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Fruita 8-10 All-Stars win state Little League title

By Staff

Rob Smolinski wasn’t sure how the play was recorded in the scorebook on Tuesday, but the Fruita 8-10 All Stars baseball coach didn’t care. Tade Weber’s hit got by North Boulder’s center fielder and Weber came all the ...


Annual tennis tourney now underway in GJ

By Staff

It’s July, and that means it’s tennis time at Colorado Mesa University. The Elliott Tennis Center will be packed with players all week for the annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open that started on Monday. With 255 competitors and ...


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Grand Mesa erases 6-run lead to win state championship

By Dale Shrull

Shaelyn Grant launched a pitch high and deep to left field, and missed a game-winning home run by about three inches in the bottom of the seventh inning. Grant stopped at third with a triple but that near miss of a home run didn’t ...


Big fourth inning lifts Fruita to softball title

By Staff

The Fruita 9-10-year-old Little League softball team won the Minor Girls state championship on Sunday night, using a big fourth inning to take control against Arapahoe en route to a 15-3 mercy-rule victory at Little Salt Wash Sports ...


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CREATURE COMFORT

By Jon Mitchell

Darren Vancil isn’t afraid to admit that Creature Crafts look a little odd. And he’s OK with that. “Even I’ll admit that they look a little bit like a bouncy house,” the 51-year-old Grand Junction man said. ...


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Switching bats pays off for Fruita

By Jon Mitchell

Addie Stehman picked the right time to use someone else’s bat Saturday night. The right fielder for the Fruita 9-10-year-old Little League softball team decided to use a bat that belonged to Fruita pitcher Jersey Anderson, thinking her ...


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BULLS RULE THE NIGHT

By Matt Meyer

When more riders than not end up tossed to the dirt by bucking bulls, luck can matter more than skill. For Fruita bull rider Ethan Cook, his luckiest moment Friday night came when the clock read 7.91 seconds after he was launched sideways to ...


Sports Briefs for July 16, 2016

By Staff

Local golf Drive, Chip & Putt event set for July 21 The Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier is at Lincoln Park Golf Course from 8 a.m. to noon on July 21. This free youth golf initiative for boys and girls ages 7-15 is aimed at growing the ...


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Bringing the lumber

By Matt Meyer

Go down the roster of every District 51 high school baseball team and pick out the two or three best hitters. There’s a good chance those names will also pop up on the 2016 roster for the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball ...


Sports Briefs, July 14, 2016

By Staff

Tennis Taco Bell players can find out when they play this weekend from 1-4 p.m. For the upcoming Taco Bell Western Slope Open, players can call on Saturday and Sunday between 1-4 p.m. to find out what time their first match is in the ...


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