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Joel Reichenberger

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What's in a name?

Some of the stories are funny and some are tragic. Some stories are obvious and some inexplicable. No matter which way a name falls, one thing is sure: everything in Routt County has a name, and every name has a story. Reporter Joel Reichenberger will dig into the myths behind many of the unique names for towns, streets, streams and mountains in Routt County.

Tigers can't hang at home

The Hayden High School football team turned the ball over on the opening kickoff, and after West Grand scored and kicked the ball back to the Tigers, the pattern repeated itself, with another turnover and score.

Sailors back on top at regional tennis

After three years finishing second to rival Aspen, Steamboat climbed back to that top step, Friday, going head to head with Aspen to win regionals once again.

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Sailors soar in rivalry match

The Sailors played their most complete match of the season Thursday, bashing Battle Mountain, 25-23, 25-14, 25-17.

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Building blocks key for Sailors

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team plays at home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against rival Battle Mountain.

Steamboat knocks off Summit, 1-0

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team went on the road Tuesday night to pick up a big league win, beating Summit, 1-0.

Soroco just misses at North Park

It wasn’t the result they wanted, Soroco High School girls volleyball coach Jeannie Jo Logan said Tuesday night, but it was a good night nonetheless as her team lost a tight one on the road in North Park, falling in five sets.

Sailors short at state golf

A rough first day of the Class 4A state golf championships ruined most of the chances the Steamboat Springs High School players had to challenge to win, but coach Andrew Donner said the team bounced back with a strong performance Tuesday to finish the tournament and the season on a high note.

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Frick hopes to grow lacrosse tourney

Steamboat girls lacrosse coach Betsy Frick hopes the annual Chumash lacrosse tournament she's helped host the last several years can take off in the future.

Central thumps Sailors on the road

Big plays did the Steamboat Springs High School football team in on Saturday night during a road trip to play at Grand Junction Central.

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Perfect finish to perfect season for 7th graders

21-0 win sets Steamboat team apart

The Steamboat Springs Middle School seventh-grade football team wrapped up an undefeated season with a 21-0 win against Craig on Saturday.

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Sailors sweep versus Rifle

The Steamboat volleyball took care of business at home against Rifle, winning in three sets.

Tigers fall at Rangely

They had the lead early, but mistakes took a toll Friday night for the Tigers as the Hayden High School football team traveled to Rangely for a game, losing 32-8.

Sailors survive Summit scare

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team was happy that when action finally wrapped up Thursday night playing on the road at Summit, the Sailors had emerged with a victory.

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Season nears for Steamboat skiers

For top young skiers, the season never really ends. As a part of their ramp up to the coming racing season, a group of Steamboat athletes recently traveled to Colorado Springs.

High school sports weekend preview for Oct. 1 to Oct. 3

Soroco and Hayden clash again Friday night in volleyball, one of the highlights of this weekend's high school sports schedule.

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Vail strongarms Soroco volleyball

The Soroco High School volleyball team couldn't do much to stop visiting Vail Christian on Tuesday.

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High school riders fly to 2nd

The Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team recorded its top result of the season on Sunday, cruising to a second-place finish in the Haymaker Classic race in Eagle.

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Junior golfers' season finally ends

The Steamboat Junior PGA golf team finally had its season end last weekend in Oklahoma, but the trip had no shortage of highlights for the young athletes involved.

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Big race to help end bike park season

The Steamboat Bike Park celebrates its closing weekend with a Saturday downhill race.

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Sailors bedeviled in loss

Eagle Valley managed long serving stretches and found floor-splintering kills in the key moments to beat Steamboat on Thursday night, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-18.

High school sports weekend preview for Sept. 24 to Sept. 26

Games this weekend offer a big opportunity for teams that have struggled so far this fall, like the Hayden football and volleyball squads, which both hit the road. Soroco, meanwhile, has a big volleyball match and some tough action for its cross country team.

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Finally at home, Sailors roll

Steamboat volleyball blows by Moffat

No offense to the Bulldogs, but it wasn’t just the legendary Steamboat Springs vs. Moffat County rivalry that had the Sailors literally counting down the days to Tuesday’s night volleyball match in Steamboat.

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2 inches too far, 1 shot too many

Walton wins regional as Sailors settle for second

At the Class 4A golf regional at Haymaker Golf Course, 18 holes wasn't enough to settle who was first as Steamboat and Durango ended up tied.

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100 miles of joy and pain

Hundreds tackle Run, Rabbit Run ultra-marathon

Even for those brave and fit enough to try it, running a 100-mile race is no small feat, and Friday and Saturday, hundreds put themselves to the test in Steamboat Springs.

Charity poised to race in Worlds

The news has been good and bad for Steamboat Springs professional cyclist Amy Charity, who was selected to race in the Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

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Reiter's Olympics lawsuit moves forward

Step 1 of suing the International Olympic Committee was a success for Steamboat Springs Olympic snowboarder Justin Reiter, according to an email from his lawyer, Filippo Marchino.

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Husky stumbles seal Sailors' win

It wasn’t pretty from any angle, but the Steamboat Springs High School football team got a standout night from its defense and from do-everything senior Joe DeLine on Friday, and that, along with five turnovers, was enough for the Sailors to pull out a victory at home, beating Battle Mountain 14-10.

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My dad can run 100 miles. Can yours?

Nine years ago Fred Abramowitz helped start the Run, Rabbit Run trail ultra-marathon in Steamboat Springs, and four years ago, he helped add a 100-mile distance to the event. For the first time this year, he plans on racing it.

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Girls join champion for run

One of the premier ultra-marathon runners in the world, Run, Rabbit Run 100-mile race champ Nikki Kimball took time before this weekend's big event to log some laps with local girls.

High school sports weekend preview for Sept. 17 to Sept. 19

The Soroco volleyball and football teams face tough opponents at home on Friday, two of the highlights to the weekend of local high school sports action.

Soroco sweeps at Vail Mountain

The Soroco High School volleyball team kept its strong start to the season rolling with a three-game victory against Vail Mountain.

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Archuleta's 10th goal puts Sailors on top

Steamboat got a late goal from Cruz Archuleta to beat Summit at home on Tuesday night, 2-1.

Soroco runners post strong times

Chloe Veilleux and Ben Kelley both ran strong races, leading the way for the Soroco High School cross country team Sept. 5 at a meet at Battle Mountain and now the team is preparing for a trip Friday to race at Eagle Valley.

Rams run over Hayden in three games

The Soroco High School girls volleyball team hopes it sent a big message Friday night. It certainly made believers out of many fans gathered in Hayden as the Rams took on their cross-county rival Tigers.

Tigers, Rams set for Friday face-off

The Hayden and Soroco volleyball teams will battle Friday at 6 p.m. in Hayden.

High school sports weekend preview for Sept. 10 to 12

Local preps teams start to get into the regular season schedule this weekend as most teams take to the road. Tough trips await the Steamboat and Hayden football teams while Soroco's squad hopes to take care of business against Plateau Valley.

Sailors XC team starts season strong

The Steamboat Springs cross country team is bursting as the seams with more than 40 runners on the team this fall. The squad started its season last week with a trip to a Front Range meet.

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With a little help from some friends: Teammates make the difference in Steamboat Stage Race

The Steamboat Stage Race has mostly been an individual affair, but this weekend, riders who had some help were able to take advantage.

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Bulls offer big bucks in Steamboat

Tyler Orchard knows what a bad day of rodeo in Steamboat Springs can look like, and that’s what helped make Sunday such a good one.

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Soroco stands up to Sanford

Soroco rolled to a 1-1 record by beating up on Sanford in Oak Creek on Friday night, 48-12.

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Cowboys to team up, hang on at Bull Bash

Judd Mortensen said a handful of motivations drove him to add a new element to this year’s Rocky Mountain Bull Bash, Sunday’s annual Labor Day weekend Professional Bull Riders event that marks the end of the local rodeo season. 
The event this year will include a team competition, in addition to

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Hat trick sets Sailors on top

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team got a 4-1 win at home against Moffat County on Thursday night thanks to a hat trick from sophomore Will Beurskens.

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Running race returns to benefit ski trail

The 10K at 10,000 trail running race returns to the heights of Rabbit Ears Pass for a 10 a.m. Sunday start.

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Steamboat Stage Race rides again this weekend

Event hopes for 400 riders, including 80 pro cyclists

The Steamboat Stage Race hopes not to leave nearly the same footprint as the USA Pro Challenge, but to still offer three days of some of the best road bicycle racing Colorado has to offer.

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Golfers keep winning streak alive, headed for Oklahoma

The golfing boys of Steamboat Springs aren’t ready to slow their roll yet.

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Mountain bike team gets strong start

The Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team, bigger than ever this year, started its season Sunday.

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Kelley wins Saturday, leads Soroco XC

The Soroco High School cross country team got off to a very strong start to its season Saturday as Ben Kelley won the boys race and Chloe Veilleux was fifth in the girls race.

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Final ride nears for Town Challenge

The race to win the top divisions of the Steamboat Springs Town Challenge mountain bike series will come to a predictable conclusion Wednesday afternoon with the series’ final race of the summer, the Sunshine Loop XC on Mount Werner.

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Sailors harbor big volleyball plans

Steamboat eyeing league title despite season opening loss

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team started its season Saturday with a three-set loss at Montrose, but the Sailors are still optimistic a successful campaign a year ago can translate to plenty of exciting matches this fall.