Sports news

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Young people have strong opinions and ideas about what is happening in our local communities.  On this morning's interview, we hear from two swim team members who have been deeply affected by  recent departure of the Montezuma-Cortez High School swim team coach.

Steve Lewis / Durango Herald

Montezuma-Cortez High School has a new head coach for their football team. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dave Wagner about the coaching experience he brings to the job, his thoughts on this year's Panther football team, and why he values creating responsible young men and connecting with community as part of his work.

Mancos Times

Mancos is now home to a USA Pentathlon Youth National Championship gold medalist. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with 14-year-old pentathlete Teslin Stecher about the sport of pentathlon, how he trains for the various components of the sport, and his goal for competing in the Olympics.

The Cortez Burst Triathlon

Jun 18, 2015
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Each year, the Cortez Burst Triathlon offers a race for all ages that is a fun way to kick off the 4th of July holiday. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rayna Hale, President of Friends of Recreation, and Sensa Wolcott, Race Director for the Cortez Burst Triathlon, about how the race supports good health in our community, ways to train for a triathlon, and what participants can expect at this year's Cortez Burst Triathlon.

Pine River Times

Distance running has gained in popularity in recent years, and especially participation in half marathon races. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ben Hahn, Race Director for the Cowboy Half Marathon, about why running is a popular and fun way to stay fit and compete, how to train for distance races, and what the Cowboy Half Marathon race will offer to runners at this year's event on May 16th.

A Fresh Look At Youth Sports

Jul 14, 2014
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Being involved in youth sports can be an impressionable part of a child's life, but with an increasingly competitive environment where many times coaches and parents sacrifice fun for the desire to win games, how we teach our kids to play and enjoy sports is more important than ever. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doug LaMunyon, a local youth baseball coach, about why having fun is so vital to competition, keeping our kids involved in sports, and helping them develop into good friends and teammates.

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12 Hours of Mesa Verde Cycling Race

May 1, 2014
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The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is a premier cycling event that takes place at Phil's World, the world-renown mountain biking trails east of Cortez. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dani Gregory, the race director for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, about this endurance relay race and how it is dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Southwest Colorado.

On the UN's 2013 International Day of the Girl, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Casie LaMunyon, the area coordinator with Girls On The Run, a national program that works to inspire girls to be happy, healthy, and confident through running-based activities.

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