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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 ...


Rox take Spartanburg’s Rogers in 4th round

By Dale Shrull

Wes Rogers might be coming back to Grand Junction. The Spartanburg Methodist College (South Carolina) center fielder was picked by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round (113th pick) of the Major League Baseball draft Friday. Rogers was ...

El Paso 3B Garcia is juco player of year

By Staff

Some of the best teams in NJCAA Division I baseball played in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series last week. But when it came to postseason honors, only a few of those players were recognized. The NJCAA, Rawlings and the American ...

Iowa Western headlines juco 

By Patti Arnold

It hasn’t been a whirlwind, but the past few days haven’t been R&R for Marc Rardin. “It’s junior college and you get back to the real world and just go about your business,” the Iowa Western Community College ...

Iowa Western Reivers were definition of dominant during JUCO

By Dale Shrull

That was impressive. The day or two after the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series champion is crowned is a time to look back at a memorable week. For me this past week, the 2014 JUCO World Series and this year’s champ is all about ...


Reiver runaway

By Dale Shrull

They came to Grand Junction, they played great baseball, they dominated, and these river pirates took no prisoners. After shredding Miami Dade College (Florida) pitching for an astounding 20 hits and getting great relief pitching, Iowa ...


Krupa’s perseverance nets him Preston Walker MVP award

By Matt Meyer

It didn’t take long after Iowa Western Community College’s 17-5 win over Miami Dade College on Friday night for the chants to begin. “Kroo-pah…Kroo-pah.” The cheers for Alex Krupa became louder as more of the ...


Miami Dade can’t cool off Reivers

By Tim Harty

Miami Dade can’t cool red-hot Reivers A buzz saw. An absolute buzz saw. That’s what Miami Dade College (Florida) coach Danny Price said his team ran into Friday night when Iowa Western Community College routed the Sharks 17-5 ...


The can’t-miss kid

By Dale Shrull

There’s no such thing as the can’t-miss kid. Jason McMurray was close. As a two-sport Iowa high school star, he was the player of the year in both baseball and football. As a gifted shortstop, Division I was his ...

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