Brendan Ploen

Position: Herald Sports Writer

Leo Garand to be next Ignacio High School athletic director

Leo Garand always knew he wanted to lead a high school athletic program, and Ignacio High School came calling at the perfect time. Garand accepted a position on July 12 as the next athletic...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Mitchell Story hopeful for Junior Rodeo Nationals

Mitchell Story is feeling a lot more confident heading into his second National Junior High Finals Rodeo. This time, he will head into South Dakota as a state champion. Story, a 15-year-old from...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield’s Farmer, McGhehey named all-state honorable mention

Two Bayfield High School baseball stars garnered the attention of the rest of the state with their play in 2019. That landed them honorable mention status on the Colorado High School Activities...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango, Bayfield High track teams earn all-state recognition

Seven athletes from La Plata County were named to the Colorado High School Activities Association’s all-state track and field team last week after plenty of good performances at the State Track and...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield has strong finish at final day of state track

Jordan Lanning wrapped up her historic high school track and field career on Saturday and did so on her terms, and more importantly, in her style. The Bayfield High School senior won her third...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Jordan Lanning wins long jump at Day 2 of state

Jordan Lanning earned more than her second state title in as many days after she conquered the long jump on Day 2 of the Colorado High School Activities Association’s State Track and Field...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverines collect two titles on first day of state track

Bayfield High School made a big splash on opening day at the Colorado High School Activities Association State Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, as...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango track and field going for gold at state

Durango High School senior long-distance runner Aidan Fitzgerald had to make a sacrifice when deciding his final four events to compete in, after he had qualified for six events at the Colorado...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango baseball edges Bayfield with wild finish

Durango High School sophomore Jack Benner came off of the bench in Tuesday’s regular-season finale against Bayfield at DHS knowing he had to make an impact. His team was down four runs heading into...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Prep Roundup: Bayfield baseball goes undefeated in Intermountain League

The Bayfield High School baseball team had to wait a few extra days, but it was worth it, as the Wolverines finished off an undefeated Class 3A Intermountain League season after it took down Monte...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Prep Roundup: Ignacio track has top performance at San Juan Relays

The Ignacio High School track and field teams performed well at the San Juan Relays, which doubled as the San Juan Basin League Championships on Tuesday at IHS. The boys finished in fifth with 76...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Track Roundup: Bayfield gets six Intermountain League champions

The Bayfield High School track and field team produced one of its best performances of the year on Saturday when it had six league champions at the High Altitude Challenge at Alamosa High School,...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

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