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Season ends for Aspen boys basketball with playoff loss to Cedaredge

February 19, 2018 — When the Cedaredge High School boys basketball team came to Aspen on Feb. 10, the Skiers outworked them en route to a 44-30 win. In Monday's rematch, the Bruins knew they had to bring a different level of intensity or face a similar result. "The

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Aspen’s Alex Ferreira, Torin Yater-Wallace soar into Olympic ski pipe finals

February 19, 2018 — Leaving little to doubt, Aspen skiers Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace threw down in spectacular fashion Tuesday in the qualifying round of the Olympic men's halfpipe competition at Phoenix Snow Park in South Korea. Crested Butte's Aaron Blunck scored 94.40 on his second run to

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Mikaela Shiffrin opts out of downhill at Pyeongchang Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin said late Monday that she would not compete in Wednesday's downhill. After the alpine combined was moved from Friday to Thursday due to weather, Shiffrin would have been racing on consecutive days. "As much as I wanted to compete

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Aspen halfpipe skiers Ferreira, Yater-Wallace ready for Pyeongchang debut

February 18, 2018 — Four years ago, Alex Ferreira could only watch as a group of his best friends competed in the first halfpipe skiing competition in Winter Olympics history. The Aspen native was the first person left off the U.S. team for the Sochi Games, a group that

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Goepper’s journey back from depression ends with 2nd medal

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nick Goepper wasn't ready four years ago. He can admit that now. A bronze medal in Sochi when slopestyle skiing made its Olympic debut gave the 19-year-old a taste of fame he didn't know how to deal with. He partied with

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Norway continues cross-country dominance with relay win

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo grabbed the Norwegian flag as he headed for the finish line and gave it a big wave, knowing his country's 16-year gold medal drought in the men's 4×10-kilometer relay was coming to an end. The red, blue and

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Hirscher: Second gold by largest Olympic GS margin in 50 years

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Here's one way to explain just how dominant Marcel Hirscher was Sunday: His winning margin of 1.27 seconds was the largest in the men's giant slalom at an Olympics in 50 years. Here's one way to explain just how dominant Hirscher

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AHS basketball, hockey awarded home playoff games Monday, Tuesday

February 18, 2018 — Aspen boys basketball to host Cedaredge Monday in playoff game The Aspen High School boys basketball team will host Cedaredge at 6 p.m. Monday in its district play-in game. The Skiers (4-15 overall) finished eighth in the 10-team 3A Western Slope League, while Cedaredge (8-11

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Defending gold medalist Ted Ligety has ‘really awful day’ in GS, finishing 15th

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Ted Ligety came into Pyeongchang with hopes of earning his third Olympic medal. By the end of his first run Sunday in his signature event, that dream was already out of reach. Mr. G.S., who for years dominated the giant slalom,

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Preps: Aspen High School hockey beats Mountain Vista on Saturday

February 17, 2018 — After back-to-back losses, the Aspen High School hockey team needed to find a way to finish out the regular season with a positive. The Skiers did so on Saturday with a dramatic 2-1 win over Mountain Vista at Lewis Ice Arena. "It certainly helps," AHS

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After Lindsey Vonn falters, snowboarder Ester Ledecka pulls off stunning win

February 17, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Thirty-nine gates — one minute, 15 seconds — into Saturday's super-G, the storyline was proceeding exactly as expected. That story ended with one turn. Twenty-five racers later, after the reporters had put away their notebooks, the story was re-written — by

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Prep briefs from Friday, Feb. 16: AHS hockey loses, Basalt’s Morales out

February 16, 2018 — Aspen hockey can't hang on against Resurrection Christian The No. 9-ranked Aspen High School hockey team lost for the second consecutive game on Friday, falling 4-2 at No. 6 Resurrection Christian. The Skiers led 1-0 after a period thanks to a goal from Reece Cohan,

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Basalt, Henderson overwhelm Aspen boys basketball early en route to win

February 16, 2018 — The Basalt High School boys basketball team is difficult to beat when its defensive intensity can match the hot shooting of senior guard Justin Henderson. Friday in Aspen, the Longhorns used both to cruise by their upvalley rivals 61-34 on senior night for the Skiers.

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Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research helps athletes understand ‘Why?’

February 16, 2018 — VAIL — Dr. Mike Decker is one of those guys who looks at a phenomenon, wonders “what happens next?” and finds out. For example, he wanted to know whether ski racers switching from skinny slalom skis to fat skis for overall skiing affected their race

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Mother of All Ascensions results from Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Snowmass

February 15, 2018 — MOTHER OF ALL ASCENSIONS Top Females Overall based on Net time Place Bib Name Time Age Gender City State 1 225 Margaret Vido 00:44:27 27 F PHILADELPHIA PA MOTHER OF ALL ASCENSIONS Age Group Results for Women 20-29 based on Net time Place Bib Name

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Mikaela Shiffrin finishes fourth in Olympic slalom, felt under the weather

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — After getting sick before the first run, Mikaela Shiffrin struggled to find her dominant form, ending up fourth in the slalom Friday. Frida Hansdotter of Sweden won gold, Wendy Holdener of Switzerland took silver, and Katharina Gallhuber of Austria got bronze.

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AVSC to hold its annual Hall of Fame celebration on Saturday night

February 15, 2018 — The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will host its annual Hall of Fame celebration Saturday at T-Lazy-7 Ranch. There are four inductees this year, including longtime club supporter Alpine Bank as the Most Valuable Partner. "It's a great opportunity for us to reconnect with

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Basalt High wrestling gets two into second round of state tournament

February 15, 2018 — The Basalt High School wrestling team opened play Thursday at the Class 3A state championship meet in Denver, winning two of its three opening-round matches. Inside the Pepsi Center, BHS senior heavyweight Oswaldo Morales (27-4) needed a tiebreaker, but found a way past Mullen's Dante

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Aspen High hires New York-native, Rutgers grad to lead girls lacrosse team

February 15, 2018 — For a few months after posting the job, Aspen High School athletic director Martha Richards lacked any serious candidates for the head coaching position for the girls lacrosse team. Then, half a country away, she found Amanda Trendell. "This is the type of person we

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Aspen Olympic skier Wiley Maple shows his artistic side off the slopes

February 15, 2018 — The world knows Wiley Maple can ski. But what few know about the Aspen native, who competed Thursday in the Olympic downhill race, is that he also can paint. In fact, five of his pieces are currently hanging from the walls of an Aspen art

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