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World War II veteran honored at JUCO

By Tim Harty

Fruita High School didn’t have baseball when Rex Raney was a student there. So, his playing of the game never amounted to more than sandlot ball, and other things happened in his life soon after he graduated high school in 1939 that ...


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Stephenson got his start with GJ Eagles

By Dale Shrull

Phil Stephenson has come a long way since his last visit to Grand Junction. On Sunday, he achieved a first. The Dodge City (Kansas) Community College Conquistadors won their first game ever at the Alpine Bank Junior College World ...


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Raiders run roughshod

By Eden Laase

Five runs in the first inning, five more in the sixth. With those two big innings Monday afternoon, Northwest Florida State College quickly put away the defending Alpine Bank Junior College World Series champion, Iowa Western Community ...


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Should I stay or should I go?

By Tim Harty

Kyle Barfield was blazing toward third base Monday, looking for assistant baseball coach Kory Koehler for a sign to hold up or head home. One problem: Koehler had moved down the third-base line to guide the two other runners who were racing ...


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Good game, Daddy

By Eden Laase

As a father, husband, student and baseball player, Leno Ramirez has more than a full plate. It’s overflowing. But as Ramirez would be quick to tell anyone, although his long list of responsibilities keeps him busy, they also keep him ...


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San Jac attack

By Tim Harty

It took San Jacinto (Texas) College-North until the ninth inning Saturday to get its first run. It took the Gators two pitches Sunday to get their first run. Second baseman Jon Meyer led off the game with a home run that set a welcome tone. ...


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Conqs’ sluggers have a big day

By Matt Meyer

The first home run Josh Williams launched out of Suplizio Field on Sunday hit the batters’ eye in center field. The second home run banged off a navy blue sport utility vehicle trying to navigate the parking lot beyond the fence in ...


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Gators rely on postseason experience

By Staff

They didn’t need a pep talk. That first-game loss quickly became a distant memory as San Jacinto (Texas) College-North players revisited previous postseason drama and recalled the perseverance that kept its season alive and got it to ...


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WORTH THE WAIT

By Dale Shrull

Games are never won in the first inning. After falling behind 5-0 in the first, Chattahoochee Valley (Alabama) Community College battled back to beat Yavapai (Arizona) College 9-8 in the final first-round game of the Alpine Bank Junior ...


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Big-game Highlanders

By Tim Harty

The biggest stage wasn’t too big for McLennan (Texas) Community College pitcher Jack Finnegan, who worked out of several jams to throw seven scoreless innings at Suplizio Field. It wasn’t too big for Highlanders center fielder ...


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