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

Skyhawks search for territorial imperative

Bob Hofman would be happy if his squad showed its territorial imperative this weekend. The longtime bench boss of the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team used Robert Ardrey’s 1966 work, The...

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

DHS ready to hit season running

Open gyms, practices, scrimmages – all leading to this. After an offseason of work, the Durango High School basketball team will hit the floor for the first time in the 2013-14 season at 7 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Skyhawks look to stop St. Edward’s streak

Sometimes, given the location, it’s difficult for Fort Lewis College women’s basketball to convince quality non-conference opponents to make the trip to Durango. So consider Friday’s matchup with...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Demons will push the pace in 2013

Alan Batiste said the 2013-14 Durango High School boys basketball team could be his best yet in terms of offense. If that’s true, and the defense carries over from last year, the Demons could be...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

More things change ...

The faces change. The roles change. But the philosophy remains largely the same. The Durango High School girls basketball team still likes to push tempo whenever possible. The Demons still...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

From IHS to DHS, Gurule gears up for Year 1

Durango High School’s new wrestling coach is champing at the bit to see what his boys can do on the mat. The young, energetic John Gurule got a sneak peek Friday when his DHS squad scrimmaged...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

St. Edward’s overtime magic stuns the Skyhawks

In a game as tight as Sunday’s, the contest typically hinges on one big play. That big play belonged to St. Edward’s. Lauren Heller’s pass sprung Rina Soobadoo, whose breakaway chance from the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

This loss stings

The Skyhawks looked primed to turn Saturday’s game into a laugher after the first 15 minutes. In the final 45 minutes, Fort Lewis College struggled to find the punchline for that particular joke....

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

A Ray of hope

The Fort Lewis College football team will take the field in its season finale Saturday without one of its starting offensive linemen, out with a partially torn meniscus. But for Arthur Ray, Jr., a...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

’Hawks control their own fate

Considering where the Fort Lewis College volleyball season started, this weekend takes a bump in importance. Win both this weekend, and FLC will hang on to the No. 8 and final spot in the Rocky...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Skyhawks take their shot at a deep postseason run

A Fort Lewis College women’s soccer team with aspirations of being a national title contender continued its preparations in the twilight Thursday. The Skyhawks are hoping the twilight of their...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

’Hawks back to the dance

The show is back in town. For the fourth time in five years, the Fort Lewis College women’s soccer team will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament after earning the No. 2 seed in the...

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

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