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Sailors hockey holds off Dakota Ridge to advance in playoffs

February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Third-period goals by Curtis Maltby, Nate Kelley and David LaPointe helped lift the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team to a 4-2 win over Dakota Ridge Friday night at the NoCo Ice Center in Windsor. "I think we got some lucky bounces,

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Soroco girls fall to Rangely, 50-40, in district semifinal game

February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Soroco girls basketball team got 17 points from Chloe Veilleux in Friday night's district semifinal game against Rangely, but it wasn't enough. Rangely beat the Rams, 50-40, Friday night at De Beque High School to earn the chance to face top-seeded Meeker

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Sailors race to top places at Colorado State High School Ski Championships

February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Members of the boys Nordic ski team led the charge for the Steamboat Springs High School Ski Team on Thursday as the Colorado State High School Skiing Championships got underway at Ski Cooper and the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center near Leadville. The

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Sailors hoping to cast a spell on Wizards, advance to the Sweet 16

February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The members of the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team will be hoping to come up with spell that will upset the Windsor Wizards on Saturday when the Sailors hit the road for the second round of the 4A state playoffs. The game is

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Steamboat Sailors basketball team survives first playoff test

February 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team hosted Skyline in the opening round of the playoffs Wednesday night and came away the victors, 48-32. The night started out as slow as a basketball game can. Neither team scored for the first

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Key 3-pointers lift Soroco Rams to basketball victory over West Grand

February 21, 2018 — OAK CREEK — West Grand made things interesting down the stretch in Wednesday’s district playoff game, but huge baskets by Kyla Willie and another less than a minute later by Chloe Veilleux helped Soroco close out the Mustangs, 51-37.  "I knew it would be a good

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Hayden girls basketball extends season, Rams prepare for West Grand

February 20, 2018 — The Hayden girls basketball team extended the season by at least one more game Tuesday by defeating Plateau Valley in Collbran in a thrilling 40-39 contest. The girls will face top seeded Meeker on Wednesday in Meeker, but the game time was not available at

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Sailors Alpine skiers head to state championships

February 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When Steamboat Springs High School senior Ashley Spiegel arrives at Ski Copper near Leadville for the State High School Skiing Championships, she will not need to find motivation to ski. "Going into state, I want this to be my best race of

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Steamboat’s Nordic ski team headed to state championships Thursday

February 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — This week's Colorado High School Skiing Championships will be a little bittersweet for Steamboat Springs senior Tanner Richard. "I'm excited to have done it for so long and to have stuck with it," Richard said of his skiing career. "It's going to

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No breaks for the Sailors; it’s playoff time

February 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It might be "Blues Break" at the Steamboat Springs High School this week, but the boys basketball and hockey teams are hoping that it is anything but blue. "That's the negative thing about ‘Blues Break’ is that the kids are out of

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Soroco’s Sky Carlson claims state wrestling title

February 18, 2018 — DENVER — Like a freight train barreling forward toward a destination, one Routt County wrestler mowed down everything that crossed his tracks in the final round of the CHSAA State Wrestling Championships Saturday night at Denver’s Pepsi Center. Soroco grappler Sky Carlson went 4-0 during the

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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 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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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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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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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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