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Precise pitching lifts Fruita Major girls past Grand Mesa

By Scott Schlaufman

When it comes to pitching philosophy, Fruita Major girls softball coach Ron Reed looks no further than former Major League Baseball All-Stars Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. “They’re not power pitchers, they just hit spots and change ...


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Palisade 9-10 boys edge Orchard Mesa

By Scott Schlaufman

Friday’s Little League All-Star District 1 tournament game between Orchard Mesa and the Palisade 9-10 boys B baseball teams took a little longer than expected. The game started at 6 p.m. and took nearly 4 1⁄2 hours to finish as ...


Palisade Major boys use home runs to top Fruita

By Staff

The Palisade Little League Major boys team hit four home runs to win its District 1 tournament opener Friday night at Palisade. Palisade defeated Fruita 16-6. Max Noland hit a grand slam in the first inning for his first home run. Dan McLean ...


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Palisade experiences the highs, lows of Little League in victory

By Scott Schlaufman

The Palisade Junior boys Little League team felt a mix of emotions in Thursday’s 15-13 win against Grand Mesa in the District 1 tournament. On one hand, there was the pride of scoring 13 runs in an inning and taking a 15-4 lead after ...


Sports Briefs, July 6, 2011

By Staff

Cycling Pair of local racers perform well in Crested Butte mtn. bike race Two Grand Junction Livetrainrace.com mountain bikers competed in Pinnacle Powerade Crested Butte Mountain Bike Series last weekend at Crested Butte Resort. Tim Sewell ...


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Grand Mesa Major girls top Fruita

By Scott Schlaufman

Grand Mesa Major girls coach Kevin Rubalcaba knew his softball team would face a challenge in Wednesday’s 7-5 win over Fruita in the District 1 Little League tournament . Tuesday, Fruita scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth ...


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Fruita Major girls rally past Orchard Mesa in last at-bat

By Scott Schlaufman

Things didn’t look good for the Fruita Major girls Tuesday. Heading into its final at-bat in the opening game of the District 1 Little League tournament, the team trailed 3-0 and had only one hit. “I think we were all nervous, ...


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Nine-run first lifts Palisade to easy win in Junior boys

By Patrick Bahr

The Palisade Junior boys Little League team is an opportunistic offensive group. Tuesday in the first round of the District 1 tournament, Palisade scored nine runs in the first inning on its way to a 22-6 victory over Orchard Mesa. “We ...


Steves’ Orchard Mesa team not resting on past success

By Patrick Bahr

Orchard Mesa Little League Major boys coach Pete Steves is getting to teach the valuable lesson of not looking too far into the future. Last year, Steves’ Major boys team won the District 1 tournament and the state tournament to advance ...


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Little League tournaments begin Tuesday

By Patrick Bahr

Traditions around the Fourth of July include hot dog-eating contests, fireworks and Little League baseball. This year’s District 1 Little League baseball tournaments begin Tuesday and run through July 16 with seven tournaments, ...


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