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061310 Elam Tennis

Sibling rivalry: Clancy Shields tops brother Luke for Elam Classic title

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The tables have turned. After years of getting beat by his older brother, Clancy Shields is finally getting some wins against Luke Shields. Clancy defeated Luke 7-5, 6-2 to win the 50th annual Elam Classic singles title on Sunday morning at ...

Elam Classic Results, Saturday, June 12

By Staff

Elam Classic Saturday at Tennis Center Singles Quarterfinals 1) Cory Ross, Littleton, def. 8) Damon Gillette, Wheat Ridge, 6-2, 6-4; 5) Luke Shields, Grand Junction, def. 4) Phillip Eilers, Germany 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-2; 3) Oren Motevassel, ...

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First impression: Gladiators rout Renegades in debut at Stocker Stadium

By Patrick Bahr

Mo Miller’s first love is basketball. But since the former Mesa State College basketball player has exchanged his high tops and shorts for the cleats and pads of the Grand Junction Gladiators, things have been going pretty ...

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Weathering the storm: Rain adds new element to Highline Hustle triathlon

By Patrick Bahr

Triathlons are difficult enough, so when you add in the elements, and things really get interesting. Saturday at Highline Lake State Park in Loma, 245 participants embarked on a 500-meter swim, a 16-mile road bike race and three-mile trail ...

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Think pink: Local’s book makes playing golf more entertaining for players of all levels

By Patrick Bahr

Sports tend to be too serious. Local golf enthusiast Ted Boothroyd says it’s OK to have a sense of humor when playing sports. Boothroyd recently published The Gentleman’s Game of Pink Ball Golf, a book he hopes will spread his ...

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Oh, brother: Shields brothers will battle for Elam Classic title

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Luke and Clancy Shields have spent countless hours on the tennis courts. Today, the Grand Junction natives will play each other for the 50th annual Elam Classic singles title. The match is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Canyon View Park. If it ...

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It’s a sad day: Closing of Glacier bums skaters out

By Patrick Bahr

When the Glacier Ice Arena announced it will close next week, it sent a shockwave through the skating community in the Grand Valley. The mood Friday in the four-year-old building was melancholy. “There are a lot of regulars coming in ...

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Home not so sweet: Former Fruita Monument star Johnson loses in second round of Elam Classic

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Richard Johnson was hoping for one more good run this summer, starting with the Elam Classic. The former two-time Fruita Monument High School state champion and Pepperdine University player realized his professional tennis career may be ...

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Ride the Rockies kicks off in Junction

By Patrick Bahr

Ride the Rockies began 25 years ago in Grand Junction, with bicyclists making their way 305 miles to Denver. For its Silver Anniversary, Ride the Rockies is starting its seven-day ride in Grand Junction again. Sunday, 2,000 cyclists begin a ...

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Defensive Gladiators: GJ minor-league football team relying on its defense so far

By Patrick Bahr

A strong defense goes a long way in football. The Grand Junction Gladiators minor-league football team has rushed to a 2-0 start in the North American Football League by holding its first two opponents to 18 points. “Defense will keep ...

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