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Joel Reichenberger

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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.

Zetzman wins at Big Mountain event

Bryce Zetzman led the way for one of the newest teams in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, winning the 12-14 boys division of the International Freeskiers and Snowboards Association Big Mountain event in Winter Park last weekend.

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Slopestylers shine at Vail event

A pack of a dozen Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle skiers closed out the United States of America Snowboard Association season in style, showing well at a slopestyle event in Vail last weekend.

Gold hoping to spin his way to U.S. Open repeat

Taylor Gold doesn't need a new trick to shine in the snowboarding world, he's hoping to land one, anyway.

Vail strong in Day 1 downhill

The U16 Rocky/Central Regional Championships kicked off in Steamboat Springs on a snowy Tuesday with the boys and girls downhill on Vagabond at Steamboat Ski Area.

Reiter races to second in World Cup

Justin Reiter flew to a second-place finish racing Sunday at an Alpine snowboarding World Cup event in Japan, capping a strong weekend of racing from Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club racers.

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Freestylers wildly successful in weekend comps

Dyer wins men's Nor-Am championship, Cota second at World Cup

It was a wildly successful weekend for local freestyle moguls skiers. Ryan Dyer locked up the NorAm championship. Lane Stoltzner won a NorAm event, and Jeremy Cota was second in a World Cup competition.

Soroco hopes to remove the pain from Paonia

The Soroco girls basketball has long struggled against the elite Paonia program. After one of their best regular seasons ever, the Rams are hoping they can change that on Friday.

Soroco boys hope to seize the moment

The Soroco boys play Friday night at 7:30 p.m. against Meeker.

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Telemark World Championships spin into Steamboat

Germans, Swiss dominate first of four days of competitions

The FIS Telemark World Championships kicked off Tuesday at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs — the first of four days of tele action on local slopes.

Loss ends Hayden boys' season

The Hayden High School boys basketball season came to an end Tuesday night playing at Hotchkiss, the home team in the first round of the District 5 tournament.

Meeker closes out Hayden girls

The Hayden High School girls basketball team season came to an end Tuesday night when the Tigers fell to Meeker, 57-38, in the district tournament.

Nordic combined team places seventh

The U.S. Nordic Combined Team finished seventh in the team relay at the World Championships.

Nordic combined skiers get stuck in the slush

Promising jumps gave the U.S. Nordic combined team skiers shots at top finishes, but a messy cross country race held them back.

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Steamboat hockey wins two championships

Both Steamboat's Bantam and Midget teams won their brackets at a tournament in Littleton last weekend.

Buzzer beater bounces Steamboat boys

A game-winning overtime 3-point shot won the game for Palisade Thursday, likely ending the Steamboat boys basketball team's season.

Wild finish sinks Soroco boys

There was a basket that wasn’t, then two free throws that wouldn’t, and they combined to help sink the Soroco High School boys basketball team with a heartbreaking senior night home loss Thursday, 45-43, to Rangely.