Emily Hannah highlighted the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s results Wednesday at the Olympic venue in Soldier Hollow, Utah, with a fourth-place finish in the mass start cross-country race at the Junior National Championships.
Tennis had John McEnroe throwing fits, basketball had Bobby Knight throwing chairs and bowling has Pete Weber throwing strikes.
For a few dedicated skiers in Steamboat Springs, the NASTAR race course is as much a part of winter as snow. Jerry Taylor was one of those skiers.
He lost his battle with cancer in December, but on Saturday his friends, family and the people he raced with can take a run in Jerry Taylor’s memory on the NASTAR course at Steamboat Ski Area.
Ten years ago on the slopes of a resort in the mountains east of Park City, Utah, a young freestyle skier named Travis Mayer stepped into the starting gate at the Olympics and captured the spirit of Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Springs bowler Dewey Whitecotton understands what it takes to roll a perfect game, but he also understands that there are other milestones when it comes to the sport of bowling.
It’s no big secret that the Soda Pop Slalom is one of the coolest races of the season in Steamboat Springs. It mixes two of our town’s favorite things — cute kids and snow. How could you go wrong ?
The U.S. Nordic combined skier placed third in Val di Fiemme, Italy, on Sunday. It was the highlight of an all-around good day for the Americans, including three Steamboat Springs skiers.
Getting to the Olympics is a tough road, but it’s even harder for athletes like Justin Reiter who are competing at the World Cup level without the help of the U.S. Ski Team.
Locals show well at Holeshot NorAm at Copper
It was a good weekend for several of the more than a dozen Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes who traveled to Copper Mountain for the Holeshot NorAm Tour. Belle Brockhoff took first place in the women’s division of Saturday’s event.
Kent Eriksen started Moots Cycles in a time when mountain biking was just starting its journey, and today, he continues to set a standard that is appreciated by anyone who has ever pedaled a bike up a steep incline or ripped down a dusty country road during a Rocky Mountain summer.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard cross rider Billy Winters picked up two second-place finishes during the weekend at a USA Snowboard Association regional event in Copper Mountain.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members Lesley Wilson and Arielle Gold are set to compete Thursday at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
The game with visiting Battle Mountain now is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Italian rider Roland Fischnaller may have won the Alpine snowboarding race, but that didn’t stop Justin Reiter from celebrating his first appearance in World Cup finals in more than two years in Austria.
Here in the middle of the Steamboat II neighborhood, you will find children playing a game without a score, and on weekends, the sounds of laughter and joyful shrieks can be heard echoing through the streets.
Asking for help just isn’t their nature. Maybe that’s why Kim and Gary Crawford have struggled with Kim’s health problems for more than two years on their own.
The only people working harder than Santa’s elves last week may have been the staff, coaches and volunteers of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Panther, Cox win on opening day of Freestyle Selections in Steamboat
Utah skier Jay Panther and Australian Britteny Cox topped the field on the opening day of the 2011 U.S. Freestyle Selections at Steamboat Ski Area on Monday. Events will continue Wednesday and Thursday.
Truth is, there isn’t really a right answer. But the question that should be on everyone’s mind is who is more popular, Hall of Famer John Elway or newcomer Tim Tebow?
I came across an old pair of softball cleats the other day while cleaning out my garage. Just the sight of the well-worn shoes brought back memories of the days when I used to play in Steamboat Springs’ adult recreational league.
Jon Casson, of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, is hoping for great snow and a good vibe as his program prepares to host a pair of NorAm Race to the Cup events at Howelsen Hill.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team skated away with a thrilling 3-2 win against Summit on Monday night.
Justin Reiter was back on his board and back on the slopes of Howelsen Hill last week carving turns and ripping through the gates just like old times. Eighteen months earlier, he had walked away from the world of competitive Alpine snowboarding hoping to move on with his life.
It doesn’t matter how many times the Cornhuskers trampled poor Ralphie in the past; a single victory against Nebraska is something Buffs fans can hold onto and revive in almost any conversation for years down the road.
Mike Bieron is living proof that anybody, even a self-described career ski bum, can make a difference.
Riders outclass competition in Copper Mountain's Race to the Cup
The face of Alpine snowboarding took on a new look at a Race to the Cup event in Copper Mountain this week, but the good news is that riders with ties to Steamboat Springs continue to capture top spots.
His decision to leave coaching might have been the last thing Bob Harris wanted to talk about when his phone rang Thursday morning.
The Tigers were expected to win their first-round district playoff game against West Grand. But the while Hayden dominated most of the match en route to a 3-1 victory, it was more difficult for Tigers coach Holli Palmer than you might expect.
He’s part educator, part ambassador, and the gun on his belt reminds us that he’s also part law enforcement officer. Last Sunday, I spent the day touring Steve Znamenacek’s office, which stretches north of Hayden across California Park in Colorado.
After giving up 27 first-half points, the Hayden Tigers needed a second-half rally to defeat the Meeker Cowboys, 39-27, and keep the team’s hopes of a postseason berth alive for at least one more week.
A tennis court is just 36 feet wide and 78 feet long, but that small patch of court must have seemed much bigger for the players on it this weekend in Pueblo.
After more than four frustrating hours at the Pelican Lakes Golf Club in Windsor, answering my phone call probably was the last thing Steamboat Springs High School golfer Erik Sobeck wanted to do.
The Delta Panthers started strong Friday night but could not stop a Sailors rally that gave Steamboat Springs its second come-from-behind win against the Panthers this season.
Golfer hopes experience will fuel another trip to state
You could hear the disappointment in Erik Sobeck’s voice Tuesday afternoon as he talked about the second round of the 2011 Class 4A Boys Golf Championships.
Steamboat Springs native Bryan Fletcher started to fade with one lap to go in the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships cross-country portion, and Billy Demong took advantage to win his eighth national title.
After shooting a 42 on his first nine, Steamboat sophmore Erik Sobeck found his swing down the stretch. He recorded a birdie and and made par on six other holes to score a 37 on his final nine. He finished with a 79 and is tied with four other golfers in 38th place.
If Erik Sobeck was nervous about his first trip to the state high school golf tournament, it didn’t show Thursday afternoon as the top prep golfer seemed to keep his trip in perspective.
For most athletes, the goal of competing is to win. But when Dr. Geoffrey Gill, a 1993 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, stepped to the starting line of the Subaru Ironman Canada in Penticton, British Columbia, in August, he wasn’t thinking about winning the race; the 36-year-old simply wanted to finish it.
Group invited to play in USTA Intermountain Senior League Sectional Championships
The Steamboat Springs Tennis Center’s 3.5 Senior Red Team has been busy on the court preparing to make the most of an invitation to the USTA Intermountain Senior League Sectional Championships.
If there is a golf course in heaven, I would be willing to bet that you would find Bill Nickey walking it.
Steamboat Springs High School golf coach Steve Dodson was hoping that a trip to Aspen on Monday would help the team carry some momentum into the final stretch of the season. The Sailors were led by freshman Brandon Martin who shot a 75 to lead the team to a second place finish in Aspen.
For most of us, the world changed on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and it will never be the same. After the attacks, sports took a backseat to reality, and people cared more about what was happening at Ground Zero than they did about what was happening at the 50-yard line.
In the days following Sept. 11, 2001, most of America grieved with tears and silent tributes. But inside Johnny B. Good’s Diner, children used crayons and imagination to record the impact of those days and how the unthinkable events of that September morning had touched their lives, shaped their heroes and changed their worlds forever.
After falling behind Summit, 2-0, in the first half, the Sailors needed a second-half rally to escape with a 3-2 victory and a few smiles. Tuesday’s win was the first game of the season for the Sailors, who will head to Glenwood Springs on Thursday.
In a world filled with fast cars, high-speed Internet and self-checkout lines, the winds of change seem to blow faster than a hurricane. Keeping in touch with the important things in life is more difficult than watching the Rockies play baseball.
Former professional bull rider Judd Mortensen has brought Professional Bull Riders events to Steamboat for the past six years and will return Sunday when the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash takes center stage at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.
Friday's meet in Delta marks the start of what Steamboat Springs High School senior Asher Rohde hopes will be a season to remember for the cross-country team.
There are only a few things that truly amaze me when it comes to sports.Then last week I reported on a handful of Steamboat Springs athletes who left me in awe. Michael Hlavacek, Allen Belshaw and John Williams ran in the Leadville 100 Trail Run, and I’m still blown away.
Since the race’s inception in 1983, the Leadville Trail 100 Run has become a benchmark among ultra endurance athletes with Hope Pass serving as the measuring stick.