John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter

Email: jrussell@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4209

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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.

Recent Stories

Steamboat Springs High School girl's lacrosse team falls in home opener,

The Battle Mountain Huskies experience proved to be too much for the Steamboat Springs Sailors Monday afternoon at Gardner Field. The Huskies topped Steamboat Springs in the Sailors first home game of the season, 15-3.

New colligate baseball league hoping for a homerun in Steamboat Springs

The newly formed Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League is coming to Steamboat Springs this summer.

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Steamboat juniors earn podium spots at Junior World Freestyle skiing championships

Three-hundred of the world's top junior freestyle skiers competed at the Junior World Championships in Italy this week. Two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members found their way to the podium.

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

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Figure skating club ready for Spring Show

The members of the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club are ready to step onto the ice this weekend with a tribute to Billboard's chart topping music.

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A weekend on the ice holds promise for local youth hockey programs

There will be plenty of action happening on the ice this weekend at the Howelsen Ice Arena, and one group of players is hoping to make a lasting impression on sleds.

John F. Russell: Changing seasons, shifting gears

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

Riders with ties to Steamboat Springs leave mark on World Cup, Nor-Am

When the Alpine snowboarding World Cup, and Nor-Am season came to an end last week several Steamboat Springs riders could be found near the top of the end-of-season point standings.

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Steamboat Springs Bantam A Team brings home a state title

Steamboat Springs Bantam A hockey team survived a thrilling overtime matchup with one of the top teams Friday, and then skated to a state title Sunday at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton.

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Registration for 2015 Moots Colorado Ranch Rally opens

The Moots Colorado Ranch Rally is a chance for cyclists from across the state, and country to discover the treasures that can be found along the dirt roads of Routt County.

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Steamboat Springs Bella Arce makes a pass toward goal during Monday afternoon's girls lacrosse game against Battle Mountain at Gardner Field. The Sailors lost 15-3 to the visiting team in the first home contest of the season for Steamboat. The girls will be back in action at 4 p.m. Friday against Eagle Valley.

Steamboat Springs sophomore Brittney Starks takes a shot on goal during Monday afternoon's girls’ lacrosse game against Battle Mountain at Gardner Field. The Sailors lost 15-3 to the visiting team in the first home contest of the season for Steamboat. The girls will be back in action at 4 p.m. Friday against Eagle Valley.

Steamboat Springs Becky Brown gets checked while making a run towards goal during Monday afternoon's girls lacrosse game against Battle Mountain at Gardner Field. The Sailors lost 15-3 to the visiting team in the first home contest of the season for Steamboat. The girls will be back in action at 4 p.m. Friday against Eagle Valley.

Steamboat Springs Kaelyn Kauffman attempts to take a pass away from Battle Mountain's Tiana Hill in the first half of Monday's girls lacrosse game at Gardner Field. The Sailors lost the game 15-3. It was the first home game of the season for Steamboat.

Steamboat Springs Kaelyn Kauffman takes a pass away from Battle Mountain's Tiana Hill in the second half of Monday's girls lacrosse game at Gardner Field The Sailors lost the game 15-3. It was the first home game of the season for Steamboat.

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