John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter


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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Lottery funds help Routt County Fairgrounds move forward with improvements

Visitors to the Routt County Fair will not have to endure a muddy midway on rainy days thanks to a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

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Steamboat High School standouts get chance to showcase talents in Pittsburgh

Two Steamboat hockey players will take their talents to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and play in the 2017 America's Showcase.

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Help wanted as Steamboat Sailors' search for new football assistants begins

With a new head coach in place, the Steamboat Springs football program looks to take the next step by posting the remaining coaching positions.

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Sailors girls soccer team comes out on top of overtime thriller with Battle Mountain

Steamboat Springs sophomore Delaney Moon scored two goals Tuesday, including an overtime game winner, as the Sailors topped the Battle Mountain Huskies in the home opener.

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Steamboat's Sue White races to top spot in giant slalom race at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Steamboat Springs ski racer and longtime local Sue White raced to a gold medal at the 2017 Special Olympic World Winter Games in Austria.

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Steamboat Springs hockey players skate to national championships

A pair of girls from Steamboat Springs head to national tournament as part of Aspen Leaf's U14 AA girls hockey team.

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Steamboat Springs athletes take top spots on final day of junior Skiing Championships

Steamboat Springs Winter Spots Club racers shined on final day of the USSA Rocky Central U14 Alpine Skiing Championships

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Girls lacrosse comes home 4-0

They just keep winning, and Saturday their fans will have a chance to see if the streak will continue.

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Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team opens season 3-0

Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team knocked off Eaglecrest on Thursday, improving to 3-0.

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Injuries can't keep Steamboat Springs senior off tennis court

Steamboat Springs senior Emi Thompson returned to the court this week, proving that hockey can't put her tennis season on ice.

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