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: Olympic-sized memories something to hold onto

Twenty years after placing fourth at the Olympic Games, Steamboat Springs Olympian Annie Kakela prefers to focus on the positive side of her experience.

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Long-running golf tournament hoping new format brings golfers back to the course

Seventeen years ago, the Steiner Cup was created to carry on the memory of longtime local Vic Steiner. This year, the event will change it's format a bit with hopes that golfers can find the time to take part.

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Rare Air Tennis Training Camp gives young players a chance to elevate game

The Rare Air Tennis Training Camp, the first of it's kind in Steamboat Springs, will offer young players a chance to elevate their game as they reach for the next level.

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Local teams rise to top at Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament

More than 150 teams came to Steamboat Springs looking for titles at last weekend's Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament, but some of this year's champions call Steamboat home.

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Glenwood tops Storm to claim Mountain West College Baseball League title

Saturday's championship game was exactly how Steamboat Storm coach Matt Ellinghuysen pictured it — only with a different final score.

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Local tennis player chases aspirations to next level

A local tennis player's dream of playing tennis at the next level came true during a national-level event in Omaha earlier this month.

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Volunteers make Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament work

The Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament is a fixture on the summer calendar , but the event's success is actually built upon the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers.

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Rally in the Valley proves to be a good time for local golfers

A dedicated group of golfers came out Tuesday to play some golf and support those who are battling breast cancer.

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Steamboat Mountain Soccer tournament draws top teams to town for annual event

A Steamboat Springs summer tradition celebrates its 32nd year as soccer takes center stage in mountains of northwest Colorado.

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John F. Russell: Cheering for the boys of summer

Two summers ago the Steamboat Storm collegiate baseball team arrived in Steamboat Springs hoping to bring a new level of the game America loves to the mountains of Northwest Colorado. Now, in its second year, the team is hoping to bring a title home to its dedicated band of local followers and supporters.

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Mae Thorp, of Steamboat Springs, returns a shot during the Rare Air Tennis Training Camp Monday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Top young tennis hopefuls from Steamboat and around the country are taking part in the performance camp this week and will play in the Steamboat Tennis Association's Annual Tennis Championships this weekend.

Sleeping Bear Pediatrics clinical staff members, from left, Sarah Dixson, Ben Massey and Linnea Dixson, all plan to begin medical school in fall 2017.

Connor Miles plays a game of Ultimate Frisbee on the practice field in front of Steamboat Springs High School. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. for pickup games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Max Goldman climbs the wall at the Old Town Hot Springs Tuesday afternoon in Steamboat Springs. Goldman was visiting his grandmother from the Boulder area and decided to spend a few hours at the local pool.

Kaden Blake of Steamboat Springs heads for the water after losing his grip on the rock climbing wall at the Old Town Hot Springs Monday afternoon. The local pool was packed with locals and visitors hoping to make the most of the summer day and avoid the warm temperatures in Steamboat Springs.

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