Sports

Two Durango YAFL teams earn shutout wins as seasons wind down

It was another successful weekend for Durango’s Young America Football League teams with three of the five squads picking up wins, two of which came via shutout. Durango’s second-grade team pounded...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Young Durango BMX stars claim Gold Cup plates

Durango has its first USA BMX Gold Cup regional champion since Christopher Blevins in 2008. Durango BMX sent its team to Chula Vista, California, for the USA BMX Gold Cup Regional Championship . A...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Demons YAFL teams dominate again with three wins

The Durango Demons fifth-grade Young America Football League team moved to 5-0 on the season with another lopsided victory, this time taking care of Montazuma-Cortez 37-19 last weekend. Wide...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Demons YAFL teams go 4-0

It was another successful week for Durango’s Young America Football League, as all four of the teams in action came away with victories. Durango’s third-grade team notched its fourth shutout in a...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Miller Angels defeat rival Escalante in middle school football

The Miller Middle School Angels claimed a big win against crosstown rival Escalante Middle School on Thursday night at the Durango High School stadium. Players from the two teams will reunite as...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Study shows playing football before age 12 can lead to mood and behavior issues

A new medical study has found that children who play football before age 12 suffer mood and behavior problems later in life at rates significantly higher than those who take up the sport later. The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

YAFL players learn more than football

Members of Durango’s Young America Football League got a lesson outside of football during the teams’ weekly games. Last Saturday, YAFL held a balloon release in honor of Kristen Dugan, who died...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Youth sports study: Declining participation, rising costs and unqualified coaches

WASHINGTON - Between skyrocketing costs, sport specialization and coaches needing training, youth sports is in the midst of a crisis, according to new data published Wednesday by the Sports &...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Four Durango teams record shutout victories in YAFL action

Durango’s youth football teams had a dominant weekend with four of the five Young America Football League teams coming away with shutout victories. The Demons’ second-grade team opened its season...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Defenses shine Week 1 of Durango YAFL season

Durango’s young football players returned to the field last weekend, and it was a dominant start for two grades of Demons. The fifth-grade Durango Young America Football League team beat...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Swim Club takes five to state championships

Geography held many swimmers back from the Colorado Swimming state championships. With the event held in Fort Collins across two weekends, only five of the team’s 11 qualifiers from the Durango...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Swim Club gets high marks

The Durango Swim Club members reached new heights at last week’s Western Slope Championships. Durango’s girls posted three of the five high point awards in their age groups. Aileen McManus scored...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports