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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Hayden Tigers overcome Panthers in season-opener; collect first win

The Hayden Tigers kicked off the football season Friday with a thrilling 12-6 victory against the visiting Nederland Panthers.

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Sailors looking to corral the Mullen Mustangs in opening game of 2016 season

The members of the Steamboat Springs boys soccer team will return to the pitch Saturday hoping to open the season with a win and set the tone for another playoff run.

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Hayden looking forward to start of new season, chance to improve

The Hayden Tigers football team ushers in a new football season Friday.

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Sports radio in Steamboat Springs changing the game plan

Sports radio listeners in Steamboat Springs can expect a few changes this fall, but stations will continue to provide plenty to talk about.

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Steamboat Triathlon will be a family affair for one Steamboat Springs family

The Steamboat Triathlon offers endurance athletes a chance to push the limits in the scenic setting of Lake Catamount.

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Titles still up for grabs as sun sets on 2016 rodeo season

There is still plenty to be decided as the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series draws to a close this weekend at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.

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Gravity draws top riders to Steamboat, Enduro-X races

Race organizers expecting top field of racers to show up this week for annual Enduro-X races.

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Routt County Fair dog show teaches young handlers what it takes to win a ribbon

Young handlers seek ribbons at the Routt County Fair dog show but are rewarded with so much more.

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Biking the Boat to raise money for STARS

Each year, cyclists in Steamboat Springs gather at the base of Steamboat Ski Area for the Biking the Boat charity ride and a chance to help support a program that helps people with disabilities through a host of recreational opportunities that can be life-changing for those who take part.

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Steamboat High School sports season begins Monday

Monday will mark the start of the high school sports season in Steamboat Springs and across Colorado as football, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading and tennis swing back into action.

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Sarah Girmurtu, a freshman at Steamboat Mountain School, catches a flying disc while training with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Tuesday afternoon at Howelsen Hill. Gimurtu moved to Steamboat from Wisconsin to train with the club's women's ski jumping program.

Mitch Locke escorts his sons Marcus, far left, and Marshal to Strawberry Park Elementary on the first day of school last week.

Hayden's quarterback Garrett St. Clair tosses a pass to Christian Carson in the first half of Friday's game in Hayden. The Hayden Tigers topped the Nederland Panthers, 12-6, in their season opener.

Hayden's Garrett St. Clair strips the ball from Nederland running back Kenny Shankey in the first half of Friday night’s season opener in Hayden. The Hayden Tigers topped the Nederland Panthers, 12-6.

Hayden's Daylon Frentress rushes the ball past several Nederland players during Friday's 12-6 victory over Nederland in the season opener. Hayden’s Christian Carson scored two touchdowns in the game.

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