John F. Russell is a sports reporter and photographer for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He writes a sports column that appears Sundays. He has worked for the newspaper since June 1990.
John has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado and worked at the Longmont Times-Call during college.
John is from Denver. His hobbies include bowling, softball, photography, pinochle and following his two lovely children around.
Steamboat Springs soccer team dropped its second game in a row Thursday night in Frisco, but despite the setbacks the team's coach remains positive as he looks forward to the second half of the 2016 campaign.
The Steamboat Running Series will come to a close this weekend with the Emerald Mountain Trail Run, a race designed to benefit a great cause and crown a few champions.
The Steamboat Springs Sailors will be looking to return to winning Saturday when they come home to face a solid Evergreen team.
Memorial Fun shoot is about a lot more than just having a good time. The proceeds raised by the event help support local 4-H programs and promote opportunities for women to get involved in competitive shooting sports.
The members of the Steamboat Springs golf team scored well at the regional tournament with three golfers earned a shot at state.
Members of the Steamboat Springs High School Volleyball team had hoped to celebrate the team's return home Thursday, but Battle Mountain wrecked the party.
After playing the past eight games on the road, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team will be back home against Battle Mountain.
Three teams from Rocky Mountain Cheer are celebrating this week after earning top honors at the 19th annual Spirit Fest in Denver last weekend.
The golf season will be determined by just 18 holes for the members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team. A solid round next week at the Adobe Creek Golf Course in Fruita would mean an invitation to state and a chance at a title.
It may seem as uf the high school sports season just got underway, but it's already crunch time for members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team, who have their eyes on the regional tournament and a shot at state.