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Sports Briefs, July 7, 2010

By Staff

Tennis Taco Bell entries due Friday Entries for the annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open, scheduled July 20-25, are due by Friday. The tournament is open to players of all ages and abilities and includes family events. The entry fee is $25 ...


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Steal of home lifts District 1 to victory

By Allen Gemaehlich

Austin Terry didn’t even check with his coach, he simply went for it. Terry stole home Tuesday night to score the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning to lift District 1 to a 15-13 victory over Monument in the District 1 Junior ...


Clifton man wins inaugural Lightning Sprint Nationals

By Allen Gemaehlich

Derek LeTurgez has tapped into new territory. The Clifton 21-year-old captured the first Lightning Sprint Nationals title Sunday at Thunder Mountain Raceway. “It’s a pretty big deal,” LeTurgez said. “I didn’t ...


Down on the farm

By Staff

Four Western Slope high school graduates are playing professional baseball in the minor leagues. Here’s a progress report: Kiel Roling, 1B, Tulsa Drillers: The Central graduate is on an eight-game hitting streak through Sunday for the ...


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Fruita’s hustle helps it win first game of 9-10 B Little League tournament

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When you’re suiting up for your first Little League All-Star tournament game, it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. The Fruita 9-10 B baseball team got rid of its nervous energy Monday night by running the bases in ...


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Despite poor economy, golf courses stay hopeful

By Emily Shockley

Grand Valley golf courses count 2008 as one of their best years for revenue in recent history. But as people stopped making green in 2009, visits to the green became a luxury for some. People moving away from the area, job losses and a long ...


Sports in Brief: Taylor’s wins Firecracker tournament

By Staff

Baseball Taylor’s wins Firecracker tournament Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team won the Laramie Firecracker tournament Sunday with a 16-2 win over the Wheatland (Wyo.) Lobos. Taylor’s broke open a 4-2 game by ...


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Go Fourth and play: Local diamond teams will have busy Fourth weekend

By Patrick Bahr

The Fourth of July is a celebration for America. What’s more patriotic than playing the national pastime? The Fourth of July weekend is a busy time on baseball and softball fields, with local competitive teams heading to ...


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Lightning in a bottle: Thunder Mountain Raceway to host national Lightning Sprint Car race

By Allen Gemaehlich

For 10 years now, the lightning sprint cars have been a fixture at Thunder Mountain Raceway in Olathe. Although the drivers have enjoyed the local competition, they want to lure in more drivers. Drivers from across the country will compete ...


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GJ 20-year-old thriving on U.S. World Cup canoe slalom team

By Allen Gemaehlich

Micki Reeves’ racing career started out as an innocent boat ride four years ago. Now, the Grand Junction 20-year-old is one of three women on the U.S. World Cup canoe slalom team. Reeves placed 14th in the International Canoe ...


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