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Field of potential JUCO teams narrows

By Patti Arnold

By the end of today, three junior college baseball teams could be celebrating a district title and a trip to Grand Junction. Then again, it might take until Tuesday to settle things in Kansas and Texas, maybe Wednesday in Alabama and Florida ...


Let the (qualifying) games begin

By Patti Arnold

The countdown has begun — 19 days until the first pitch of the 2015 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. Regional and district tournaments begin this week as teams start qualifying for one of the 10 spots in the NJCAA national ...

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Getting Ready for JUCO 2015

By Special to the Sentinel

Highlights from last year’s games.  ...

JUCO rankings, April 15, 2015

By Staff

NJCAA Rankings April 15 First-place votes in parentheses School W-L Pts. Pvs 1. Cowley County (Kan.) (7) 38-3 196 3 2. St. Johns River (Fla.) (3) 39-7 186 2 3. Iowa Western 27-5 175 6 4. Weatherford (Texas) 33-7 168 1 5. Johnson County ...



By Patti Arnold

He thought it was a stinger, and in a minute or two he’d get the feeling back in his arms and legs, hop up and run back to the dugout. It wasn’t a stinger. In a freak baseball injury, sliding headfirst into second base resulted in ...

JUCO fans have until April 15 to renew their reserved seats

By Patti Arnold

Spring is only a few days old, but the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series Committee officially opened JUCO season Wednesday with its first meeting. Fans who bought reserved seats last year have until April 15 to renew with the option of ...

Festival, JUCO, race to converge on same weekend

By Staff

The last weekend in May this summer just get extra crowded event-wise, with the announcement Wednesday that the long-running Downtown Grand Junction Art+Music Festival will be combined with the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike series on ...

Defending champion Reivers atop preseason NJCAA poll

By Staff

Defending national champion Iowa Western Community College tops the NJCAA preseason baseball poll, which was released Tuesday. The Reivers picked up a Division I transfer to go with several returning players, including Alpine Bank Junior ...


Challenger program on national stage

By Patti Arnold

Carma Brown went to Orlando, Florida, over the weekend to be honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association for her work with Grand Junction’s Challenger Baseball program. She left with the invitation of a lifetime. Brown, who ...

JUCO World Series a finalist for SportsTravel Magazine Award

By Patti Arnold

Somebody out there likes the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. For the second time in three years, the JUCO World Series is a finalist for a SportsTravel Magazine Award as a top collegiate athletic event. The magazine recognizes top ...

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