Ian Ross, Vallejo Times-Herald

Ian Ross

Vallejo Times-Herald

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Past articles by Ian:

Probe finds ‘credible evidence’ Marin athletes used racial slurs toward opposing Bay Area teams

The Novato school district’s investigation into a trio of incidents involving racial name calling by San Marin athletes found that there was “credible evidence” that three or four students used rac… → Read More

PV falls 2-0 to Marin in NorCal regional opener

After seeing her initial shot saved, Marin Academy striker Rebecca Sherry decided to take her time with the second one. → Read More

Marin football teams given new life as California lifts ban on competition

Prep football and other outdoor sports will be allowed to resume play across many parts of California for the first time in nearly 12 months, the state Department of Public Health announced Friday morning, culminating a long-fought battle for return-to-play advocates. → Read More

Dominican athletics still eyeing a January return

Dominican University athletic programs will remain on hiatus until January at the earliest after the PacWest Conference voted unanimously on Friday to start no earlier than 2021. → Read More

Marin Catholic track standout Samantha Wallenstrom commits to Duke

Samantha Wallenstrom, one of three Marin female athletes to win a state title in track, committed earlier this week to run both track and cross country at Duke University. → Read More

Former Redwood standout Walker finding her voice

Jenny Walker enjoyed a stellar freshman season for the Now York University women’s basketball team but the former Redwood High standout isn’t limiting her impact to on-court activities. → Read More

Bruce Grant, legendary Marin track coach, dies at 91

Bruce Grant, 91, who was still coaching hurdles and jumps at Terra Linda at the age of 90, lost his battle with skin cancer and died on Wednesday. → Read More

Marin Catholic softball standout Teperson commits to Cal

Marin Catholic High softball standout Annabel Teperson lost a good chunk of her recruiting window as the coronavirus pandemic wiped out most of her high school and travel ball seasons. → Read More

Novato High athletic facilities undergo facelift during pandemic

It’s been five months since Novato High hosted an athletic contest due to the novel coronavirus pandemic but that down time has been put to good use. → Read More

Detwiler steps down as San Rafael baseball coach

When Steve Detwiler took the field with his San Rafael High baseball team for its MCAL opener against Branson in March, he couldn’t possibly have imagined it would be his last game as the Bulldogs’ head coach. → Read More

Dominican fall sports delayed as PacWest sets new athletic calendar

Dominican University announced on Friday that all of its fall sports season would be delayed until at least Jan.1 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Marin Catholic RB Perez commits to UC Davis

Matteo Perez put together a prolific junior season at Marin Catholic but the novel coronavirus pandemic made his recruiting process a little trickier than it otherwise might have been. → Read More

Marin high school athletes on ice as CIF postpones football season, delays fall sports

The fate of prep fall sports gained some clarity on Monday when the California Interscholastic Federation announced that it was pushing the start of the fall sports season into December or January because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Dipsea offering virtual edition that begins Monday

After toying with the idea of attempting a virtual Dipsea on race day, the committee has put together a virtual offering that starts on Monday and runs until Sept. 6. → Read More

COM honors basketball pioneer Barksdale by renaming its court

The basketball court at College of Marin officially has a new name as the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor the best player in the history of the program, Don Barksdale. → Read More

Junior college plan sheds light on how sports calendar will change

Coronavirus case numbers continue to spike as California gradually moves ahead with plans to reopen the state. Deadlines for decisions on the future of prep and junior college sports loom less than a month away, bringing into question what those seasons might look like, should they happen at all. → Read More

Feder made lasting impact on Marin wrestling community

Chris Feder was connected to wrestling for most of his life, from his days as a college standout to his time coaching the sport at various levels in Marin and beyond. The Marin wrestling community lost one of its biggest ambassadors last week as Feder, 73, died at his home in San Rafael on June 15. → Read More

Marin schools given green light to reopen for conditioning programs

Marin Catholic was the first Marin high school to close its doors when the coronavirus pandemic hit back in March. MC is now poised to be the first school in the county to reopen athletics with football conditioning scheduled to take place on campus on Tuesday. → Read More

Youth sports taking first step toward reopening

For the first time in roughly three months, a handful of club sports teams around Marin will be getting back on the court on Monday as part of Phase 2 of reopening amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Despite cancellation, Dipsea Race Foundation awards five scholarships

With no race this year, there was some question as to whether the Dipsea Race Foundation would be able to give out college scholarships to a handful of seniors as it typically does each year at the Dipsea dinner. → Read More