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Joel Reichenberger

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Steamboat girls basketball squad stumbles in opener

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team got off to a 0-1 start to its season on Monday night.

Chris Zirkle earns NAIA all-American honors

Chris Zirkle, a Hayden High School graduate, was at his very best in his very last high school event four years ago, winning two state championships at the state track meet. Saturday, at his last collegiate track meet, he was again at his best.

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Turkey Trot back to benefit high school teams

The Turkey Trot returns Thursday with new management.

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Hanging 'em up: Athletes adjust to life outside competition

When the competitive days are done, moving on can be complex for athletes.

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Wave of changes for Nordic combined team as World Cup season begins

It's a different kind of season for the U.S. Nordic combined team, and not just because there are no Olympics this year.

Routt County collegiate athlete update for Nov. 18

Chris Zirkle set a school record running cross country at Northwest Christian University. He's one of a handful of local athletes who have seen success recently at the collegiate level.

Western Slope changes keep Hayden, Soroco away from rivals

The Western Slope will keep its eastern teams like Hayden and Soroco from playing league match ups against its western teams like Meeker and Paonia until the postseason.

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Experts offer tips on prepping equipment for the ski season

Ski season is already upon some of us, and near for the rest. It's time to get that equipment tuned up and ready to go.

Tennis players shine in Wyoming

A pack of top, young Steamboat Springs tennis players pieced together a big weekend of results at a tournament in Laramie last weekend.

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Healthy Marno aiming high for new ski season

U.S. Ski Team racer and Steamboat Springs skier Anna Marno has plans for a big season, one that could include races at the 2015 World Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek.

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Steamboat to play host to Hall of Fame induction

Steamboat Springs will be the site of the 2015 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame induction in April.

Deals aplenty at this weekend's Ski Swap

Winter Sports Club's Ski Swap, beginning tonight, is a chance to pick up gear for a great deal.

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Voters swarm to election in Routt County

The 10,581 Routt County voters who took part in the 2014 election likely set a midterm record for participation.

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Sailors sent home: Volleyball squad falls at regional tourney

The Steamboat Springs volleyball lost both sets in the regional volleyball tournament, falling to Longmont and Pueblo West on Saturday to end its season.

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Perfecting the pass: Steamboat's Maddie Labor embraces defensive role

Steamboat Springs volleyball junior Maddie Labor switched from a hitter to libero. Both she and the team have reaped the benefits and hope to capitalize today at the regional tournament.

Steamboat Living: Things Steamboaters should know

No matter how long you’ve been here, there are certain things you ought to know how to do living in Steamboat. We’re not talking the obvious how to ski or bike, but the more intrinsic things to have in your seasonal arsenal here in Ski Town USA. No masters ourselves, we combed the valley floor for tips from experts to help ease the learning curve.

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Tennis pro brings elite experience to Steamboat

Lilia (Osterloh) Snape is coming on as a pro at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs after a long, accomplished career playing at the very top of the top of the sport.

Linnea Dixson shines at collegiate cycling nationals

Steamboat Springs cyclist Linnea Dixson was podium fast at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Beech Mountain, North Carolina this week.

Steamboat rodeo wrangles big award

Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series was named the top small rodeo in the Mountain States Circuit.

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Eyes ahead for Sailors volleyball team

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team got the No. 15 seed and plays at No. 10 Pueblo West and also against No. 27 Longmont on Saturday in the regional volleyball tournament.

Steamboat girls 9th at state cross country

The Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team placed ninth overall in Saturday’s Class 4A state championship meet at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

Steamboat spikers bounce back

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team bounced back from an unexpected loss Friday to win a match that should have been scary, beating Delta in four sets.

Steamboat football stumps Summit

Steamboat got to early special teams touchdowns, helping lead the way to a 36-13 win on the road against Summit.

Steamboat volleyball stumbles on road trip

Steamboat lost in five sets on the road at Palisade, a team the Sailors handled in four sets earlier this season and one that woke up Friday with three league wins.

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Season-ending win satisfies Hayden

Tigers, Rams both out at district volleyball tournament

Paonia came out on top in a pool with Hayden and Soroco at the district volleyball tournament, but with a win against the Rams, the Tigers ended their season on a high note.

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Passing on the passion: Hayden's Jordan Temple prepares for final match

Hayden's star swatter Jordan Temple considers life after volleyball

Hayden's Jordan Temple has been one of Routt County's very best volleyball players for four years and always has planned on continuing her career in college. A change of heart could mean today is the final match of her career, however.

Best of the Boat: Coach Caroline Lalive Carmichael

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coach and Olympian Caroline Lalive Carmichael is Best of the Boat.

Best of the Boat: Coach Rob Bohlmann

Steamboat Springs soccer coach Rob Bohlmann is Best of the Boat.

Best Shoe Store: Steamboat Shoe Market

Steamboat Shoe Market is Best of the Boat.

D'Evelyn knocks Steamboat soccer out of playoffs

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team's season came to an end Wednesday night under a deluge of D’Evelyn goals, the Jaguars scoring all four of their goals in the first half to beat the Sailors, 4-1, in the Class 4A state soccer tournament.

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Soroco Rams hope for repeat against Hayden football

The playoffs could be on the line for Soroco, but that's the last of the Rams' worries as they welcome Hayden to Oak Creek for a 7 p.m. Friday game.

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Led by seniors, Sailors volleyball beats Bears

The Sailors dismissed Rifle in three quick games, 25-15, 25-11, 25-17. They played efficiently and powerfully and got plenty of help from a Bears squad that struggled throughout the night.

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Steamboat Springs mountain bike team places 5th

The Steamboat Springs mountain bike team raced to a fifth-place overall finish at the Colorado High School Cycling League state championships Sunday in Eagle.

Routt County colleage athlete update for Oct. 22

Collegiate athletes with ties to Routt County have been busy working their way through the fall season.

Hayden volleyball picks up 1 more win

The Hayden High School volleyball team capped its regular season with a win Saturday, hitting the road to knock off De Beque, 25-14, 25-10, 25-18.

Soroco volleyball picks up another win

Beat in three sets in September, the Soroco High School volleyball team exacted some revenge Saturday in a three-set sweep against Plateau Valley.

Soroco runs wild on Plateau Valley

The Soroco High School football team dialed up its running attack and ran over Plateau Valley on Saturday, beating the Cowboys for the second time this season.

Steamboat Winter Sports Club hopes changes build better skiers

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports club is ushering in some changes for its young athletes, hoping to craft better all-around skiers.

Rams volleyball wins in 4 against Rangely

The Soroco High School volleyball team picked up a four-set win Friday night, going on the road to knock off Rangely.

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Hayden volleyball falls in 4 on Senior Night

Hayden lost on senior night, falling 25-14, 26-24, 22-25 and 25-23 in its home finale.

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Hayden football looks for positives after lopsided loss

Norwood beat Hayden at home, 59-6, leaving the Tigers to look for positives in a lopsided loss.

Mountain bike team poised for state

The Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team will compete Sunday in the state championship.

Fundraising race returns to benefit schools

The Steamboat Sneak returns to Steamboat Springs on Saturday, offering a chance to stretch the legs and raise some money for the town’s two elementary schools.

Joel Reichenberger: CHSAA, geography help fumble 8-man football

As Soroco plays its second football game this season against Plateau Valley, it's time to reflect on the mess that is 8-man football on the Western Slope.

High school sports weekend preview, Oct. 16 to 18

The Hayden High School football team's home game against highly regarded Norwood represents the only local home game this weekend.

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Steamboat volleyball blasts Battle Mountain, snaps Huskies streak

The Sailors beat the Huskies 25-21, 25-14, 17-25, 25-20, handing the team its first league defeat in 22 matches and since 2012.

Election Guide 2014: Neguse, Williams square off for secretary of state

Joe Neguse is running against Wayne Williams for the secretary of state seat previously held by Scott Gessler.

Election Guide 2014: Coffman, Quick face off in attorney general race

Cynthia Coffman is running against Don Quick for the attorney general seat.

Election Guide 2014: Former congresswoman takes on incumbent state treasurer

Incumbent Walker Stapleton is running against Betsy Markey for the state treasurer seat.

Big plays help Hayden come back on Plateau Valley

Hayden got two late touchdowns and a big fourth-quarter interception to hold off Plateau Valley, 38-33, on Saturday night.