Eli Tomac gets off to slow starts in Redbud motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez got off to a slow start in both motos Friday at Redbud National in Buchanan, Michigan, and finished sixth place overall. Zach Osborne won both motocross races wire to wire and...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Suspect in Santa Fe High athlete death to remain jailed

SANTA FE — Estevan Montoya will remain in jail while he awaits trial on charges he shot and killed former Santa Fe High School basketball player Fedonta “J.B.” White. State District Judge T. Glenn...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sepp Kuss bounces back from crash, penalty at Tour de France

Thursday provided a good day to recover for Durango’s Sepp Kuss at the Tour de France. Stage 6 was completed without problem for the American on Team Jumbo-Visma. That came a day after he crashed...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Bolstered roster has Fort Lewis College cross-country ready to run in 2020

Months of individual training followed after the spring track and field season was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then came the uncertainty of a fall cross-country season at Fort Lewis College....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Lady Panthers slay Skiers in Western Slope play

DELTA – Asked separately the last time they’d been seriously used as pitchers, Montezuma-Cortez second baseman Hailey Veach and third baseman Bri Comisky paused, then grinned, as both replied it...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Plewe, Tichi go down to the wire at Conquistador Golf Course

Levi Tichi played his final nine holes of golf at 5-under-par on Thursday at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez. It wasn’t enough to beat Thayer Plewe on his home track. The Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Quinn Simmons sharp at French summer classic

Quinn Simmons was in the sprint for a win Tuesday in France. The 19-year-old from Durango came across the finish line in sixth place at the 84th Bretagne Classic Ouest-France , a one-day road...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Lady Panthers savoring 3-0 start to season

Having punished the most major mistake her Montezuma-Cortez counterpart made Thursday, Durango pitcher Sydney Flores knew such a gift wouldn’t be offered twice. “I was told to scoot up in the box,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Eli Tomac’s race goes up in smoke at Loretta Lynn National in Tennessee

Eli Tomac of Cortez began his defense of his AMA Motocross title this month with a third-place finish last week and a maddening 16th-place finish Saturday at the Loretta Lynn National after his...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Freedom Cats working on mental aspects of the game

During a highly productive summer for members of the Cortez Freedom Cats baseball team, manager Tim Passell has preached the importance of mental side of the game to his players. Fine points of...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango girls, Bayfield’s Shields shine at Boggy Draw Bear Chase

The return to running came in Dolores, and high school cross-country athletes from across southwest Colorado turned in strong performances. Dolores High School hosted the second edition of the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wilson, Montezuma-Cortez rally past Durango Demons

Montezuma-Cortez didn’t flinch with an early 2-0 deficit that grew to 3-0 by the mid-innings Thursday. The Panthers already had two games this season and knew the bats would come around after they...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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