Brendan Ploen

Position: Herald Sports Writer

Mancos falls to Ignacio in top-10 clash

IGNACIO – A series of missed layups early and tough defense down the stretch from Ignacio High School frustrated the Mancos Bluejays boys basketball in a massive top-10 2A clash Tuesday night in...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango musher Ryne Olson third at Copper Basin 300, looks to Yukon Quest

When Ryne Olson saw temperatures hovering around 60-below zero during parts of the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Monday, she started to question herself as mind games danced in her head. All she...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Ignacio basketball uses third quarter to pull away from Dolores

When Ignacio High School guard Triston Thompson warmed up before Friday night’s game against Dolores, he admitted he missed a lot of his attempts. Once the game started, though, Thompson came to...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Whiteskunk leads Montezuma-Cortez past Durango in Southwest Classic

Montezuma-Cortez High School’s Teagan Whiteskunk knows how to put on a show. The senior guard scored 15 points against Durango in the first boys basketball matchup between the same two teams in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Southwest Classic boys basketball tournament presents intriguing rivalry games

Four years ago, the Southwest Classic was a novel idea to bring some of the biggest boys basketball teams in Southwest Colorado together for a lively end to the non-conference season. Now, it’s...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio qualify for volleyball regionals

All three area high schools qualified for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s regional volleyball tournaments when the draw was announced Monday. Bayfield, Durango and Ignacio high...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Animas High’s Riley Amos rides to mountain bike state championship

It was the perfect end to Riley Amos’ high school mountain bike racing career as the senior wrapped up Sunday’s Colorado High School Cycling League mountain bike state championships at Durango Mesa...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College football gears up for season opener

Fort Lewis College senior defensive lineman George Marpaung is holding everyone on the Fort Lewis College football team accountable, and he believes it is going to kickstart a new era for a program...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Leo Garand to be next Ignacio High School athletic director

Leo Garand always knew he wanted to lead a high school athletic program, and Ignacio High School came calling at the perfect time. Garand accepted a position on July 12 as the next athletic...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Natalie Lang topples Lake Memphremagog marathon feat

When Natalie Lang jumps in the water and begins swimming, her sense of time, direction and hearing sink to the depths of the open water, and instead, she lets her body do the work, stroke by...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez Water Dragons finish second at Durango swim meet

Brandon Walker is bringing in new methods as the latest head coach of Durango Swim Club and he showed it on Sunday, when he changed out of his polo and swam the mixed 800-meter freestyle relay, the...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ian Huang, Maggie Yount repeat at Steamworks Half Marathon

Steamworks Half Marathon race director Matthew Krichman called Ian Huang on Thursday after he saw that the defending champion was not registered on the sold-out, 300-person race roster. Krichman...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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