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Joel Reichenberger

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Rams earn split in weekend matches

It was a weekend of extremes for the Soroco High School volleyball team.

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Tigers knock off Hotchkiss for 1st win

The Hayden High School girls volleyball team got its first win of the season, traveling Friday to knock of Hotchkiss in three sets.

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Town Challenge season a thrill for new and old

Bingham, Williams again series champs

The Coda Classic Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series finale wasn't a huge draw Saturday, but it did offer one last great chance to ride for many of Steamboat's racing regulars.

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Big plays burst Tigers' bubble

Despite a big game from junior quarterback Garrett St. Clair, four big plays added up to one disappointing night Friday for the Hayden High School football team.

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High School sports preview, Sept. 8 to 10

It's a slower weekend locally for high school sports teams. Several squads are off and others play on the road. Several big home volleyball games await in Hayden and Oak Creek, however.

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Sailors start season, Kelley wins again at Battle XC meet

The Steamboat Springs High School cross country team got off to a fast start Saturday at a Battle Mountain meet while Soroco's runners continued to put up excellent results.

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Steamboat soccer faces huge test

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team took care of business Saturday, and now, one of the first major league tests of the season is on tap Tuesday.

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Rams, Tigers see ups and downs in Rangely volleyball tourney

The Soroco High School volleyball team cruised to a winning weekend Friday and Saturday, taking three of their four matches at a tournament in Rangely.

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Locals shine in Stage Race finale

The eighth annual Steamboat Stage Race came to a spinning conclusion Monday in downtown, as several locals leapt to the front of the pack.

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Saturday lapses sink Sailors volleyball team

Things were looking fine, good even, midway through the Demon Invitational volleyball tournament in Glenwood Springs.

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Race worth every mile for Georgia runner

Come all the way from Athens, Georgia to Steamboat Springs — 1,600 miles — and you’re going to want to make that trip count. Mark Werner did just that Sunday during the 10K at 10,000 trail running race on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Tigers rush past Steamboat, 35-7

Persistent first-half penalties helped slow the Summit High School football team’s offense on Friday night as Steamboat Springs tried to get a win in its first home game of the season. The Tigers fixed the glitch in the second half.

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4 2nd-half goals send Sailors to win

Patience paid off Thursday for the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team.

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Stage race returns for eighth ride

The Steamboat Stage Race is entering its eighth year, and director Corey Piscopo said, while the event eats up a ton of his personal time, it's still going strong.

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Sailors set for home opener

The Steamboat football team easily beat Summit last year, but isn't ready to take anything for granted after an opening week stumble.

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High School sports preview, Sept. 1 to 3

It's the first full weekend of high school sports of the fall season, and all the local teams will be in action.

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Second half lifts Sailors over Bulldogs 3-0

Steamboat pulled out a gritty win Tuesday in its home opener, beating U.S. Highway 40-rivals Moffat County 3-0 in the Bulldogs’ season opener.

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Mountain bike team rides hard at Frisco

It was a strong start to the season for the Steamboat Springs high school mountain bike team, which rolled across its first 2016 finish line Saturday at a race in Frisco.

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Sailors stumble in soccer opener

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team scored plenty of goals Saturday in its season-opening game. Unfortunately for the Sailors, its opponent, Mullen, did, as well.

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Aces at the line, Soroco volleyball serves up big win

Soroco went on the road to bulldoze Caprock Academy, taking the league victory in three sets.

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Sailors tennis second at Grand Junction tourney

It was a good start to the season, but the chance for “great” just eluded the Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team this weekend, coach Joseph O’Dell said.

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Soroco stomps Caliche in opener

Soroco High School football coach Dick Dudas acknowledged things could have gone better Saturday as his team opened its season on the road against Caliche. Things could have gone better, but not much, as the Rams rolled to a big victory.

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Steamboat looks to keep streak alive against Huskies

The Steamboat Springs High School football team has beaten Battle Mountain each of the past four seasons, but it’s rarely been easy. Last year’s win, in Steamboat, came only after the Huskies turned the ball over six times, including on the decisive play, an interception in the end zone. It’s with those close games in mind that Steamboat travels to Edwards on Friday to open its season.

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Sailors swamp Bulldogs to open volleyball season

With a flurry of hard hits and plenty of big digs, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team showed Thursday it’s still at the top of the heap in Northwest Colorado.

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Rams bullish as football season starts

Soroco football coach Dick Dudas has high hopes for his team as it starts its season this weekend with a trip to Caliche.

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Sailors plan to rebuild, hope to repeat

High school athletics programs lose their stars as regularly as aspen trees lose their leaves, so there’s nothing inherently unique about that storyline for the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team as it prepares to start the 2016 season.

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Baden sixth in season-opening Aussie event

It may be time to start thinking about winter in Steamboat Springs, but local snowboarder Nik Baden is already knee deep in the season, and Wednesday, he recorded a strong finish at his first slopestyle snowboarding event of the season.

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Sailors swing to second on home turf

Steamboat Springs High School senior Nolan Sankey struggled in a big way in this season's first action, but he was sharp Tuesday playing at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat, helping lead his squad to a strong finish.

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Local racers shine at Steamboat Triathlon

Annual race sustains nearly 40-percent drop in athletes

They dove into a cold Lake Catamount early Sunday morning but that 66-degree water didn’t slow local athletes at the Steamboat Triathlon.

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Youth rodeo provides bumps and bucks at fair

Organizers would like to see rodeo return to the Routt County Fair in a big way but settled Sunday for a junior rodeo that saw plenty of bucks and a few big bumps.

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Big bucks rule at Fair bull riding

Hayden's Chad Day hasn't dedicated himself to bull riding for more than 20 years. That hasn't stopped the 39-year old cowboy from giving his favorite "hobby" a spin every summer.

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Booco looking for his sunset

Family, injuries force Hayden bull rider to consider retirement

Jake Booco can make himself say the word, but he can’t quite bring himself to commit to it. After a long career in professional bull riding, he's considering retirement.

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Racers romp on bicycle built for 2

Steamboat Springs’ Katie Lindquist and Kent Eriksen don’t get tired of the wide eyes or the questions their tandem mountain bike induces, and they don't get tired of winning at the Leadville 100.

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Ice cream awaits in new 50K trail run

The Continental Divide Trail Run returns Saturday with a newer, longer race option for runners.

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Triathles run big in Omaha

A pack of Steamboat Springs triathletes cruised to strong finishes last weekend at the 2016 USA Triathlon National Championships.

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Junior golfers nab a win in Grand Junction

Steamboat Springs' PGA Junior team started its postseason play Monday with a solid stroke, winning a head-to-head matchup with a team from Grand Junction.

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Bulls again set to buck at the fair

Bull riding has come roaring back into the Routt County Fair lineup in recent years, and this year, it’ll be bigger than ever.

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Short on experience, golf team tees off

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team teed off Monday, opening the fall sports season for local prep athletes, and the Sailors' results didn't come as a surprise.

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Queen of Emerald: Boniface leads the way in Stinger weekend

The logic for Kelly Boniface went like this: If you’re of the athletic mindset, and there’s an awesome event in your hometown, you’d better do it at least once.

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From the banks of the Yampa

Steamboat’s summer Olympian Rich Weiss battled the odds and the ice to reach the peak of his sport

It took a sledgehammer for Steamboat Springs kayaker Rich Weiss to make it to the Summer Olympics.

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Mountain bikers rack up results in Wyoming

A pack of Steamboat Springs cyclists recorded strong results last weekend at the Laramie Enduro race in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Ironman more "blessing" than "challenge" for Steamboater

Lyndsay Richter was more than 98 percent of the way done with her race at the Ironman Boulder triathlon last weekend, running the marathon that is the race’s finale, when she made a unique decision.

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PGA Junior squad hoping to roll again

Steamboat Springs' PGA Junior all-star team is back and hoping to duplicate last summer's results.

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Steamboat Wranglers hockey team seeks billet families

Troy Mick doesn’t just still remember the first family he joined when he left home as a junior hockey player, a wide-eyed teenager with big dreams in the sport. He still stays in touch, a lifelong friendship he said he treasures. He's hoping Steamboat families will come forward to help a new generation of young players this fall.

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Riders roll big in Winter Park

The cycling season is winding down, at least for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club summer cycling program. Before it did, however, the club sent a large contingent of riders to the Colorado Freeride Festival Epic XC race in Winter Park, a major out-of-town trip for the club this summer.

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Hayden's Science Ninja rocks NBC

Mitchell VeDepo advances on American Ninja Warrior

Hayden High School grad Mitchell VeDepo was nervous before he took on the city finals course on the NBC game show American Ninja Warrior. He didn't have any reason to be, however. He was heavily featured on the broadcast as he flew through the course and on to the next round of the competition.

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Steamboat sweeps Nordic combined nationals podium

It wasn’t just the fact that he won, Taylor Fletcher said, though, the newly minted United States Nordic Combined national champion was plenty proud of that. He was also thrilled with the whole team's performance.

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Swimmers soar at Western Slope championships

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team weighed in as one of the smallest teams at the annual Western Slope League Championship meet last month in Grand Junction, but the team swam to outsized results.

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Tennis tourney spans generations

The annual Steamboat Tennis Association tournament differs from most that swing through the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs in that it allows juniors players to pair with adults. That made for some decidedly unique pairings at this year's tournament.

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Swiggarts prepare for final Steamboat set

After 25 years of shaping tennis in Steamboat Springs, the husband-wife team of Jim and Stacy Swiggart are stepping down this fall from their role directing the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.