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.
The U.S. Women's soccer team has earned its place in our Fourth of July celebration.
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.
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.
Ryan Dingle's Elite Hockey Training camp posts summer schedule.
I should give up the game of softball, but what fun would that be.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Executive Director, Jim Boyne said effort to build the new SSWSC-Stevens' Family Alpine Venue comes from the community within, and outside the club.
Spencer Petersen becomes the fourth winner of the Steamboat Springs Junior Golf Association's annual scholarship earning $2,000 he knows will be helpful in his pursuit of a college degree.
Summer is filled with opportunities for children in Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Springs Legion baseball team splits double header in Summit County.
The Steamboat Storm, a new collegiate level baseball team that will represent Steamboat Springs this summer, is slated to open play next month, as players continue to look for homes in the community.