sports

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.

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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