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Joel Reichenberger

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Sargent slams Rams in 8-man playoffs

One thought stood at the top of the mind of Soroco High School football coach Dick Dudas on Friday after the No. 15 Rams faced off against No. 2 Sargent in the first round of the Colorado 8-man playoffs. “They’re deserving of their ranking,” he said.

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Steamboat out, not down after regional volleyball

The season ended Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team, but the Sailors came away from their stint at the Class 4A regional tournament with a unique claim. They ended their season with a win.

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"Jupiter" Jones helped open Steamboat's backcountry

Local skiing legend, founder of Steamboat Powdercats, died late last month

Carroll Sherwood Jones — Jupiter Jones to his friends and to the wide world of skiing — founded Steamboat Powdercats and revolutionized backcountry skiing in Steamboat Springs.

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Logan on the run: Soroco back among Colorado's best

Sophomore racking up yards and touchdowns for playoff-bound Rams

If the Soroco Rams football team is to pull a huge upset Friday in the 8-man playoffs, it'll need a big game from sophomore running back Jace Logan. Fortunately for the team, he's come up with plenty of those this season.

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Soroco, Hayden volleyball teams fall at districts

The season came to an end for both the Soroco and the Hayden high school volleyball teams on Friday as they each went 0-2 in the District 5 tournament.

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Rams leap into the postseason

1st playoff appearance for Soroco since 2003

The Soroco High School football team will be playing playoff football for the first time since 2003.

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Sailor girls run to fourth in state

The Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team did what a Sailors squad hasn't in more than two decades: earn a top-5 finish at the state championship.

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What a run! Soroco’s Chloe Veilleux a state champ

Soroco sophomore Chloe Veilleux trailed first place by 100 meters with just a third of the race to go. Others may have worried, but losing never crossed Veilleux's mind. Instead, she surged at the finish line to capture an unprecedented award for a Rams runner.

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Soroco overpowers Hayden in the "Logan Zone"

The second half of a football game isn’t a time period crying out for a nickname, unless Soroco High School running back Jace Logan’s around, anyway. Friday, he fired up in the second half and powered the Rams to a victory against Hayden.

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Penalty kicks sink Sailors in playoffs

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team proved every bit a match for Silver Creek during regulation and overtime on Wednesday night. The game went to penalty kicks, however, and there the Sailors' season ended.

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High School sports preview, Oct. 27 to Oct. 29

It's rivalry week for the Soroco and Hayden football teams, as the Tigers cross the county to face the Rams. It'd be a sweet win for Hayden, for sure, but there's a lot more on the line for Soroco. Elsewhere, the Steamboat volleyball team plays twice, and the football team, playing at home, has a great shot at a win.

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After Tuesday win, Hayden Tigers volleyball team eyes district upsets

The Hayden High School volleyball team won Tuesday night, punching its ticket to this weekend's district tournament. The Tigers hope they're hitting their stride at the right time of the season.

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Sailors draw Silver Creek in playoffs

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team will face one of the top teams in the state Wednesday when it opens play in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament.

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Tigers fall at Plateau Valley, 41-0

Plateau Valley used its speed to burn past the Hayden High School football team Saturday, but coach Ryan Wilkie said he found some positives in his squad's performance.

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Sailors knock off Glenwood in 4

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team already beat Glenwood Springs this season. How big could a second win really be?

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Autumn in the Alps: U.S. Nordic combined skiers log months in Europe

Spending part of the summer or fall in Europe is nothing new for U.S. Nordic combined athletes. This year, however, some athletes straight up moved in.

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Sailors just short in Aspen

It wasn’t a win, and coach Lonn Clementson said it was heartbreaking how close his Steamboat Springs High School football team came.

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Soroco football falls at West Grand

West Grand High School football team was resilient Friday, answering every Soroco score with one of its own.

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Soroco volleyball loses in West Grand

The Soroco High School volleyball team lost in straight sets Friday, falling 25-17, 25-20, 25-11 on the road at West Grand.

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Tigers fall in three sets

The Tigers were at their sharpest in the third game, but couldn’t prevent North Park from winning the match, 3-0. The Wildcats won, 25-21, 25-14, 25-23.

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Sailors run to regional title

The good news came in bunches Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team at the regional meet in Delta.

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Veilleux a regional champ for Rams

Soroco had a regional champion and a runner up Friday at the meet in Delta.

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Sailors get tough win in Summit

The Steamboat Springs High School girls volleyball team took an important step Thursday toward securing a spot in the regional tournament, picking up a solid win on the road against Summit.

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Swimmers come up big in Aspen

A large contingent of Steamboat Springs Swim Team athletes came back with strong results from a meet earlier this month in Aspen.

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Sailors running toward dominance

Steamboat XC squad eyes regional title

The Steamboat Springs High School cross country team has doubled in size in the last two years and become one of the top programs in the area. It will compete Friday in Delta, hoping to bring home a regional championship.

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High School sports preview, Oct. 20 to Oct. 22

The Steamboat Springs volleyball and soccer teams and the Soroco football team all face huge tests this weekend in games that have major postseason implications.

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Wranglers sweep weekend series

The Steamboat Wranglers junior hockey team made it four in a row this weekend.

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Rams lock up district spot with win

The postseason may still be a few matches away, but the Soroco High School volleyball team locked up the spot it cherished in the district tournament thanks to a win Friday night at home against Plateau Valley.

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Late swoon sinks Soroco football

Plateau Valley scores 21 in fourth quarter to upend Rams

The Soroco High School football team’s explosive offense was defused Saturday and Plateau Valley came up with enough big plays of its own, shocking the Rams in Oak Creek by beating them, 34-20.

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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.