Lindsay Joy joined the FOX31 and Channel 2 sports team in July of 2018 as a sports reporter.
Born and raised in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Lindsay fell in love with sports at a young age. The daughter of a Kansas Jayhawk alum, she grew up watching plenty of college basketball and soon became a fan of all sports. But her love for college basketball grew even stronger when she attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Since graduating from Gonzaga with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Lindsay has worked as a sports reporter and anchor all over the country. From covering the Cowboys in Wyoming to the Cavaliers in Charlottesville, she has seen plenty of great (and sometimes not so great) games. Lindsay eventually moved back to Spokane, where she had the chance to cover her alma mater’s 2017 run to the national championship game. She also covered Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars, a beat that was never boring.
Lindsay is thrilled to be in the Mile High City and is always on the lookout for great local sports stories. If you have any ideas, questions, or just want to talk about Zag basketball, you can find her on Twitter (and sometimes Facebook).
DENVER — It was a comeback five years in the making. This week at Denver Christian there were pregame jitters, there were cheers, and there were touchdowns – a lot of touchdowns. After five years with no football team, interest was high to bring it back. Over the course of this year, the school worked with the athletic department to make it happen. “This was history for those kids,” said Dirk Visser, Denver Christian head coach. “I was ecstatic, I […]
PARKER, Colo. — Parker native Anna Kennedy has always been an athlete. “I play football, dodgeball, softball, soccer, anything I can,” she said of her college intramural career. “I love to play any team sport.” Soccer was her first love and she continued playing from her youth days until her years at Legend High School in Parker. “I remember running around in the little gym, and then I played it every year through my senior year in high school,” said […]
DENVER — When his University of Denver lacrosse career ended this spring, Michael Cox knew he didn’t want his playing days to be over for good. “I just wasn’t ready when I graduated June 15 to set the cleats down and set the stick down,” said Cox. “So I thought I’ll give it a shot. I just like being at the pinnacle of any sport that I do.” On Saturday, Cox hit the turf at the National Lacrosse League combine […]
DENVER — Two years ago, John Grant Jr. hung up his cleats and said goodbye to his playing days. But it turns out that was more of a ‘see you later.’ “It’s the longest I’ve gone since I was pretty much born, not playing,” Grant Jr. says of his two year hiatus. “Deep down, I think I still wanted to play, I just didn’t think I could.” Injuries had ultimately forced him off the field, but at the age of […]
One of the most decorated high school track careers in Colorado history ended in a flash. In her final race at the CHSAA state championships in May, Denver East’s Arria Minor tied the state record in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.31 seconds. “I looked at the clock and then I was just like ‘whoa,'” Minor says, laughing. “It was an unbelievable moment, like let me wait for it to change. And it didn’t change, so it felt really […]
Gregory Ritscher is a fighter. “Learning to box, throw a good combination and hear those gloves pop gives you a great sense of self worth,” he says. The opponent that he’s been fighting for years is a tough one – Parkinson’s disease. “I was 55,” he recalls of his diagnosis. “That was April 26, 2011 at about 3:25 in the afternoon. You remember hearing things like ‘you have Parkinson’s.'” Eventually, he found a way to fight back. “Boxing has been […]
DENVER — A group of women who have dedicated their careers to helping veterans is running the Colfax Marathon as a relay team. “There’s that whole idea that you go further together, and that’s been true for us,” says Kim Wanous, a clinical social worker at the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, which is run by the VA. “We are a residential treatment program for veterans with PTSD,” explains Mandy Rabenhorst, a psychologist and assistant program manager. “We have this cool opportunity […]
DENVER — At first glance, it looks just like any other running group. “On Saturday we meet up once a week for three to four miles,” says Colin Ferro. “We’re doing some stretching, some training.” But the roots for these runners run much deeper. “We’ve all been through something that is life-changing,” says Mary Walinchus. “I was diagnosed with stage three sarcoma in 2010.” “My original diagnosis was in 2003,” explains Tiffany Wolf. “I was diagnosed with stage two melanoma. I was 22 years […]
LAKEWOOD — The Colorado Visionaries Blind Hockey Club is helping blind and visually impaired hockey players flourish. “Every person here has a story about why they’re here,” club manager, Kent Martin said. Stantec assisted CVBHC during their company’s ice hockey tournament in Westminster on Sunday. Blind hockey players showcased their sport and their skillsets at a special practice session. “What we’re doing is helping with practice, helping kids learn how to skate, helping adults learn how to skate and trying […]
DENVER — Two of Colorado’s top homegrown athletes have dreams of gold. For Lindsey Horan, they started in Golden. “It’s kind of a dream come true,” Horan’s mom Linda says of her daughter playing for the U.S. Women’s National Team. “She’s wanted that since she was a little girl. It still feels kind of surreal.” Mallory Pugh’s passion for the game was born nearby in Highlands Ranch. “The memories of taking her up to the soccer field — kicking balls […]
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — One of the best feelings in sports is when you’re really just on a roll. This weekend at Colorado State, the Rams logging team hosted a log rolling event that featured some of the best college competitors in the country. “For the western half of the U.S., this is it. This is the Championship,” says Chrissy Ramsey, who was the head judge at the event. “All of the events that you see in our competition all […]
DENVER — Grace Broadhurst’s college gymnastics career has come with plenty of highs and lows, but through it all she has stayed positive. “My sophomore year, I tore my left ACL, and had one major reconstruction surgery and then two more after in that same year,” she says. “To have three surgeries in one year and be out for two full seasons. It wasn’t the most fun, but being surrounded by incredible people in coaches and teammates, it was a […]