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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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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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Playoffs on the horizon as Sailors basketball team looks to finish strong

February 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — With just two regular games remaining on this year's schedule, members of the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team are hoping to shift gears this week and enter the playoffs on a winning note. "Rifle and Summit are in the bottom

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10 Routt County wrestlers earn trips to state tournament

February 11, 2018 — A pack of 10 wrestlers from Routt County high schools is bound this week for the state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Steamboat Springs High School qualified four wrestlers. Hayden is sending three and Soroco three. At the top of the list

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Short-handed Steamboat boys just short against league-leading Glenwood

February 8, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls basketball teams played the Glenwood Springs High School boys and girls teams Thursday. The Steamboat boys lost a hard-nosed, grind-it-out game in overtime 43-41. The Steamboat girls eclipsed thirty points, but fell 66-31. Defense

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Routt County wrestlers looking for regional success, invitations to state

February 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Colorado State High School Wrestling Championships will grab all the headlines a couple of weeks from now in Denver, but for many athletes across Northwestern Colorado, the biggest meet of the season will begin Friday in Delta and in Englewood. "If

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Sailors ready to dance against league-leading Glenwood

February 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs High School head boys basketball coach Michael Vandahl will be looking for a few players to step up Thursday night when the Sailors take on league-leading Glenwood Springs at home. The evening of basketball will get rolling earlier than normal

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Steamboat High School Nordic teams post top results

February 6, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Members of the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski teams made the most of a two-for-one deal Saturday in Aspen as they continued to post top results and push toward the state high school skiing championships, which will be held later this

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Sailors skiers race to 1st in Winter Park event with eye on state championships

February 5, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine girls ski team placed three skiers in the top-10 at a giant slalom race in Winter Park Friday en route to taking first place in the final team standings. "There is a very good chance that

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Hayden boys snap league streak against rival Soroco, Rams win girls matchup

February 3, 2018 — HAYDEN — Feeding off a crowd who could sense that Saturday night was "the night," the Hayden High School boys basketball team enjoyed something it hasn't for nearly three full seasons: a win against another Colorado basketball team. The Tigers beat Soroco on Saturday, 61-48.

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Steamboat boys knock of Eagle Valley on the road

February 3, 2018 — Steamboat got a huge game from senior Jake Berry, the best of his season so far, then plenty of help from around the roster to beat Eagle Valley handily, 80-60. Berry poured in 20 and the Sailors had four players score in double digits. Tyler

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