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

Playoffs come early for DHS

The playoffs don’t start for more than a week. Just don’t tell the Demons that. The Durango High School boys soccer team, trying to lock up a spot in the Class 4A playoffs, got a much-needed 3-1...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mountain Lions pounce on FLC

Three minutes, 16 seconds. That’s all it took to turn a tense game, yet one Fort Lewis College appeared comfortable in, on its head. UC-Colorado Springs scored twice in that quick span on set...

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

Demons kick up cloud of dust

It wasn’t entirely three yards and a cloud of dust, but at times, it felt that way. The Durango High School football team ran for 340 yards and rolled to a 46-14 homecoming victory over Grand...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

No. 10 DHS locked in on its target

A day of film and a couple of post-practice tossed snowballs. Both the attention to detail and the looseness of the Durango High School football team were on full display after an October...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Skyhawks stymie ThunderWolves

Rediscovering a bit of their old winning touch couldn’t have come at a better time for the Skyhawks. The Fort Lewis College men’s soccer team shook off its first three-game losing streak in a...

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

Skyhawks volleyball gets right at home

The Skyhawks haven’t gotten to spend a lot of time at home lately, so they decided to make the most of a brief stop in Durango. The Fort Lewis College volleyball team looked sharp Saturday,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Hard lesson learned gleans results

The Skyhawks learned a hard lesson about letting teams hang around in a loss to Western State. On Friday, they gave no quarter. The No. 14 Fort Lewis College women’s soccer team controlled the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No QB1. No RB1. No problem.

No starting quarterback, no starting running back and a 14-point, second-half deficit? No problem, not for this resilient bunch of Demons. Durango, without the services of key cogs Jeremy Szura...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Two more losses follow the defeat

Not all losses are created equal. Durango High School football dropped its first game of the season 28-21 last Saturday at Palisade, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A by chsaanow.com. The loss wasn’t big on...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A round of golf with state-bound Durango

Rare rounds of golf are hard to turn down. Rounds of golf at a at a club you’re not a member of with the Class 4A Western Boys Golf Regional champions? Nigh impossible. And so, I found myself...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

FLC football is 2-0 in its house

The game slipping away, Fort Lewis College needed a big play or two. The FLC defense broke through first. Then the offense sealed the deal. FLC forced a fumble on fourth-and-1 in their own...

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

A loss: ‘It doesn’t feel like a loss’

Montrose had the look of a team set to spoil Durango High School volleyball’s first taste of home cooking this year. And not just spoil it, sweep the whole meal off the table. And the Indians...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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