Hansdotter wins Olympic slalom title; Mikaela Shiffrin finishes stunning 4th

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Frida Hansdotter held off Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games. In second after the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Austria’s Mayer wins Olympic super-G, breaks Norway’s grip

JEONGSEON, South Korea – Matthias Mayer broke Norway’s 16-year grip on the Olympic men’s super-G title with his victory Friday at the Pyeongchang Games. The Austrian skier won the speed race by...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Yun’s the one: South Korea’s Yun Sungbin dominates skeleton for Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Yun Sungbin left no doubt. It’s his track. It’s his gold medal. The most decisive Olympic skeleton champion ever is a 23-year-old who had no idea what he was doing on a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Italy;s Moioli wins snowboardcross; American Lindsey Jacobellis fades to 4th

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Italy’s Michela Moioli won the gold medal in Olympic women’s snowboardcross Friday, overtaking American Lindsey Jacobellis about halfway down the course, then beating the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Thursday’s Olympics Roundup: American Mikaela Shiffrin rallies on final run to win giant slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Finally, it was an ideal day for skiing. American Mikaela Shiffrin celebrated by using a hard-charging final run to win the women’s giant slalom Thursday. It’s the first...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Three La Plata County wrestlers to the state quarterfinals

Two boys from Bayfield and one from Ignacio advanced to the state wrestling quarterfinals. All six boys from La Plata County will brace for a long Friday. Preliminary matches were held Thursday to...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bloemen snaps Dutch streak with gold in 10,000 meters

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – The roots of Ted-Jan Bloemen will have many saying his Olympic gold medal in speedskating is at least part Dutch. Forget it. His recipe for victory in the 10,000 meters was...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Romero, Alamosa Mean Moose slip past Bayfield boys basketball for Intermountain League title

With one second remaining in the game, Alamosa’s Noah Romero stepped to the foul line and sank a pair of free throws that sent the Mean Moose to a 41-39 victory against the Bayfield High School...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio boys, girls basketball secure San Juan Basin League titles against Mancos

Lawrence Valdez made his return to the court one to remember, as the Ignacio High School junior drained a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the game to lift the Bobcats past Mancos 53-50 on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango High names Natalie Mitchell as new girls lacrosse coach

After a long search, Durango High School found its next girls lacrosse coach in its own backyard. The school announced Thursday that Natalie Mitchell, a former Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Colorado State University volleyball serves up a match in Bayfield

Maddi Foutz and Kirstie Hillyer gave Bayfield volleyball fans a taste of what Division I college volleyball looks like during their high school careers. Now, the two girls will bring their college...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango Nordic Ski Club to send three to Junior Nationals at Soldier Hollow

A pair of Durango boys will get a chance to race each other at the national championships, while one Durango girl will gladly accept an alternate spot to get her chance to race at the biggest event...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports