Position: Sports Writer

Email: rowens@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4531

About: Ryan has been a sports reporter at the Durango Herald since January 2010, covering mostly Durango High School and Fort Lewis College athletics. Before joining the Herald, he spent two years working for the Columbia Missourian in Columbia, Mo., where he worked as a sports reporter, copy editor and section designer as part of his collegiate curriculum. He was a sports intern for the State Journal-Register in his hometown of Springfield, Ill., in 2008, covering mainly high school and college athletics. Ryan graduated from the University of Missouri in May 2009 with a degree in journalism, is an avid fan of Chicago sports teams and enjoys playing the drums in his spare time. Read More

Kuchar and FLC get the last laugh

Some nights, it simply comes down to who has the ball last. Fortunately for the Skyhawks, Ashley Kuchar had the ball in her hands with the game up for grabs. Kuchar’s layup with 1.3 seconds left...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: College Sports

’Hawks finally find the D they desire

A pinch of improved defense and some strong performances from the supporting cast allowed the Skyhawks to soar. Chadron State hit just 28.9 percent from the field in the second half, and the Fort...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Fort Lewis seeking a defensive bounceback

These adjustments are brought to you by the letter D. As in defense. The Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team is hoping to step up its game on that end of the floor coming out of the holiday...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: College Sports

FLC women want to win late

There’s a sign hung on a bulletin board in the hallway of Whalen Gymnasium, sitting a stone’s throw from the doors leading to the hallway to the women’s basketball locker room. A simple sheet of...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Ending on high note?

The pre-holiday portion of the regular season is drawing to a close rapidly. And the Demons surely would like to head into their brief respite on a high note. Durango High School boys basketball...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Beach moving to a far-off shore in Chicago suburbs

Chris Beach was willing to cover some miles to find the right fit for college. Turns out, that fit sits in the Chicago suburbs. Beach, who played defense and midfield for the Durango High School...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durangoan signs on with Ole Miss

A Durango native will be looking to make his mark on the Southeastern Conference come the 2015 baseball season. Sean Johnson, son of Durango’s Lori and Mike Johnson, recently signed on to continue...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Cold spell freezes out FLC in a home loss

On a chilly, snowy night in Durango, one brief cold spell was all it took to bury Fort Lewis College. CSU-Pueblo had a 13-0 run over a span of 3 minutes, 5 seconds, and the ThunderWolves held off a...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

’Hawks end up just ‘one short’ in defeat

The last run of substance belonged to CSU-Pueblo. And try as they might, the Skyhawks just couldn’t quite make up the distance. The ThunderWolves used a 13-4 run in the second half to help...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Feed post. Watch Groh.

When even the best looks aren’t quite dropping, try getting closer to the basket. And that worked just fine for the Skyhawks on Friday night against the Moutain Lions. The Fort Lewis College...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Inside. Outside. And a little extra.

A helping of Mr. Inside. A scoop of Mr. Outside. And just the right amount of spice from the rest of the squad. The recipe turned out just fine Friday for Fort Lewis College. The FLC men’s...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Nonconference tests ask the right questions

The Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team went out and tested itself against South Central Region opposition in the nonconference season. The Skyhawks hope those tests pay off in the crucible...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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