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World champion downhiller Ilka Stuhec to miss Olympics after ACL tear

October 23, 2017 — TYROL, Austria (AP) — World champion skier Ilka Stuhec is almost certainly out of next year’s Winter Olympics after seriously injuring her knee in a training incident. The 26-year-old Stuhec tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during a crash while training on

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Carbondale’s Steve Fotion wins America’s Strongest Man title

October 23, 2017 — Competing at America’s Strongest Pro and America’s Strongest Masters of 2017 events in Phoeniz, AZ, Oct. 14 and 15 at the Europa Fit Expo inside the Phoenix Convention Center, Carbondale’s Steven Fotion won every event he competed in, on his way to a 1st-place title,

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Aspen High boys soccer left out of 3A state tournament despite RPI ranking

October 22, 2017 — Despite finishing the regular season ranked No. 31 in RPI, the Aspen High School boys soccer team wasn't selected to compete in the 32-team Class 3A state tournament when the field was announced on Sunday. The Skiers finish the season with a record of 7-5-3

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Aspen, Basalt High School volleyball both sweep through Olathe on Saturday

October 21, 2017 — The Aspen High School volleyball team earned a 3-0 sweep over Olathe on Saturday in its final home match of the regular season. Set scores were 25-9, 25-12 and 25-11. Aspen improved to 12-4 overall. The Skiers are off until Saturday when they finish the

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AVSC skier Margo McHugh prepares for FIS competition with new grant in hand

October 21, 2017 — When Margo McHugh submitted her application for the T2 Foundation grant, she had to write a letter on why she deserved it. She kept it simple, writing about her general love for skiing. "What I talk about the most is how hard I've worked, how

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Aspen boys soccer beats Grand Valley to likely secure a 3A playoff spot

October 21, 2017 — The Aspen High School boys soccer team wasn't waiting around to see if it made the postseason or not. As far as it was concerned, Saturday's regular-season finale at home against Grand Valley was a playoff game. The math told a fairly straightforward story —

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Girls shine for Aspen, Basalt at regional cross country meet in Delta

October 20, 2017 — The Aspen High School girls cross country team is headed to the Class 3A state meet after a strong regional performance Friday in Delta. "Awesome day," AHS coach Chris Keleher said. "The girls ran exceptionally well. Such a strong performance from all of them. I

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Peshek, Aspen High football pass by Steamboat Springs in 42-6 road win

October 20, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Nothing good seemed to come out of the air Friday night for the Steamboat Springs High School football team. Aspen quarterback R.J. Peshek rained down touchdowns with a huge first half of passing. Actual rain — cold and steady — then moved

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Longhorns trample Bulldogs 47-0 for 2A WSL title, secure playoff berth

October 20, 2017 — CRAIG — Bunches of snow is nothing Moffat County High School football players haven't seen before, but that didn't make Friday night's game any less miserable. The Bulldogs had their playoff hopes dashed for the second year in a row by the same team as

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Glenwood High football to forfeit all 2017 wins because of ineligible player

October 20, 2017 — What once looked to be a promising season came crashing down quickly Friday afternoon for the Glenwood Springs High School football team. Due to an administrative error, an ineligible player was allowed to take the field for the first seven games of the season for

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Aspen High boys soccer playoff hopes take a hit with 3-3 draw at Basalt

October 19, 2017 — The Aspen High School boys soccer team's postseason chances took a hit on Thursday after it had to settle for a wild 3-3 draw at rival Basalt. The Skiers led 2-0 at halftime before an action-packed second half saw the Longhorns rally back for the

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Aspen volleyball takes another step toward postseason with sweep of Basalt

October 19, 2017 — It was a dangerous setup for the Aspen High School volleyball team on Thursday against Basalt. Needing to win in order to remain comfortably within the postseason RPI bubble and hosting their downvalley rival, the Skiers were able to avoid any traps and cruised to

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Aspen football heads to Steamboat

October 19, 2017 — There hadn't been much reason to doubt the Aspen High School football team through its 5-0 start to the season. But, a 48-22 homecoming loss to Basalt on Oct. 6 gave the Skiers reason to be concerned. At least, there was concern for a couple

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Noah Williams has become catalyst for BHS football’s dominance in WSL play

October 18, 2017 — The potential was undeniable. For the Basalt High School football coaches, it was about making sure Noah Williams knew what was possible. "He is a special athlete. I think everyone can see that," BHS head coach Carl Frerichs said. "He's just realizing how talented he

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Basalt boys soccer falls to Vail Mountain

October 17, 2017 — EAST VAIL — The leaves are turning, which begs the question of whether Vail Mountain School soccer can turn orange? The Gore Rangers did what they could with a 3-2 win against Basalt on Tuesday at Bandoni Alumni Field. VMS was No. 29 — 32

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The ‘curse’ in the past, Aspen volleyball looks to make postseason return

October 17, 2017 — Bailey Holmes called it the "Curse of Aspen volleyball." The first-year Aspen High School head coach and former AHS assistant inherited this curse — the team's inability to unify — but for whatever reason, it hasn't hexed the Skiers like in past seasons. "Aspen's teams

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Aspen Swim Club dominates home meet

October 17, 2017 — The Aspen Swim Club continues to march into the winter short-course season like it didn't graduate three athletes to the collegiate ranks from a year ago. In their second meet of the season — the first coming earlier this month in Durango — and only one

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Loveland Ski Area opens on Friday

October 17, 2017 — Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2017-18 season on Friday. "We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that opening day is finally here," said Chief Operating Officer Rob Goodell in a statement. "The snow we received in early

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Salt Lake City forms committee to weigh 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics bid

October 16, 2017 — SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City has formed an exploratory committee to decide if the city will bid to host the Winter Olympics in either 2026 or 2030 — taking a key step toward trying to become a rare two-time host city. The

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Eight AVSC skiers named a USSA Rocky Mountain Division All-Star

October 16, 2017 — Eight Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club athletes were named among the 50 recognized by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association on Sunday in Silverthorne. The collection of Colorado alpine and freestyle skiers make up this year's USSA Rocky Mountain Division Colorado All-Stars, and receive

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