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Past articles by Chris:

Eagle Valley lax sweeps Huskies for first time

So do Devils fans try to root for the Huskies under the general principal of, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend?”“Right now, I think we hate VMS more than we do Battle Mountain, so yeah,” Julius said. (Gore Rangers fans, please take this as a compliment.)In the meantime, Battle Mountain needs to win… → Read More

Breaking down the events of the GoPro Mountain Games

We prefer to watch other people suffering as opposed to doing the suffering ourselves, but to each their own.RunningRocky Dog Trail Run: Thursday, 5:30 p.m., start/finish at Mountain Plaza. This is 5K with the dog of your choosing.Apres 5K: Friday, 5:30 p.m., start/finish at Mountain Plaza. Another 5K sans canine.Adidas Terrex 10K Spring Runoff, Sunday,… → Read More

Battle Mountain baseball beats Palisade, 3-2

VMS and Eagle Valley are 6-2 with Battle Mountain at 5-2 and Steamboat Springs at 5-3.The Gore Rangers are at Aspen — Admiral Ackbar alert: It’s a trap (game) — on Monday. Eagle Valley is at Battle Mountain on Tuesday, followed by Vail Mountain at Battle Mountain on Wednesday.Huskies soccer blanks SummitWhy does this have… → Read More

Keeping it in the family: Huskies beat Devils

“I love getting to play with her, the competitiveness going back and forth, seeing who can score more goals,” Gabby said. “It’s just a fun thing.”Next upMalia Zeeb and Cassandra Ledezma rounded out the scoring for the Huskies (4-2-2). Steamboat Springs clinched the league title Thursday night, so baring a computer miracle, Battle Mountain will… → Read More

Meet your student-athlete: Eagle Valley’s Carter Josef

and I and the coach was hitting fly balls. The coach hit a fly ball way over my head. But I’m thinking, ‘I am getting this.’ I’m in a total sprint. The guys are yelling, “You’ve got room.” I keep going and get pancaked by the fence. We still laugh about that.”So how’d the school… → Read More

From skier to golfer, Logan Hale making her mark

As a freshman, in her first high school tournament, competing for the Vail Mountain School, Hale posted a 68 at Eagle Ranch, the new women’s course record.In short, Logan Hale is the best golfer ever produced by the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.Golf is boringThe Hale family ostensibly moved from Colorado Springs to Eagle and… → Read More

Riders return to the Eagle Classic, annual series

brings a lot of accountability,” she said. “My teammates are encouraging me. You can’t slack off.”Shannatay Bergeron, competing in women’s sport for Howard Head, feels the same way.“We’re small, but mighty,” Bergeron said of her squad. “I love it. I use it as exercise and social hour.”And resultsResults were delayed. This is just like the… → Read More

Vail Mountain beats Battle Mountain, 9-5

EAST VAIL — The road to the Western Conference championship goes through the Vail Mountain School after the Gore Rangers knocked off Battle Mountain, 9-5, on Tuesday in the first of two heavily anticipated showdowns… → Read More

Eagle Valley finally runs down the Huskies

GYPSUM — No, it wasn’t 10 years. It just seemed that way. → Read More

Kostick, Devils edge Vail Mountain, 9-8

was that we made a little comeback at the end,” Fogel said. “I think that’s the sign of a good team and we get back at it in practice tomorrow.” → Read More

Lightning strikes at Battle Mountain Invite

EDWARDS — In theory, Tuesday’s Battle Mountain Invitational was delayed by weather. By Battle Mountain track and field standards, the lightning delays were a mere meteorological belch. Seriously, people, when the Battle Mountain Invitational does weather, it does weather. We give you the 2018 Battle Mountain Invite. Now that’s a track meet. If you’re reading this in print, 2018 was the high/low… → Read More

Battle Mountain lax takes out Aspen, 7-4

Yep, Battle Mountain lacrosse left Aspen feeling Blu on Saturday night.The Huskies’ Blu Barnett rang up a hat trick as Battle Mountain boys lacrosse pushed past Aspen, 7-4, for a 2-0 week, having already toppled Steamboat Springs previously.A sweep of the Skiers and Sailors is just what was needed to restore the confidence of the… → Read More

Vail Mountain lax stifles Aspen, moves to 4-0

Ten out of 10 Devils, Gore Rangers and Huskies all agree on one thing: Hating Aspen is good.And the Skiers are 0-2 against Eagle County lacrosse teams after the Vail Mountain School suffocated Aspen, 13-4, on Friday afternoon at the lacrosse mecca that is Bandoni Alumni Field.VMS led 6-3 at the half and then vacuumed… → Read More

Huskies, Dekanich give Sailors the slip in OT

As a result, Steamboat can be up by only one goal, but it feels like more because opponents just don’t have as many possessions as usual. Opponents start to rush their rare possessions and Steamboat starts the cycle again.Meet the froshAs such, Battle Mountain started winning the faceoffs and ground balls and things slowly turned… → Read More

Whither Aaron Rodgers: An early look at the Broncos

Welcome to Colorado, which is known for its mountains, the availability of cannabis and too many Californians moving in as well.Once such Californian/Wisconsinite is Aaron Rodgers. Of course, we’ve been reading for weeks/years that he’s been disenchanted with the Green Bay Packers and wants to play elsewhere. Since Colorado, or more specifically the Denver Broncos… → Read More

Vail Christian volleyball falls at state to Fowler

Vail Christian volleyball showed it belonged at state.The No. 5-ranked Saints fell 25-15, 23-25, 25-17, 25-13, to No. 4 Fowler during the first round of the 2A state tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the World Arena in Colorado Springs.. Fowler advances to take on No. 1 Wiggins, while the Saints unfortunately are done.In days of… → Read More

VMS knocks Eagle Valley from undefeated ranks

And that leaves the Gore RangersIs anyone going to go undefeated in 4A Western Conference play this year?We only ask because it was the subject of conversation after Vail Mountain defeated Eagle Valley, 13-8, at venerable Bandoni Alumni Field on Wednesday.“Absolutely not,” Devils coach Nick Carter said. “I don’t see any squad in the conference… → Read More

Saturday’s preps wrap: Lots of soccer, Huskies baseball and girls lax

OK, we realize that most people don’t get riled up over the existence of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, but the Pearls are the team in the way, along with Grand Valley.If Vail Christian soccer gets to the 2A state tournament — and that is the Saints’ fervent wish — the road goes through CRMS… → Read More

Quick start: Vail Mountain beats Summit

Normality?Aside from that 6-second goal, Thursday felt, dare we say, normal. With COVID shifting the sports calendar so that spring sports in the mountains are actually being played in the spring, fans gathered and watched a game.What seemed like a perfectly innocuous scene — a game between neighboring schools — was actually conspicuous and delightfully… → Read More

Happy Mother’s Day: Mom made me a sports writer

I guess I should be used to it: Being called, “Mr. Freud.” I really do expect a nearly 300-pound international tax attorney and estate planner to appear, complete with bespoke three-piece suit, bow tie and pocket watch.Even more amusing might have been Mr. Freud actually covering a sporting event. Aside from the annual Harvard-Yale football… → Read More