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For love of the game

By Nick Walter

It’s as though the bell rang and the boys scrambled out the double doors. Recess time. Football, of course. Eleven on eleven. Yet the Grand Junction Gladiators are grown men, as old as 45. They are men who cannot rid themselves of ...

Strong Moab contingent will play at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

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Brian Ballard makes the 90-minute drive from Moab once a week to play tennis in Grand Junction. Several more Moab residents are coming along today to play in the annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open, which begins Monday. “There’s ...


What a Rush:  Zach Rush hits pair of HRs in Monument’s rout

By Staff

Zach Rush cracked two home runs, including a three-run shot to break the game open as Monument beat Colorado Springs 13-5 in the second round of the Little League Major Boys state tournament in Grand Junction. The victory puts Monument in the ...

Gene Taylor’s splits DH vs. Rocky Mtn., now 15-15

By Staff

Zach Lebsock, Stephen Baldwin and Owen Taylor drove in three runs apiece as Gene Taylor’s beat the Rocky Mountain Lobos 16-11 and earned a split in their Colorado American Legion League baseball doubleheader Saturday. The Lobos won the ...



By Nick Walter

One of the best memories Zach Rush and Derek Shavers said they’ll take from the Monument Little League Major Boys’ 19-0 win over the Steamboat All-Stars was the view of their home runs. About 15 trucks were backed up to the ...

Monument makes 11-year-old state Little League title game

By Staff

An uncharacteristic inning nearly cost Monument the game, but it bounced back a second time Friday against Tri Lakes to reach the championship game of the Little League state baseball tournament for 11-year-old boys. Monument’s Kaden ...

Gene Taylor’s falls to Rocky Mountain in Legion

By Staff

The Rocky Mountain Lobos scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back in defeating Gene Taylor’s 17-9 in Colorado American Legion League baseball Friday. The Lobos racked up 19 hits to Gene Taylor’s 13 in the ...

GJ pair win state marbles titles

By Staff

Grand Junction’s Jonathan Blair and Katie Carozza claimed championships at the Colorado State Invitational Marbles Tournament on Saturday in Gunnison. Blair, 13, won the boys division, ages 7 to 13, by posting a 20-2 record in his ...

Monument rallies in state Little League tourney

By Staff

Marcus Lee drew a bases-loaded walk to score Kaden King with the winning run as Monument came back to beat North Boulder 12-11 on Thursday in the first round of the Little League state tournament for 11-year-old boys. Monument will face Tri ...


Kart topper

By Staff

Grand Junction teenager Sabré Cook is putting herself in position to make history. The 17-year-old enters this weekend’s Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SummerNationals event in first place in the SKUSA Pro Tour Championship series in ...

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