The Goalkeepers

In theory, everybody on a team wants to be the The Guy, or in this case, The Girl. But a year ago, when then-Durango High School assistant girls soccer coach Bree Baker, now with the Fort Lewis...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wiess sets edge for Purgatory alpine racers

Purgatory Ski Team racers competed at Aspen and Powderhorn last weekend, testing Junior Olympic and regional fields.In Aspen, Purgatory J3 (ages 13-14) skier Liam Wiess competed against 80 racers...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Local turkey banquet on target for April 2

Get ready to gobble.The Turkey Federation Banquet is back.The annual banquet of the La Plata County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be held April 2 at the Elks Lodge in...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Take a hike

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Dorothy Swehla did not become an avid hiker until she reached her early 50s. But she has made up for lost time over the last three decades.Next week (March 28-30), the feisty 5-4,...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sports Extra

Major League Baseball Feds anti-doping expert recounts unmasking steroid SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Barry Bonds’ trial was a lot like high school chemistry and biology class Thursday.After former Bonds...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

It’s been a bumpy road to this year’s Masters

ORLANDO, Fla. – A toddler sitting on his father’s shoulder behind the third green at Bay Hill broke the silence Wednesday morning with a comment that made the gallery laugh and caused Tiger Woods...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Matter of fact,’ it’s a matter of timing

This was a familiar scene during the first week of the NCAA Tournament: Officials huddled around the scorer’s table, looking over replays to determine just how much time should be on the clock.So...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Sports Extra

Major League Baseball Bonds friend: ‘I saw Barry and trainer with syringe’ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A key government witness in the Barry Bonds perjury trial testified Wednesday that he saw the home...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Mr. Big Shot: FLC swings a 2nd

Fort Lewis College kept some pretty lofty company at the Mustang Intercollegiate this week in Albuquerque.The men’s golf team finished runner-up Tuesday after three rounds on the University of New...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Skyhawks’ women’s lacrosse scores a 1st

Four losses in a row.Two consecutive blowout wins.And, now, a close one.“Now we know we can win close games, too,” Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse coach Kelsey MacDonald said.FLC defeated Mesa...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

In his heart of hearts, West feels Melo trade will work

NEW YORK – Jerry West believes the Carmelo Anthony trade was good for the Knicks and Nuggets, though neither may know how beneficial for a while.Knicks fans may be questioning that as their team...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sports Extra

National Football League Kickoffs moved to 35, touchbacks stay at 20 NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The NFL will move kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35-yard line, will keep touchbacks coming out to the 20 and will...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

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