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Fire Ants hope to crash JUCO party

By Allen Gemaehlich

It’s happened so fast even coach Tom Fleenor isn’t quite sure what the University of South Carolina-Sumter baseball program has accomplished. In just its second season, Fleenor has the Fire Ants (47-7) ranked third in the NJCAA ...


JUCO: Pitching has been big for Spartanburg

By Patrick Bahr

Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) College has become one of the familiar faces at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, with three appearances since 2000. After traveling to Grand Junction in 2001 and 2003, Spartanburg finished third in ...


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Dykstra’s work in community got fans excited about tourney

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Dyke Dykstra knew right off the bat it was going to take a lot of people to make the first Junior College World Series in Grand Junction a success. Dwayne S. “Dyke” Dykstra, 87, the first local chairman of the JUCO Committee, died ...


JUCO reveals upgrade plans for Suplizio

By Allen Gemaehlich

Suplizio Field started out as a quaint little baseball field, called Lincoln Park, with a few bleachers. It is now an award-winning field that could get some major upgrades in the future. At least that’s the next big goal of the Alpine ...


Final two days of JUCO will be televised

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Jamie Hamilton wasn’t so sure when he saw the production equipment and a small crew televising a Mesa State College football game this past fall, but when he watched the broadcast of the game later, he came away impressed. He was so ...


Meridian hopes season ends with another trip to JUCO

By Patrick Bahr

Gracing the first two National Junior College Athletic Association national baseball polls has been a familiar name. For the second week in a row, Meridian (Miss.) Community College has been earning votes. Although the Eagles have yet to ...


Howard College tops first regular-season NCJAA baseball poll

By Allen Gemaehlich

The defending Alpine Bank Junior College World Series champions are out of the top spot and another Texas team has taken their place in the first NJCAA Division I baseball poll of the 2009 season. Grayson County (Texas) College, which won the ...


‘I Won’t Cheat’ founder to speak at JUCO World Series banquet

By Allen Gemaehlich

Dale Murphy has heard enough of the rumors and speculation of Major League Baseball players using performance-enhancing drugs. The former Atlanta Braves outfielder is so tired of it, he’s started a foundation called ‘I ...


S WAYNE BAKER RESIGNS

Wayne Baker resigns as NJCAA executive director

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Wayne Baker was one of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series’ biggest fans. As the executive director of the National Junior College Athletic Association the past four years, Baker made several trips to Grand Junction each year ...


JUCO Committee receives $7,500 grant from El Pomar

By Allen Gemaehlich

The Grand Junction Baseball Committee received $7,500 on Wednesday night as a finalist for the El Pomar Foundation Awards for Excellence at a banquet in Colorado Springs. The committee, better known as the JUCO Committee, was one of three ...


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