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Locals thrilled with home mountain bike race

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Justin Hemmer is looking forward to racing on the home course. The Grand Junction 28-year-old is one of nine mountain bike racers competing in the Rabbit Valley Rally race Saturday and Sunday in Rabbit Valley, on the ...

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Fans flock to MMA in Grand Junction

By Patrick Bahr

Mixed martial arts is becoming a popular sport in Grand Junction. The proof of that came Saturday at another packed MMA event at Two Rivers Convention Center. Cage Wars VIII featured 12 fights that included 12 Grand Junction fighters, and ...

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Big-play Adam: Swanson’s two INTs play key role in Gladiators’ win

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Adam Swanson never had the opportunity to play college football. Nearly four years after graduating from Palisade High School, Swanson is getting to play football again. “I just love playing,” Swanson said. “I love the team ...

GJ’s Harvey, Quintana top card for Cage Wars VIII

By Patrick Bahr

Bush Cree Promotions’ Cage Wars VIII is Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center. A dozen Mixed Martial Arts fights are on the card, including four pro fights. The co-main event features Grand Junction’s Zach Harvey against ...

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The joy of baseball: Smiles abound during Challenger season openers

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Sadie Beale has one of the sweetest smiles you’ll ever see on a ballplayer. The 12-year-old Challenger baseball player wasn’t alone in the smiles department Wednesday at Bergman Field. Almost 50 special-needs children and their ...

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MMA fighter Magana is a good role model for those at Riverside Education Center

By Patrick Bahr

Juan Magana is an up-and-coming fighter in the world of mixed-martial arts. The 22-year-old gives opponents trouble with his long reach and strength at 170 pounds. Magana, though, is doing something that doesn’t always get noticed in ...

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GJ’s Yates finds his MMA fighting weight

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Grand Junction’s Andrew Yates made a couple of big changes upon seeing his mixed martial arts career wasn’t heading the direction he wanted to. After four consecutive losses at 155 pounds, Yates moved to Las Vegas six months ago ...

Grand opening of new Elliott Tennis Center is Sunday

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Although the redesigned, refurbished Elliott Tennis Center at Mesa State College has been open since the weather warmed up, the official grand opening is Sunday. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. at the courts and continue through 3 ...

Orchard Mesa Little League celebrates 50 years

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Players wearing the red and white uniforms of Orchard Mesa Little League are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season. Saturday at Orchard Mesa Little League, many of the founders and their families will be honored by throwing the first ...

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Skyline Sports gives players a place to play when the weather is poor

By Patrick Bahr

No more playing soccer on a wood gym floor. No more constantly moving batting cages to available buildings. No more hoping for a warm winter weekend so a baseball team can get a jump-start on the season. From a building that one year ago ...

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