The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team fell, 19-3, on Thursday in its season-opening game.
A late second-half goal gave the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team a sweet start to the season Thursday.
Billy Demong was 10th, skiing up 10 spots Thursday to start the second-to-last weekend of Nordic combined World Cup competition.
A third-place finish from Gretchen Burkholder helped lead the way for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes competing at the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Junior Nordic Skiing National Championships at Stowe, Vt.
People always wonder why we’re here — at first, anyway. They’re surprised we sent one reporter and even more so that we sent two. In some sense, it seems important to the brand, the paper’s and Steamboat’s, to have Ski Town USA staff the Olympics. If you’d asked me in January before we left, I’d have said, “We can cover our local athletes better than anyone else.”
Photographing the Olympics is both the easiest and hardest of assignments.
Our best event was the U.S. men's hockey game against Russia. Our best night out involved a member of the U.S. halfpipe snowboard team and the stupidest thing I did involved losing something important on the first day of the Olympics. Here's my list of the best and worst of covering the Olympics.
Justin Reiter didn’t come to the Olympics with a dream. The Olympics was the dream, but even if his visions weren’t dependent on gold and glory, they didn’t include misses in both of his events.
After 18 days in Russia, things have finally started to make sense.
The somber message that echoed Tuesday at a rainy RusSki Gorki Jumping complex in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia was that this was not 2010. That can be something to embrace.
Security guard Alex may be the best link to "real Russia" at the Olympics.
Photography is all about decisions. In a dark arena, do you accept grainy photos or the chance for some blur? At the Olympics, do you go out on the course and get a good action shot, or hope someone you care about wins and get a gold-medal-reaction shot? Trying to go to as m
Saturday was about pride, not spite, hockey not hate, and even after a great hockey game, the end a bitter pill for one nation, it was that peace that shone through.
Waking at 6 a.m. to watch a college basketball game may seem like a good idea sometimes, but 4 a.m. is not one of those times.
This is not what I expected, and I’m not talking about the lack of authentic Russian food in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, the weather so warm you barely need a coat or even the presence of Russian cheerleaders pom-poms and all — at many Olympic venues. I’m talking about the success of the United States athletes we’re here to cover.
Arielle Gold’s Olympics came to an end in devastating fashion Wednesday as the Steamboat Springs snowboarder was forced to withdraw from the afternoon’s women’s half-pipe competition after sustaining a shoulder injury in training before the qualification round.
It's hard to cheer for athletes I cover but it was hard not to root for Taylor Gold.
I may have cursed Steamboat Springs half-pipe snowboarder Arielle Gold. Oops.
One of the many things that are changing quickly at the 2014 Winter Olympics is Russia is the makeup of the volunteer force.
The Olympics is the event that doesn’t sleep, and I haven’t much, either.
Todd Lodwick was thrilled Sunday to be back in action, participating in the first Nordic combined training jumps at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
At the Olympics, they have cheerleaders and a marching band for the halftime of speedskating events.
I’d never heard the term “fanned out." Unfortunately, as soon as I heard it, I knew I had once violated it.
The first time I met Alex, the security guard posted at the door of our condo building, we exchanged names and a handshake, and as I walked away he hollered, calling me back. Very slowly, very deliberately, he added one final thing: “Hello. Good. Luck!”
There's a communal spirit that defines these Olympics. We all feel part of them, and Friday night's opening ceremony celebrated that fact.
The early story of these Olympics, aside from terrorism fears, has been the lack of preparedness at media hotels. It's the buses that have us talking.
The first Russian word I learned was “spasibo," and it was an important one.
I’ve wondered in the past what advantages Steamboat Springs bestows on its athletes, and what opportunities it has afforded me.
At least in one Steamboat Springs household on Sunday the “big matchup” didn’t have anything to do with Peyton Manning.
Both the Steamboat and Hayden high school wrestling teams had strong weekends heading into Wednesday's Routt County Triangular.
Without coach Mike Luppes, the Tigers continued to deal with the injuries that defined the early portion of its schedule and lost twice — on Friday, 45-36, to Rangely and Saturday, 65-45, to Meeker.
For gold, by the Golds: Steamboat's brother-sister snowboarding duo relate their journey to the Olympics
In many ways, the rise of Steamboat Springs siblings Taylor and Arielle Gold to the U.S. Olympic half-pipe snowboarding team has been meteoric. Even just 13 months ago, neither would have been projected to make the trip to Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics. Yet here they both are, cemented as two of the best riders in the United States. At the same time, nothing about their climb to the top of the snowboarding world has been quick. It’s taken years of training, incredible vision and outstanding confidence. This is that story — their journey, the highlights and the hard work — in their own words and the words of their friends, family and coaches who were there every step of the way. This is the story of the Golds, by the Golds.
If they can do it here, they can do it there. That’s the truth Steamboat Springs’ sibling snowboarders Taylor Gold and Arielle Gold are confronting as they prepare for the biggest competitions of their lives, the snowboarding half-pipe events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Maybe it’s simply impossible for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team to improve on its last Olympic performance. The team scored silver medals in the relay that year, then an individual gold and two more individual silvers. That’s hard to top, and instead of topping it, the four members of this Olympiad’s team are hoping to build upon it.
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team couldn't make it a sweep of Rifle, falling Saturday at home, 45-35.
Steamboat lost at home on Saturday, 3-1, against Regis Jesuit.
Whatever bug infected the Soroco roster didn’t do enough to keep Saturday’s game close. The Rams ran away with it, beating Rangely, 68-23.
Plenty of snow and a sunny day set the stage Saturday for the finale of a two-day Nordic skiing event at Howelsen Hill that featured every level of racer.
The Sailors lost their fourth in a row, falling at home against Rifle, 50-35.
A furious second-half comeback gave the Rams a much-needed win against solid league opponent Rangely, 50-43.
The Tigers dropped a pair of games against league opponents. Hayden fell, 38-30, on Friday night on the road against Rangely, then lost on Saturday in Hayden against Meeker, 78-33.
Soroco High School boys basketball team let a close game get away on Friday night, falling at Meeker, 61-48
Soroco High School girls basketball coach David Bruner said Meeker is the best team in the league and showed it Friday, winning 60-31.
Friday’s Steamboat Springs High School hockey game became the another casualty this week to winter weather after the showdown against Palmer was canceled because of the onslaught of snow.
The FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships kicked off for Nordic combined athletes Thursday, putting a handful of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes to the test.
Athletic director Luke DeWolfe said Thursday morning in an email that most the school’s away events were canceled for the day.
The Telemark World Cup is returning to Steamboat Springs and the organizers are looking for some help at the events.
Steamboat snowboarder Arielle Gold will be featured on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.
It was a flat game, but Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Luke DeWolfe said his team’s 55-43 defeat Saturday in Glenwood Springs is nothing more.
More than halfway through her first term as representative in the Colorado Legislature, one thing was clear Sunday when Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush met with the public Sunday: She's happy with her job.