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

Durango High School ski team sending six girls, three boys to state championships in Leadville

The Durango High School ski team will send six of its eight girls competitors to the Colorado High School Activities Association’s state championships Feb. 22-24 at Ski Cooper in Leadville. Zoe...

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

Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin wins 2nd career Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — One Olympic gold medal down for Mikaela Shiffrin. More just might be on deck. The 22-year-old American used a hard-charging final run to win the giant slalom Thursday for...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

France’s Vaultier repeats as Olympic champion in men’s snowboardcross

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Pierre Vaultier of France is back atop the Olympic podium in men’s snowboardcross. Vaultier defended the title he won at the Sochi Games four years ago on Thursday by...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Aksel Lund Svindal conquers Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine ski winner

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men’s downhill on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games. The 35-year-old Norwegian...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis at peace with Olympic legacy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The most accomplished snowboardcross rider in history knows the question is coming. Because the question comes every four years. No matter how many races she wins. No...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Semyon Varlamov makes 43 saves, Avalanche blank Canadiens

DENVER — Semyon Varlamov rescued Colorado’s struggling offense with a stellar performance against Montreal. Varlamov made 43 saves for his first victory in more than a month and the Avalanche...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers begin spring training

Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for their starting staff. The New York Yankees? Well, this...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Robert Logan back to lead Durango High School girls soccer in 2018

Durango High School didn’t have to look far to find its next girls soccer coach, as the Demons picked former coach Robert Logan to take over the girls soccer program. Logan had all the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tiger Woods back at Riviera, a golf course that never treated him well

LOS ANGELES – Even when Tiger Woods hardly ever lost, he never could win at Riviera. Woods resumes his comeback from a fourth back surgery at the Genesis Open, marking his return to the course...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports