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Joel Reichenberger

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Pinned up: Routt wrestlers finish second

The season ended with a loss for both Soroco's Jace Logan and Steamboat's Hayden Johnson, but both young wrestlers came away from Saturday's state championship finals optimistic.

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Two to tangle for titles: Soroco, Steamboat wrestlers in championship matches

Soroco freshman Jace Logan and Steamboat sophomore Hayden Johnson both fought their way to Saturday's state championship matches at the state wrestling tournament in Denver.

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Bulldogs hope to net medals at state

After a rough morning, the Moffat County High School wrestling team rallied and has four athletes still alive in the state wrestling tournament.

Soroco girls add one more win

The Soroco High School girls basketball team took care of business Thursday night, beating Rangely on the road, 58-47. The team will now face one of its rivals Tuesday in a must-win game at home against Meeker.

5 local wrestlers advance at state

Steamboat, Hayden get two wins each, Soroco one

The first round of the tournament didn’t exactly start well for local teams, but it picked up fast, and Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco all had wrestlers advance to Friday's quarterfinal round.

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Strnad, Steamboat skiers rock at Breck

Tyler Strnad won a Rocky Mountain Division moguls competition Saturday in Breckenridge, leading the way for a weekend of strong finishes by local athletes.

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Mueller thoroughly second in Winter Park slalom

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers racked up plenty of top finishes as the alpine team hit up and event at Winter Park earlier this month. There were 17 different podium finishes by Steamboaters, and 36 top-10 finishes.

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Baden collects silver, eyes gold

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden flew to a second-place finish in half-pipe at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway last weekend.

Sailors qualify 3 more skiers to state

The bus rang with song as the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiing team made its way back from Leadville on Saturday, what coach Harry Niedl said was one final good regular season race to cap a good season.

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Late layup knocks off Steamboat boys

A layup with 2.4 seconds remaining gave Glenwood Springs a big win against the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team Saturday.

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Sailor girls stumble in home finale

The good news for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team is that the result from Saturday's home season finale against Glenwood Springs won't change its post-season plans.

With win, Sailors eye big game on home ice

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team won at home against Mullen on Friday night 8-0.

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Sailors get edge in rivalry battle

The Sailors boys Alpine skiing team is deep, and it showed again Friday, racing at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs, that it's also fast.

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USA Pro Challenge in peril, skipping 2016

The USA Pro Challenge dominated Steamboat Springs for a week last summer, the professional cycling race’s third stop in the city in its five-year history. Race organizers announced Friday they were suspending the 2016 version of the event.

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Sailor boys rack up another win

Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Michael Vandahl said his team is coming together.

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Steamboat girls lock up fourth place

Steamboat managed to put its doubt out if its mind, and just in time. The Sailors got two late-game 3-point shots, then took advantage of several key free throws to edge out Summit in overtime, 44-40, Thursday.

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State at stake for Sailors' skiers

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine skiing team has its only home meet of the season Friday, and there will be plenty of excitement for local fans, with one local girl and a handful of local boys having great chances to win the slalom race on Howelsen Hill.

High school sports weekend preview for Feb. 11-13

Wrestling teams hope to prove regional ready

Local high school wrestling teams are headed for the regional tournament, while Steamboat and Soroco basketball teams will play their final home games of the regular season this weekend, saying farewell to some very successful senior classes.

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Sailor boys keep rolling on road

The Sailors proved themselves to be road warriors again, knocking off Battle Mountain, 65-47, in Edwards for an Eagle County sweep in 2016.

Ski jumpers soar over heartland

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski jumpers left the mountains last week and headed for the plains for a major competition. They came away with plenty of strong performances.

Skiers score well at A-Basin

Young Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls skiers made the most of a trip last month to Arapahoe Basin.

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Injury derails Taylor Gold’s season

The frustrating thing for Taylor Gold is that he wasn’t even doing anything particularly dangerous.

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Board Games: Reinvigorated and tired of "good," Arielle Gold is intent on being great

The night Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold won her first X Games medal is one she'll never forget. After several years of lackluster riding, she came into 2016 intent on getting back to that level.

Hayden girls lapse at West Grand

It wasn’t that it was bad, Hayden High School girls basketball coach Michelle Wilkie said Saturday. It was just that, in a road game at West Grand, her team didn’t play as well as it had the night prior.

Steamboat's Kauf grabs first World Cup podium

Jaelin Kauf had already put together a World Cup weekend she’d never forget, thanks to a strong finish Friday. Saturday, in dual moguls, she made it a little sweeter, placing third after finishing sixth on Friday in an individual moguls event.

Soroco boys pick up 14th win

The Soroco High School boys basketball team got up big in the first half and held on to win at North Park on Saturday, 67-50.

Soroco girls lock up league with gritty win

It was slow, frustrating and closer than previous results would indicate, but doing something as rare as the Soroco High School girls basketball team pulled off Saturday isn’t easy.

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Ladley's red-hot ride rolls on

Steamboat snowboarder wins in Park City Grand Prix

Saturday, Matt Ladley showed his X Games gold was more than a lucky break. The Steamboat Springs rider continued the hottest streak of his career and rocketed to the top of the podium at a U.S. Grand Prix event in Park City, Utah.

Hayden boys show improvement in loss

The Hayden High School boys basketball team lost Friday night, 44-28, at home against North Park.

Hayden girls close, just short in home game

It wasn’t a win, not quite, but the way things have been going, Hayden High School girls coach Michelle Wilkie said she was happy to have it.

In sync or not, Soroco boys roll

Soroco High School boys basketball coach Shawn Hayes said his team struggled to find its offensive rhythm Friday night.

Soroco girls win again

The Soroco High School girls team is one win away from a second-consecutive championship in the Western Slope Gore league after a lopsided win at home Friday against DeBeque.

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Sailors cheerleaders eager for Florida

The leaders of the Steamboat Springs High School cheerleading squad readily admit it hasn’t exactly been an easy year. The team has lost five cheerleaders to injuries.

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Orange, blue and gold: Local athletes cheer on Broncos

It's not always easy keeping up with the team when you're a Denver Broncos fan competing on the World Cup skiing circuit, but for those who bleed Orange and Blue, there's no option but to find a way to watch the game.

Kauf registers breakthrough World Cup finish

A bobble in the bumps cost Steamboat Springs moguls skier Jaelin Kauf a great chance to win or podium at a World Cup event, but Thursday still marked a huge night for the Steamboat Springs teenager.

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Hayden wrestlers defend home mats

Both the Hayden and Soroco high school wrestling teams have strong wrestlers, but the two teams’ Thursday night clash in a triangular didn’t yield much of a matchup. The two teams matched up at just a single weight class. Fortunately for the gathered fans, it was a good one.

Ladley, Gold move on to finals

It’s on to the next round for a pair of torrid Steamboat Springs snowboarders. Matt Ladley and Arielle Gold both advanced from the qualification round in the snowboard halfpipe competition at a U.S. Grand Prix event Thursday in Park City, Utah.

Fletcher flies at Nordic combined triple

It’s been a frustrating year of starts and stops for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team members, but Bryan Fletcher said he was happy with his best performance of the season last weekend in Austria.

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Trio of Sailors sign for college

A college scholarship to play football wasn’t off the table for Steamboat Springs High School senior Zach Holm. He looked at NCAA Division 2 schools, for instance, and some schools expressed their interest. He dreams of a bigger stage, however, and that’s what led him to University of Wyoming.

For Collins, ultra races hurt so good

Steamboat Springs ultra-marathon runner Avery Collins said the pain of a long race helps motivate him. He found plenty of motivation last month in a 100-mile race in Hawaii.

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Skiers go big in rare freeskiing event

Weather conspired to prevent what could have been the best lines and the biggest jumps from Saturday’s International Freeskiing and Snowboard Association big mountain ski event at Steamboat Ski Area, but scores of young skiers still took advantage of a rare opportunity on local terrain, and local skiers came away with some top finishes.

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Gold strikes silver at X Games

Arielle Gold laid down her best run on her first try, avoiding the pitfalls of another snowy day in Aspen and paving the way for her best-ever finish at the X Games, second.

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2016 Winter Carnival: Winter Sports Club continues growing at 102

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is past the big anniversary and is 102 years old this winter. Could there be a more boring birthday? It’s not like those exciting ones of younger years, the “maybe this will work” anniversary at 10 years old, the 21-year anniversary, when the club was first allowed to drink, or 50, the golden anniversary.

Soroco boys pick up gritty win

It wasn’t pretty, but it was an important win Saturday for the Soroco High School boys basketball team.

Defense nets Rams huge win

The Soroco High School girls basketball team bounced back from its only league loss of the season in a big way on Saturday.

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Orange, White and Gold: Ladley wins X Games gold

Steamboat Springs snowboarders went big and took advantage of the conditions when others couldn't. It added up to the a career-defining win, gold at the X Games in Aspen.

Sailors easily get by Chatfield

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team took care of business Friday, going on the road to beat a struggling Chatfield squad, 8-0.

Big mountain event set for Steamboat

Steamboat Springs is known for a lot of things when it comes to skiing — Olympians, trees, powder — but steep, big-mountain terrain is not on the list. It hasn’t necessarily always been that way, however, and Saturday, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club big mountain freeskiing team hopes to help change that attitude.

Sailors qualify 4 more skiers

An untimely bout of food poisoning and a lingering injury combined to deprive the Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team of several of its fastest athletes Thursday, but coach Mike Farny said the team still have a strong meet racing giant slalom at Winter Park.

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Soroco boys turn tables on Vail

A difficult-to-comprehend game was capped by a difficult-to-comprehend ending Thursday in Oak Creek, but the result was a huge win for the Soroco boys basketball team.