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

New week. New focus.

Time to put the head down and move on. The Durango High School football team came ever so close to a road win over No. 1 Montrose last week, falling 14-10 after leading 10-0 and having a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Which FLC side will show up for Mines?

No matter the records, a win over Colorado Mines always lifts the spirits. And the Skyhawks could use a boost right about now. The Fort Lewis College men’s soccer team, 8-7-1 overall and 5-7-0 in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Better effort doesn’t yield a better result for FLC

A better start and crisper play couldn’t create a different result from Saturday. Metro State scored three times in the second half, and the Roadrunners held off the Fort Lewis College men’s soccer...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Hard-knock ’Hawks

It was another tough loss in a season that’s had more of them than the Skyhawks would like. Colorado Mesa scored twice after halftime and held off a late rally to down the Fort Lewis College men’s...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Friday’s music stops on a FLC victory

Winning big games late in the season is a good way to make sure a Fort Lewis College women’s soccer squad with a strong record isn’t left standing when the NCAA Tournament’s chairs fill up and the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Edwards’ perfection runs into state

One is riding an impressive streak to Colorado Springs. The other two pulled off quite the regional feat. All three will lead their respective teams to state. Eva-Lou Edwards has yet to lose a...

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

Lions snatch victory from Skyhawks’ hands

Not much stings worse than an opportunity missed. The Fort Lewis College volleyball team is trying to take advantage of seven home matches in its last nine contests of the year as the Skyhawks try...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Demons dancing again

Another year, another playoff berth for Durango High School boys soccer. A three-game winning streak to end the season pushed the Demons to 9-5-1 overall, and they’re playing perhaps some of their...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Skyhawks’ soccer battles the RMAC back-and-forth

Travel in the rocky mountains is a tricky thing. And this year, in both men’s and women’s soccer, it’s been a bit trickier than usual in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Instead of the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

FLC football plays quite the host

Sometimes, all you can do is buckle up and go back to work. That’s what the Fort Lewis College football team will try to do this week after Colorado Mesa dominated in nearly every facet of the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Alignment. Assignment.

Alignments and assignments are key to any solid run defense. Fort Lewis College football will try and get both back in top form for homecoming. Colorado Mesa and its 179.8 rushing yards per game...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Foutz preaches power of Pink

It all started back when Bayfield High School’s current head volleyball coach held the same position at Ignacio High School. Fitting that, in Year Eight, the two schools meet in a Pink Digs for the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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