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Joel Reichenberger

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With one foot in retirement, Cota back at moguls nationals

Jeremy Cota isn’t retired. Or, at least he’s not very retired, given the fact that he plans to compete this week at the U.S. Freestyle Moguls National Championships, which start Thursday on Voodoo run at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Same foe, same result for Steamboat girls soccer

Goals from Sophie Leeson and Keelan Vargas helped power the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team to its second win against Summit in four days.

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Adventure 2017: Kim Hess — Summiting Mt. Everest en route to the Seven Summits

When Kim Hess thinks back on her summit day, May 20, 2016, she remembers just a few things after those final steps to the top of the world.

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Oh so close for Wranglers in championship series

The Steamboat Wranglers got every possible second they could out of their inaugural season of hockey — 40 games in the regular season, then two post-season series, each played to the maximum three possible games.

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Steamboat skiers sharp at Breck

A group of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club U14 and U16 Alpine skiers took care of one final bit of business Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Breckenridge before some of those skiers will head this week to the national championships in Sugarloaf, Maine.

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Big Battle matchup looms for Sailors

After a loss Saturday, the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team is 2-3 on the season, and its three losses have come by one goal each.

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Sailors look ahead to week's doubleheaders

Despite a 1-2 record, Steamboat baseball coach Rusty McRight said he's seeing a lot of improvements from his team.

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Recent experience not required at banked slalom

The Slash and Burned Banked Slalom may be the one event where it doesn’t pay to be an active snowboard competitor.

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Sailors third at Front Range tourney

A trip to a Front Range tournament left the Steamboat Springs girls tennis team with plenty to work on.

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Sailors even again after big strike, big defense

Sophie Leeson was admittedly nervous Saturday when a lane suddenly opened between her and the goal. She's scored plenty of goals in her life, but it was her first, best chance on the high school's varsity team.

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Aspen girls end Sailors' steak

Aspen handed the Steamboat girls lacrosse team its first loss of the season.

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Banked slalom race for some, reunion for many

In its short life, the event has grown quickly into a highlight for young riders, a different kind of race to look forward to late in their competitive season. For older, retired Steamboat Springs riders, however, it’s become a reunion.

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Hanson brothers, NHL alums highlight Classic

In its three seasons, the Steamboat Hockey Classic has already offered major benefits, more than $100,000, to youth hockey in Steamboat Springs. It will surely add to that total this weekend, as the event skates back into town with a roster of more than a dozen former NHLers and the Hanson brothers, players and actors in the 1977 movie "Slap Shot."

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Wranglers look to rope league title

The Steamboat Wranglers hockey team was one mistake away from the end of its season at one point Saturday, playing in double overtime in a must-win playoff game at Aspen, the league’s 2016 champions.

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Local track teams stretch legs in Rifle

The Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden high school track teams fired from their seasons’ starting line Sunday. The three local teams combined for 27 top-10 finishes on Friday at the Rifle Invitational, their first meet of the season.

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The social game: Why Olympians work just as hard to carve up social media as the slopes

Olympians might care more about content creation than competition.

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Puckett flies to two more wins

“He didn’t fall. He didn’t mess up. It wasn’t a surprise. That’s just what he does.”

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4 U16 skiers headed to nationals

Nicolas Richeda, Jack Reich, Noah Riemenschneider and Marat Washburn were among 11 boys to qualify at the Rocky/Central Regional Championships this week in Vail.

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Invested and athletic, girls lax climbs to 5-0

After a 9-6 win Saturday at home against Durango, the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team improved to 5-0 on the season, this after it won only five games all season a year ago.

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Girls lacrosse comes home 4-0

They just keep winning, and Saturday their fans will have a chance to see if the streak will continue.

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Steamboat boys win at Eagle Valley

A strong defensive performance set the stage for a win Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team.

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U14 skiers start strong on home hill

Steamboat skiers grabbed a handful of top finishes at the first day of skiing at the U14 regional championships on their home hill.

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Sailors get key wins against regional rivals

The regional tournament is still six weeks away, but the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team won some valuable confidence for that event at a Thursday triangular.

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Steamboat snowboarder to make reality TV splash

Ladley will appear when show premiers 29th season later this month

Snowboarding had already taken Matt Ladley around the world. Now it could help him do so in a little different way as Ladley was cast on the upcoming season The Amazing Race.

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Reiter 10th at World Champs

Justin Reiter rode to one of his best finishes in two seasons Thursday at the World Snowboard Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

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Wranglers head to Aspen for playoff series

After playing to and utter, nearly complete tie during the season, the Steamboat Wranglers and the Aspen Leafs will launch into a post-season playoff matchup Friday to determine which of the two teams will move on.

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Steamboat U16 skiers fast again in Vail

Jack Reich was fourth in giant slalom Thursday, leading the way for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers at the U16 regional championships in Vail.

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New coach hired for Sailors football

The key, Shawn Baumgartner said, is relationships, and that’s what he’ll try to build first as he takes over as head coach of the Steamboat Springs High School football team.

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U15 bumps skiers tops in Colorado

A pair of Steamboat Springs moguls skiers are state champions after winning their events last weekend at the Rocky Mountain Qualifier State Championships in Purgatory Resort.

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Skills set Steamboat U10 skiers apart

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club U10 Alpine skiers did just fine when it came to races, racking up wins, podiums and top-10 finishes last weekend at the U10 Championships in Telluride. It was the results from an event that actually wasn’t a race that had the club’s U10 coach, Deb Armstrong, most excited, however.

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Two make podium at U16 regional championships

Jack Reich was second and Noah Riemenschneider third Tuesday in the super-G at the U16 Rocky/Central regional championships in Vail, and their podium finishes weren’t the only highlights for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers.

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Hannah again an All-American for DU

Steamboat Springs skier Lars Hannah earned All-American skier status during the weekend at the NCAA Championships in New Hampshire.

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Maddie Thompson leads Sailors in Grand Junction

The Western Slope Tournament in Grand Junction is always one of the toughest tests of the season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis program, and it lived up to that billing this weekend for the Sailors.

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Fly, girl: Steamboat's Belshaw at home in the air

Maybe someday, Nordic combined will be a sport with World Cup, World Championship and Olympic races for both men and women. It's not, now, and that's not something that’s cost Steamboat Springs skier Annika Belshaw a moment of sleep.

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Freshmen, sophomores help Sailors start 2-0

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team got off to a 2-0 start to its season Saturday, traveling to New Mexico to win a pair of games.

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Gold slips to fifth at world championships

Arielle Gold won't be a two-time world champion, at least not this year.

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Steamboat, Aspen good to the last shot

Lacrosse can be a streaky game, and on Saturday, the Steamboat Springs High school boys lacrosse team had the last sustained streak playing at home against Aspen in the season opener. Aspen didn’t need a streak to win, however. It only needed one last goal.

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In love with her sport, Foulk moves forward

Steamboat Springs 18-year old Lyta Foulk won the women's Telemark national championship for the second consecutive year. She'll head to college next year rather than continuing her ski racing career. So, were the years of intense training worth it? She knows the answer.

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Arielle Gold advances at World Championships

Arielle Gold qualified in second place in the women's halfpipe Friday at the World Snowboard Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

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Sailors hope to emerge from 2016 shadows

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team returns only one of its top six scorers from a year ago. Can the team reach the same lofty heights this spring?

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Bronze for Steamboat's Kauf at World Championships

Steamboat Springs skier Jaelin Kauf flew to a bronze medal at the World Championships.

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Club skiers advance with last chance

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club alpine skiers traveled last weekend to Ski Cooper for their last opportunity to qualify for the regional championships, set for March 16-20 in Steamboat Springs.

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U.S. moguls skiers miss championships podium

The United States women couldn't find the podium Wednesday in the World Ski Championships moguls competition.

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More athletes headed to World Championships

A total of 10 local ski and snowboard athletes will compete over the next two weeks in Sierra Nevada, Spain, at the Freestyle World Ski Championships and concurrent World Snowboard Championships.

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Moguls team caps divisional season with wins

Landon Wendler and Kenzie Radway won events last weekend, leading the way for a strong performance for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club moguls team.

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Steamboat women set for World Ski Championships

Strong results have Kauf, Giaccio on the big stage

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers Jaelin Kauf and Olivia Giaccio both made the cut with the U.S. Ski Team and will compete this week at the Freestyle World Ski Championships in Spain.

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Controlling emotions, Sailors start 2-0

The key to successful tennis for Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Lily Fox is ... well, it’s best if she explains.

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Game changer: Growing family makes life on the World Cup circuit difficult

Bryan Fletcher has spent a decade skiing the World Cup in Europe, but leaving home has never been this difficult

Like any new parent, Bryan Fletcher talks about his baby at work. Unlike most parents, his office is at the top of a ski jump in a snowy corner of Europe.

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Spillane behind the mic for World Championships

It’s been four years since Johnny Spillane needed to live the European life — adjusted time zones included — while competing on the Nordic combined World Cup circuit, but he’s spent much of the past two weeks back on that schedule, even if not on that continent.

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Combined team ninth in final World Champs race

The U.S. relay team with Bryan Fletcher and Taylor Fletcher finished ninth Friday morning in Lahti, Finland in the last Nordic combined event of the World Ski Championships.

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