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John F. Russell: Cheering for the red, white and blue

The U.S. Women's soccer team has earned its place in our Fourth of July celebration.

John F. Russell: Finding passion in the games we play

For many of the people I have covered the game is a past time, a thing that grabs our attention for a few hours and then passes with the seasons. A few of the people I've covered have taken the game to new levels and for them it's not just about the score at the end of the day, but the passion we all fell for the game.

John F. Russell: Dingle has played hockey across the world, still considers Steamboat Springs home

Professional hockey player Ryan Dingle has moved to places around the world to pursue his love of the game, but that hasn't stopped him from realizing that home will always be tucked away in the mountains of Northwest Colorado in a place known as Ski Town USA.

John F. Russell: The garage sale can wait, I still want to play games

I should give up the game of softball, but what fun would that be.

John F. Russell: Summer filled with opportunities

Summer is filled with opportunities for children in Steamboat Springs.

John F. Russell: Sometimes success is measured outside the Olympics, even in Ski Town USA

In a town where a skier's success is often measured by an Olympic-sized yardstick, many skiers are proving there is more than one way to bring home a trophy.

John F. Russell: Making a difference in your community

Sailor Luau gives student athletes a chance to give back, thank the community.

John F. Russell: Success starts before high school

The key to success for any high school program is building a strong foundation. that's what the Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team is trying to do with it's new elementary and middle school programs.

John F. Russell: Finding joy from playing the game

Remember that the love of the game is about a lot more than winning or losing.

John F. Russell: Sled hockey player sets an example for everyone

Corey Fairbanks may not have use of his legs, but he is setting an example that every athlete can learn from

John F. Russell: Changing seasons, shifting gears

The seasons in Steamboat Springs come and go, but they are not always tied to the calendar.

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John F. Russell: Nothing stereotypical about this boarder

Twenty years ago Hal Fischel decided he wanted to try something different. So he turned in his skis for a snowboard and has never looked back.

John F. Russell: Remembering that the game is about more than the score

There was a time when pickup basketball games were found in the driveways of every neighborhood. Looking back I realize that those games meant about a lot more than the final score.

John F. Russell: Remembering that games are about more than the score

There was a time when pickup basketball games were found in the driveways of every neighborhood. Looking back, I realize that those games meant a lot more than the final score.

John F. Russell: Expecting the best from coaches

We expect a lot from coaches, but what every parent hopes for is that their children's coaches will teach them to enjoy the game.

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