Eli Tomac wins fourth straight motocross, by a tiebreaker

Eli Tomac of Cortez bounced back from his first moto loss of the season Saturday to win a fourth straight title, beating back a challenge from rival Marvin Musquin at High Point Raceway. Musquin...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Young rodeo cowboy Isaiah Ethington already a star

For almost as long as 13-year-old Isaiah Ethington can remember, animals have been a part of his life. Horses have been some of his best friends, and cattle have become as familiar as the back of...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: More Sports

Local swimmers perform well in Durango Summer Invite

Throughout the Durango Summer Invite swim meet on June 9-10, swimmers from the Mesa Verde Aquatics Club and the Cortez Leopard Sharks teams consistently finished races at the top of the standings....

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: More Sports

2018 Cortez Burst Triathlon to kick off series of summer races

This year’s Cortez Burst Triathlon will be the city’s ninth, and the first Burst to be officially included in a series on the Western Slope. The triathlon, held on July Fourth each year, includes...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: More Sports

Bulls thrill fans during second night of Ute Mountain Roundup

Stepping into an arena with an angry bull is not a task fit for the faint of heart. Just ask bullfighter Eli Sharkey, whose face and body came painstakingly close to the horns of one of the angry...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Ute Mountain Roundup opens with a bang

As the clock struck seven and the sun shone down at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on June 7, multicolored fireworks shot into the air as the 88th rendition of the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Former M-CHS state champion Austin Wagner flying high

Since the last time Montezuma-Cortez High School sports fans saw Austin Wagner at the Colorado State Track and Field Championships just over one year ago, he has grown a bit more muscular and he...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Leopard Sharks’ swimmers excel in hometown meet

With the sun shining down and green and black flags hanging above the water, scores of swimmers arrived at the Cortez Municipal Pool this weekend to participate in the Cortez Leopard Sharks...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tomac wins third straight motocross with victory at Thunder Valley

Eli Tomac of Cortez remained undefeated in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series on Saturday with a sweep at the 450MX Thunder Valley National in Lakewood. It was his third straight overall victory in...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers working hard this offseason

Coming off a season in which they won two of their eight games, several members of the Montezuma-Cortez High School football team have banded together to take part in a rigorous offseason program....

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Victory and triumph: A look back at local spring sports

As prep sports seasons come and go, memories of most wins and losses blend together and eventually slip out of the collective conscience. A few moments never fade, however, and those moments become...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Eli Tomac wins Glen Helen motocross, makes it two straight

Eli Tomac of Cortez ran down Ken Roczen and Jason Anderson in two races Saturday to capture the overall victory at the AMA Pro Motocross in San Bernardino, California. It was Tomac’s second...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports