John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter

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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

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John F. Russell: Cleveland lands title, Lebron earns my respect

Cleveland earned its first major sports title in more tnan 50 years Sunday, thrilling sports fans across the country and giving LeBron James a chance to rebuild his own legacy.

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John F. Russell: Sharing the dream with your children

I used to think that parents who travel around the country to watch their children play games were crazy, but now I think it's time that somebody had me committed.

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John F. Russell: Finding great athletes on the stage

This week some of the top athletes in the country have come to Steamboat Springs. But don't bother looking for them on the field, the court or the ice.

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Steamboat Springs bowler leads pack at 65th Open Handicap tournament

Local bowler Dewey Whitecotton tops the leaderboard at the USBC 65th Open Handicap bowling tournament.

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Former sheriff pulls man from travel trailer after explosion

A former Routt County sheriff pulled a man from a burning travel trailer Tuesday evening after an explosion Tuesday evening rocked the Eagle Soaring RV Park west of Steamboat Springs.

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John F. Russell: Finding a home on the field, and off, in the mountains of Steamboat Springs

With the start of the season only two weeks away, organizers of the Storm Baseball team are rounding third and hoping to find homes.

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John F. Russell: Shootout brings back memories of another big game, state title

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Jim Dudley understands the magic that comes from winning a penalty kick tie-breaker in the big game. When the Sailors topped Palisade in a shootout back in 1998, it left a mark that our town may never forget.

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Steamboat goalkeeper finding her "free"style

Sailor's soccer standout has hidden talent

Steamboat Springs senior Ocoee Wilson has left her mark as one of the top goalkeepers in the state and has played a huge role in the Sailors' winning record and state playoff success. But there's another side to the Steamboat goalie, who seems to have found her own style.

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John F. Russell: Amy Brodie overcoming challenges, wondering if there is more

When Steamboat Springs swimmer Amy Brodie got the opportunity to swim at Colorado Mesa University a few years ago, she reached a level few swimmers in Steamboat have ever enjoyed. But the past few years have been filled with ups and downs, and after making a tremendous comeback this last season, the local girl can't help but wonder what could be.

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Fire burns 5 acres before crews get control

A controlled burn, which got out of control, burned five acres near Thorpe Mountain before fire crews gained control.

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Recent photos

Ben James, left, works with Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports program coordinator Tommy Moore to tie-dye a shirt earlier this month.

Christa Metzler, left, gives a high five to junior counselor Brittney Starks after swinging a gold club at Haymaker Golf Course earlier in June.

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports junior counselor Brittney Starks, left, and Christa Metzler take a look at their completed shirts during a tie-dye activity at Fetchers Pond.

Ellie Zwak, left, and Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports junior mentor Eli Roach prepare to tie-dye shirts on the first day of a STARS Teen Adventure Camp earlier this month.

STARS volunteer Mark Hamilton works with Armando Arceo-Lopez on his golf swing during an activity at Haymaker Golf Course.

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