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Joel Reichenberger

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Sailors down, not out at rainy state tennis

After rain delays, Steamboat is waiting for playback opportunities at state tennis in Pueblo.

Steamboat Springs Middle School team hands out memorial award

Steamboat Springs Middle School football player Ford Louden won the team’s Tony Award Thursday night.

Burger, Sailors emerge atop Rifle cross country race

The Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team shined Thursday at a meet in Rifle. Tatum Burger won the race and the Sailors' girls team ended up atop the team standings.

Rain forces Steamboat tennis players off court at state

The Class 4A tennis state championship was supposed to start Thursday in Pueblo, and it did. It didn't last long, however: Rain forced players from the court, and officials couldn't even get the first round in between waves of rain.

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Steamboat sweeps Summit, sets eyes on big Saturday matchup

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team beat Summit with a three-set sweep for the second-consecutive time this season.

High school sports weekend preview for Oct. 9 to 11

The Sailors will be spread far this weekend, with the tennis team heading to state. There's great action at home all around the county, too.

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Steamboat volleyball back on track with big win

Steamboat won Tuesday against Glenwood Springs, 25-13, 25-12, 25-11.

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Golden goal sinks Sailors boys soccer in rivalry showdown

The Battle Mountain High School soccer team dealt Steamboat a crushing overtime defeat Tuesday, 2-1.

Steamboat mountain bike team competes in Elbert

Jett Seymour rode at the front of the junior varsity boys race and Sunday led the way for Steamboat Springs high school mountain bikers at a race in Elbert.

Steamboat runner wins 100-mile race

Steamboat Springs ultra-marathon runner Avery Collins won his first 100-mile race, the Cloudsplitter 100, Kentucky’s first 100-mile trail race.

West Grand takes out Hayden in 3 sets

The Hayden High School volleyball team gave West Grand all it wanted in two sets, but couldn’t keep it going in the third, and in the end the Mustangs came away with a three-set sweep on Saturday in Kremmling.

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Steamboat gets by Delta 2-0, eyes Battle Mountain

Steamboat beat Delta 2-0 and how it has shifted its attention to a big home Tuesday night showdown against rival Battle Mountain.

Big plays push Soroco football past Rangely

It took strong defense, some consistent offense and, as much as anything, a few wacky plays, but Friday night, that was enough for the Soroco High School football team to pick up a big win on the road at Rangely, 18-10.

Tigers knock out De Beque, look ahead to weekend

The Hayden High School volleyball team picked up its fourth win of the season Thursday, knocking off De Beque at home in four sets.

Joel Reichenberger: Great night for Royals fans and admirers

I’ve always worn my rooting interest in the Kansas City Royals on my head more than on my sleeve. That is to say, I have a bright blue Royals ball cap that I wear regularly, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been invested in the outcome of any game, series or season.

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Multitalented Walton leads Sailors to regional tennis

Fresh off his top-10 finish at the state golf tournament, Britt Walton is helping lead the Steamboat Springs tennis team to the regional tournament.

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Summit win knocks Steamboat boys soccer into sprint for 2nd

The Steamboat boys soccer team lost, 3-0, at Summit on Tuesday, setting the Sailors up for a dogfight for the second-place position in the Western Slope League.

Walton, Sailors shine at state golf

Steamboat Springs High School junior Britt Walton shined on Tuesday, placing sixth overall and helping his team to a fifth-place finish at the state golf tournament in Pueblo.

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Soroco's Kelley soars to 2nd in cross-country race

Soroco freshman Ben Kelley was second in a cross-country race in Summit County.

Hayden volleyball falls in Wyoming

The Tigers lost the first set, 25-6. They were much better in the next two and while they still rolled out of the state on the other side of a three-set sweep, coach Dayna Hunter said the team played well.

Norwood knocks off Soroco football

Norwood showed why it’s considered one of the top teams in the state Saturday, scoring early and often to knock off Soroco in 8-man football and stay undefeated, 53-0.

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Final home matches set Sailors boys tennis for regionals

The Sailors came away satisfied from their final home match of the season, but not the way it’d seem as they won one matchup in dominating fashion, 6-1, against Evergreen, and lost another decisively, 7-0, against Kent Denver.

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Soroco volleyball holds off Hayden in thrilling match

It was closer, but the end result was the same. Hayden and Soroco battled in volleyball on Friday, and the Rams emerged on top.

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Hayden's homecoming hopes dashed in overtime

Rangely overcame an injury to one of its best players Friday night, and despite a crazy fourth-quarter goal line stand and easily their best performance of the season, the Hayden Tigers couldn’t do the same.

High school sports weekend preview, Sept. 26-27

The Hayden vs. Soroco volleyball rematch highlights weekend games around Routt County.

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Steamboat takes down Eagle Valley, 2-0

Steamboat held off Eagle Valley on Tuesday, winning at home, 2-0.

Steamboat high school mountain bikers get up in Leadville

Koby Vargas was 23rd in the varsity race for Steamboat Springs’ high school mountain bike team Sunday, leading the way for the local riders at a Leadville competition.

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One Rabbit won: Hundreds find out a lot can happen during Steamboat's 100-mile Run, Rabbit Run ultramarathon

Nearly 250 runners took to the trails above Steamboat Springs last weekend for the annual Run, Rabbit Run trail ultramarathon, and each had a different story to tell when, or if, they emerged back at the finish line in Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

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Hayden wins again, blasts Vail Mountain

Hayden beat Vail Mountain Tuesday, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, winning for the third time in four matches, and the Tigers did it without their best player.

Sailors qualify all 4 golfers to state

It took a whole golf tournament and then some, but the end result is exactly what the Steamboat Springs High School golf team wanted: all four of the Sailors golfers advanced from the regional tournament and will play at state.

Routt County college athlete update, Sept. 17

Former Routt County high school athletes are competing at colleges around the country, and those in fall sports are already well into their seasons. Check in on how they're doing.

Former club skier red hot down south

Hig Roberts, a former member of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, won a race in the Australia New Zealand Cup last week, leading the way for a podium sweep in the down-under event by U.S. skiers.

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Krar dominates, hundreds soak in Steamboat's ultra-marathons

Rob Krar came in as the favorite in the Run, Rabbit Run 100-mile race, and he didn't disappoint. He blew away the field on the long, smooth roads on Buffalo Pass and built on his lead all night long to win the race.

Hayden volleyball splits with Vail schools

It was an up-and-down day for the Hayden High School volleyball squad, but combined with a Thursday night win, it still has the Tigers on a high.

Dayspring beats up Soroco football

The Soroco High School football team found out the hard way how tough Dayspring Christian Academy is, losing on the road Saturday, 62-0.

Hayden spikes West Grand for season's 1st win

The Tigers won a thrilling five-set match against West Grand, earning their first win in four matches this season.

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Run, Rabbit Run back and challenging as ever

The Run, Rabbit Run trail ultramarathon starts today, sending 450 runners out for a wild, tough experience in the mountains above and around Steamboat Springs.

High school sports weekend preview, Sept. 11 to 13

Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco high school athletic teams all hit the road for big games this weekend as the home calendar is lighter.

Soroco volleyball storms back, wins in three sets

The Soroco High School volleyball team didn't stay down long, bouncing back Tuesday to beat Vail Mountain in three sets.

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Up, down and nearly out, Steamboat soccer settles for a draw

Steamboat trailed big, then bounced back in a huge way. In the end, the Sailors had to settle for a 2-2 draw playing at home Tuesday night against Summit.

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County 4-H shooters on target at state championships

Local shooters picked up one state championship and two team runner-up finishes, in addition to plenty of other top showings in the competitive fields.

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Soroco overcomes oddities for season's first win

The Soroco High School football team won a quirky game Saturday, downing Plateau Valley 44-22 for its first win of the season.

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Soroco volleyball stumbles at home

The Soroco High School volleyball team lost its first game of the season Saturday, falling at home to Plateau Valley.

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Soroco skunks Hayden to snap streak

The Soroco volleyball team broke a five-match losing streak to Hayden on Friday night, downing the Tigers in three sets.

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Steamboat volleyball sweeps by Moffat

Steamboat took care of business Thursday night with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-17 sweep of Moffat County.

Small Soroco cross country team fast on course

Soroco's start-up cross country team has just two athletes, but it's off to a good start this season.

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Soroco, Hayden keep things on the down-low heading into matchup

When the Soroco and Hayden high school volleyball teams meet up at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Oak Creek, there’s going to be a bit of chess involved.

High school sports weekend preview, Sept. 4-6

There's plenty of local high school sports actions happening in Routt County this week, including home games for all three local high school football teams and all three volleyball teams.

Steamboat golf wins, sets eyes on home tournament

A win is a win. That’s the mantra Steamboat Springs High School golf coach Steve Dodson kept repeating to himself Wednesday after the Sailors’ performance at the Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig. The team is in action again starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course.

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Customers' seizures at Walmart force store evacuation

Two customers at Walmart in Steamboat Springs were struck by seizures, and two more people at the store reported feeling ill, triggering an evacuation of the Central Park Plaza location at about noon Tuesday.