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Joel Reichenberger

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Young freestylers compete at A-Basin

The group was led by Riley Hodges, who finished second in the girls U15 division of the Rocky Qualifier Series/Devo event.

Baden eighth in X Games after second chance in finals

Nik Baden did get a shot in the men's snowboarding slopestyle finals round at X Games.

Hayden boys fall at West Grand

The Hayden High School boys basketball team lost Friday night, 55-39 at West Grand.

1st-half hole sinks Soroco boys

A slow start cost the Soroco High School boys team Saturday on the road against Lake County. The Rams trailed by as many as 16 in the first half en route to a 73-61 loss.

Soroco girls blow out Lake County

Soroco beat Lake County on Saturday, 78-31.

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Gold 4th as Chloe Kim wins the day at X Games

Arielle Gold finished fourth in a wild women's superpipe finals at X Games in Aspen as 14-year old Chloe Kim won the competition to become the youngest-ever X Games gold medal winner.

Taylor Fletcher 3rd in Japan World Cup, Bryan Fletcher 8th

Taylor Fletcher was third and Bryan Fletcher eighth at a World Cup Nordic combined event in Sapporo, Japan.

Hayden girls fall at West Grand

It wasn’t a win, but coach Michelle Wilkie said she was able to find plenty of things for her team to be proud of Friday night in a 51-33 loss against West Grand.

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Steamboat's Nik Baden 9th in slope-style

Competing in his first X Games, 17-year-old Nik Baden just missed finals, finishing ninth Friday in the men's snowboard slope-style competition in Aspen.

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Gold just short at X Games

Taylor Gold came just short at the X Games, missing the finals in the men's super-pipe event.

Dyer dominates at freestyle Nor-Am event

Ryan Dyer was on fire last week skiing in the Nor-Am freestyle skiing moguls event at Park City, Utah.

Nordic skiers fast in Durango

Jordi Floyd was second and fifth last weekend in a pair of Nordic ski races in Durango, helping lead the way for a strong showing by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiing division.

Steamboat Winter Sports Club snowboarders pile up podiums

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders climbed the podium 29 different times racing Saturday at a pair of alpine snowboard races at Copper Mountain. Ten of those trips were to the top, first place finishes in the giant slalom and slalom races.

Sailors snap streak, beat Battle Mountain

The Steamboat girls basketball team parted the dark clouds Tuesday with a win against Battle Mountain.

Steamboat overcomes deficit for road win

Character and resolve were on display Tuesday night for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team, according to coach Luke DeWolfe. The squad bounced back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Battle Mountain on the road, 41-34.

X Games the target for Steamboat athletes

The X Games are just different, Arielle Gold said. They're bigger, louder and more fun, and she's among a handful of Steamboat athletes hoping to score big in the annual ESPN winter sports event, which begins this week.

Soroco girls win big again

The Soroco High School girls basketball team made it look easy again Monday night, winning a road game at Gilpin County, 87-31.

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Hayden girls foul out against North Park

A sloppy, foul-filled game cost the Hayden girls on Saturday as they fell, 36-30, against North Park.

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Slow start dooms Hayden boys basketball

Hayden fell beyond 16-1 in the first quarter and never was able to dig out of that hole Saturday against North Park.

Soroco boys basketball rolls over De Beque

Saturday’s game was one the Soroco High School boys basketball team was supposed to win, so it came as no surprise it did, easily beating De Beque, 79-30.

Soroco girls basketball wins easy

The Soroco High School girls basketball team took care of business on Saturday and used a lopsided win as a welcome chance to refine offense and defense.

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Making every run count

Steamboat snowboarder faster than ever after life-threatening medical troubles

After a brush with death, Steamboat Springs snowboarder Aaron Muss is riding better than he ever has.

High school sports weekend preview for Jan. 17

Action this weekend in restricted to Saturday, but every local school has home basketball games while each school's wrestling team is in for long road trips.

Steamboat, Soroco wrestling programs pull apart

The Steamboat Springs and Soroco high school wrestling programs have withdrawn from one another's tournaments and duals, and as a result, next month's Routt County Triangular has been canceled.

Steamboat Springs High School Alpine skiing team starts season

The Steamboat Springs High School alpine skiing team started off its season on Friday racing at Beaver Creek Resort and was led by a strong finish by Rio Grabb.

Rally falls short for Soroco boys

Vail Christian couldn’t finally put down a resilient Rams squad until overtime, scoring 11 points in the extra frame to beat Soroco in Oak Creek, 62-57.

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Rams rebound to rip Vail

Soroco erases halftime hole in comeback victory

The Soroco girls bounced back from a nine-point hole to beat Vail Christian on Tuesday night.

Small steps in jumping making big difference for Fletchers

The jumping has started to come around for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, and with it, so have the squad’s World Cup fortunes.

Win slips away from Steamboat hockey

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team only just missed out on the chance to make a winning streak.

Steamboat freestylers compete in Deer Valley World Cup

It was a strong weekend for United States skiers in Park City, Utah, at a freestyle skiing moguls event last weekend, though it wasn’t the best weekend for Steamboat Springs-connected athletes.

McElhiney leads way for Club freeskiing team

Payton McElhiney won his division twice last weekend as Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle skiers had strong results at a United States of America Snowboard Association event in Copper Mountain.

Reiter 16th in Austrian World Cup

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarder Justin Reiter kept up a strong season last weekend by placing 16th in a World Cup parallel slalom snowboarding event in Bad Gastein, Austria.

Steamboat girls sink at Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team wasn’t competitive Saturday and fell big on the road at Delta, 80-33.

Club athletes earn trip to Worlds

Four Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic combined and special jumping athletes will compete this winter in the Junior World Championships.

Soroco boys fall short on the road

The Soroco boys basketball team lost at West Grand, 53-46.

Steamboat bounces back for key win

The Steamboat boys basketball team bounced back from a halftime deficit to beat Delta, 59-49.

Two Steamboat skiers earn big trips

A strong week of competitions in Michigan earned a pair of Steamboat Springs skiers tickets for much longer trips.

Soroco stumbles at West Grand

It wasn’t that the Soroco High School girls basketball team didn’t play well, Rams coach David Bruner said. It was just that West Grand played better, and Saturday in Kremmling that was good enough for a 75-67 win for the Mustangs.

Sailors snap streak: Hockey team wins for first time this season Saturday

Steamboat scored two second-period goals and one in the third to beat Kent Denver, giving the Sailors their first win of the season.

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Soroco boys hold off resurgent Hayden

The Soroco boys basketball team beat Hayden for the second time this season, winning Friday night in Oak Creek, 58-45.

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Soroco girls basketball roll up Hayden again

The Soroco girls basketball beat Hayden on Friday for the sixth consecutive time, 68-39.

Steamboat's Schwartz headed to World Champs

Steamboat Springs freestyle skier Sophia Schwartz caught fire a year ago, going on a tear through the World Cup circuit. Now she'll get the chance to ski on an even bigger stage.

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North Routt's Glide the Divide race put on ice

The North Routt Glide the Divide cross country ski race — known originally as the Coureur des Bois — won't return this winter, capping a 10-year run.

Strong start for skiers at Nationals

Strong results from a pair of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers have them well positioned for big rewards this season.

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Hayden wrestlers hold off Bulldogs

Hayden wrestlers were big late in their matches Tuesday to pull out a 36-34 win against Moffat County.

Fletcher top 10 as U.S. Nordic combined shows well in Germany

It was a welcome weekend for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team last weekend, the best the squad has enjoyed this season.

Kearney leads World Cup moguls skiers

Hannah Kearney grabbed the top spot on the podium to stave off a Canadian sweep on Saturday at a World Cup freestyle moguls event in Calgary, Alberta.

Shimko first, second in Steamboat freestyle events

Avital Shimko led the way for Steamboat Springs skiers during the final two days of the Ski Town USA Freestyle event Sunday and Monday at Steamboat Ski Area.

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2014 Year in Review: Top 10 sports stories

Year 2014 saw several Steamboat athletes head to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and had the town already looking toward the USA Pro Challenge in August 2015 when Steamboat was announced as the host of the first two stages of the race. Here are the Steamboat Pilot & Today's top 10 sports stories of 2014.

Telemark race set for Thursday

Howelsen Hill will play host to a Telemark ski race Thursday.