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

DHS makes 4th-quarter statement

Friday’s game was a tight, defensive showdown for three quarters. Then Durango’s big plays became too much for Piedra Vista to handle. The Durango High School football team scored 21 points in...

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

Skyhawks weather the storm for victory

Soaked to the bone and stiff after sitting around, the Skyhawks didn’t want to let this one slip away. After a delay of nearly 1 hour, 5 minutes of play, the ’Hawks found a winner. The Fort Lewis...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Demons are making a statement

There’s plenty to be encouraged by if you’re a member of the Demons’ faithful. The 2-0 start to open 2013 and head coach David Vogt’s tenure is the first for the Durango High School football team...

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

Durango golf peaking and heading home

Low scores throughout the lineup, both varsity and junior varsity. A handful of top-four team finishes. The Durango High School boys golf team is playing some of its best golf of the season at the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

FLC has a bad taste in its mouth

It’s the kind of aftertaste that even the most stringent brushing has yet to wash out. The story is no secret: The Fort Lewis College football team went 0-10 last year and has combined to go 3-18...

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

Skyhawks volleyball shows off their new look to old guard

Fort Lewis College knew it wouldn’t be back in its friendly confines for more than a month. So the Skyhawks handled their business and looked toward the future – a place they’ve been focused on...

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

FLC hangs 10 on alumnae

It wasn’t perfect. Few exhibitions at this point in the season are. But it’s hard to complain too much about the result if you’re the Fort Lewis College women’s soccer team. Nine different players...

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

Alumni, as always, a stiff test

If the Skyhawks were looking for a stiff tuneup for the regular season, they got it Saturday. But even without a few key players, Fort Lewis College men’s soccer proved up to the task. FLC...

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

More than just Paper Lions

Damian Clarke has the kind of problem head coaches don’t seem to mind. The combination of three graduated seniors, minimal other defections and a handful of key players returning from injury gives...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango boys soccer belongs to the players

It’s been a whirlwind month for the Durango High School boys soccer program. And it’s been a whirlwind year for its new head coach. Kenny Wood abruptly resigned his post almost exactly a month...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

DHS football exacts revenge Week 1

Durango was after a measure of payback after Cheyenne Mountain prevailed 48-9 in last year’s season opener. The Demons not only came through, they collected with interest. Durango High School’s...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Back-to-back sub-par? Not likely.

In 2009, a Division II national championship. In 2010, an 11-5-4 record and no NCAA Tournament berth. In 2011, a Division II national championship. In 2012, a 9-8-2 record and no NCAA Tournament...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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