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Joel Reichenberger

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Nik Baden into slopestyle finals

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden cruised into the finals of a U.S. Grand Prix snowboarding slopestyle event Thursday at Mammoth Mountain, California.

Nordic and Alpine skiing and ski jumping events all on tap this weekend

Steamboat Springs will be playing host to more than 400 skiers this weekend as collegiate Nordic and Alpine skiers and young Nordic combined jumpers all converge for events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Skiers get speedy in Aspen

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers got the chance to let loose this week during a trip to Aspen. That’s not to say they got crazy in the ski town, but that they flew down its slopes, competing in four speed events, two downhill and two super-G races.

Young skiers shine in moguls comp

Steamboat’s young bump skiers got their season started with some strong results last weekend at an event in Telluride.

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Steamboat hockey teams win in Vail

A pair of Steamboat Springs girls hockey teams came away from a weekend tournament in Vail with championships, capping strong play through the weekend with clutch performances in Monday’s title games.

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Sailor girls building momentum

Steamboat knocks off Battle Mountain, 43-34

A lot can change in a month. That’s not exactly news, of course, but it’s become a welcome fact for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team, which Tuesday night defended its home court to beat Battle Mountain, 43-34.

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Late Husky surge overwhelms Steamboat boys

The Huskies broke up a tie game with one short, furious fourth-quarter burst. Steamboat never found a response, and Battle Mountain came away on top of the Western Slope clash, 51-45.

Soroco girls pick up win

David Bruner has seen plenty of basketball in his eight years as the coach of the Soroco girls program, but he said Monday’s game at Gilpin County stood out.

Improvement can't get Hayden boys a win

It still wasn’t a win, but it was better, Hayden High School boys basketball coach Gerard Geis said Saturday after his team’s 54-31 loss on the road at North Park.

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Fast times at Howelsen Hill

Club snowboarders shine in Race to the Cup event

It’s not every day an athlete admits to harboring “just happy to be here” ideas about any particular race or game. Cody Winters wasn’t shy about it Saturday afternoon, however.

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Family ties rule at Howelsen

Snowboarding must lend itself to siblings. Friday evening at Howelsen Hill offered the perfect evidence of that as streams of siblings rocketed down an Alpine snowboarding course to earn podium spots at a USASA event.

Tennis Center awarded as tops in Colorado

It may be the slow season for tennis in the Yampa Valley, but the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs managed to stand out in a big way recently at the Colorado Tennis Association’s annual awards.

Sailors' skiers dominant at Winter Park

It was a first-place kind of day for the Steamboat Springs High School Alpine team Thursday, competing at a slalom event at Winter Park.

Hayden boys hoping for offensive spark

The offensive has been elusive for the Hayden High School boys basketball team. Still, coach Gerard Geis said there were positives to pull from his team’s 57-12 Friday night home loss to Meeker.

Hayden girls fall at home

A slow first half doomed the Hayden High School girls basketball team to a loss Thursday as the Tigers played host to Meeker.

SSHS girls will give golf a shot

The Steamboat Springs School Board approved this week a girls golf team at the high school level for the coming spring season.

Sailors qualify 9 to state skiing

The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team got a fast start to its season last weekend. The boys team, led by skiers who logged state-qualifying times, placed sixth in the event, and the girls were ninth.

Sankey heading to Norway

Ski jumping has been taking Logan Sankey places in recent years, and that won’t stop this winter.

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Scorching skiers fly at Loveland

It was a good weekend for Steamboat Springs skiers during a day of racing at Loveland. Steamboat sent nearly 60 young racers in U10, U12 and U14 classes to tackle the slopes.

Skiers, jumpers place high in Park City

Steamboat Springs ski jumpers shined last weekend in a Junior National Qualifier event in Park City, Utah, claiming a heap of podium spots in the special jumping and Nordic combined divisions.

Soroco boys stumble at Vail

It was a step back for the Soroco High School boys basketball team Tuesday night as it lost on the road at Vail Christian 65-36.

Early lead sets Sailors apart

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team kept its fortunes rolling Tuesday night with a 6-2 win against regional rival Aspen.

Ram girls outlast Vail for big win

The Soroco girls basketball team overcame a five-point halftime deficit to win on the road against a top league challenger, Vail Christian.

Baden earns spot on Youth Olympic team

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden is getting his Olympic shot, or at least his Youth Olympic shot.

Club riders rack up World Cup results

The results were mixed for Steamboat Springs-based Alpine snowboarders at a recent parallel slalom event in Bad Gastein, Austria.

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Krumrie tabbed for College Football HOF

Steamboat Springs resident and former college and professional football star Tim Krumrie was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Riders, skiers go big at Vail

Spencer Vaughan helped lead the way for Steamboat Springs snowboarders during the weekend at a United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association slopestyle competition in Vail.

Hayden boys happy with effort at Vail

The result was the same — a 59-20 loss Saturday by the Hayden High School boys basketball team on the road at Vail Christian. Coach Gerard Geis said his team played better than it has yet this season, however.

Tiger girls fall at Vail Christian

The Hayden High School girls basketball team lost Saturday afternoon playing at Vail Christian. The Saints won 56-30, but coach Michelle Wilkie said the performance was a step up from the team’s lopsided loss Friday against Soroco.

Sailor girls get big win in overtime

Jenna Miller hit a turn-around shot from the post as time expired in regulation, then the Sailors cruised in overtime to win on the road at Delta 46-42.

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Skiers fly high on Voodoo

Steamboat women grab three of top four spots

A pack of high-flying, fast-skiing Russians provided the highlights Saturday afternoon during a Rocky Mountain Division freestyle skiing moguls event at Steamboat Ski Area, but a trio of Steamboat women may have stolen the show.

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Gansmann tops in 1st high school race

MacKenzie Gansmann got the Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team off to a blazingly fast start Friday.

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Soroco boys rout Tigers, set for home game

The Soroco High School boys basketball team took care of business Friday night against a young Hayden team, setting up an important game Saturday at home against West Grand.

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Rams eye early league edge

The Soroco girls basketball team got points from nine different players Friday and beat Hayden, 72-26.

Sailor skiers ready to race

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team's season starts Friday at Copper Mountain.

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Family ties bind for Carlson

Soroco High School senior Lucy Carlson will continue her volleyball career at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rams hope to be ready to run

Soroco begins a critical, three-game stretch, Friday traveling to play at intra-county rival Hayden. The Rams return home Saturday to face undefeated West Grand, and Tuesday, they hit the road again to play at Vail Christian, considered another of the top teams in the league.

High school sports weekend preview for Jan. 8 to Jan. 9

After a long winter break high school sports action gets going quickly this weekend.

Valicenti thriving in senior season: Winter 2015 collegiate athlete roundup

There’s so much to do before May, Christi Valicenti explained, and even then, she said she knows it won’t be over. A senior at Lake Forest College in Illinois, Valicenti has been plenty busy. She reached the midway point of her final season of collegiate tennis in October, a successful stint that included a championship at No. 2 singles in the Midwest Conference tournament and a runners-up finish at No. 1 doubles.

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Howlin' at Howelsen: Ski racers roar in the snow

Thea Grosvold came to the United States from Norway to ski race, but now, the University of Colorado senior is at the end of her career. Racing Tuesday in Steamboat Springs, she didn't plan on wasting one of her final races worrying about the outcome.

Muss has career-best day in Italy

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine snowboarder AJ Muss had the best performance of his career Saturday, riding to 11th in a parallel slalom event in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Nordic combined team back in Austria pack

The U.S. Nordic combined Ski Team was oddly consistent Saturday and Sunday in a World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria, but that didn’t make for a great weekend.

Kauf rides bumps to World Cup starts

It was a very, very good weekend of mogul skiing for Steamboat Springs 19-year old Jaelin Kauf.

Big 2nd quarter keys Soroco win

It was a slow start for the Soroco High School girls basketball team, but the same kind of fast finish the team has demonstrated in recent seasons. The Rams came on strong to win on the road against South Park, 58-34.

Soroco snaps back with road win

Whatever ailed the Soroco High School boys basketball team Friday night didn't follow the team on a road trip Saturday.

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Sailors zoned out in OT

The Sailors were good enough against Eagle Valley's zone to force overtime Saturday afternoon, but they weren't good enough to win the game there, falling at home, 45-39.

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Streaky Sailors can't hang at home

The pieces can come together, Steamboat Springs High School coach Mack Spitellie said Saturday afternoon. They just haven’t yet

Rams overcome rocky start

Rangely jumped out to a big, early lead, ahead 10-0 midway through the first quarter. That wasn’t much of a predictor for the outcome, however. Once the Rams had righted their ship, they sailed on for an easy victory, winning 78-42.

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Fourth quarter sinks Soroco boys

It was an up, down, up then, finally, down performance Friday night for the Soroco High School boys basketball.

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Opportunity calls at moguls event

There's plenty on the line for a handful of Steamboat Springs freestyle moguls skiers this weekend as they compete in the U.S. Freestyle Team Selections competitions in Winter Park.