Sports

Six wrestlers qualify for state tournament from La Plata County

In a down year for high school wrestling in La Plata County, a combined six boys from the county’s three high schools qualified for the state tournament, which will be held next week at the Pepsi...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango boys basketball gets first home win; girls close strong

Wins have been few and far between in a down season for the Durango High School boys basketball team, but the Demons shook off some of their own demons with a 43-41 win against Grand Junction...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango girls basketball hangs tough, falls to Gall, Fruita Monument

The Demons put up a fight, but a slow start against Fruita Monument’s dominant defense doomed the Durango High School girls basketball team to a 56-35 loss Friday night at DHS. Prior to the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango’s Kylie Behn dives to Class 3A state championship

Durango High School resurrected its diving team a couple of years ago with a group of young girls committed to improving and restoring the program. Friday night, the Demons crowned a state champion...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango High School girls swim and dive team strong in state preliminaries

Durango showed up in a big way to open the Colorado High School Activities Association Girls Class 3A State Championships for swimming and diving. Three Durango High School divers made it out of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

National Signing Day: Durango product Trevor Candelaria signs with Davidson baseball

Trevor Candelaria’s last day in a Durango High School baseball uniform was a good one. He worked a 12-pitch at-bat and walked in the bottom of the eighth inning of a regional playoff game against...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

National Signing Day: Durango’s Barkley goes Division I, signs with Montana State football

A dominant lineman from Durango High School will have a new team and a new home after Ryan Barkley, clad in blue and gold, signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Montana State...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

National Signing Day: Durango’s Witchel to swim in New York at Vassar College

Violet Witchel wasn’t sold on the idea of swimming in college, until the offers came pouring in from schools across the country. Ultimately, Witchel decided to swim in college, and she signed a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

National Signing Day: Childhood dream of Colorado Mines is golden for Durango’s Klone

When Taylor Klone was in the sixth grade, she dreamed of playing soccer and attending college at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Wednesday, she signed a piece of paper that ensured she will...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

National Signing Day: Durango soccer star Fenton picks Metro State University-Denver

Few players in the history of Durango High School soccer have enjoyed the level of success Elijah Fenton achieved in four years with the Demons. Now, the star talent will move on to play at the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

National Signing Day: Durango’s Hyson stays home with Fort Lewis College football

Max Hyson won’t have to go far to continue his football career after the Durango High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks. Hyson, a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio boys basketball overcomes Durango, heavy hearts

A loss would have been understandable for the Ignacio High School boys basketball team Tuesday night at Whalen Gymnasium on the Fort Lewis College campus. The Bobcats were without two starters, as...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports