At its best, ski jumping feels like flight, and Jan. 21, Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Ben Berend flew.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team was 0-2 this season against Fort Collins, its Friday night playoff opponent. The Sailors won the one that mattered 3-2 to advance to the state quarterfinals.
The season now rests on one game for the Soroco High School girls basketball team.
A fall late in the race cost Bryan Fletcher a top-10 finish, but a strong jump and a fast cross-country skiing race still had him in contention for a medal midway through Friday's Nordic World Ski Championships Nordic combined opener.
After rolling by Hayden, Soroco's headed to the district semifinals and a rematch with Meeker, which, with its tall roster, gave the Rams all they wanted in the teams' last meeting.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiing program put 15 athletes onto the region’s Junior Nationals team, and they’ll compete next month in Lake Placid, New York.
The Junior Nationals special jumping and Nordic combined team was named Tuesday, and it's loaded with local talent.
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team hopes to keep control of the tempo as it plays host to Windsor in the 4A playoffs.
The United States Nordic combined skiers don't have nearly the podium expectations placed on them that the German team does, and they'll try to take advantage of their underdog status during the next two weeks in Lahti, Finland.
The season ended Monday night for both the Soroco and Hayden high school boys basketball teams in the pigtail games of the District 5 tournament.
The stage is set for another clash between the Hayden and Soroco high school girls basketball teams after the Tigers took care of business Monday afternoon as they opened play in the District 5 tournament.
A trio of Steamboat Springs snowboarders got their first tastes of the Junior World Championships over the weekend, racing in snowboarding events in Klinovec, Czech Republic.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden had enough to make the semifinals on Saturday at the Air + Style big air snowboarding competition in downtown Los Angeles. He couldn't piece together a good enough jump to advance from there, however.
A weekend of strong results in the state helped lead a boatload Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers to qualify for the Rocky Central Regional U16 Championships.
Loving basketball turned out to be more painful than Grace Wilkie ever expected.
Steamboat Springs High School sports fans better clear their calendar for Wednesday. Both the hockey and the boys basketball teams will start their playoff schedule at home Wednesday evening.
Two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers made the podium in a women’s dual moguls World Cup event in Tazawako, Japan, on Sunday.
They came close, oh so close, but Saturday night's championship finals at the state wrestling tournament in Denver's Pepsi Center proved to be magical for someone else.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a big win Friday night, knocking off Summit, 5-0, at home in Howelsen Ice Arena. Now, it awaits its playoff assignment.
Three county athletes tangle for titles at state wrestling tournament.
Soroco, Hayden 4-0, Steamboat 2-3 in opening round
Six local high school wrestlers won their opening round matches Thursday at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.
Nine wrestlers from Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden high schools are headed to Denver for the state wrestling tournament.
Heartbroken a year ago, Tigers' senior hopes to make hay at state
Hayden's Christian Carson had plans to wrestle for the state title last year but lost in the semifinals. He didn't recover quickly and lost his next two consolation matches, as well. He said he's a better wrestler this year, and he's more prepared for the bumps that may come his way at the state tournament. He's one of nine local wrestlers headed to Denver for the championships.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team could have fallen to fourth in the Western Slope League if things had gone awry during a Tuesday home game against Rifle. Instead, the team took care of business and will play at home Thursday for a share of the league title.
There almost wasn't going to be a halfpipe this winter, but a summer decision ensured there would be one, and now, that pipe will play host to skiers and riders from around the region for an event this weekend.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball has bounced back into the Western Slope League hunt thanks to a big increase in scoring, but Tuesday the Sailors picked a big win in that league thanks to their ability to play slowed down.
It would seem like there wouldn't be much left to say with the end of the season approaching and the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball still sitting winless at 0-21, but late last week, Sailors coach George Iberra saw a need.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team easily rolled to two victories during the weekend, and coach Ernie Theil said the squad is prepping itself for the looming postseason tournament.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team raced its way to strong results Saturday in Frisco.
They haven’t picked up their first win of the season, but coach Gerard Geis said his Hayden High School boys basketball team has continued to take major steps.
Things could have gone better this season for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, but Saturday things came together the way coach Michelle Wilkie had been hoping all season they could.
A total of nine wrestlers from Routt County high schools emerged from a thrilled two days of regional tournament wrestling to advance to the state tournament set to begin Thursday in Denver.
The Rams, in their coach's words, "played down to the competition," shook it off at halftime and went on to win easily.
A slow start kept the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team from being competitive Saturday at home against Palisade.
Offensive improvements lifting Steamboat boys
With plenty of passing and a bit of trust, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team has dramatically increased its offensive output.
The Soroco girls weren’t exactly sharp Friday night, but they were plenty effective enough to win another league game. The Rams beat Plateau Valley 66-37 crawling one step closer to locking up a No. 2 seed in the Class 2A District 5 tournament.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team bumped its list of state-qualified athletes to 17 last weekend after an event at Maloit Park in Minturn.
The U.S. Nordic combined team is in the midst of a youth movement, and that more than anything is reflected in the five skiers the team is taking to Lahti, Finland, later this month for the 2017 World Nordic Championships.
Thursday wasn’t the day for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team.
A month ago, it simply wasn’t working for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team. That's changed in a big way, however, and Thursday, the team showed as much with a big victory.
Former basketball player, Sky Carlson, thriving on the mats
Soroco High School junior Schuyler Carlson knows how he’s identified by others at wrestling meets. “They say I’m the basketball player who wrestles,” he said. Now, he's trying to be the wrestling basketball player who made it to state.
Steamboat senior unplugs AC/DC while aiming for state tourney
After missing state as a junior, Steamboat senior Matthew Hansen is eager to get back to the big tournament.
After a thrilling quadrangular in Oak Creek on Thursday and tough, but productive, tournaments Saturday, the Hayden and Soroco high school wrestling teams head into this week’s regional tournaments with plenty of confidence.
It was the competitive side of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club that first drew Todd Wilson into its orbit, the “Olympian Hall” side, if you will.
Wyatt Gebhardt didn’t head into the World Junior Nordic Championships last week in Park City, Utah, with any outsized plans. His performance delivered outsized results, however, and after his final race Sunday, he was simply thrilled with what he’d been able to accomplish in his three races.
Steamboat Springs moguls skier Jaelin Kauf grabbed the first World Cup podium of her season and the second of her career with a big performance Saturday in Utah.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team had a lead in the second half, but it wasn’t the only team desperate for a win Saturday.
Soroco blows by West Grand, Hayden with lopsided wins
The Soroco High School girls basketball team racked up two big wins during the weekend, leaving one big hurdle between the Rams and a No. 2 seed in the district tournament.
Of course, Duct tape is involved. With something as original and demanding of both talent and ingenuity, how could it not be?
It hasn't been an easy stretch for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team, but that only made Friday's win against Eagle Valley all the sweeter.