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Joel Reichenberger

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Tigers stumped on senior night

The Hayden High School football team couldn’t score when it got close, but it didn’t get close often enough for that to matter in Friday’s senior night home game against Gilpin County.

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Sailors out at state tennis

Chase Adams, playing No. 2 singles for the Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team, gave his squad one final win on Friday, earning a victory in the playback round of the Class 4A state tennis tournament in Pueblo.

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Runners wrap regular season

Soroco’s Ben Kelley and Steamboat’s Maggi Congdon both laid down fast times to earn high finishes Thursday at the Rifle Cross County Invitational meet at the Rifle Creek Golf Course.

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Best Sporting Goods Store: Backdoor Sports

Pete Van De Carr has tried to expand his business, Backdoor Sports, outside of its staples of backcountry skiing. But it never quite works. “I was never successful at all at selling snowboards because I don’t snowboard,” he says. “We tried sailboards too, but I don’t sailboard. The only thing that’s ever worked is sports I’m passionate about myself.”

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Best Italian Food: Mazzola's Italian Diner

Best Italian food: Mazzola's Italian Diner

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Best Ski Instructor: Chip Shevlin

Ski instructor: Chip Shevlin

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2nd-round slows Steamboat tennis

Long matches and tough sets weren’t enough to help Steamboat Springs High School tennis players through a brutal second round Thursday at the Class 4A state tennis tournament in Pueblo.

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2 weeks in, Wranglers riding high

The Steamboat Wranglers junior hockey team got the play it wanted in its season-opening series Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. One week later, in another series, it got the wins it wanted, boosting the team to the top of the standings early in the schedule.

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High School sports preview, Oct. 13 to Oct. 15

The Hayden and Soroco football teams both have big home games Friday, while the Steamboat volleyball has a pair of tough games during the weekend.

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Sailors look for state senior surge

The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team beat its biggest rival and won the regional championship last week, in the process sending all of its athletes to the state tournament in Pueblo. Now at that tournament, where play starts Thursday, the Sailors are up against a whole new level of challenge.

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From red to blue: Changing economics and demographics have driven Routt County's presidential picks

Routt County has voted for 12 Republicans since 1912 and 14 Democrats, including in five of the last six elections. That recent consistency doesn't mean the county won't change it's mind in this year's looming election.

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Thickening the ice

Steamboat's junior hockey team hopes to provide opportunity for young skaters

Steamboat's junior hockey team hopes to provide opportunity for young skaters

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High School sports preview, Sept. 22 to Sept. 24

The Steamboat volleyball team has a big game at home Saturday, leading the way for this weekend's high school sports round up.

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Resilient Rams fight back for win

They were down — way down — but the Soroco High School girls volleyball team wasn’t out Tuesday, playing at home against North Park. The Rams lost the first two sets of the match before bouncing back to win in five, 20-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-6.

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Battle again bests Steamboat

Sailors fall 3-0 against league rival

The Battle Mountain High School soccer team took advantage of its first big opportunity Tuesday night. Steamboat, meanwhile, missed moments later, setting the tone for another tough game for the Sailors against their league rivals.

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Soccer game time changed

Tuesday's Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer home game against Battle Mountain will start at 6:30 p.m. instead of its originally scheduled time of 6 p.m.

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Steamboat's Boese, Soroco's Kelley both win Saturday

Sailor girls go 1-2, place first as a team

Winter Boese surged in the final mile of the race to win, and Maggi Congdon used a surge of her own in the homestretch to finish second, paving the way Saturday for the Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team to win a meet at Eagle Valley.

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Tigers tumble at South Park

The Hayden football team couldn't hang with South Park on Saturday, losing 22-0.

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100 miles and a hug: Ultra runners light up Steamboat

Paul Sachs knew the race he helped design, the 100-mile Run, Rabbit Run trial ultra marathon, was difficult. He didn't know how difficult until this weekend, when he ran it himself.

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Big win sets table for Huskies showdown

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team passed one big test Saturday only to set up another. After a 2-1 win against Centaurus, the team is looking ahead to Tuesday's showdown with rival Battle Mountain.

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Sailors bounce back, thump Glenwood

Steamboat lost in three sets Thursday and won in three Saturday. Coach Wendy Hall said the difference between the two matches went far deeper than the opponent.

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Soroco blasts Rangely, 46-6

The Soroco High School football team will see Rangely in back-to-back games with only a Soroco bye week in between. Friday, the Rams took the first of those two meetings, winning decisively in Rangely, 46-6.

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Demons overcome emotions, beat Sailors Friday

Sailors' offensive struggles continue in lopsided loss

Glenwood Springs found its focus Friday to beat the Steamboat Springs High School football team, 48-7.

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Sailors soccer wins in Rifle

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team picked up a win Thursday night, going on the road to knock of Rifle, 5-1.

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High School sports preview, Sept. 15 to Sept. 17

The Steamboat football and soccer teams both have big home games this weekend while both the Hayden and Soroco football squads hit the road in interesting matchups, leading the way for the weekend's high school sporting action.

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Sailors swap homecoming dates

Scheduling mistake forces annual events into October

A scheduling mistake has caused the Steamboat Springs High School homecoming game to be moved from Sept. 23 to Oct. 7. The Sailors thought they were to play at home against Conifer on Sept. 23 but will instead travel to play Conifer that day.

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Tennis squad racks up wins at big tourney

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team came away from its toughest regular season tournament with plenty to crow about, coach Joseph O’Dell said.

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Soroco 2-1 after stomping Sanford

Soroco built a fat first-half lead Friday night playing on the road at Sanford, but saw it cut in half when the Indians returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown. Soroco answered back in a big way.

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Sailors lose matches, gain poise Saturday

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team actually had a better record in a tournament it played last weekend than it earned Saturday with a trip to play four matches at Silver Creek. Coach Wendy Hall said there was a big difference in the way the team played, however.

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The Record for Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

12:49 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a disturbance at a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street. Bar employees tried to remove a man from the bar, and the man pushed a bouncer into the glass door. The door broke and the 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

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Rams earn split in weekend matches

It was a weekend of extremes for the Soroco High School volleyball team.

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Tigers knock off Hotchkiss for 1st win

The Hayden High School girls volleyball team got its first win of the season, traveling Friday to knock of Hotchkiss in three sets.

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Town Challenge season a thrill for new and old

Bingham, Williams again series champs

The Coda Classic Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series finale wasn't a huge draw Saturday, but it did offer one last great chance to ride for many of Steamboat's racing regulars.

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Big plays burst Tigers' bubble

Despite a big game from junior quarterback Garrett St. Clair, four big plays added up to one disappointing night Friday for the Hayden High School football team.

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High School sports preview, Sept. 8 to 10

It's a slower weekend locally for high school sports teams. Several squads are off and others play on the road. Several big home volleyball games await in Hayden and Oak Creek, however.

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Sailors start season, Kelley wins again at Battle XC meet

The Steamboat Springs High School cross country team got off to a fast start Saturday at a Battle Mountain meet while Soroco's runners continued to put up excellent results.

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Steamboat soccer faces huge test

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team took care of business Saturday, and now, one of the first major league tests of the season is on tap Tuesday.

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Rams, Tigers see ups and downs in Rangely volleyball tourney

The Soroco High School volleyball team cruised to a winning weekend Friday and Saturday, taking three of their four matches at a tournament in Rangely.

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Locals shine in Stage Race finale

The eighth annual Steamboat Stage Race came to a spinning conclusion Monday in downtown, as several locals leapt to the front of the pack.

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Saturday lapses sink Sailors volleyball team

Things were looking fine, good even, midway through the Demon Invitational volleyball tournament in Glenwood Springs.

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Race worth every mile for Georgia runner

Come all the way from Athens, Georgia to Steamboat Springs — 1,600 miles — and you’re going to want to make that trip count. Mark Werner did just that Sunday during the 10K at 10,000 trail running race on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Tigers rush past Steamboat, 35-7

Persistent first-half penalties helped slow the Summit High School football team’s offense on Friday night as Steamboat Springs tried to get a win in its first home game of the season. The Tigers fixed the glitch in the second half.

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4 2nd-half goals send Sailors to win

Patience paid off Thursday for the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team.

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Stage race returns for eighth ride

The Steamboat Stage Race is entering its eighth year, and director Corey Piscopo said, while the event eats up a ton of his personal time, it's still going strong.

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Sailors set for home opener

The Steamboat football team easily beat Summit last year, but isn't ready to take anything for granted after an opening week stumble.

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High School sports preview, Sept. 1 to 3

It's the first full weekend of high school sports of the fall season, and all the local teams will be in action.

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Second half lifts Sailors over Bulldogs 3-0

Steamboat pulled out a gritty win Tuesday in its home opener, beating U.S. Highway 40-rivals Moffat County 3-0 in the Bulldogs’ season opener.

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Mountain bike team rides hard at Frisco

It was a strong start to the season for the Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team, which rolled across its first 2016 finish line Saturday at a race in Frisco.

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Sailors stumble in soccer opener

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team scored plenty of goals Saturday in its season-opening game. Unfortunately for the Sailors, its opponent, Mullen, did, as well.

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Aces at the line, Soroco volleyball serves up big win

Soroco went on the road to bulldoze Caprock Academy, taking the league victory in three sets.