Study shows playing football before age 12 can lead to mood and behavior issues

A new medical study has found that children who play football before age 12 suffer mood and behavior problems later in life at rates significantly higher than those who take up the sport later. The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

YAFL players learn more than football

Members of Durango’s Young America Football League got a lesson outside of football during the teams’ weekly games. Last Saturday, YAFL held a balloon release in honor of Kristen Dugan, who died...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Youth sports study: Declining participation, rising costs and unqualified coaches

WASHINGTON - Between skyrocketing costs, sport specialization and coaches needing training, youth sports is in the midst of a crisis, according to new data published Wednesday by the Sports &...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Four Durango teams record shutout victories in YAFL action

Durango’s youth football teams had a dominant weekend with four of the five Young America Football League teams coming away with shutout victories. The Demons’ second-grade team opened its season...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Defenses shine Week 1 of Durango YAFL season

Durango’s young football players returned to the field last weekend, and it was a dominant start for two grades of Demons. The fifth-grade Durango Young America Football League team beat...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Swim Club takes five to state championships

Geography held many swimmers back from the Colorado Swimming state championships. With the event held in Fort Collins across two weekends, only five of the team’s 11 qualifiers from the Durango...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Swim Club gets high marks

The Durango Swim Club members reached new heights at last week’s Western Slope Championships. Durango’s girls posted three of the five high point awards in their age groups. Aileen McManus scored...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Pine River Youth Baseball going to state championship

Despite an early scare, the Pine River Youth Baseball team claimed the Little League District 4 championship with a 10-7 win against Southwest Colorado Youth Baseball and will move to the Colorado...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Swim Club improves in Grand Junction

The Durango Swim Club took its youth swimmers to Wednesday’s talent-loaded Grand Junction Invite and showed improvement from last year’s impressive effort. The Durango squad matched up with more...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango’s Teagan Kehm headed to elite softball tournament

Durango’s 13-year-old Teagan Kehm is about to have the softball experience of her life. After a grueling March tryout session in Glendale, Arizona, Kehm was chosen to play for the 12-and-under Far...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

No-contest plea in Little League baseball bat attack on coach

LOS ANGELES – A California man has pleaded no contest to attacking his son’s Little League baseball coach with a bat during a game last year. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Swim Club clubs the competition

The Durango Swim Club hosted a home meet last weekend and blew its opponents out of the water. The team racked up 844 points Saturday and Sunday at the Durango Recreation Center and cruised to...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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