Jon is a sports reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel who covers high school and Colorado Mesa University sports. He also takes photos and writes an occasional column, doing whatever is needed on a day-to-day basis.
Mesa State College, bachelor’s degree (2000) in mass communications with triple emphasis in news/editorial, broadcasting and public relations.
Jon is a Colorado Springs native. He’s worked at several newspapers during his career, including the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the Greeley Tribune and The News Review in Roseburg, Oregon. He was a truck driver when the economy was bad from 2009 until 2013 but freelanced for the Glenwood and Grand Junction papers during that time.
Jon is engaged to April Russell and they are currently planning their wedding. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, running, photography and playing with his dog.
The proverbial level of hunger for the Delta and Roosevelt high school football teams has intensified this week. … more
Nothing about the proposed football conferences released by the Colorado High School Activities Association on … more
The problem Colorado Mesa University divers Ryan Popp and Sage D’Ambrosia faced Saturday night was a nice … more
Sky Hirsch needed help getting out of bed when the college swimming season started in August. Now, there’s … more
More than a few eyebrows at Paonia Town Park went up last Saturday. … more
Memories of the fateful play from the beginning of the season are still fresh in the minds of the Delta and The … more
PAONIA — So, how’s it going, Taylor Walters? … more
Isaac Maestas figured he was going to be a do-everything kind of player for the Palisade High School football team … more
Being the favorite in a postseason game is something new to Delta High School’s football team. … more
Tyler Bosshardt’s transition to the backfield of the Rifle High School football team’s offense was an … more
The improvement of Colorado Mesa University’s men’s soccer team year after year is something Blake … more
Just because the Delta High School volleyball team is playing in the Class 4A state championships for the first … more
The Class 3A Western Slope Conference had a strong showing again, with nearly three teams landing first-round home … more
Grand Junction, Colorado, is the last place Daniel Benlov expected to be playing hockey. … more
DELTA — Palisade High School’s football team put itself in a position to win, or at least share, … more
Nick Swanson is typically more of a grinder when he’s on the wrestling mat. Redshirt freshman Jason Buhr is … more
Moshe Perez clearly remembers the phone call he received from Todd Padgett, even if it came at 2 a.m. … more
Tim Lenard knew exactly what he was signing up for when he took over the Grand Valley High School football program … more
There’s a lot of getting better going around for three members of the Delta High School volleyball team this … more
There’s a lot of getting better going around for three members of the Delta High School football team this … more