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Joel Reichenberger

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Steamboat boys win at Eagle Valley

A strong defensive performance set the stage for a win Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team.

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U14 skiers start strong on home hill

Steamboat skiers grabbed a handful of top finishes at the first day of skiing at the U14 regional championships on their home hill.

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Sailors get key wins against regional rivals

The regional tournament is still six weeks away, but the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team won some valuable confidence for that event at a Thursday triangular.

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Steamboat snowboarder to make reality TV splash

Ladley will appear when show premiers 29th season later this month

Snowboarding had already taken Matt Ladley around the world. Now it could help him do so in a little different way as Ladley was cast on the upcoming season The Amazing Race.

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Reiter 10th at World Champs

Justin Reiter rode to one of his best finishes in two seasons Thursday at the World Snowboard Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

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Wranglers head to Aspen for playoff series

After playing to and utter, nearly complete tie during the season, the Steamboat Wranglers and the Aspen Leafs will launch into a post-season playoff matchup Friday to determine which of the two teams will move on.

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Steamboat U16 skiers fast again in Vail

Jack Reich was fourth in giant slalom Thursday, leading the way for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers at the U16 regional championships in Vail.

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New coach hired for Sailors football

The key, Shawn Baumgartner said, is relationships, and that’s what he’ll try to build first as he takes over as head coach of the Steamboat Springs High School football team.

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U15 bumps skiers tops in Colorado

A pair of Steamboat Springs moguls skiers are state champions after winning their events last weekend at the Rocky Mountain Qualifier State Championships in Purgatory Resort.

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Skills set Steamboat U10 skiers apart

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club U10 Alpine skiers did just fine when it came to races, racking up wins, podiums and top-10 finishes last weekend at the U10 Championships in Telluride. It was the results from an event that actually wasn’t a race that had the club’s U10 coach, Deb Armstrong, most excited, however.

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Two make podium at U16 regional championships

Jack Reich was second and Noah Riemenschneider third Tuesday in the super-G at the U16 Rocky/Central regional championships in Vail, and their podium finishes weren’t the only highlights for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers.

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Hannah again an All-American for DU

Steamboat Springs skier Lars Hannah earned All-American skier status during the weekend at the NCAA Championships in New Hampshire.

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Maddie Thompson leads Sailors in Grand Junction

The Western Slope Tournament in Grand Junction is always one of the toughest tests of the season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis program, and it lived up to that billing this weekend for the Sailors.

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Fly, girl: Steamboat's Belshaw at home in the air

Maybe someday, Nordic combined will be a sport with World Cup, World Championship and Olympic races for both men and women. It's not, now, and that's not something that’s cost Steamboat Springs skier Annika Belshaw a moment of sleep.

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Freshmen, sophomores help Sailors start 2-0

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team got off to a 2-0 start to its season Saturday, traveling to New Mexico to win a pair of games.

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Gold slips to fifth at world championships

Arielle Gold won't be a two-time world champion, at least not this year.

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Steamboat, Aspen good to the last shot

Lacrosse can be a streaky game, and on Saturday, the Steamboat Springs High school boys lacrosse team had the last sustained streak playing at home against Aspen in the season opener. Aspen didn’t need a streak to win, however. It only needed one last goal.

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In love with her sport, Foulk moves forward

Steamboat Springs 18-year old Lyta Foulk won the women's Telemark national championship for the second consecutive year. She'll head to college next year rather than continuing her ski racing career. So, were the years of intense training worth it? She knows the answer.

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Arielle Gold advances at World Championships

Arielle Gold qualified in second place in the women's halfpipe Friday at the World Snowboard Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

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Sailors hope to emerge from 2016 shadows

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team returns only one of its top six scorers from a year ago. Can the team reach the same lofty heights this spring?

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Bronze for Steamboat's Kauf at World Championships

Steamboat Springs skier Jaelin Kauf flew to a bronze medal at the World Championships.

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Club skiers advance with last chance

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club alpine skiers traveled last weekend to Ski Cooper for their last opportunity to qualify for the regional championships, set for March 16-20 in Steamboat Springs.

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U.S. moguls skiers miss championships podium

The United States women couldn't find the podium Wednesday in the World Ski Championships moguls competition.

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More athletes headed to World Championships

A total of 10 local ski and snowboard athletes will compete over the next two weeks in Sierra Nevada, Spain, at the Freestyle World Ski Championships and concurrent World Snowboard Championships.

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Moguls team caps divisional season with wins

Landon Wendler and Kenzie Radway won events last weekend, leading the way for a strong performance for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls team.

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Steamboat women set for World Ski Championships

Strong results have Kauf, Giaccio on the big stage

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers Jaelin Kauf and Olivia Giaccio both made the cut with the U.S. Ski Team and will compete this week at the Freestyle World Ski Championships in Spain.

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Controlling emotions, Sailors start 2-0

The key to successful tennis for Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Lily Fox is ... well, it’s best if she explains.

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Game changer: Growing family makes life on the World Cup circuit difficult

Bryan Fletcher has spent a decade skiing the World Cup in Europe, but leaving home has never been this difficult

Like any new parent, Bryan Fletcher talks about his baby at work. Unlike most parents, his office is at the top of a ski jump in a snowy corner of Europe.

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Spillane behind the mic for World Championships

It’s been four years since Johnny Spillane needed to live the European life — adjusted time zones included — while competing on the Nordic combined World Cup circuit, but he’s spent much of the past two weeks back on that schedule, even if not on that continent.

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Combined team ninth in final World Champs race

The U.S. relay team with Bryan Fletcher and Taylor Fletcher finished ninth Friday morning in Lahti, Finland in the last Nordic combined event of the World Ski Championships.

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Freeskiers unlock big results at Keystone

It didn’t start during the weekend for Cael McCarthy. It started months ago. It came together on the weekend, however.

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Steamboat riders out at U.S. Open

The U.S. Open has been kind to Steamboat Springs snowboarders in the past. Taylor Gold’s a former champ, and both Arielle Gold and Matt Ladley have posted high results there. They won’t get the chance this year.

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Fast finishes earn skiers a spot in the 'Boat

Thanks to skiing well, a pack of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers earned the chance to come home.

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Big mountain brothers score big results

Steamboat's Bryan Gilbertson is so familiar with second place that when it became clear he'd end up there again, he could only shrug his shoulders. There was one thing different this time, however.

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Germans roll on at Nordic combined Worlds

Germany's dominance continued Wednesday at the Nordic Combined World Championships in Lahti, Finland, on what was a down day for the United States team.

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Steamboat freestyle skiers fly high

No one’s been quite as successful as Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skier Kenzie Radway was earlier this month at a trio of freestyle skiing events in Telluride, but she's only one of the local freestyle skiers to put up big results recently.

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U.S. team eighth at Nordic combined World Championships

The U.S. skiers couldn't ski with the top competitors Sunday in a team relay event at the World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.

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Sailors fall in state quarters

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team pulled off one eye-popping upset this weekend. It couldn't manage a second, however, and with a 3-1 loss to Cherry Creek, the No. 3 seed in the state's high school hockey tournament, the Sailors ended their season.

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Season over as Rams upset at districts

A strong season ended in disappointment Saturday for the Soroco High School girls basketball team.

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Flying in: Ben Berend looking for racing to match his big jumps

At its best, ski jumping feels like flight, and Jan. 21, Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Ben Berend flew.

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Third time's a charm for Steamboat hockey

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.

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It's win and in for Rams at districts

The season now rests on one game for the Soroco High School girls basketball team.

Fletcher 14th at Worlds opener

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.

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Soroco girls beat Tigers, Meeker up next

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.

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15 XC skiers make Nationals

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.

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Locals fill Junior Nationals jumping, combined teams

The Junior Nationals special jumping and Nordic combined team was named Tuesday, and it's loaded with local talent.

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Sailors hope to go full Desperado

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team hopes to keep control of the tempo as it plays host to Windsor in the 4A playoffs.

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U.S. skiers set for Nordic combined Worlds

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.

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Losses end season for Hayden, Soroco boys

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.

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Tigers win sets up Soroco showdown

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.