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A home for football: Former Mesa State star helps form semipro team in Grand Junction

By Patrick Bahr

Ed Johnson could never find a good excuse to put away his football helmet. That passion drove the former defensive tackle at Mesa State College to start a semipro football team, the Grand Junction Gladiators. “I still love football, ...


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Returning to the mound: Former Seminole State player slowly coming back after being hit in face

By Allen Gemaehlich

Jordan Underwood remembers seeing the ball come off the bat. What happened after that is unclear. The former Seminole State (Okla.) College pitcher was struck in the head by a line drive off an aluminium bat last season in a game against ...


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The bat choice: Would switching from aluminum to wood bats keep players safer?

By Staff

Sixty feet, six inches. It’s not much room to get out of the way when a baseball jumps off a bat at, say 92 miles an hour. According to ball exit-speed studies, that’s how fast a ball travels off a bat when a pitcher throws it 75 ...


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Splash of talent: Youth uprising key in Griffins’ win at El Pomar Natatorium

By Scott Schlaufman

It’s not that the District 51 swim team needed anyone to swim better. With experienced swimmers like Cy Pearo, Nick Neste and Ty Walton, the team already has plenty of talent. But late in the season, the team is seeing a youth uprising ...


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Ahead of schedule: KidzPlex’s Kester qualifies for nationals in first year at Level 9

By Patrick Bahr

When 16-year-old KidzPlex gymnast Tessa Kester steps on the floor Saturday at the Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championship in Des Moines, Iowa, she’ll be a long way from the 11-year-old who nearly had to give up ...


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Single-track bliss: Mountain bikers of all levels will enjoy Fruita Fat Tire Festival

By Allen Gemaehlich

This could be mountain biking heaven. The 15th annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival has everything a mountain biker could want. This weekend’s festival started with a VIP party Thursday night and continues through Sunday. People can ...


Local golf results April 28, 2010

By Staff

Holes in One Gary Rich, April 26 at Tiara Rado Golf Course. No. 8, a 141-yard, par-3, with a 7 iron. Witnesses: Wayne Green. Alicia George, April 27 at Redlands Mesa. No. 12, an 83-yard par-3, with a 9 iron. Witnesses: Noreen Flower, Joanne ...


Kame, Laro, Flohr receive Alex Bennett memorial scholarships

By Patrick Bahr

During the fall, local basketball players “bring it” in honor of Alex Bennett at the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament. During the spring, the funds from the tourney are used to give scholarships honoring Bennett. Wednesday at ...


Sports briefs, April 28, 2010

By Staff

College Baseball Nigbur is RMAC player of week Brett Nigbur hit .769 in a four-game series against New Mexico Highlands (10 for 13), leading the Mavericks to three wins. The junior catcher from Taylorsville, Utah, was selected the RMAC ...


Sports in Brief: Locals qualify for national marbles tourney

By Staff

Marbles Locals qualify for national tourney Two boys and two girls placed in the top two Saturday in the Mesa County Marbles Tournament at Lincoln Park and qualified for the National Marbles Tournament this summer. Thirteen-year-old boys ...


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