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Sailors hockey wins against Valor

Luke Graham

— The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team easily won Saturday, skating past Valor Christian, 7-2.

The Sailors, now 10-3-2, got four goals from Jon Winkelblech, two from Ian Anderson and one from Lance Ostrom.

"The guys played well," Steamboat coach Jeff Ruff said. "They came out and competed with the intensity level we wanted."

Steamboat took a 2-1 lead in the first period on goals by Anderson and Winkelblech. Then in the second, the Sailors put the game away.

Winkelblech got his hat trick eight minutes in, and Ostrom scored his third goal in two days to give Steamboat a 5-2 lead going into the third period.

Winkelblech and Anderson each added goals in the third for the eventual outcome.

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"I'm really happy with the weekend," Ruff said. "As we talked about earlier, we still control our own destiny with conference seeding. To go down on the road and get two wins was big."

Steamboat now prepares for its stretch run. Starting at 3 p.m. Monday at Pine Creek, the team plays four games in seven days.

The team then plays at home Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Playoff brackets will be announced Feb. 14.

"We have three games at home," Ruff said. "Hopefully, we can get a lot of people in the seats."

Steamboat's Genna Bradley wins regional diving title

Steamboat Springs High School diver Genna Bradley went four for four Saturday.

The senior, who competes for Moffat County High School, won her fourth straight regional diving championship at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.

But what was more reassuring for Bradley was the fashion in which she won.

She scored a season-high 382.6 points, leaving her 90 points ahead of the second-place diver.

With the state championship meet less than a week away, Bradley seems primed to do well.

"I'm feeling really good," she said. "I've felt better at every meet and gotten better at every dive."

Now, Bradley will turn her attention to Saturday's state diving championships at Mountain View High School in Loveland.

The preliminaries begin at 10:30 a.m.

There, Bradley will be considered one of the favorites to win the Class 4A title.

"My goal is really just to do better than I have been doing," she said. "If I do my best, that's all I can ask. Whatever place that puts me in, I'll be happy.

"But part of me is hoping for first. I think I can do it. It's really going to take my best dives all in one meet."

Bradley will leave for Loveland on Friday.