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Joel Reichenberger

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Nordic combined skiers place seventh

A weekend of racing at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up with a middle-of-the-pack finish for a foursome of Steamboat Springs-connected Nordic combined athletes.

Englund earns first career podium

Nita Englund jumped to a new height Sunday at a women’s ski jumping World Cup competition in Romania.

Snowboard racers strong in Germany

Ester Ledecka continues dominating streak

Ester Ledecka, a Steamboat Springs-trained Czech Republic Alpine snowboarder, furthered her success in what’s been a red-hot season on Saturday, winning a parallel giant slalom World Cup event in Sudelfeld, Germany.

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Lost ski resorts of Routt County

Today Steamboat Springs has one major ski resort. It didn’t always appear that would be the way it is, however. Several other ski resorts have come and gone in Steamboat Springs and Routt County in the last 60 years. At one time they were a part of big plans by city officials, by real estate developers and by eager skiers. Today, all but one are lost in the snow.

Tired Tigers fall at home

The Hayden boys lost at home Saturday against West Grand.

Hayden girls just short against West Grand

The Hayden girls basketball team lost Saturday, 44-43, against West Grand.

Soroco girls earn league's top spot

The Soroco girls team won Saturday, locking up the top spot in the Western Slope-Gore league. It is the team's first league championship since 1996;

Soroco boys beat North Park

The Soroco boys took care of North Park on Saturday, 46-22.

Big win important for Soroco girls

The Soroco girls had no problems with DeBeque, winning Friday night.

Ram boys beat up on DeBeque

The score was gaudy, but Soroco High School boys coach Shawn Hayes said the game wasn’t pretty.

Tigers grab second win

The Tigers won on the road to beat North Park, 48-41. Last month, Hayden lost at home against the Wildcats by double digits.

Hayden girls avenge loss to North Park

The Hayden girls basketball team North Park on Friday night, 48-36.

Hayden strong at local wrestling triangular

It was a good night, as simple as that, Hayden High School wrestling coach Chad Jones said.

Steamboat skiers fast in long weekend of racing

Steamboat Springs Alpine skiers proved fast again last weekend at a series of races in Steamboat and at Loveland Ski Area.

Berend leads U.S. squad in World Juniors Championship

Steamboat's Ben Berend led U.S. skiers in the second Nordic combined event at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships.

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Nordic skiers shine on long road trip

A pack of Steamboat Springs ski jumpers and Nordic combined skiers made the most of spending the last several weeks traveling the country from competition to competition.

Snowboarders rack up strong finishes

Competing a three events last weekend, the team racked up more than a dozen podium finishes.

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Soroco boys roll by West Grand

The Soroco boys team managed a fitting finale to a big week of Soroco hoops, beating West Grand, 59-53.

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Soroco caps thrilling week with huge win

Girls beat West Grand, slide into 1st place

The Soroco girls beat West Grand 69-45, taking a huge step toward their first league title in nearly 20 years.

Hayden girls basketball trounce De Beque

The Hayden girls had no trouble with De Beque, winning Friday night 55-17.

Hayden boys basketball gets in the win column, rout De Beque

Tigers snap season-long 11-game losing streak

The Hayden boys basketball won its first game of the season Friday night, knocking off De Beque, 62-38.

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Trio of Steamboat racers make World Cup finals

Cota 7th, Dyer 14th and Stoltzner 15th skiing for US

Jeremy Cota, Ryan Dyer and Lane Stoltzner all made finals at Thursday's World Cup moguls event in New York.

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Sailors earn split on home mats

The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team split a Tuesday night triangular, beating Eagle Valley and losing to Glenwood Springs.

Battle Mountain's big 1st beats Steamboat

Another slow start sank the Steamboat Springs High School boys hockey team.

Soroco boys win at North Park

The Soroco High School boys basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday, but it played strong for three quarters and came out of a road trip to North Park with a crucial win, 41-34.

Rams stomp North Park for 11th win

The Rams more than responded to adversity, walloping North Park, 70-17.

Englund leads ski jumpers

Nita Englund, who trained previously with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, put together the best weekend of ski jumping of her career at a World Cup event in Oberstdorf, Germany, Saturday and Sunday.

Steamboat snowboarders ride high at Copper

Steamboat Springs snowboarders competed at a United States of America Snowboard Association event Saturday and Sunday in snowboard and half-pipe competitions.

Berend strong at Continental Cup events

The U.S. Nordic combined Ski Team’s Continental Cup competitors had their best weekend of 2015 last weekend in Planica, Slovenia, where Ben Berend led the way with a 23rd place finish in the first competition.

Local skiers score high in Breck half-pipe

Payton McElhiney was tops among local competitors, winning the skier men’s 13-15 division by inserting the flat 540 spin he’d just learned.

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.