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Joel Reichenberger

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Tennis earns split on road trip

A weekend packed with action on the Front Range had its up and downs for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team. The squad won a dual and lost one on Saturday.

Ski and snowboard pioneers to be inducted into U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct 10 key figures into the hall of fame in a ceremony tonight at the Steamboat Grand.

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"Buddy's Way" defined legendary Steamboat skier

Sunday will mark the 51st anniversary of Buddy Werner’s death in a 1964 avalanche in Switzerland, but on Thursday, when his friends, family members and teammates spoke about the legendary Steamboat Springs ski racer, they didn’t focus on that black day of death, but the 28 years of life that preceded it.

Aspen's second-half surge finishes Steamboat

The Sailors couldn’t keep pace with the Skiers on Tuesday and fell on the road, losing at Aspen, 15-8.

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Relentless Huskies sink Steamboat

Battle Mountain got three goals on rebounded shots en route to a 4-2 win

Battle Mountain beat out Steamboat on Tuesday night, 4-2.

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Masses again up for Cody's Challenge

Cody's Challenge hit another high for participation on Saturday, with 172 finishers, more than three times as many as started 2010's race.

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Steamboat sweeps Vail tennis

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team won all seven matches against Vail Mountain on Friday and now plays at home again Saturday against Lakewood.

Sailors soccer overwhelms Summit

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team bounced back from an overtime loss to cruise against Summit on Thursday night, going on the road to beat the Tigers 5-0.

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Cody's Challenge to head back up Mount Werner

The time will be moved back. The course may be slightly altered, but the show will go one for the seventh annual Cody’s Challenge randonee ski race in Steamboat Springs.

Women's race has locals excited

A three-stage women's race will be added to this summer's USA Pro Challenge. It won't include a stage in Steamboat, but one local pro is more than excited for the opportunity.

Nordic skiers rub skis with nation's best

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers made the most of their opportunity to ski with some of the best in the nation at a week of racing late last month.

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Vaughan nearing end of strong season

Steamboat Springs half-pipe skier Lennon Vaughan has been riding high approaching the end of the season. He recently wrapped up a long road trip that was highlighted by a ninth-place finish in men’s half-pipe at the junior world championships in Valmalenco, Italy this week.

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'Great, awesome and fun' reign on duals day

Nessa Dziemian and Thomas Rowley capped great seasons with dual moguls national championships Sunday.

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The Day Steamboat Shook: Buddy Werner's death changed Steamboat forever

The church overflowed the day they buried Buddy Werner. The crowds flooded the United Methodist Church on the corner of Oak and Eighth, hundreds from the Steamboat Springs community showing up and so many more from out of town — skiers and friends and coaches and competitors overwhelming the grand brick chapel.

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With a flip and a twist, aeriels endures

Aerials hasn't had a strong presence in Steamboat Springs for nearly two decades. That may not change soon, but a furious effort to save the sport and restock the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's ranks have it thriving elsewhere.

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Big early run sets Murphy on top

Troy Murphy put it out there, and no one could come and take it. He laid down a solid early run and hung on to win the men's single moguls national championship Friday in Steamboat Springs.

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Hannah Kearney: "Thank you and goodbye"

Unrivaled champion skier Hannah Kearney skis toward retirement

Hannah Kearney has dominated the freestyle moguls world for the last decade. She's skiing her final competition this weekend in Steamboat Springs.

Warm weather forces changes for freestyle championships

Warm weather and an early spring have defined the last month in Steamboat Springs, and those conditions have forced officials running the U.S. Freestyle Skiing Championships at Steamboat Ski Area to alter the event's schedule to allow athletes the best possible conditions.

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Making the show

Ryan Dyer lived his US ski team dream for three years — he’s determined to get back

There are roughly a dozen ways to make the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, but only about three that matter to an up-and-coming skier. Making the team doesn’t actually guarantee anyone much of anything. Only a fraction of the team’s members get to compete in World Cup events.

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Charity still climbing in pro cycling world

Steamboat Springs cyclist Amy Charity is still climbing the world of women's pro racing, having signed with a new team and earned a stint racing in Europe with the U.S. Team.

Steamboat falls twice at Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team lost twice playing Saturday on the road against Delta, 3-0 and 10-0.

Warm weather wraps season for local ski outfitters

Nordic, powder operations closing early

The winter's low snowfall totals were bad enough, but a warm week in March has forced area Nordic and powder skiing operations to close earlier than anticipated.

Nordic skiers finish strong at Junior Nationals

Lars Hannah couldn’t match his best performance at the 2015 USSA Cross Country Junior National Championships, but he did build on what was a great week of competition, helping lead the way for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club team.

McKinstry, Gay named tele national champions

They’d both been to the top before, but it was still sweet for Steamboat Springs Telemark skiers Madi McKinstry and Jeffrey Gay earlier this month when they each claimed championships at the U.S. Telemark National Championships.

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Slow start sinks Sailors

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team pieced together a fourth-quarter rally Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to give the Sailors the edge in their first big test of the new season.

Burger wins Grand Junction tourney

Tatum Burger won her division at No. 1 singles at a Grand Junction tournament, paving the way for a strong showing by the Steamboat Springs girls tennis team.

Girls lacrosse drops its first two

It was a rough start to the season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team but not as bad as it looked, according to coach Betsy Frick.

Fletchers 21st, 29th at final World Cup

It was a decidedly lackluster finale for what was an up-and-down season for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, competing in the final World Cup of the season on Saturday in Oslo.

Skiing sweet in Steamboat's sun

Dozens of skiers took to a slushy moguls course on a sunny Saturday in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat tennis on a roll in Grand Jucntion

Midway through the two-day Grand Junction Western Slope Invitational tennis tournament, Steamboat Springs girls coach John Aragon said his team is well on its way to a passing grade.

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Steamboat hockey Midgets stand atop state

Steamboat Springs’ Midget hockey team won its state tournament last weekend, finishing the season with a shiny 12-3-1 record.

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Steamboat sails by Eagle Valley

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team took care of business Friday night in its season opener, blasting Eagle Valley, 14-2.

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Wilson's saves power Sailors win

The formula seems to be set for the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team, and Thursday night the Sailors rode that math to a 2-1 home victory against Eagle Valley.

Jumping only thing to slow Nordic combined team

Steamboat Springs’ Nordic combined skiing Fletcher bothers were again plenty fast on Thursday at a World Cup in Trondheim, Norway, but jumping kept either from challenging for a top-10 finish at what was the penultimate World Cup event of the season.

Hannah crowned national champion

Lars Hannah dominated his race Wednesday to win a national championship at the Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships in California.

High school sports weekend preview, March 12 to 14

Steamboat Springs High School spring sports team will be busy this weekend, with several home appearances and plenty of road miles logged.

Snowboarders earn five podiums

Steamboat Springs snowboarders shined last weekend in a United States of America Snowboard Association event at Copper Mountain.

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Penalty kick pushes Steamboat past Summit

Wilson comes out of one goal, scores into another

Ocoee Wilson put away a golden goal penalty shot two minutes into overtime Tuesday to give the Sailors a 3-2 win against Summit.

Nordic skiers tally 2 Nationals podiums

Steamboat Springs Nordic skiers came away with a pair of second-place finishes and a fifth to highlight the first day of competition Monday in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Cross Country Junior Nationals event in Truckee, California.

Nordic combined team faces season finale

The U.S. Nordic combined ski team is set for its last hurrah of the season, two Norwegian World Cup events that will wrap up the 2014-15 campaign this week.

Freestylers' strong results set up big trips

The freestyle skiing women of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club continued their strong season last weekend at the Rocky Mountain Division Championships in Telluride, and none may have stood out more than an athlete almost too young to even be there.

Sailors sweep Aspen in tennis

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team made it a perfect weekend on Saturday, winning its second matchup, this time against regional rival Aspen.

Reiter wins at World Cup

Steamboat Springs Alpine snowboarder Justin Reiter won the first World Cup event of his career racing Saturday in Moscow.

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Arielle Gold spins to third at U.S. Open

Hard crash keeps Taylor Gold from repeat championship

Arielle Gold was third and Taylor Gold eighth at Saturday's U.S. Open snowboarding half-pipe championships.

Steamboat tennis opens with win

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team opened its season Friday with a big win, going on the road to take down Fruita Monument 5-2.

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Racers roar through dark

Club skiers pick up three podiums in Friday relays

A trio of Steamboat Springs teams made it on the podium during the two-person Nordic combined relay day of the Junior National Championships at Howelsen Hill on Friday.

Steamboat soccer opens season with win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team got the best start it could have imagined to the start of its season, scoring three quick goals en route to a 5-4 victory Thursday against Glenwood Springs.

Golds qualify for finals at U.S. Open

Taylor Gold and Arielle Gold both rode well enough Thursday in the U.S. Open half-pipe qualification round to earn a spot in Saturday's finals.

Nordic athletes top of the heap

Avery Harrington claimed the overall U14 girls Rocky Mountain Nordic division season championship last weekend, leading the way for another strong weekend of skiing for Nordic athletes.

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Racers scream down Steamboat Ski Area

Colby Lange and Nellie Rose Talbot emerged as the fastest racers in Wednesday’s super-G event, the second race of the U16 Rocky/Central Alpine Skiing Championships in Steamboat Springs.