Position: Outdoors Editor

Email: dstrode@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4552

About: Dale Strode has been with the Durango Herald since 2002, serving first as sports editor before taking over as outdoors editor in 2009. A native of western Colorado, Strode was the longtime sports editor of The Aspen Times before moving to The Durango Herald. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Strode also worked for the (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel and the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent in Colorado. He also worked previously at the Houston Post in Texas and the Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas. Strode has won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado AP Writers and Editors organization. Read More

Wrestling here and now, then and there

Check the local sports schedule this week, and you’ll see high school wrestling listed. Lots of high school wrestling.The wrestling week extravaganza will begin Thursday night with one of the Four...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bobcats turn out lights early

IGNACIO Turn out the lights – early.The state-ranked Ignacio High School boys basketball team finished the party early Saturday night, using a stunning 16-1 first-quarter start en route to a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio girls run, run, run to victory

IGNACIO – The Bobcats ran, ran, ran in Saturday night’s game against Sargent so they won’t have to run, run, run in Monday’s practice.The Ignacio High School girls basketball team, after watching a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A whole lot of Lucero for Bayfield

BAYFIELDToo much Kain Lucero.Too many turnovers.Not enough baskets.And too much Kain Lucero for Bayfield High School.Lucero and the senior-dominated Pagosa Springs Pirates reinforced their No....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Pirates turn back BHS rally

BAYFIELD – Micaela Knickerbocker saw momentum heading up the court.The Bayfield High School senior stepped in front of the Pagosa Springs pass, stole the basketball – and the momentum – and headed...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wolverines prep for Pirates’ pressure

The Wolverines are feeling better, thank you.With the remnants of the flu bug gone, the Bayfield High School girls basketball team is ready for the heart of the Intermountain League season.“We are...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

1 pin, 2 pin, 8 ... Durango rolls

Durango’s Patrick Cunnion, locked in a tight wrestling match with David McCrae of Pagosa Springs, led 7-4 midway through the third and final period Friday night.A takedown by McCrae cut the lead to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

IHS coach wants more from his Bobcats

Coach Chris Valdez wants more from his No. 5-ranked Ignacio High School boys basketball team.And he wants it now.“We’ve got to starting playing better guard-defense. We’ve got to stop people from...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mesa takes Clay Miller off the table

Clay Miller enjoys pitching against the best – in the regular season, in the Colorado high school playoffs, in the Connie Mack World Series.After one more season facing high school hitters, Miller...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Haley’s Comet fades in the fourth for Bayfield

Bayfield’s Haley Clarke started the second half of Tuesday night’s game at Durango like a comet – Haley’s Comet.The Bayfield High School junior flashed through the Demons’ pressure defense, drawing...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wolverines itching to get started

The Wolverines finally get to scratch that itch.The Bayfield High School boys basketball team, after an extended preseason, will open the season this week.None too soon, according to head coach...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

DHS, BHS set to resume girls basketball rivalry

A new season means two brand new looks for both Durango and Bayfield high schools.The Demons girls basketball team has restructured the roster after several graduations and a full offseason under...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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