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Palisade experiences the highs, lows of Little League in victory

By Scott Schlaufman

The Palisade Junior boys Little League team felt a mix of emotions in Thursday’s 15-13 win against Grand Mesa in the District 1 tournament. On one hand, there was the pride of scoring 13 runs in an inning and taking a 15-4 lead after ...

Sports Briefs, July 6, 2011

By Staff

Cycling Pair of local racers perform well in Crested Butte mtn. bike race Two Grand Junction mountain bikers competed in Pinnacle Powerade Crested Butte Mountain Bike Series last weekend at Crested Butte Resort. Tim Sewell ...

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Grand Mesa Major girls top Fruita

By Scott Schlaufman

Grand Mesa Major girls coach Kevin Rubalcaba knew his softball team would face a challenge in Wednesday’s 7-5 win over Fruita in the District 1 Little League tournament . Tuesday, Fruita scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth ...

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Fruita Major girls rally past Orchard Mesa in last at-bat

By Scott Schlaufman

Things didn’t look good for the Fruita Major girls Tuesday. Heading into its final at-bat in the opening game of the District 1 Little League tournament, the team trailed 3-0 and had only one hit. “I think we were all nervous, ...

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Nine-run first lifts Palisade to easy win in Junior boys

By Patrick Bahr

The Palisade Junior boys Little League team is an opportunistic offensive group. Tuesday in the first round of the District 1 tournament, Palisade scored nine runs in the first inning on its way to a 22-6 victory over Orchard Mesa. “We ...

Steves’ Orchard Mesa team not resting on past success

By Patrick Bahr

Orchard Mesa Little League Major boys coach Pete Steves is getting to teach the valuable lesson of not looking too far into the future. Last year, Steves’ Major boys team won the District 1 tournament and the state tournament to advance ...

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Little League tournaments begin Tuesday

By Patrick Bahr

Traditions around the Fourth of July include hot dog-eating contests, fireworks and Little League baseball. This year’s District 1 Little League baseball tournaments begin Tuesday and run through July 16 with seven tournaments, ...

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Addition of new course in Fruita shows popularity of disc golf in Grand Valley

By Patrick Bahr

The future of disc golf in the Grand Valley is bright. A new 18-hole course at the Fruita Riverside Park, along with the Palisade Riverbend Park course, will host the Colorado Disc Golf State Championships in October. The new course in ...


Local drag racers win Wally trophies at Western Colorado Dragway

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Local junior drag racers faced more competition than normal and did just fine. Grand Junction’s Charlie Ruckman and Whitewater’s Caleb Nowlin each won their respective National Hot Rod Association Junior Dragster League Challenge ...


Derek and Deneen LeTurgez set to face off in Lightning Sprint race in Olathe

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Derek LeTurgez discovered a talent to race cars, but he never imagined he’d win a national race. The Grand Junction 22-year-old did, not once, but twice last year, in the Lightning Sprint Open Wheel Nationals event at Thunder Mountain ...

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