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

Experience with a dash of youth

The combination of youth and experience is a commonly used talking point when it comes to dissecting a team’s roster. Coaches often talk about striking the balance between the two and hope their...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

DHS golf will be busy early

Last year, Kirk Rawles said his Durango High School boys golf team had one of the deepest lineups in the state. These Demons may not be quite as deep as 2009, but they’re pretty darn close. Rawles...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cyclists race back in time

The third and final race of the DEVO Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown Series wraps up today beginning at 9 a.m. at Durango Mountain Resort.Riders in six different categories will rip their way around...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Vondracek makes smooth transition

It was a shade behind his 2009 time, but Jesse Vondracek isn’t complaining. The Durangoan, who finished ninth in July’s Ironman event in Lake Placid, N.Y., was the only competitor to finish the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Change is in the CU air

Change was in the air as the University of Colorado Alumni Association held a gathering with speakers Philip DiStefano, the school’s chancellor, and Mike Bohn, the Buffaloes’ athletic director. The...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Challenging again

The possibility of rain on Saturday hasn’t hampered Beth Crane’s enthusiasm. The race director for the Kennebec Challenge Mountain Run is too busy trying to get last-minute details under control...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Rochford aces Trojan Q&A

It all started with a simple recruiting questionnaire. Durango High School alumnus Austin Rochford decided to fill out one of the forms, available on the website of most athletic programs. Not long...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Slugging his way south

Yavapai College, a member of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC), has quite the pedigree when it comes to professional baseball. Among its former players are 2001 World Series...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: High School Sports


Sarah Tescher is taking her free entry fee and heading to New Zealand. Tescher, who admittedly planned to attend the event anyway, won the women’s Singlespeed A race at the Hermosa Off-Road...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Classic knows just one speed

The fourth edition of the Hermosa Off-Road Classic promises the same quality racing, sense of community, camping fun and entertainment as the previous three times its been held. But for the...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hoffman wins Ironman event

Ben Hoffman had been here before. The Durango triathlete claimed second at the Ironman St. George in May in Utah, and had won several half-triathlons and smaller-scale events throughout his career,...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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