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Joel Reichenberger

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Freestylers rock Aspen's bumps

Anna Park stole the show as Steamboat Springs’ moguls skiers hit their first competition bumps of the season Saturday and Sunday at Aspen Highlands.

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Joel Reichenberger: The day I ruined the race

The feeling you get when you, a bystander, an observer, ruin an international ski event is a sickening one — a crawl-in-a-hole, take-me-back-to-Steamboat nauseous feeling. How do I know? Saturday I lived it.

Local skiers stumble at moguls World Cup

It wasn’t a great weekend for Steamboat Springs freestyle skiers tackling the first World Cup event of the season.

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Younger freestylers shine at Copper

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coach Tony Lodico said his young freestyle skiers stepped up to the challenge to perform well at their first event of the season, a United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association competition at Copper Mountain.

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Full on Fletcher: Taylor wins by a hair

At one point even Taylor Fletcher wasn’t sure going full Taylor Fletcher would be enough, but it was, barely, as he caught Austria's David Pommer to win Sunday's Continental cup race.

Taylor, Arielle Gold both fourth at Dew Tour

It was a day of “just short” for Steamboat Springs’ elite half-pipe snowboarders at the Dew Tour superpipe event in Breckenridge on Saturday.

Soroco boys knock off Hayden

The Soroco High School boys basketball team took Round 1 of the intra-county rivalry against Hayden, winning Saturday in the final round of the Meeker Cowboy Shoot Out, 60-20.

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Youth represents in Utah

Fletcher just short as U.S. skiers show well

Taylor Fletcher nearly stole the race, but it was younger United States skiers who stole the show Saturday, the second day of Continental Cup Nordic combined competition in Park City, Utah.

Tigers go 2-1 in Wyoming tournament

The Hayden High School girls basketball team split its Saturday doubleheader against a pair of Wyoming teams, losing in the morning after a slow start against Encampment, 46-32, then winning in overtime in the afternoon against Dubois, 47-41.

Soroco boys fall to Meeker

Soroco High School boys coach Shawn Hayes said Friday night was a learning experience for his basketball team as it took on its first loss of the season, 62-52, against Meeker playing in the Meeker Cowboy Shoot Out.

Rams win in road rout

There wasn’t much pressure on the Soroco High School girls basketball team Friday as the squad improved to 3-1. The Rams ran away from Twin Peaks Academy in Longmont, winning on the road, 85-8.

Fletcher leads team in Utah

The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team took the first step Friday toward realizing one of the primary goals it has for three days of Continental Cup Nordic combined competition in Park City, Utah.

Hayden girls win first in Wyoming

The Hayden High School girls basketball team opened its stint in the Carbon County Classic tournament Friday night in Wyoming with a win, 26-23, against Cokeville High School.

Rams rally to win in Meeker tourney

Warren Hayes scored 20 points, and Schuyler Carlson had 13 as the Soroco High School boys basketball team stormed back from a halftime deficit to defeat Rangely comfortably in the first round of the Meeker Cowboy Shoot Out, 51-40.

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Sailors give it away in loss

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team has known more than its share of frustration in recent seasons, but Thursday night was still a uniquely painful loss.

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Steamboat boys thrive in overtime

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team hasn't been hot from 3-point range recently, but it hit the deep shots when it needed to Thursday to win its first game in the Steamboat Shoot Out.

Gold, Ladley make Dew Tour finals

Steamboat Springs snowboarders Taylor Gold and Matt Ladley qualified for Saturday's Dew Tour final round in the men's snowboard halfpipe competition in Breckenridge on Thursday.

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Steamboat Shoot Out returns for the weekend

Three days full of high school basketball begins Thursday afternoon in Steamboat Springs as the Steamboat Shoot Out returns.

High school sports weekend preview for Dec. 10 to Dec. 12

Road trips await all four Hayden and Soroco high school basketball teams this weekend.

Winter sports briefs: Gold makes Dew Tour finals

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold laid down a huge run to advance to Saturday's Dew Tour superpipe finals as the top qualifier. Elsewhere: the U.S. Nordic Combined Team began competition, Anna Marno earned her first World Cup finishes and five skiers with local ties made the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team.

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Bulldogs hang tough against Steamboat

Moffat County got the best of the competition Tuesday in a triangular at Steamboat Springs against the Sailors and Coal Ridge. Steamboat, meanwhile, beat Coal Ridge to go 1-1 on the night.

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Something to celebrate: Family fights on despite Marine's cancer

A cancer diagnosis at age 27 changed everything for Marine Brett Kerkhof. Still, after the worst year of their lives, he, his wife, Mielle, and their 1-year old daughter, Cadence, came to Steamboat Springs with some of their best friends to celebrate.

Steamboat girls pick up second win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team made it a 2-0 start to the season with a win Saturday on the road against Roaring Fork.

Soroco girls get OT victory

Soroco’s Charlee Veilleux hit a shot to tie the score, and DaKota Bruner sank two free throws to give the Soroco High School girls basketball team an overtime victory Saturday night against the Mesa Ridge junior varsity team.

Despite lapses, Rams pull out win

The Soroco High School boys basketball team was listless through much of Saturday’s game, letting a fat first-quarter lead dwindle to just two points late in the game. The Rams stepped up when they had to, however, and pulled out a 59-50 win Saturday against South Park.

Tigers lacked rhythm in loss

It simply wasn’t a good day for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, coach Michelle Wilkie said. The Tigers lost at the Meeker Cowboy Shoot Out against Nucla, 34-27.

Cold shooting sinks Sailors

There was plenty to applaud defensively, Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Michael Vandahl said Saturday after his team’s game against Fruita Monument. Offensively, however, the Sailors left plenty to be desired in what was a 47-29 loss.

Soroco boys win in OT

It took one overtime period, but the Soroco boys basketball team won its season opener on Friday night, defeating Platte Canyon, 84-77.

Soroco girls fall in Meeker

Turnovers sank the Soroco girls according to coach David Bruner. The Rams lost their first game of the year, falling Friday against Class 4A’s Montezuma Cortez, 55-46.

Sailors come up big late for win

The Steamboat boys basketball team rallied late to beat Mitchell, 54-51.

Tigers score season's first win

Three Tigers scored in double digits Friday night as the Hayden High School girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season, knocking off the Olathe junior varsity team in the Meeker Cowboy Shoot Out.

Steamboat girls start with win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team started its season Friday afternoon with a win, knocking off Aspen, 36-14.

Sailors stumble in opener

Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Michael Vandahl said he knew there would be tough nights this season for his young, inexperienced team.

Tigers play well in season-opening loss

It was a loss, but Hayden High School girls basketball coach Michelle Wilkie said there were plenty of positives.

Rams pick up win No. 1

It all went according to plan Thursday as the Soroco High School girls basketball team kicked off its season against Nucla in the Meeker Cowboy Shootout.

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Lights shine on new race venue

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers Thursday evening got their first taste of racing under the lights on the new race venue at Steamboat Ski Area. To say the least, the trail was a hit with its core audience.

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New name for town ski race series

Ski racers lover their sport and the local group of recreational racers in Steamboat Springs want everyone else to give loving it a try, too. With that in mind, a local race series changed its name.

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Twice would be nice for Rams

Soroco girls hope to repeat as league champs

After losing in the regional title game each of the past two years, the Soroco girls basketball team hopes to take that next step this season. The Rams are not the only team hoping to take steps this season as all three local girls basketball programs begin play this weekend.

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One long day: for Steamboat’s Doug Tumminello in Antarctica

960 hours, 730 miles, 50 Snickers bars, two skis

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Season to start with daunting jump for U.S. Nordic combined team

The U.S. Nordic combined Team will compete in Finland this weekend, starting the winter's World Cup competition.

Drop to 2A possible for Steamboat football

Big changes could be in store for all three local high school football teams, and local coaches from Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco aren't complaining.

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Trot, then turkey on Thursday

The annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day running race returns at 9 a.m. on Thursday with a slightly shorter course of 5 kilometers.

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With love and ski wax, Blair family still racing

For 14-year old Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski racer Alex Blair, skiing is an escape from the more than two years of stress and tears that have endured since her father, Scott Blair, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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What a save: Local kayaker's feat goes viral

Lucas Strickland didn't even know a video was being taken when he dove into a raging river to rescue a kayaker at a race in North Carolina earlier this month.

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Hockey teams shine in trio of tourneys

Hockey is well underway for local youth teams, many of which kicked off their seasons with the start of league play last weekend. Even with a whole season still to unfold, however, the local program may be awfully lucky if it enjoys another weekend like it did Nov. 6 to 8.

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Girls take to the run Saturday

None ran alone, instead tagging along with parents and teachers, or holding hands with friends and classmates as they trod the 3.1 miles, one massive train comprised of hundreds of smaller groups that made up the annual Girls on the Run event that once again swept across the roads in Strawberry Park.

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Epic night of bike racing thrills locals

Steamboat Springs riders fared well at the 24 Hours in Frog's Hollow, the last hurrah for mountain bikers in 2015.

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Relentless work paves way to college for Labor

Steamboat Springs High School senior Maddie Labor has been unyielding in her training to be a volleyball player. That no-day-off attitude helped her reach a goal she'd always dreamed off: a college scholarship.

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Terranova selects sunny San Diego

Swimmer signs with California university

Samantha Terranova signed Wednesday to compete next year in swimming for University of San Diego.

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On the snow, here we go: Season starting for local athletes

It wasn't always pretty, but it was always joyful Tuesday when Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle snowboarders got back on snow for the first time, joining many skiers and snowboarders in the area in starting the season.