Ranked wrestlers pull rank at IHS

No matter what the his opponent is ranked, Aaron Velasquez just keeps right on winning. After disposing of then-No. 1 in Class 3A Dakoda Curtis of Alamosa earlier in the week, the unbeaten...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

IHS boys win big; Bears eject Bobcat girls in Dolores

The Ignacio High School boys basketball team is starting to treat the San Juan Basin League like its own personal playground.In yet another rout, the Bobcats ran past host Dolores 85-34 on Friday...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Nuggets prolong Cavs’ anguish

CLEVELAND – Every word Byron Scott uttered was soaked with dejection.As Cleveland’s first-year coach analyzed yet another loss by the lowly Cavaliers, Scott was asked if he could identify one...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Friend and foe: Murray vs. Djokovic

MELBOURNE, Australia – Andy Murray doesn’t have to worry about Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal this time. He is hardly in the clear, however, as he goes for his first major title.Murray won his...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Locals swim salty in Utah

Salt Lake City was the site of the Durango Swim Club’s latest aqua escapades Jan. 14-15, and it was another successful weekend for the young local swimmers.Jesse Rubenstein had a breakout meet,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Bayfield dunks, flushes Pirates

BAYFIELD – Kane Hamilton spied the pass coming near halfcourt.The Bayfield High School sophomore stepped in front of the Monte Vista pass in full stride, raced toward his basket, went up from the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Students catch trout, lessons in classroom

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. – The head count in Autumn Hendrickson’s fourth- and fifth-grade science classes at White’s Tower Elementary School jumped by about 200 one day last month, thanks to some welcomed...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Going up?

Scott Simmons enjoys going uphill.Going downhill is OK, too.But the uphill is the allure for Durango ski mountaineer Scott Simmons.Simmons recently earned a position on the U.S. Ski Mountaineering...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Park, halfpipe skiers start fast

The Durango Freestyle Park and Pipe Ski Team started the competitive season at the USASA Crested Butte Freeride event last weekend.The event included the top USASA freestyle halfpipe and slopestyle...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Durango athlete medals in Chama Durango fitness trainer and yoga teacher Steve Ilg won three medals last weekend during three days of Nordic events at the 38th annual Chama Ski Classic in New...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sports Extra

National Football League Titans, Fisher parting ways after 16 full seasons NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans have parted with Jeff Fisher, who just completed his 16th full season as the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

10 and counting: Bailey an All-Star

ENGLEWOOD – Champ Bailey is heading to his 10th Pro Bowl, a record for cornerbacks.The Denver Broncos captain was notified by the NFL on Thursday that he was being added to the AFC roster,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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