Lane Stoltzner and Sophia Schwartz were dropped from the U.S. Ski Team in the spring. They haven't let a little thing like that get in the way of their pursuit of their freestyle skiing dreams.

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Retail site offers help for "fringe" athletes

Two Olympic appearances and years on the World Cup circuit help, Taylor Fletcher said. Still, finding ways to fund a Nordic combined career can be complicated, he said.

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County shifts show in presidential votes

Though Oak Creek and Phippsburg turned red, Clinton carried Routt easily

Tuesday’s presidential election may have brought plenty of surprises — or one big one, anyway — but the overall results in Routt County weren’t much of a shock. Still, the 2016 presidential election numbers did show several major political shifts in the county.

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Steamboaters fly at Frog Hollow

Helen Beall was searching for the right way to describe the 25 Hours of Frog Hollow mountain bike race in Hurricane, Utah. She found it. “It’s the spirit of mountain bike racing,” she said.

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Lundquist honored with award

Steamboat Springs sportscaster Verne Lundquist, working through his final season calling college football games on CBS, was recognized with the Ronald Reagan Media Award last week by the United States Sports Academy.

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Run, Rabbit Run donates big bucks

Hundreds of runners took on the 100- and 50-mile Run, Rabbit Run courses in Steamboat Springs in September, and last month, the race doled out thousands of dollars to local charities.

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Steamboat Springs golfers play through as autumn lingers

Dec. 8, 1998, was mayhem, Haymaker Golf Course superintendent Bill Whelihan said, remembering back Wednesday to the latest date Haymaker Golf Course has ever played host to golf. This year won't challenge that, but even the course's staff is a little surprised they're still sending players out every day.

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Long lines don't sway Steamboat Springs voters

Long lines greeted voters Tuesday in Steamboat Springs, but hundreds waited anyway. They were driven by many different causes and emotions.

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116 years of Routt County election front pages

The manner in which Routt County newspapers have covered presidential elections have changed radically through the years. Check out our photo gallery featuring front pages loaded with everything from the emotionally charged headlines of 1900 to the historic elections of 2008 and 2012.

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High school cyclists shine at state

The Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team sent 14 athletes to the Colorado State Championships late last month and came away with plenty of high individual finishes.

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Sargent slams Rams in 8-man playoffs

One thought stood at the top of the mind of Soroco High School football coach Dick Dudas on Friday after the No. 15 Rams faced off against No. 2 Sargent in the first round of the Colorado 8-man playoffs. “They’re deserving of their ranking,” he said.

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Steamboat out, not down after regional volleyball

The season ended Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team, but the Sailors came away from their stint at the Class 4A regional tournament with a unique claim. They ended their season with a win.

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"Jupiter" Jones helped open Steamboat's backcountry

Local skiing legend, founder of Steamboat Powdercats, died late last month

Carroll Sherwood Jones — Jupiter Jones to his friends and to the wide world of skiing — founded Steamboat Powdercats and revolutionized backcountry skiing in Steamboat Springs.

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Logan on the run: Soroco back among Colorado's best

Sophomore racking up yards and touchdowns for playoff-bound Rams

If the Soroco Rams football team is to pull a huge upset Friday in the 8-man playoffs, it'll need a big game from sophomore running back Jace Logan. Fortunately for the team, he's come up with plenty of those this season.

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Soroco, Hayden volleyball teams fall at districts

The season came to an end for both the Soroco and the Hayden high school volleyball teams on Friday as they each went 0-2 in the District 5 tournament.

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Rams leap into the postseason

1st playoff appearance for Soroco since 2003

The Soroco High School football team will be playing playoff football for the first time since 2003.

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Sailor girls run to fourth in state

The Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team did what a Sailors squad hasn't in more than two decades: earn a top-5 finish at the state championship.

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