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Dave Dravecky has message of hope, courage and perseverance

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It took a long time, but Dave Dravecky did get over the anger and frustration from a Major League Baseball career cut short. The left-handed pitcher’s seven-year career ended in August 1989, five days after a triumphant return from ...

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Suplizio Field selected as ‘09 Colorado field of the year

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Suplizio Field hosts more baseball games than the Colorado Rockies has home games. For that to happen, it takes a crew of workers to keep in it playing condition. Their work is being recognized. Suplizio Field was selected the Colorado ...

JUCO preseason poll, Jan. 29, 2010

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NJCAA Top 25 Preseason Poll School 2009 Record 1. College of Southern Nevada 35-20 2. San Jacinto (Texas) College 45-11 3. Chipola (Fla.) College 32-18 4. Howard (Texas) College 63-1 5. Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) 55-9 6. Central ...

Southern Nevada, Harper top JUCO poll

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Led by top pro prospect Bryce Harper, the Community College of Southern Nevada tops the NJCAA top 25 preseason baseball poll. The Coyotes (35-20 last season) enter the 2010 season as the top-ranked team for the first time since 2004, when ...

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New junior college director says JUCO safe in Junction

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Fans line streets of Big Spring to cheer JUCO champions

By Patrick Bahr

It’s hard to fathom what the Howard (Texas) College baseball team did in 2009. The Hawks won 63 games, only losing once on their way to the NJCAA Division I national championship. At last week’s Alpine Bank Junior College World ...

JUCO: Mesa County Search & Rescue receives donation

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Mesa County Search & Rescue is the epitome of a volunteer organization. The men and women on the seven rescue teams buy their own equipment, volunteer their time and pay for their own training. “People think we’re funded by ...

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Late-game heroics lift Howard to second JUCO title

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What they accomplished will sink in one day, losing only one game in a 64-game season. But Friday night, all that mattered was that 63rd win, the one that brought the Howard (Texas) College Hawks the only thing they wanted all along. Howard ...

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Howard well-represented on all-tournament team

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The 2009 Walter “Bus” Bergman All-Tournament Team had five players from the JUCO World Series champion Howard College, led by MVP Andrew Collazo. Collazo won the Jay Tolman Outstanding Defensive Player Award and the Preston ...

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JUCO players understand they don’t need to take steroids to play their best

By Patrick Bahr

Major League Baseball rosters are dotted with guys who played in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. More than 100 former and current big-league players have come through Grand Junction. It’s possible one of the players in this ...

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