Penning signs off at Durango

DENVER - Wearing scrapes and mat burns on his face like badges of honor, Ty Penning pulled on his Durango High School wrestling T-shirt in the back hallway of the Pepsi Center and started to look...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BHS girls shrug off slug to beat Pagosa

After a "sluggish" start, Bayfield did what it had to do to defeat an archrival on the road in its Intermountain League and regular-season finale."We came out a little sluggish in the first half,"...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis splits softball openers

There are five upperclassmen on the roster, just a pair of seniors. The rest are underclassmen, three sophomores and nine freshmen."We are young," Fort Lewis College softball coach Pam Adams said...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Bayfield loses 2 in state semis

DENVER - Bayfield's hopes for an individual state wrestling title slipped away in two key semifinal matches Friday night at the State High School Wrestling Championships.The Wolverines landed two...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

'Hawks struggle in win at Mesa

Most coaches would sleep easy after a 13-point road win over conference rivals. Not Fort Lewis women's head coach Mark Kellogg."That's the worst defensive effort I've seen in the second half all...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Penning wrestles for bronze after gold medal fizzles

DENVER - Ty Penning wanted gold.Now, he's going for bronze.Penning, a Durango High School senior, won his quarterfinal match Friday afternoon in the 119-pound division of the State Wrestling...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mesa defeats FLC men

A contentious road battle against division rivals proved to be less than ideal fare for a banged-up Jordan Brooks and the Fort Lewis men against Mesa State on Friday night.The Skyhawks (11-5 Rocky...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Ignacio blows out Norwood

Ignacio just keeps on rolling.Ignacio, now 17-1 overall and 14-1 in its inaugural season in the San Juan Basin League, defeated Norwood 104-45 on Friday night in its final home game of the season...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Pena, Plehinger reach finals

DENVER - The Bobcats are living on the edge.And that's just fine with Alex Peña and Josh Plehinger.Peña and Plehinger, a pair of Ignacio High School wrestlers, will go for individual state titles...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Nordic skiers post results at qualifying races

The Durango Nordic Ski Club wrapped up Junior National qualifying with a series of top finishes at Eldora last weekend.The Nordic club qualified 11 skiers to be a part of the Rocky Mountain Junior...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Stakes are high

The bar has been raised beyond 13,200 feet.At 13,300 feet, Palmyra is one of the tallest peaks ever to host a freeskiing competition.A helicopter is the best way up, and one from Helitrax brought...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Festival to show films gone wild

Get ready for a wild ride.Durango Nature Studies will team with the Great Old Broads for Wilderness to co-host the Patagonia Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Feb. 28 at the Smiley Building in...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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