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Crowning success

By Nick Walter

The first vivid memory of her life involved watching a fluorescent green ball float toward her. Aimee Basinski looked up to her Mom, and repeatedly sent the ball back over the net about her height. Fun, for the 3 year old, was defined as ...

Orchard Mesa falls to Texas in SW Regional

By Staff

A rough start proved to be too much for the Orchard Mesa Major Girls to overcome Thursday in the Southwestern Regional in Waco, Texas. The Elgin (Texas) Little League team scored nine runs in the first two innings to defeat Orchard Mesa 16-10 ...

Palisade, Gene Taylor’s both rally for victories

By Staff

The Palisade B legion baseball team rallied Thursday for a 12-8 victory over Sterling at the Legion B state tournament in Frisco. Trailing 8-1 in the third inning, Palisade turned to Tass Crow on the mound. Crow shut down Sterling’s ...

Proietti’s keep chipping away at Taco Bell

By Nick Walter

The family jokes that Dylan Proietti was the guinea pig. He went first, learned the stings and highs that come with the sport of tennis, and brought his findings back to the family. That was eight years ago when Proietti first began playing. ...

Timeout, July 25, 2012

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Space is reserved for area clubs, organizations, associations and nonprofit groups to announce their events, tournaments, meetings and/or leagues. Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event ...


Regional relevance

By Tim Harty

One breakthrough down, one to go. Orchard Mesa’s Major Girls fastpitch softball team accomplished something this summer that was decades in the making for Orchard Mesa Little League: It won the Major Girls state tournament and advanced ...


Tennis joy

By Nick Walter

Screaming coaches were gone, state Little League baseball championships had been attained and, now, Blake Andersen and Brandon Lovato were two kids laughing and swinging on a tennis court. Something was different for them at the Taco Bell ...

Monument 11-year-old boys win state Little League crown

By Staff

Monument scored 13 runs in the first inning and routed North Boulder 17-1 in four innings for the 11-year-old Boys Little League state title Sunday at Cherry Creek. Beau Thornton and Blake Andersen each hit a three-run home run in the ...


Taco Bell tourney under way

By Nick Walter

It can take just one good whack to learn a lesson. Two years ago, McKenna Griffiths, who will be a junior at Fruita Monument High School, was playing tennis against perennial tennis powerhouse Cherry Creek. “They’re amazing and ...


Monument wins state title

By Tim Harty

Monument Little League pitcher Zach Coutts wasn’t sure how tall he is, at first saying he didn’t know, then offering, “About five-foot.” He was more certain about his weight: “96–97 pounds.” What ...

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