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Joel Reichenberger

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Close is good enough for Parker, Rams

Soroco won its 17th game, beating Rangely in a tight game

The Soroco High School girls basketball team improved to 17-2 on Thursday, beating Rangely, 54-49.

High School sports weekend preview, Feb. 19

It's do or die for the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team as it begins play in the district tournament. With one win, the squad will punch its ticket to the state tournament.

Sailors' skiers set for state

The Steamboat Springs High School skiing team is sending 13 Nordic skiers and eight Alpine skiers to the state championships this week.

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Big plans for Nordic combined team at championships

Five Nordic combined skiers with Steamboat connections are in Falun, Sweden, this week in the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships.

Club sends 11 Nordic skiers to Nationals

Nearly a dozen Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiing athletes punched their tickets to this winter’s Junior Nationals event thanks to their performances Saturday and Sunday at a qualifier event in Aspen.

Tiger girls tear up De Beque

The final game of the regular season was a chance to empty the bench for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, which won at De Beque Saturday, 59-21.

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Audibly awesome: Shiffrin wins championship gold

Mikaela Shiffrin won her second World Championship gold medal Saturday at Beaver Creek, a story told by the roar of the crowd.

Fletcher shines at Continental Cup

On Saturday, Taylor Fletcher showed just how much better he's skiing, winning a Continental Cup event in Austria.

Soroco boys deflate Hayden

Soroco romped over its rival, 57-36. Combined with a West Grand loss Friday night against Vail Christian, the win locks the Rams into second place in the league.


Steamboat girls fall at buzzer

It was better, Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball coach Mack Spitellie said Thursday night. It wasn’t quite enough, however, and the squad lost by two points on the road against Summit, falling as the Tigers hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot.

Road win sets up Saturday showdown for Steamboat boys

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team took care of business Thursday night, setting up the challenge the team has been waiting for.

Englund on World Champs team

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski jumper Nita Englund will get the chance to compete on one of the biggest stages of her sport.

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Rose fast in Vermont XC racing

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club alum Mary Rose was lighting fast on her skis at a series of U.S. Super Tour cross country skiing events in Craftsbury, Vermont, over the weekend, earning the best results of her career.

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Club athletes shine at Winter Park

Next competition for USASA skiers, riders is in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs snowboarders and freestyle skiers recorded strong results Saturday at a United States of America Snowboard Associatin Rocky Mountain Series slopestyle event in Winter Park.

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Second-half surge leads Sailors over Battle Mountain

The Steamboat boys showed up in the second half to take care of Battle Mountain Tuesday.

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Steamboat girls stumble at home

Tuesday night could have been the low point of the season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball, which fell at home against Battle Mountain, 39-20.

Nordic combined skiers place seventh

A weekend of racing at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up with a middle-of-the-pack finish for a foursome of Steamboat Springs-connected Nordic combined athletes.

Englund earns first career podium

Nita Englund jumped to a new height Sunday at a women’s ski jumping World Cup competition in Romania.

Snowboard racers strong in Germany

Ester Ledecka continues dominating streak

Ester Ledecka, a Steamboat Springs-trained Czech Republic Alpine snowboarder, furthered her success in what’s been a red-hot season on Saturday, winning a parallel giant slalom World Cup event in Sudelfeld, Germany.

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Lost ski resorts of Routt County

Today Steamboat Springs has one major ski resort. It didn’t always appear that would be the way it is, however. Several other ski resorts have come and gone in Steamboat Springs and Routt County in the last 60 years. At one time they were a part of big plans by city officials, by real estate developers and by eager skiers. Today, all but one are lost in the snow.

Tired Tigers fall at home

The Hayden boys lost at home Saturday against West Grand.

Hayden girls just short against West Grand

The Hayden girls basketball team lost Saturday, 44-43, against West Grand.

Soroco girls earn league's top spot

The Soroco girls team won Saturday, locking up the top spot in the Western Slope-Gore league. It is the team's first league championship since 1996;

Soroco boys beat North Park

The Soroco boys took care of North Park on Saturday, 46-22.

Big win important for Soroco girls

The Soroco girls had no problems with DeBeque, winning Friday night.

Ram boys beat up on DeBeque

The score was gaudy, but Soroco High School boys coach Shawn Hayes said the game wasn’t pretty.

Tigers grab second win

The Tigers won on the road to beat North Park, 48-41. Last month, Hayden lost at home against the Wildcats by double digits.

Hayden girls avenge loss to North Park

The Hayden girls basketball team North Park on Friday night, 48-36.

Hayden strong at local wrestling triangular

It was a good night, as simple as that, Hayden High School wrestling coach Chad Jones said.

Steamboat skiers fast in long weekend of racing

Steamboat Springs Alpine skiers proved fast again last weekend at a series of races in Steamboat and at Loveland Ski Area.

Berend leads U.S. squad in World Juniors Championship

Steamboat's Ben Berend led U.S. skiers in the second Nordic combined event at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships.

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Nordic skiers shine on long road trip

A pack of Steamboat Springs ski jumpers and Nordic combined skiers made the most of spending the last several weeks traveling the country from competition to competition.

Snowboarders rack up strong finishes

Competing a three events last weekend, the team racked up more than a dozen podium finishes.

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Soroco boys roll by West Grand

The Soroco boys team managed a fitting finale to a big week of Soroco hoops, beating West Grand, 59-53.

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Soroco caps thrilling week with huge win

Girls beat West Grand, slide into 1st place

The Soroco girls beat West Grand 69-45, taking a huge step toward their first league title in nearly 20 years.

Hayden girls basketball trounce De Beque

The Hayden girls had no trouble with De Beque, winning Friday night 55-17.

Hayden boys basketball gets in the win column, rout De Beque

Tigers snap season-long 11-game losing streak

The Hayden boys basketball won its first game of the season Friday night, knocking off De Beque, 62-38.

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Trio of Steamboat racers make World Cup finals

Cota 7th, Dyer 14th and Stoltzner 15th skiing for US

Jeremy Cota, Ryan Dyer and Lane Stoltzner all made finals at Thursday's World Cup moguls event in New York.

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Sailors earn split on home mats

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team split a Tuesday night triangular, beating Eagle Valley and losing to Glenwood Springs.

Battle Mountain's big 1st beats Steamboat

Another slow start sank the Steamboat Springs High School boys hockey team.

Soroco boys win at North Park

The Soroco High School boys basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday, but it played strong for three quarters and came out of a road trip to North Park with a crucial win, 41-34.

Rams stomp North Park for 11th win

The Rams more than responded to adversity, walloping North Park, 70-17.

Englund leads ski jumpers

Nita Englund, who trained previously with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, put together the best weekend of ski jumping of her career at a World Cup event in Oberstdorf, Germany, Saturday and Sunday.

Steamboat snowboarders ride high at Copper

Steamboat Springs snowboarders competed at a United States of America Snowboard Association event Saturday and Sunday in snowboard and half-pipe competitions.

Berend strong at Continental Cup events

The U.S. Nordic combined Ski Team’s Continental Cup competitors had their best weekend of 2015 last weekend in Planica, Slovenia, where Ben Berend led the way with a 23rd place finish in the first competition.

Local skiers score high in Breck half-pipe

Payton McElhiney was tops among local competitors, winning the skier men’s 13-15 division by inserting the flat 540 spin he’d just learned.

Young freestylers compete at A-Basin

The group was led by Riley Hodges, who finished second in the girls U15 division of the Rocky Qualifier Series/Devo event.

Baden eighth in X Games after second chance in finals

Nik Baden did get a shot in the men's snowboarding slopestyle finals round at X Games.

Hayden boys fall at West Grand

The Hayden High School boys basketball team lost Friday night, 55-39 at West Grand.

1st-half hole sinks Soroco boys

A slow start cost the Soroco High School boys team Saturday on the road against Lake County. The Rams trailed by as many as 16 in the first half en route to a 73-61 loss.