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Joel Reichenberger

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2nd half saves Soroco boys

A furious second-half comeback gave the Rams a much-needed win against solid league opponent Rangely, 50-43.

Slow starts sink Hayden girls

The Tigers dropped a pair of games against league opponents. Hayden fell, 38-30, on Friday night on the road against Rangely, then lost on Saturday in Hayden against Meeker, 78-33.

Ice cold free-throw shooting sinks Soroco boys

Soroco High School boys basketball team let a close game get away on Friday night, falling at Meeker, 61-48

Sickness slows Soroco girls

Soroco High School girls basketball coach David Bruner said Meeker is the best team in the league and showed it Friday, winning 60-31.

Steamboat's Friday hockey game postponed

Friday’s Steamboat Springs High School hockey game became the another casualty this week to winter weather after the showdown against Palmer was canceled because of the onslaught of snow.

Berend leads U.S. skiers at junior worlds

The FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships kicked off for Nordic combined athletes Thursday, putting a handful of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes to the test.

Steamboat Springs High School competitions canceled

Athletic director Luke DeWolfe said Thursday morning in an email that most the school’s away events were canceled for the day.

Sports briefs: Volunteers needed for February races

The Telemark World Cup is returning to Steamboat Springs and the organizers are looking for some help at the events.

Cover girl: Arielle Gold featured on the front of SI

Steamboat snowboarder Arielle Gold will be featured on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.

2nd-half slump sinks Sailor boys basketball Saturday

It was a flat game, but Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Luke DeWolfe said his team’s 55-43 defeat Saturday in Glenwood Springs is nothing more.

State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush has high hopes in new session

More than halfway through her first term as representative in the Colorado Legislature, one thing was clear Sunday when Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush met with the public Sunday: She's happy with her job.

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Serina Kidd leads Steamboat skiers in strong weekend of racing

On Friday, Serina Kidd made it difficult. On Sunday, she made it easy. The results were same, though. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier dominated this weekend in a Colorado Ski Cup event in Steamboat, especially in the two slalom races at Howelsen Hill.

Sailor girls fall in Glenwood

It wasn’t pretty, but it was close and for a reeling Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team, that will have to do.

Gold fourth in women's super-pipe at X Games

Good wasn’t good enough, at least for the podium on Saturday night for Arielle Gold in the X Games women’s superpipe competition in Aspen.

Soroco girls pick up big win Friday

The Soroco High School girls basketball team on Friday picked up what coach David Bruner said was one of its best wins in years.

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Sailors Nordic skiers race against large field, themselves Saturday

The Steamboat Springs High School girls team led the way with a third-place finish Saturday in a Nordic skiing event at Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

Hayden rules on home mats

It was the Tigers' night, and they ruled in their own roost, beating Soroco, 43-9, and Glenwood Springs in an spirited dual, 42-37.

Jeep scores 32 as Rams snap streak

Soroco High School boys basketball coach Jake Eskridge said senior forward Ryan Jeep was unstoppable Friday night, and the Rams rode Jeep’s big game to their first win of 2014.

Serina Kidd uses 2nd run to best the field

Steamboat Springs Serina Kidd was the class of Friday’s Colorado Ski Cup slalom race at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs, flying to victory.

Terrorism only 1 factor for families of Olympic-bound athletes

It's been a rush preparing for the Olympics for several Steamboat families, who are weighing concerns about everything from cellphone plans to terrorist threats.

Dierdorff, Farrow advance at X Games

It was a good day for two Steamboat Springs snowboarders competing in the X Games, but a rough one for another.

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club riders in for Olympics

A pair of former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders are heading to the Olympics.

Skiers and riders strong on home hill

Competing on their home hill brought about plenty of strong results for Steamboat Springs skiers and snowboarders last weekend in a United States of America Snowboard Association at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Soroco girls surge past Vail Christian

It took the Soroco High School girls basketball team nearly three quarters to get there, but once they did, it took them 90 seconds to separate themselves from Vail Christian on Wednesday night in Oak Creek.

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Huge comeback not enough for Soroco boys

The Soroco High School boys basketball team bounced back from a big deficit, but lost in overtime against Vail Christian on Wednesday.

High school sports preview for Jan. 23

Saturday will be a busy day for high school sports fans as the Steamboat Nordic skiing team and the Steamboat wrestling team host large events at home.

Olympic ski jumping, cross-country skiing teams named

In addition to four Nordic combined athletes, about 20 other United States athletes were announced as on the U.S. Olympic Team on Wednesday in two other sports.

X Games a big chance for local snowboarders

Mick Dierdorff missed out on the Olympics, but he's hoping to make the most of his second career start in the X Games. He's one of four athletes with local ties competing this weekend.

Soroco girls tally another win Monday

The Soroco High School girls basketball team relied on hot shooting to roll to another win, beating Longmont Christian on the road on Monday night, 52-47.

Strong results cloud Olympic chances for women's moguls team

When it comes to selecting the U.S. freestyle moguls team, it’s going to be tight. The final World Cup event before the naming of the Olympic team this week only clouded the issue.

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Arielle Gold earns spot on Olympic team

The Steamboat Springs 17-year-old half-pipe snowboarder is going to the Olympics, her spot becoming official Sunday.

Bryan Fletcher skis to 5th, finishes best weekend of World Cup season

Bryan Fletcher capped the best weekend of his season Sunday, finishing fifth in a three-part Nordic combined World Cup event in Seefeld, Austria.

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Strong area wrestlers help Steamboat, Hayden place 2nd in tournaments

Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco all had strong days on the mats at wrestling tournaments Saturday.

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Brotherly love: Spotlight on Bryan Fletcher

Bryan Fletcher, born in Steamboat Springs, has made 83 World Cup starts during his career.

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Brotherly love: Steamboat’s Bryan and Taylor Fletcher share a passion for Nordic combined

Finding their way into and through the world of Nordic combined hasn’t been easy for Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs brothers who hope to compete in next month’s Olympic Games. The sport and their desire to succeed at its highest levels have dictated their every day, from what they eat to what they do, and even what they dream about.

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Brotherly love: Spotlight on Taylor Fletcher

At 23, Taylor Fletcher is one of the fastest skiers in Nordic combined, regularly posting top times in the cross-country skiing portion of events.

Bohlmann leads high school Nordic team

Natalie Bohlmann paved the way for the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic team Saturday in a race in Aspen.

Baden out, not down, after Olympic qualifers

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden didn’t qualify for the Olympics on Saturday, but he said the journey trying has been exciting.

Soroco girls just short against league leaders

The Soroco High School girls basketball team lost Friday night on the road against Paonia, 48-33, and again Saturday at home against Hotchkiss, 61-58, in overtime.

Shooting woes slow Soroco boys

The Soroco High School boys basketball team lost a pair of games this weekend.

Sailors stomp Aspen, 4-0

Steamboat beat up on Aspen on Saturday, winning 4-0 at Howelsen Ice Arena.

Fletcher, Demong showing strong at World Cup

Bryan Fletcher is poised to finish off his best weekend of Nordic combined World Cup action in a big way.

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Steamboat skiers soar on home hill

The Steamboat Springs High School boys alpine skiing team overwhelmed its competition on Friday. Competing at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat in a slalom race, the Sailors packed four racers into the top 10 and won the event.

Sailors hockey team crushes Summit

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team cruised to an easy win Friday night, winning 5-1 on the road against Summit.

Taylor Gold earns Olympic spot

Thanks to two more strong results Friday, Steamboat's Taylor Gold became the first American man to secure his trip to the Olympics in the snowboard half-pipe.

Steamboat snowboarder Nik Baden takes 7th in slope-style event

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden posted another strong result Thursday in the first of three U.S. Grand Prix slope-style events at Mammoth, Calif.

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Power of positive thinking paying off for Schwartz

Despite once long odds, Steamboat skier has a crack at Olympic team

Sophia Schwartz isn’t focused on the Olympics, in part because it wasn’t even a goal when she entered the season.

Schwartz continues charge to make Olympic team, takes 4th in World Cup

One U.S. freestyle skier punched his ticket Wednesday to the Olympics, and a whole bunch more showed they could be worthy while competing in a freestyle World Cup moguls event at Whiteface Mountain resort in New York.

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Steamboat freestyle skier Lennon Vaughan wins twice in Vail

Steamboat’s Lennon Vaughan led the way for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers last weekend at a USSA freestyle skiing competition in Vail.

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High school sports preview for Jan. 16

Local high school winter sports teams are into the meat of their seasons, meaning now's the time to pick up those wins and climb the league standings.