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Past articles by Ryan:

Skieologians: What makes Mikaela Shiffrin truly great

I’m sure a more seasoned ski critic than I could easily nail 87 theses defending Mikaela Shiffrin’s Alpine greatness to the Vail Daily doors. Well, let’s just say I think there are at least three... → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin breaks all-time World Cup Alpine ski wins record

What was once imminent is now official. Mikaela Shiffrin stands alone atop the World Cup Alpine ski wins list. Two days before her 28th birthday, the Edwards skier claimed her 87th-career World Cup victory, surpassing... → Read More

Eagle Valley boys lacrosse wins season opener over Vail Mountain School

It’s always nice to send a message in the season-opener. On Friday night in front of their home crowd, the Eagle Valley boys lacrosse team made about the best statement you could: a revenge rivalry... → Read More

Spring prep previews: Battle Mountain girls soccer brings back hungry senior class

The seniors on the Battle Mountain girls soccer team had their freshmen season canceled due to COVID, finished fourth in the league in 2021 and then were runner-ups last season. Now, it’s their time. “For... → Read More

Former jeweler Paul Gotthelf is discovering the beauty of chasing athletic goals at 70

Chasing athletic goals into his eighth decade, one could say Paul Gotthelf is appropriately realizing the best metaphor for his love of sports is a diamond. After all, the joyful testing of one’s physiological limits... → Read More

Prep notebook: Vail Christian girls soccer wins season opener

Vail Christian girls soccer opened its 2023 season with a 10-0 win over Lotus School for Excellence on Thursday in Aurora. Lindsey Whitton scored five goals as the Saints cruised to a 6-0 first-half lead.... → Read More

Spring prep previews: Battle Mountain girls lacrosse looks to build off successful 2022 season

The theme for the Battle Mountain girls lacrosse team heading into the 2023 season — which begins Friday at 4 p.m. at Fruita Monument — is to keep climbing. “As a program, we are hoping... → Read More

Spring prep previews: Eagle Valley baseball brings back experience for 2023 campaign

Pitchers and catchers have reported in Gypsum. A spring-training bonus for head coach Bret Moyer: he’s seeing a lot of familiar faces. “We are a team with a good amount of varsity experience,” Moyer said,... → Read More

Spring prep previews: Battle Mountain boys lacrosse heads into 2023 with new head coach

Battle Mountain boys lacrosse will have a new head coach heading into the 2023 season, but it’s a familiar name. Former Huskies assistant Pat Doherty, who coached alongside Jerry Nichols for eight seasons, will take... → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin places seventh in super-G as Austrians sweep podium on final day of Kvitfjell World Cup

Ullr, the Norse god of skiing and snow, was determined to not have Mikaela Shiffrin tie Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time World Cup wins record on the final day of World Cup speed events in Kvitfjell, Norway.... → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin secures fifth overall World Cup title

Mikaela Shiffrin wasn’t able to get on the podium in Saturday’s World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, but she did just enough to wrap up her fifth overall World Cup title. With seven races remaining... → Read More

Vail Christian rolls over Hoehne to advance to region championship game

Sports writers and fans are allowed to look past an overmatched first-round opponent, especially when the second round could be a tasty matchup. Players? Not so much. Thankfully, the No. 12 Vail Christian boys basketball... → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin takes fourth in Friday’s World Cup super-G in Kvitfjell, Norway

Ingemar Stenmark’s record is still safe. Mikaela Shiffrin took fourth place in Friday’s super-G, the first of three days of speed events in Kvitfjell, Norway. Shiffrin skied the Olympiabakken hill, used in the 1994 Lillehammer... → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin is ready for the Olympiabakken at this weekend’s World Cup speed events in Kvitfjell

The prospect of Mikaela Shiffrin tying — and possibly even surpassing — Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time World Cup wins record during this weekend’s World Cup speed events in Kvitfjell, Norway, is a lede which shall not... → Read More

Longtime coach Sheldon Kuhns leads Vail Christian boys basketball into region tournament in final season

Sheldon Kuhns never wanted the 2022-2023 basketball season to be about him. “This is about this year’s version of the Vail Christian boys basketball team,” he said back in November. The man who has coached... → Read More

Eagle Climbing and Fitness athletes compete at American Scholastic Climbing League state competition

Iris Sheldon led a group of five Eagle Climbing and Fitness athletes at Saturday’s American Scholastic Climbing League state championships in Broomfield, placing 14th overall out of 62 climbers in the girls varsity competition. “My... → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin nominated for 2023 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award

Mikaela Shiffrin was recently nominated for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year awards according to a Feb. 21 U.S. Ski and Snowboard press release. The prestigious award will be decided by 71 members of... → Read More

Plateau Valley defeats Vail Christian 42-40 in thrilling district final

Fans who made the trip to De Beque for Saturday’s 2A District 5 final between No. 1 Vail Christian (16-2) and No. 2 Plateau Valley (16-3) were treated to vintage prep playoff basketball. “It was... → Read More

Vail Christian earns gritty 50-44 win over Vail Mountain School in 2A District 5 semifinal

After Tuesday’s win over Hayden, Vail Mountain School head coach Caleb Florence promised to throw everything he could at Vail Christian. He was true to his word. The No. 4-seeded Gore Rangers gave the Saints... → Read More

Avon Swim Team brings home hardware from Midwest All-Star Championships in Des Moines

Brian and Andrew Molloy, Breck and Tyson Boyd and Tennyson Sipes know what it takes to bring home the hardware: swim fast. The five Avon Swim Team members collected numerous wins and runner-up finishes at... → Read More