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.
Nita Englund jumped to a new height Sunday at a women’s ski jumping World Cup competition in Romania.
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.
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.
The Hayden boys lost at home Saturday against West Grand.
The Hayden girls basketball team lost Saturday, 44-43, against West Grand.
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;
The Soroco boys took care of North Park on Saturday, 46-22.
The Soroco girls had no problems with DeBeque, winning Friday night.
The score was gaudy, but Soroco High School boys coach Shawn Hayes said the game wasn’t pretty.
The Tigers won on the road to beat North Park, 48-41. Last month, Hayden lost at home against the Wildcats by double digits.
The Hayden girls basketball team North Park on Friday night, 48-36.
It was a good night, as simple as that, Hayden High School wrestling coach Chad Jones said.
Steamboat Springs Alpine skiers proved fast again last weekend at a series of races in Steamboat and at Loveland Ski Area.
Steamboat's Ben Berend led U.S. skiers in the second Nordic combined event at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships.
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.
Competing a three events last weekend, the team racked up more than a dozen podium finishes.
The Soroco boys team managed a fitting finale to a big week of Soroco hoops, beating West Grand, 59-53.
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.
The Hayden girls had no trouble with De Beque, winning Friday night 55-17.
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.
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.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team split a Tuesday night triangular, beating Eagle Valley and losing to Glenwood Springs.
Another slow start sank the Steamboat Springs High School boys hockey team.
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.
The Rams more than responded to adversity, walloping North Park, 70-17.
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 Springs snowboarders competed at a United States of America Snowboard Association event Saturday and Sunday in snowboard and half-pipe competitions.
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.
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.
The group was led by Riley Hodges, who finished second in the girls U15 division of the Rocky Qualifier Series/Devo event.
Nik Baden did get a shot in the men's snowboarding slopestyle finals round at X Games.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team lost Friday night, 55-39 at West Grand.
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 beat Lake County on Saturday, 78-31.
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 was third and Bryan Fletcher eighth at a World Cup Nordic combined event in Sapporo, Japan.
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.
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.
Taylor Gold came just short at the X Games, missing the finals in the men's super-pipe event.
Ryan Dyer was on fire last week skiing in the Nor-Am freestyle skiing moguls event at Park City, Utah.
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 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.
The Steamboat girls basketball team parted the dark clouds Tuesday with a win against Battle Mountain.
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.
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.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team made it look easy again Monday night, winning a road game at Gilpin County, 87-31.
A sloppy, foul-filled game cost the Hayden girls on Saturday as they fell, 36-30, against North Park.
Hayden fell beyond 16-1 in the first quarter and never was able to dig out of that hole Saturday against North Park.
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.