MHS’ Best of 2018: 25 of the year’s most terrific tales

25 of the best stories that Mile High Sports had to offer in 2018.

Amy Van Dyken, on fellow Coloradan Missy Franklin’s ‘heartbreaking’ retirement

Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken discusses the retirement of fellow Colorado native Missy Franklin from competitive swimming.

GALLERY: Colorado Olympians bring home the hardware

Seven athletes who call Colorado "home" brought home a total of eight medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics, including two by alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin.

Joanne Reid closes 2018 Olympic campaign with best finish yet

After finishing her first event second-to-last, the former CU All-American helped the U.S. to a 13th-place finish in her final event of the 2018 Olympic Games.

Mirai Nagasu, once an Avs’ ‘Ice Girl’ to make ends meet, aims for history...

Mirai Nagasu fully intends to attempt -- and land -- the triple axel once again in the ladies' free skating event. She's the only skater that's daring to take on the challenge.

The Once and Future Queens: Shiffrin ascendant after Vonn’s fairytale ending misses its gate

Lindsey Vonn, one of the greatest downhill skiers of all time, knew she was going to need a sizable lead, suggesting after that portion that "maybe I can pull out a miracle."

Ferreira’s three gems earn silver as fellow American Wise defends halfpipe gold

Wise, Ferreira's roommate in PyeongChang, crashed on his first two runs, betrayed by bindings that separated from his skis, but dazzled with a final run of 97.20 to give the pair -- and Team USA -- a 1-2 finish.

Alice McKennis overcomes years of injuries to finish 5th in Olympic downhill

The 2018 Winter Games marked a successful return from injury for two marquee U.S. women's alpine skiers.

Unconventional Olympian Lauren Gibbs wins silver medal for U.S. in women’s bobsled

Lauren Gibbs took an unusual path trip to her first Olympics, but the journey ended on the podium with a medal in hand.

Colorado’s Corning and Gerard punch ticket to men’s big air final

The two youngest competitors in the men's big air finals look to shake up the field once more.

Troy Terry gets his shootout chance; U.S. falls to Czech Republic in quarterfinals

Terry, a shootout hero for the U.S. in the World Junior Championships, was denied in the Olympic quarterfinal.

Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill with bronze medal

Lindsey Vonn earned her third Olympic medal, a bronze, in what she announced live would be her final Olympic downhill.

Frei: If the NHL stays home the next time, too, USA Hockey should go...

Realistically, if the NHL stays away, the USA should go all the way. Make Team USA all collegians. That's not a second-guess about what USA Hockey did this time. It's a reflection on what it should try next.

USA’s Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs are halfway to a bobsled medal

Through two heats at the Olympic Sliding Centre, Meyers Taylor and Gibbs, are in second place in the cumulative standings.

Colorado trio claims top three qualifying spots in men’s ski halfpipe

Crested Butte's Aaron Blunck, the reigning world champion, was the top qualifier in the men's ski halfpipe competition. Three Coloradans sit atop the leaderboard.

Troy Terry shines again as U.S. advances (and Denver-St. Cloud showdown looms)

Troy Terry had three assists on Team USA's first three goals in a 5-1 win against Slovakia that advances the Americans into the quarterfinals.

Weather continues to complicate alpine ski events, Shiffrin to skip downhill

Mikaela Shiffrin has withdrawn from Wednesday's ladies' downhill event to focus on the combined event, which was moved up to Thursday.

Denver’s Lauren Gibbs helps USA post fastest women’s bobsled training run

Fans of speed and power are going to want to tune in to the four medal runs of the women's bobsled competition in PyeongChang.

Fool’s Gold Standard: America’s Olympic expectations are off-kilter

The Olympic Games (and their TV coverage) have created a bubble in the U.S. sports psyche that is hurting Team USA -- especially its winter sports athletes.

Katie Uhlaender’s fourth Winter Olympics comes to a dramatic, surprising end

Katie Uhlaender finished 13th overall in the women's skeleton competition, but how and why she ended up there is quite the story.

Vonn, McKennis sit 1st and 3rd after first downhill training runs, Shiffrin 23rd

A pair of Colorado skiers put together two of the top three runs in the first round of training in the ladies' downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

An Olympian and the Olympics: Gateway’s Stephen Garbett

This is an Olympic success story, too – but not in the Disney movie sense.

Russians blank Team USA; Americans await playoff opponent

Goaltender Vasili Koshechkin stopped all 29 shots the U.S. put on goal in the final game of preliminary round play for Group B.

Eliminated in SBX quarterfinals, Meghan Tierney’s Olympics still a success

Just 14 months ago, Tierney shattered her L3 vertebra during a training run and had to be airlifted to a hospital in Austria.

Troy Terry was everywhere in Team USA’s crucial win over Slovakia

Troy Terry had an assist and three shots, and was on the ice for both of Team USA's goals, in a 2-1 victory in preliminary round play.