Southwest Colorado high schools see New Mexico cancel fall football, soccer

New Mexico high school football and soccer are on hold in 2020 with the hope seasons may be played in the spring. Colorado can only hope it is not next. The announcement from New Mexico Gov....

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Gov. Lujan Grisham: No contact sports permitted in New Mexico in fall 2020

New Mexico won’t see the beginning of football and soccer seasons this fall. In Thursday afternoon’s COVID-19 press conference from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, it was announced contact sports such...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Rifilato returns to volleyball bench at Durango High School

Kelley Rifilato was ready to return to volleyball coaching in La Plata County. The right fit still had to emerge. The longtime coach was hired by Durango High School this summer to take over the...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield volleyball cancels camps with CSU, NAU coaches

Bayfield High School is known for hosting some of the biggest summer volleyball camps in the Four Corners. Like so many other events in 2020, those camps were forced to cancel Thursday because of...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Herald Boys Athlete of the Year: Bayfield’s John Foutz

John Foutz left it all on the mat. When it was all over, he had left no doubt. The Bayfield High School senior turned in a dominant performance in the Colorado High School Activities Association...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Herald Girls Athlete of the Year: Ignacio’s Makayla Howell

Makayla Howell has always been the master of her own voice. Her tone was strong but rarely overbearing. Her timing during in-game situations was impeccable, and her words to teammates were precise,...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Herald Girls Comeback Athlete of the Year: Bayfield’s Mavis Edwards

The mechanics behind a tennis serve and a volleyball swing are virtually identical movements. The wind-up, point of contact and follow through are hammered home day after day, practice after...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Pac-12 pact: Herrera chooses Division I Washington

En route to compiling four-year varsity win-loss records of 66-34 in volleyball and 81-20 in basketball, with two state championships in the former and four state appearances with one runner-up...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

McKee ready to get to work with Plainswomen volleyball

Hard work isn’t a problem for Lana McKee. So when the Bayfield High School senior steps foot on a college volleyball court in the fall, she won’t have a problem digging deep to compete for playing...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bodybuilding attracts current, former Bayfield Wolverines

Caught up in preparations for Bayfield High School’s spring musical performance of “Bright Star,” Josh Kaufmann’s 2020 track and field season – still blooming back in early March – was already...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

2020 Connie Mack World Series canceled by COVID-19

One of the great sports traditions in the Four Corners has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Connie Mack World Series , which has been held each year in Farmington since 1965,...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Tech tightens bonds twixt Bayfield girls soccer players, coaches

Given the Colorado High School Activities Association’s mid-morning sledgehammer of a decision Tuesday, one could reasonably assume that when athletic directors and coaches broke the fatal news to...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

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