Position: Sports reporter

Email: bploen@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4544

About: Brendan Ploen is a native of Park Ridge, Illinois, located near Chicago. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a degree in journalism in May, 2018. Before moving to Durango, he spent two years at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where he worked as an agate clerk in the sports department. In addition, at Marquette, he was the assistant sports editor for the Marquette Wire, the student media publication, where he covered basketball, soccer, lacrosse, track and field and cross country. He has won the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award as well as the Milwaukee Press Club's college-level awards for best sports story and online sports story.
In his free time, he likes to go for hikes, travel and watch Marquette basketball and the Chicago Cubs.
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Fort Lewis College soccer completes impressive week of signings

The Fort Lewis College soccer programs made moves during the early signing period that will help shape the future of the men’s and women’s programs. Damian Clarke, who is in his second stint as...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Aidan Fitzgerald returns in big way at Nike cross-country regionals

Six weeks after Durango High School senior cross-country runner Aidan Fitzgerald set an all-time school record at the Desert Twilight Invitational, he and his teammates returned to the same course...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College cross-country sends one to NCAA Championships

Fort Lewis College senior cross-country runner Hosava Kretzmann was expressionless when he saw his time at Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships in Denver. After all the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Skyhawks Scoreboard: Fort Lewis College football gets seven on All-RMAC teams

The Fort Lewis College football team had seven players who were named to the All Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team on Thursday, including one first team honor, two second team selections and...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Overtime loss in South Dakota ends Fort Lewis College’s football season

For all of the offensive firepower that the Fort Lewis College football team produced Saturday afternoon against South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, it was ultimately its kicking game that...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Erie’s Noah Roper ends Durango’s season for second year in a row

Erie High School senior running back Noah Roper simply could not be stopped Saturday. He rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 40-0 win for the No. 3 Tigers over No. 14 Durango in...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College falls in RMAC Tournament to Colorado School of Mines

The Skyhawks stunned top-seeded Colorado School of Mines after the first set in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Tournament on Tuesday night in Golden. It would not last. The...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Fort Lewis College volleyball to face No. 1 Colorado Mines on Tuesday in RMAC Tournament

The Fort Lewis College volleyball team found out its opponent in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament after Friday night’s season-finale matches went final. The...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango football earns No. 14 seed in CHSAA Class 3A bracket

Despite a stellar strength of schedule and top-10 Ratings Performance Index, the Durango High School football team was seeded No. 14 in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s Class 3A...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College men’s cross-country finish eighth at RMAC Championships

The Fort Lewis College men’s and women’s cross-country teams finished in the middle of the pack at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships held at the Stenger Soccer Complex in Arvada...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango struggles to hold on to football, fall to Pueblo East 24-7

The Durango High School football team did the one thing they could not afford to do against No. 4 Pueblo East in a potential 3A South Central League championship matchup Friday night: Turn the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College volleyball heads to postseason

A “let’s go” scream from the locker room, a slap of Tricia Melfy’s black leather binder followed by her signature “we will” mantra and three blocks by freshman outside hitter Tye Wedhorn changed...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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