JUCO

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Waiting until Sunday to play not ideal for JUCO teams

By Scott Schlaufman

Playing the Sunday night game at the Junior College World Series isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. “It’s not as much fun as people think,” Grayson County (Texas) College coach Dusty Hart said. “Everybody ...


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Longtime JUCO fans OK with giving up old seats for new ones in Suplizio renovation

By Staff

Richard Broadhead has been sitting in the same spot to watch the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series for almost 49 years. Almost. The 84-year-old used to sit in the second row on the far-left end of Suplizio Field’s west stands. He ...


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Dream chaser: Seward County’s Barrios on way to fulfilling baseball goals

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Jake Barrios has always known what he wanted to do. The Seward County (Kan.) Community College freshman shortstop is well on his way. “I tried (baseball) when I was young and loved it,” Barrios said. “The first time I tried ...


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Bernie Williams expounds on parallels of baseball, music at JUCO banquet

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It wasn’t until a couple months ago that Bernie Williams began to learn about Grand Junction and the Alpine Bank National Junior College World Series. After arriving in town Friday and speaking at the pre-tournament banquet at Two ...


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JUCO banquet gives players a chance to relax and unwind before the games begin

By Patrick Bahr

Having the same routine is important for baseball players at all levels. With the first pitch of the 2011 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series scheduled for today at 9 a.m., Friday night at the JUCO banquet was a departure from the ...


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Pure joy: Buddies, players have a blast at Challenger season finale

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Cory Carlton stepped in the batter’s box and didn’t hesitate. The 14-year-old Grand Junction Challenger baseball player raised his bat and called his shot in the Challenger Program season finale Thursday at Columbine Park. The ...


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Kids’ Clinic gives area youth a chance to learn skills from JUCO players

By Patrick Bahr

Youth baseball players have plenty of passion for the game. That was demonstrated Thursday at Suplizio Field, where 250 kids from the community participated in the 11th annual JUCO Kids’ Clinic. The kids, ages 5-12, were taught some of ...


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Instead of playing in JUCO, former GJ player Berk is rubbing baseballs with mud

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Aaron Berk planned on being part of this year’s Alpine Bank Junior College World Series one way or another. The Grand Junction High School graduate preferred to be playing in the tournament this week, but is happy to be back on the ...


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Brown, Arnold, GJ Chamber latest JUCO Home Run Alley Heroes

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For more than 50 years, scores of dedicated Grand Junction residents have contributed to the sport of baseball as a whole and the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series in particular. Three, however, were singled out Wednesday as having ...


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Workers getting Suplizio Field ready for JUCO

By Patrick Bahr

Suplizio Field is taking shape. “At this point we are just spit-shining everything,” said Bill Johnson, who’s worked on the grounds crew at Suplizio Field for the past 16 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series ...


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