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Vail Cup moguls results

February 19, 2018 — U6 girls 1 Parker Scahill 12.01 2 Hailey Anderson 9.01 U8 girls 1 Ella Pecinka 27.90 2 Lane Thompson 23.00 3 Payton Isaacs 21.20 4 Kristina Shamshuryn 20.30 5 Jordan Bayer 16.40 6 Lili Leever 14.10 7 Brynn Anderson 11.20 8 Poppy Saunders 10.30 9

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Vail Valley preps wrap: Huskies and Saints hoops

February 18, 2018 — The playoffs are here for winter preps sports teams, and they come with a dose of history. Battle Mountain boys basketball is hosting a playoff game for the first time in 12 years. Vail Christian boys basketball overcame some history to earn the No. 3

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Local snowboarders in the running for Jr. Worlds

February 18, 2018 — Ski & Snowboard Club Vail's elite snowboard athletes have been recording impressive results from British Columbia to New Hampshire in recent weeks. Dylan Okurowski, Jack Coyne and Dave Retzlaff have been consistently reaching the finals at slopestyle qualifying events for the FIS Snowboard Junior World

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Ledecka wins? What the fudge happened?

February 17, 2018 — Ester Ledecka, meet Zali Steggall. What in the wild, wild world of sports just happened during the Olympic super-G? A snowboarder won the super-G? I have nothing against snowboarders. I think it's pretty cool that Ledecka is competing in both alpine and snowboarding during the

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Vonn ties for 6th, Ledecka wins super-G

February 16, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — After eight years away from the Olympic stage, Lindsey Vonn returned Saturday, Feb. 17, but a big mistake near the bottom of the course cost her a shot at a medal in the super-G at Jeongseon Alpine Centre. Ester Ledecka, of

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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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Despite slalom setback, Mikaela Shiffrin doing fine

February 15, 2018 — OK, here are the things Mikaela Shiffrin is doing wrong at the 2018 Olympics. She doesn't look happy enough when she finishes a race and she apparently has some nerves at the start gate. And no medal in slalom happens. The first is simply an

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Vail Christian basketball celebrates Senior Night

February 14, 2018 — EDWARDS — Since Vail Christian boys basketball coach Sheldon Kuhns has been the team's only coach, he knows Senior Night. "Having your child be one of the seniors is different," Kuhns said on Tuesday, Feb. 13, after the 2A Saints lost to a good 3A

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Juniors race well in prestigious Liechtenstein event

February 14, 2018 — The ski race known as the "7 Nations" took place in Liechtenstein this year, and for an event that welcomes 14- and 15-year-old athletes only, it was a rare and difficult travel opportunity. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail qualified five ski racers from the U16

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Vail Cup competitions attract kids of all ages

February 14, 2018 — In 1963, the newly formed Ski Club Vail hosted its first Rocky Mountain Ski Association race, and from that, the Vail Cup was born. More than 50 years later, the Vail Cup was re-imagined as a children's competition series encompassing many of the programs offered

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Ride the Rockies will have Edwards stop

February 14, 2018 — The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour presented by Flexential announced its 2018 tour route to an excited crowd gathered for the annual Ride the Rockies Route Announcement Party held at the Cable Center on Saturday, Feb. 3. The 2018 ride will be a

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The Olympics and the case for millennials

February 12, 2018 — When Silverthorne's Red Gerard won gold at the Olympics, he became the first Winter Olympics champion born during the 21st century. Gerard was born on June 29, 2000, and is all of 17. For say, a 46-year-old born in 1971 — like me — that

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Eagle Valley Devils wrestling bringing 10 to state

February 11, 2018 — ENGLEWOOD — So does Gypsum just shut down this weekend? "Usually, when teams bring this many to state, they have storied traditions like Alamosa or Lamar," Eagle Valley wrestling coach Luke Cross said. "When they qualify for state, the community shuts down and goes to

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BREAKING NEWS: Women’s Olympic GS postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 14

February 11, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin's quest for a second Olympic gold is on hold. The United States Ski and Snowboard Association sent out a email bulletin at 4:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Time that Sunday, Feb. 11's Olympic women's giant slalom has been postponed. That

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Silverthorne snowboarder Red Gerard strikes gold

February 10, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — After he stomped his third and final run to become the youngest American male to win a gold medal at an individual event in Winter Olympic history, Red Gerard was his typical even-keeled, laid back 17-year-old self. He was so chill

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Saturday’s preps wrap: Wrestling, skiing and basketball

February 10, 2018 — ENGLEWOOD — That's a perfect 10 for Eagle Valley wrestling. The Devils qualified 10 wrestlers for the 3A state meet at the Pepsi Center with a great performance at the Region 3 Meet this weekend at Englewood High School. The qualifiers are as follows by

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Hey, that’s Tess Johnson on TV and Sarah Schleper, too

February 10, 2018 — I saw Tess Johnson on television. Yes, we have a lot of accomplished athletes from this neck of the woods, and we're used to watching them go onto the Winter Games, but it doesn't lose its charm. Her first go at qualifying on Thursday, Feb.

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Vail Christian Saints win at Cedaredge, 57-52

February 9, 2018 — CEDAREDGE — Will Saints basketball fans look back on "The Paonia Game" as a turning point? While still early with regard to where Vail Christian boys basketball wants to go, it's quite possible. The Saints made it three wins in a row after the defensive

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Eagle Valley Devils beat Palisade; set 3-point record for season

February 9, 2018 — GYPSUM — Eagle Valley basketball not only took down Palisade on Thursday, Feb. 8, but the Devils set a record in the process. The Devils passed Colorado Academy (2014-15 season with 260) for most 3-pointers made in a Colorado high school season during a 92-82

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Men’s alpine: Take Hirscher, Norwegians

February 8, 2018 — From an American perspective, the good news is that we're going to do wonderfully with Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, who pretty much compose the U.S. Women's Ski Team. The bad news would be the U.S. Men's Ski Team. Yes, Ted Ligety finally got a

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