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KidzPlex’s Kracht wins state title

By Staff

Kelsie Kracht won a state title in the Level 7 Senior division on bars (9.25) and took third all-around (36.35) to lead the KidzPlex Gymnastics team last weekend at the Xcel Optional state meet in Denver. Kracht placed third on vault (9.45), ...

One arm, one leg, one great archer

By Tim Harty

A bow doesn’t know how it’s being held. A bowstring doesn’t know how it’s being drawn. And an arrow doesn’t know what’s gripping it, how it’s being cast or where it’s landing. Anyone watching ...

Carozza leads marbles competition

By Staff

Twelve-year-old Katie Carozza of Grand Junction sits in first place in the girls division after the first day of preliminary play in the 89th annual National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. Carozza, last year’s national runner-up, ...


GJ stop gets archer on target

By Tim Harty

It wasn’t the money that brought one of the nation’s best archers to Grand Junction. It was the practice. Boston’s Braden Gellenthien, en route to Ogden, Utah, to compete for the United States this week in the third stage of ...


GJ swim invite doesn’t yield Olympic trial times

By Nick Walter

The pool is gaining notoriety as being fast because of its deep waters and wave suppression. But that does not mean an automatic pass to the U.S. Olympic Trials. El Pomar Natatorium for the past three days was the site of the Grand Junction ...


No longer afraid

By Nick Walter

Brock Curry does not remember how he learned to swim. He only knows he used to be scared of the water. And the dark. Typical childhood fears. But his dad, also named Brock, told his son he would get in the water and tell his son to stand on ...


Clay pigeons were sitting ducks for Idaho archer

By Tim Harty

A perfect start to the 2012 Big Sky Open didn’t count toward his points in the annual archery tournament. What Tony Harbaugh did was impressive, nonetheless. Harbaugh, from Jerome, Idaho, picked off clay pigeon after clay pigeon, 20 in ...


Having fun

By Nick Walter

It’s been eight years since Kianna Colaizzi sprung high off the trampoline, and, as a couple adults were bounding as well, set a stiff left arm on the trampoline. Her arm broke and elbow dislocated. She was 4. In the next year, she said ...

GJ’s Whiteley will try to win at Bandimere for 5th straight year

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Jim Whiteley and the YNot Racing team puts a four-year win streak on the line this weekend in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Mountain Central Regional at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, just outside Denver. Qualifying began ...

Swimmers flood town for GJ Invitational

By Nick Walter

Almost 400 swimmers from along the Western Slope will be at the El Pomar Natatorium Friday through Sunday for the Grand Junction Invitational. There will be 10 to 15 club teams with swimmers up to 19 years of age from towns such as Aspen, ...

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