John F. Russell is the sports editor and a photographer for the 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.
If you play recreational softball, you've probably experienced the moment that comes the day after.
A 300-pound bear was struck by a pickup and killed after attempting to cross U.S. Highway 40 near Milner on Wednesday afternoon.
Sam Samlowski was honored with the Steamboat Springs Junior Golf Association's first-ever scholarship.
The team's offense was kicking on all cylinders Sunday, but the defense could hold it together in the second game of a doubleheader.
Rick DeVos helped make the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club a model in our country, and a source of pride in our community.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be looking for new leadership this summer after its board of directors announced Wednesday that longtime Director Rick DeVos will be leaving the club.
Summer days in Steamboat Springs are precious. So the best thing to do is make a list and get rolling before it's too late and summer is gone.
Organizers are encouraging players to register by Friday. The tournament will take place June 3 with shotgun starts at 10 a.m. and noon. The tournament will use a modified two best ball and teams will be made up of four players. Tees will be assigned by handicap.
A strong showing in a doubleheader against Rangely on Sunday helped the Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team open the season at home on a winning note.
I fell in love with running bases as a child, and though I'm a little older and a little slower, the game and my love of playing it never has changed.