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3 Routt County wrestlers still in running for state titles

February 16, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated. DENVER — ​​​Friday morning matches are no easy feat for any competitor at the CHSAA State Championships, but the second day of the tournament was particularly costly for the roster of Routt County wrestlers still active in the tournament, which

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Steamboat Mountain Film Festival showcases adventure ski films

February 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — What is it that fuels a desire to wake up before dawn in pursuit of a pristine snow oasis? Is it the untracked powder? The solitude? Or curiosity to see just how far limits can be tested? Nuances of the outdoors await

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Love at the Olympics no easy trick to land for Nordic combined’s Fletcher and freestyle skiing’s McKinnon

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nordic combined is difficult, Taylor Fletcher insists. The mental battles of timing a jump just right and of squeezing every last drop of energy out of the body during a cross-country ski race are intense. He wasn't working out at all

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Steamboat boys hoops win final home game, girls remain winless

February 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls basketball played the Summit High School boys and girls teams in their final home games. The Sailor boys came out on top 57-51, and the Sailor girls fell 41-23. The girls started out hot as

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Classmates at Steamboat Springs High School, now pack of Sailors are U.S. Olympic teammates

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It used to be a joke among the class. "What if they all make the Olympics some day?" "Some day" in an official sense became Feb. 9 and while they didn't gather for a mini reunion, they didn't sit down and

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Routt County wrestles through 1st round state bout; 6 will move on to quarterfinals

February 15, 2018 — DENVER — With 11 wrestlers at the CHSAA State Championships, all three Routt County teams have multiple athletes moving on to the next level. Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco high schools will each have two grapplers representing them in the quarterfinal round of the state

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Airing tonight: Woman with Steamboat ties competing in snowboard cross at Winter Olympics

February 15, 2018 — Belle Brockhoff Feb. 15: Qualifications and finals, 6 to 9:15 p.m. Getting to know her: Brockhoff, another Aussie snowboarder, is rushing to return from a serious injury. She blew her anterior cruciate ligament midway through last month during training. That's bad enough, but it wasn't

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Dierdorff charges to gold-medal final but just short of podium at 2018 Winter Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mick Dierdorff took his dream of an Olympic gold medal from the base of Howelsen Hill, where he began learning to ski and snowboard before he was 2 years old, to the snowboard cross World Cup where he endured years of tough results

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Family bragging rights up for grabs as Hayden brothers head to state wrestling meet

February 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — For Hunter and Payton Planasky this week's Colorado High School State Wrestling Tournament may seem more like a family outing than the state championships. "It's more of a lifestyle," said Hunter Planansky, who is a sophomore at Hayden High School."We have been

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Hayden’s Murphy gets second chance to go to State Wrestling Championships

February 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Hayden freshman Wyatt Murphy had already moved on. His fifth-place finish at last week's regional tournament in Delta should have marked the end of the season for the 120-pound wrestler. Maybe that is why he was so surprised when the Tigers head

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Sailors heat up ice in Summit; basketball teams close out regular season

February 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Sailors hockey team ended a two-game slide Tuesday night with an  8-3 win over Summit on the road. "It was definitely a plus," head coach Ernie Thiel said. "… it was a good way to finish the regular season, and we will

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Steamboat’s Lance Bryant overcomes struggles on quest for state wrestling title

February 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs senior Lance Bryant has seen his struggles on the mat during his wrestling career. "It crossed my mind briefly," Bryant said when asked if he’d every considered quitting the sport. "But I love the sport so much that I could

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Will it come together for Mick Dierdorff at Winter Olympics snowboard cross?

February 14, 2018 — Wednesday, Feb. 14: Qualifications and finals, 7 to 11 p.m. Get to know him: Mick Dierdorff, 26 years old, had plenty of Steamboat hobbies outside snowboarding. Even as his career was starting to take off in high school, he joined the football team. He hunts elk

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Disappointment for U.S. as Nordic combined begins at 2018 Olympics

February 14, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The opportunity was there, Bryan Fletcher said. The race wasn't. After jumping to 18th position in Wednesday's Nordic combined normal hill competition — the first Nordic combined event of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — Fletcher probably wasn't

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Unexpected journey lands Soroco senior at state wrestling championships

February 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The last place Soroco High School senior Erik Shafer expected to be this week was on a wrestling mat, surrounded by thousands of screaming fans, inside the Pepsi Center. "I'm really excited," Shafer said. "If someone had told me a year ago

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Injury brings end to Ray’s wrestling season short of state championship appearance

February 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Dalton Ray has put in the hard work needed to earn a bid for the 2018 Colorado State High School Wrestling Championships, but his dream of competing there came to an end a little over a week ago. "I knew pretty much,

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Soroco, Steamboat wrestlers look to end season with state titles

February 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Soroco's Jace Logan and Steamboat Springs’ Hayden Johnson know what it feels like to step onto the mat at the Pepsi Center in Denver for the championship match at the Colorado State High School Wrestling Championships. Between the two of them, they

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Steamboat Nordic skier makes big impression on college field on his way to Junior Nationals

February 13, 2018 — Steamboat sends 11 to X-C Jr. Nationals

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Era ends with smiles for U.S. women ski jumpers at Olympic Games

February 13, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Sarah Hendrickson isn't a "happy just to be here" kind if person. You can't be and still build the kind of sports resume she has in her career ski jumping — winning a World Championship and competing in two Winter Olympics

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Bronze for Gold! Steamboat’s Arielle Gold goes big to score Olympic medal in women’s halfpipe

February 12, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It takes courage to go big on a snowboard in the halfpipe, a willingness to commit to the point it can scare even those who've spent their lives riding the pipe. "It's about having that confidence to really know I can

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