Position: Regional sports editor

Email: jlivingston@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4514

About: John Livingston is a native of Colorado who graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Before coming to Durango, he served as the sports editor at the Farmington Daily Times where he won awards for column writing and sports coverage. John joined the Durango Herald as a sports reporter in 2014. When he isn’t on the sports desk, John spends his time snowboarding, fishing, golfing, mountain biking or hiking mountains. Read More

NCAA Division II cancels fall championships; RMAC to meet Thursday

The NCAA announced Wednesday it would let each of its divisions make their own choice about fall sports championships in 2020. The deadline to make a decision was set for Aug. 21. Within hours,...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at Purgatory Resort canceled

The wait continues for Fort Lewis College and Purgatory Resort. For the second year in a row, the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships were scheduled to be held at Purgatory...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 20 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Colorado high school football postponed to spring

Thirty-seven states will try to play high school football this fall. Colorado is not one. Tuesday, after more than a month of waiting for a decision from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis regarding...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Match point: Bayfield, CSU star Kirstie Hillyer retires from volleyball

Kirstie Hillyer vividly remembers the last of her 1,174 kills as a Colorado State University volleyball player. It was five years in the making. “Ever since my redshirt year as a freshman, coach...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Madeleine Burns second at National High School Trail Championship

The chance to run a competitive race had alluded Madeleine Burns for months. Saturday, she was finally back on a start line. Burns, a 2020 graduate of Durango High School, had her spring track...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ben’s Down N Out: New trail name a birthday present to Sonntag

Benjamin Sonntag would have turned 40 years old Thursday. Durango Trails gave the community a present in his honor. Durango Trails, formerly known as Trails 2000, rebuilt a trail in the Horse Gulch...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tennis, softball gain CHSAA approval

The Colorado High School Activities Association is moving forward with fall sports for boys golf and tennis as well as softball. The fate of cross-country, football and volleyball awaits the...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

RMAC announces plan to play fall sports

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, an NCAA Division II conference, plans to begin fall sports in 2020. Fall practice will begin Aug. 24 and competition is scheduled to start Sept. 18 for all...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Gnarly conditions, loaded podiums at Telluride 100

Professional mountain bikers waited a long time to get back on a start line. Saturday offered that chance, but the event wasn’t for the timid. The Telluride 100 was held Saturday for the seventh...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Golf prepares for fall while rest of fall sports await word

High school boys golf teams in Colorado have been told they can tee up for practice beginning Aug. 3. That is the regular start date for the season in a normal year. Still, the rest of the fall...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

LIVINGSTON: Beautiful baseball played in an ugly scene

At a glance, it all seemed so normal. The crack of the bat, the sound of a baseball popping a catcher’s mit, coaches shouting directions at players and parents lined against the fence to support...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wood bat baseball tournament comes to Cortez after Telluride cancellation

CORTEZ – Telluride said yes. At the last minute, it said no. So, Montezuma County jumped at the chance to step in and host the Telluride Baseball Festival wood bat baseball tournament this week....

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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