Family, injuries force Hayden bull rider to consider retirement
Jake Booco can make himself say the word, but he can’t quite bring himself to commit to it. After a long career in professional bull riding, he's considering retirement.
Steamboat Springs’ Katie Lindquist and Kent Eriksen don’t get tired of the wide eyes or the questions their tandem mountain bike induces, and they don't get tired of winning at the Leadville 100.
The Continental Divide Trail Run returns Saturday with a newer, longer race option for runners.
A pack of Steamboat Springs triathletes cruised to strong finishes last weekend at the 2016 USA Triathlon National Championships.
Steamboat Springs' PGA Junior team started its postseason play Monday with a solid stroke, winning a head-to-head matchup with a team from Grand Junction.
Bull riding has come roaring back into the Routt County Fair lineup in recent years, and this year, it’ll be bigger than ever.
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team teed off Monday, opening the fall sports season for local prep athletes, and the Sailors' results didn't come as a surprise.
The logic for Kelly Boniface went like this: If you’re of the athletic mindset, and there’s an awesome event in your hometown, you’d better do it at least once.
Steamboat’s summer Olympian Rich Weiss battled the odds and the ice to reach the peak of his sport
It took a sledgehammer for Steamboat Springs kayaker Rich Weiss to make it to the Summer Olympics.
A pack of Steamboat Springs cyclists recorded strong results last weekend at the Laramie Enduro race in Laramie, Wyoming.
Lyndsay Richter was more than 98 percent of the way done with her race at the Ironman Boulder triathlon last weekend, running the marathon that is the race’s finale, when she made a unique decision.
Steamboat Springs' PGA Junior all-star team is back and hoping to duplicate last summer's results.
Troy Mick doesn’t just still remember the first family he joined when he left home as a junior hockey player, a wide-eyed teenager with big dreams in the sport. He still stays in touch, a lifelong friendship he said he treasures. He's hoping Steamboat families will come forward to help a new generation of young players this fall.
The cycling season is winding down, at least for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club summer cycling program. Before it did, however, the club sent a large contingent of riders to the Colorado Freeride Festival Epic XC race in Winter Park, a major out-of-town trip for the club this summer.
Mitchell VeDepo advances on American Ninja Warrior
Hayden High School grad Mitchell VeDepo was nervous before he took on the city finals course on the NBC game show American Ninja Warrior. He didn't have any reason to be, however. He was heavily featured on the broadcast as he flew through the course and on to the next round of the competition.
It wasn’t just the fact that he won, Taylor Fletcher said, though, the newly minted United States Nordic Combined national champion was plenty proud of that. He was also thrilled with the whole team's performance.
The Steamboat Springs Swim Team weighed in as one of the smallest teams at the annual Western Slope League Championship meet last month in Grand Junction, but the team swam to outsized results.
The annual Steamboat Tennis Association tournament differs from most that swing through the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs in that it allows juniors players to pair with adults. That made for some decidedly unique pairings at this year's tournament.
After 25 years of shaping tennis in Steamboat Springs, the husband-wife team of Jim and Stacy Swiggart are stepping down this fall from their role directing the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.
The best of it and the worst, the hardest part and the easiest, is the run, Thomas Lewer said. The Steamboat Springs 13-year-old said he likes to swim, he likes to bike and he likes to run. Competing in triathlon, then, is natural.
Many of the riders who take part in Steamboat Springs’ Town Challenge Mountain Bike race series buy season passes for the eight-race circuit. That may be a good thing for a race like Wednesday’s, a grinding climb to the top of Steamboat Ski Area.
Practice makes perfect, or, in the case of the Steamboat Springs women’s rugby team, practice at least makes significantly better.
Life as a rodeo cowboy comes with its up and downs, and a pair of Hayden-based brothers are trying to make the most of it this summer in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series.
So far, so good for the Northwest Colorado Storm 14U team in the Triple Crown World Series this weekend in Steamboat Springs. The team has won twice and now has a big game Saturday.
A change to the Spring Creek Memorial Run course went over well last year, and now organizers are hoping for another big crowd at one of the Steamboat Springs Running Series' most unique races.
Hannah Williams placed 10th in the 2016 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals cross-country race, and this week, she did pause and marvel at her achievement. Then, one breath later, she began plotting how she could do even better.
The Steamboat Golf Club's men’s club has been teeing it up since the mid-1960s, and today’s members are intent on keeping the weekly golfing club rolling.
It won't be just another year as the ever-growing Tour de Steamboat cycling ride returns Saturday with some major changes.
Two local riders are at or near the top of the standings in the National Ultra Endurance mountain bike race series, but their participation in the event has proven to be about more than winning races.
It’s not easy to move a race that’s become embedded in Steamboat Springs’ summer schedule, and it's even more complicated when your calendar is as complex as that of Without Limits Productions.
The city of Steamboat Springs is getting out of the tackle football business.
Dalton Smith came through with a complete game pitching Tuesday to help lift the Steamboat Storm collegiate summer baseball team to a 5-3 playoff victory Tuesday afternoon in Gypsum.
The bi-weekly Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series returns Wednesday with a race on Emerald Mountain in Steamboat Springs.
One of two local players on the team, Jesse Pugh, a 2015 graduate from Steamboat Springs High School, said he’s embraced his role as local concierge for the Steamboat Springs Storm summer baseball team. He’s embraced his role splitting time at third base for the squad.
The Cowpie Classic is back, not necessarily bigger than before but, according to the coach of Steamboat’s side, Julian Bristow, better than it’s ever been.
Kelly Boniface is beyond the days of intense focus on mountain bike racing, beyond any sort of organized training and beyond careful planning about race strategy and training schemes. She still rides plenty fast, however, and that led her to yet another podium finish in the Firecracker 50 — a 50-mile mountain bike race in Breckenridge on Monday.
The Steamboat Springs Swim Team didn’t take a huge allotment of athletes to the Grand Junction Invitational late last month. The squad only took eight swimmers to a meet stacked with 31 teams and some of the best swimmers in the region.
Everything can make a difference at the top level of an Olympic sport, even, Bryan Fletcher insists, the color of the competition suit.
It’s not such a novelty anymore when Decker Dean wins a ski jumping event. Dean shone brightly three years ago at the annual Fourth of July Jumpin’ and Jammin’ summer ski jumping and Nordic combined event in Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Ben Berend fought his way onto the World Cup circuit for 10 races last winter. The gruelling nature of endurance sports mean he could still be years away from reaching the top, however.
Bill Demong enjoyed unparalleled success leading his country in Nordic combined. This spring, he took on a new role in the country's Nordic efforts, and from there, he hopes to pass his success along.
It’s as much of a Steamboat Springs summer tradition as tubing the Yampa and almost as much of a Fourth of July event as fireworks, and it takes center stage in Steamboat Springs this weekend. Summer ski jumping and Nordic combined competitions return to Steamboat Sunday and Monday.
Few consider events like the Super Bowl or the World Series — or even the average NFL or MLB game, for that matter — to be lacking in patriotism. Rodeo, however, is a bit different, John Shipley explained, and he's always looking for the right words for the moment.
A no-hitter from pitcher Jack Boyle set the stage for a big weekend of baseball for the Steamboat Springs American Legion team.
Steamboat's Town Challenge mountain bike series doesn't usually tinker with the formula. That changes this week as the Wednesday race will adopt a new format.
For many racers, the most disheartening moment of Sunday’s Tri the Boat half-Ironman distance triathlon didn’t come sloshing through the cold water early in the morning or climbing toward the race’s highest point in the afternoon.
Points hard and fast whizzed by, and battles large and small raged on Saturday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, midway through the 2016 LoveBoat Junior and MXD Tennis Championships.
Cole Puckett is well aware there are expectations hanging out there. With his family ski racing genes, how could there not be?
Steamboat Springs High School grad Christi Valicenti didn't get a Disney-approved ending to her collegiate tennis career, but that did little to tarnish her four years as a college athlete.
Things continue to split for the Steamboat Storm collegiate summer baseball team. The squad went 1-1 in each of its last two doubleheaders and sits at 7-7 on the season.