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Joel Reichenberger

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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.

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Close is good enough for Parker, Rams

Soroco won its 17th game, beating Rangely in a tight game

The Soroco High School girls basketball team improved to 17-2 on Thursday, beating Rangely, 54-49.

High School sports weekend preview, Feb. 19

It's do or die for the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team as it begins play in the district tournament. With one win, the squad will punch its ticket to the state tournament.

Sailors' skiers set for state

The Steamboat Springs High School skiing team is sending 13 Nordic skiers and eight Alpine skiers to the state championships this week.

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Big plans for Nordic combined team at championships

Five Nordic combined skiers with Steamboat connections are in Falun, Sweden, this week in the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships.

Club sends 11 Nordic skiers to Nationals

Nearly a dozen Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiing athletes punched their tickets to this winter’s Junior Nationals event thanks to their performances Saturday and Sunday at a qualifier event in Aspen.

Tiger girls tear up De Beque

The final game of the regular season was a chance to empty the bench for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, which won at De Beque Saturday, 59-21.

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Audibly awesome: Shiffrin wins championship gold

Mikaela Shiffrin won her second World Championship gold medal Saturday at Beaver Creek, a story told by the roar of the crowd.

Fletcher shines at Continental Cup

On Saturday, Taylor Fletcher showed just how much better he's skiing, winning a Continental Cup event in Austria.

Soroco boys deflate Hayden

Soroco romped over its rival, 57-36. Combined with a West Grand loss Friday night against Vail Christian, the win locks the Rams into second place in the league.


Steamboat girls fall at buzzer

It was better, Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball coach Mack Spitellie said Thursday night. It wasn’t quite enough, however, and the squad lost by two points on the road against Summit, falling as the Tigers hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot.

Road win sets up Saturday showdown for Steamboat boys

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team took care of business Thursday night, setting up the challenge the team has been waiting for.

Englund on World Champs team

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski jumper Nita Englund will get the chance to compete on one of the biggest stages of her sport.

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Rose fast in Vermont XC racing

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club alum Mary Rose was lighting fast on her skis at a series of U.S. Super Tour cross country skiing events in Craftsbury, Vermont, over the weekend, earning the best results of her career.

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Club athletes shine at Winter Park

Next competition for USASA skiers, riders is in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs snowboarders and freestyle skiers recorded strong results Saturday at a United States of America Snowboard Associatin Rocky Mountain Series slopestyle event in Winter Park.

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Second-half surge leads Sailors over Battle Mountain

The Steamboat boys showed up in the second half to take care of Battle Mountain Tuesday.

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Steamboat girls stumble at home

Tuesday night could have been the low point of the season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball, which fell at home against Battle Mountain, 39-20.

Nordic combined skiers place seventh

A weekend of racing at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up with a middle-of-the-pack finish for a foursome of Steamboat Springs-connected Nordic combined athletes.

Englund earns first career podium

Nita Englund jumped to a new height Sunday at a women’s ski jumping World Cup competition in Romania.

Snowboard racers strong in Germany

Ester Ledecka continues dominating streak

Ester Ledecka, a Steamboat Springs-trained Czech Republic Alpine snowboarder, furthered her success in what’s been a red-hot season on Saturday, winning a parallel giant slalom World Cup event in Sudelfeld, Germany.

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Lost ski resorts of Routt County

Today Steamboat Springs has one major ski resort. It didn’t always appear that would be the way it is, however. Several other ski resorts have come and gone in Steamboat Springs and Routt County in the last 60 years. At one time they were a part of big plans by city officials, by real estate developers and by eager skiers. Today, all but one are lost in the snow.

Tired Tigers fall at home

The Hayden boys lost at home Saturday against West Grand.

Hayden girls just short against West Grand

The Hayden girls basketball team lost Saturday, 44-43, against West Grand.

Soroco girls earn league's top spot

The Soroco girls team won Saturday, locking up the top spot in the Western Slope-Gore league. It is the team's first league championship since 1996;

Soroco boys beat North Park

The Soroco boys took care of North Park on Saturday, 46-22.

Big win important for Soroco girls

The Soroco girls had no problems with DeBeque, winning Friday night.

Ram boys beat up on DeBeque

The score was gaudy, but Soroco High School boys coach Shawn Hayes said the game wasn’t pretty.