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Joel Reichenberger

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Eyes up and plan ahead: Expert racers offer NASTAR tips

Some of the top local ski and snowboarder racers have some tips for competitors setting in on Steamboat Springs for the NASTAR National Championships, which begin Thursday at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Club moguls team finishes on strong note

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skiers closed their season with strong results.

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Sailors step up, blast Battle Mountain

Steamboat knocks off, shuts out rival

One clear hurdle stood for a senior-laden, expectation-filled Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team during this spring’s regular season. Tuesday afternoon, the Sailors cleared that hurdle not by inches, but by feet, out kicking and out playing rival Battle Mountain to deliver a crushing 5-0 defeat.

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Sailors hope to play like Ann on Tuesday

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team will play host to its toughest rival at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Coach Rob Bohlmann his squad is inspired and ready for the challenge.

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Rifle overpowers Steamboat baseball

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team lost a pair of games at Rifle on Saturday.

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Sailors roll 5-1 at Delta

An offensive onslaught from a slew of Sailors helped lift the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team to a win Saturday playing on the road at Delta. Next up for the Sailors is a huge home game Tuesday against Battle Mountain.

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Small move, big change for aerials champ

There were three jumps built for the U.S. Freestyle National Championships aerials event, which took place Saturday in Steamboat Springs — a Goldilocks of options with big, bigger and biggest.

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Rowley goes big to win second title

It was a long path that brought Thomas Rowley to skiing, but since he’s been coming to Steamboat Springs the past two seasons for the U.S. Freestyle National Championships, he’s become plenty familiar the top of the podium.

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Go, go Giaccio! Steamboat teen lands on moguls podium

Even in a world of composed, driven and dedicated athletes, 15-year old Steamboat Springs moguls skier Olivia Giaccio stands out as composed, driven and dedicated. That helped her Friday to a second-place finish in the U.S. Freestyle National Championships moguls event.

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Banked slalom back for third winter

Tori Koski didn’t realize what she was getting into three years ago when she first strove to bring a banked slalom snowboard race to Steamboat Springs. Now, the event is back for its third running, and it's expected to be bigger and better than ever.

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Kauf, 'Boat skiers have high hopes

Sometimes her rapid rise in the moguls skiing world still surprises even Jaelin Kauf herself. A national championship rookie just three years ago, now the Steamboat teen is among the skiers entering the weekend's contests looking for a title.

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Freestylers eyeing spring boost

After a season of down, moguls skiers look for one last up

The U.S. Freestyle Skiing National Championships won’t be about avenging an average season, moguls skier Jeremy Cota said. The Steamboat Springs skier said the event, which begins today at the Park Smalley Freestyle Complex on Voo Doo run at Steamboat Ski Area, stands on its own merits.

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Full Moon, high tide for Sailors

Freshman helps team to 5-0 home win

It’s a senior-laden team this year for the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer program, a squad led by players who’ve been on the field since they were freshman. It was a freshman who stole the show Tuesday, however.

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DU rides Steamboat snow to 23rd title

The University of Denver ski team closed out its record 23rd NCAA skiing championship Saturday, winning the title in Steamboat Springs, a town close to the team's soul.

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Pioneers power to the lead

University of Denver sophomore Erik Read won the men's slalom at Friday's NCAA Skiing Championships, putting the Pioneers in line for a record 23rd skiing national championship.

Girls lacrosse team falls in overtime

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team didn’t get a win to open its season, but it did get an encouraging result.

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Ahead of giants, Bobcats dare

Montana State maintains lead in Day 2 of NCAA championships

After two days of competition, four of the top schools in the NCAA Skiing Championship point standings have won a combined 57 national championships. The other is the unexpected leader midway through the event, Montana State.

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NCAAs storm into Steamboat icy and fast

The NCAA skiing championships kicked off Wednesday with giant slalom at Steamboat Ski Area, and the resort's newest racing venue proved up to the task.

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Kauf named World Cup Rookie of the Year

Steamboat Springs moguls skier Jaelin Kauf burst on to the World Cup scene this winter and last weekend she was recognized for that accomplishment.

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Home again, O'Connell thrilled to compete

4 days of NCAA championships begin Wednesday

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers Mary O'Connell, Lars Hannah and Tyler Theis are three of the nearly 150 athletes vying for an NCAA championship who will take to the snow this weekend in Steamboat Springs.

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Gold, Ladley land in fourth

Snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim flew higher and spun faster than the field Saturday, while a pair of Steamboat riders finished just off the podium at the U.S. Open snowboarding half-pipe competition in Vail.

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Rams rumble into regional finals

The Soroco High School girls basketball team did Friday what it’s done each of the past two seasons: won in the regional tournament semifinals to advance to the championship.

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Lennon Vaughan scores high at X Games Oslo

Steamboat Springs’ freeskiing Vaughan brothers closed out February strong.

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Good leads Steamboat skiers at World Juniors

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Jasper Good made good on his opportunity at the World Junior Skiing Championships in Rasnov, Romania, recording strong performances to help lead a pack of United States skiers, a handful of whom are fellow Steamboat Springs athletes.

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Freestylers ski hard in Telluride

The U18 freestyle skiers with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club had another strong weekend of results last week and are now flying toward the end of their season.

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Soroco pushes for the program

Rams return to regionals for third consecutive season

It wasn't long ago when the Soroco High School girls basketball team could hope for good games or, maybe, a good season. Now, the Rams have strung together three consecutive trips to the regional tournament, and they're hoping to continue to build not a good team, but a good program.

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Gold, Ladley move on at U.S. Open

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club pro snowboarders Arielle Gold and Matt Ladley qualified Thursday to compete Saturday in the U.S. Open half-pipe finals in Vail.

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Doug Tumminello: Skiing to the South Pole

Antarctica self-support

Maybe at the end it’s a teapot that can best sum up the extremes Doug Tumminello endured during his quest to ski from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. Tumminello spent years preparing for his adventure. Testing everything from base layers to skis and snacks, he had redundancy for nearly everything important — two methods of communication, two GPS devices, two cooking burners and two compasses. But he only had one teapot.

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OT goal sends Sailors onward

Jordan Gorr slid a puck between the Lewis Palmer goalie's legs in sudden-death overtime Friday to give the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team a huge upset victory in the first-round of the state playoffs.

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Rams hope to rebound

The Soroco High School girls basketball team was fouled out, then knocked off Friday in the semifinal round of the District 5 tournament in De Beque.

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Steamboat boys 3rd at state skiing

Despite a disappointing showing Friday, the Steamboat Springs High School boys skiing team logged a third-place overall finish at the state skiing championships Friday.

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Sailors fall in tourney opener

The Sailors opened Class 4A tournament play Friday against the No.1 team in the state, Lewis Palmer. Four quarters later, Steamboat's season was over with a 91-41 loss.

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Gold third at X Games Oslo

Arielle Gold landed her second X Games medal in as many months on Friday, placing third in the women’s half-pipe event at X Games Oslo.

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15 club skiers bound for nationals

It may take more than a van for the the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic team to travel to the USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals event next month in Wisconsin.

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Hayden girls' season ends in Paonia

Tuesday, the Hayden girls found out exactly why Paonia is so highly thought of. The Eagles won easily 60-13 ending the Tigers' season.

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Revenge-minded Rams roll up Meeker

It’s win-or-go-home time of the year for local high school basketball teams, so without any other context, without any other history, the Soroco High School girls basketball team’s District 5 home tournament game Tuesday night against Meeker had great import.

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Nauseating loss ends boys' season

After so many wins and so much success — not just this season, but last — there was no denying the hurt Tuesday night for the Soroco High School boys basketball team.

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Freeskiers go big in Park City pipe

Liam Baxter led the way for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freeskiing team last weekend at a United States Snowboard and Freeski Association half-pipe event in Park City.

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Loss ends season for Hayden boys

The Hayden High School boys basketball lost Monday night in the district playoffs playing at home against Meeker.

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Tigers in tune in district opener

It’s been a decidedly trying season for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, but the squad was at its best Monday night at home against Hotchkiss as the Tigers opened district play.

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Tigers, Sailors find medals in consolation rounds

Two Hayden High School wrestlers and one Steamboat Springs Sailor came home from state with medals after battling through the consolation bracket.

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Pinned up: Routt wrestlers finish second

The season ended with a loss for both Soroco's Jace Logan and Steamboat's Hayden Johnson, but both young wrestlers came away from Saturday's state championship finals optimistic.

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Two to tangle for titles: Soroco, Steamboat wrestlers in championship matches

Soroco freshman Jace Logan and Steamboat sophomore Hayden Johnson both fought their way to Saturday's state championship matches at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.

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Bulldogs hope to net medals at state

After a rough morning, the Moffat County High School wrestling team rallied and has four athletes still alive in the state wrestling tournament.

Soroco girls add one more win

The Soroco High School girls basketball team took care of business Thursday night, beating Rangely on the road, 58-47. The team will now face one of its rivals Tuesday in a must-win game at home against Meeker.

5 local wrestlers advance at state

Steamboat, Hayden get two wins each, Soroco one

The first round of the tournament didn’t exactly start well for local teams, but it picked up fast, and Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco all had wrestlers advance to Friday's quarterfinal round.

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Strnad, Steamboat skiers rock at Breck

Tyler Strnad won a Rocky Mountain Division moguls competition Saturday in Breckenridge, leading the way for a weekend of strong finishes by local athletes.

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Mueller thoroughly second in Winter Park slalom

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers racked up plenty of top finishes as the alpine team hit up and event at Winter Park earlier this month. There were 17 different podium finishes by Steamboaters, and 36 top-10 finishes.

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Baden collects silver, eyes gold

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden flew to a second-place finish in half-pipe at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway last weekend.

Sailors qualify 3 more skiers to state

The bus rang with song as the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team made its way back from Leadville on Saturday, what coach Harry Niedl said was one final good regular season race to cap a good season.