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McDonald’s Family Classic turns out to be a tournament for family time

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It was more than an opportunity to play tennis with a parent or child. The McDonald’s Family Classic was an opportunity for families to contribute to the School District 51 boys and girls tennis programs. “That’s how I ...

Fruita boys win marathon game, 24-23

By Staff

The bats were booming between Fruita and Three Rivers No. 1 at the Fruita Little League baseball fields Sunday. In the end, Fruita was the team that gets to continue its season, defeating 3-Rivers No. 1, 24-23, in an elimination game in the ...

Taco Bell Western Slope Open Entry Form

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Registration deadline for Taco Bell tennis tourney is July 10

By Staff

Deadline to register is Tuesday for the 2012 Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament. The largest annual tennis tournament on the Western Slope runs July 23–29. It has divisions for all ages and abilities from junior 10-under to ...

Orchard Mesa Major girls use big inning to top Fruita

By Staff

The Orchard Mesa Major girls all-star team advanced to Monday’s championship game with a 14-0 victory over Fruita on Saturday at Fruita Little League. Cameron Sanchez highlighted a 10-run fourth inning with a two-run home run, spurring ...


Today’s mibsters would never steal your steelie

By Tim Harty

Before there were video games, the Internet, smart phones, texting, tweeting and satellite dishes that brought 24/7 cartoon channels to remote areas where cable didn’t go ... We had marbles. Today’s grade-schooler might get ...


Local mibsters plan to practice more to achieve title dreams

By Tim Harty

They have thumb dexterity. And that’s not a lame joke aimed at kids in the video-game era. Sam Lee, Anna Lee, Katie Carozza and Jonathan Blair have thumb dexterity that comes from shooting marbles — shooting them often and ...


How to shoot marbles like a national champion

By Tim Harty

After placing third three straight years at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., Caleb Isaacson broke through this year to win the championship. The difference this year? The 13-year-old from Gunnison practiced more, and that, ...


Outside the box approach: New GJ baseball coach Alexander gives tennis a try

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He returned a serve off the frame of his racket long, a one-hopper to the fence. “Double!” Donnie Alexander said. The new Grand Junction High School baseball coach wasn’t playing baseball, though. He was trying his hand at ...


Courting fun

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It was unusual for Tayvia Voytilla to play a doubles match against two males. Sure, it was a little intimidating at first, but the 13-year-old adjusted. “It was different with all the boys out there,” she said. “Last year ...

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