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Tragedy, triumph and changes mark some of the moments of 2011

By Staff

Palisade was stunned June 19 when Gabriel Hellmann drowned in a private pond on East Orchard Mesa. His drowning was selected the No. 6 local sports story of 2011 by the Sentinel staff. Hellmann would have been a senior at Palisade High ...

Skyway Skuffle a great race for ordinary skiers

By Nick Walter

As the race director and a competitor, Tom Ella may not have time to hit the slopes during Saturday’s Grand Mesa Nordic Council Skyway Skuffle 10-kilometer freestyle race on Grand Mesa. But he hopes the ordinary skier will come out and ...

Jussel: Set at QB, Broncos need to upgrade elsewhere

By Staff

John Elway and John Fox wanted a measuring stick for the Denver Broncos — and had that delivered Sunday, courtesy of a Nor’easter that blew into Denver to apply a butt-whipping. What those who live in Broncoland learned the hard ...

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For local sports coaches and players, gift wishes can vary

By Staff

When it comes to winning a championship, coaches will try just about anything, even appealing to a higher power, especially at Christmas. “I want an RMAC championship,” Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball coach Roger ...

Jussel: Tebow can keep magic going vs. Pats

By Staff

I swear I will not obsess over Tim Tebow. Did you know that on Tuesday and Wednesday, the most searched word or phrase on the web was Tim Tebow? The second-most searched word was Tebow. The fifth-most searched was Denver Broncos. This Tebow ...

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Budding hoops stars enjoy Nuggets Skills Challenge

By Staff

She can barely push the ball up to the basket, but 8-year-old Addie Steele loves basketball. With her mom, Jennifer, and little sister, Ella, cheering her on, Addie competed in the Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge in Palisade on Sunday ...


Satterfield eager for trip to Denver for Punt, Pass & Kick

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Whenever and whatever her brother was playing, Aspen Satterfield wanted to play, too. It wouldn’t matter if it was kicking a soccer ball, throwing the football or playing baseball. When she went with her family last year to watch her ...

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Local roller derby team accepted into Modern Athletics Derby Endeavor

By Nick Walter

One nickel is in the jar. Someone said they were sorry and paid the penalty. Tom Hanks said there’s no crying in baseball. Well, the Grand Valley Vixens say: “There’s no sorry in roller derby.” A note above the jar ...

USA Pro Cycling Challenge skipping GJ

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Grand Junction has lost its bid to host a stage in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. “We haven’t heard officially, but I’ve heard rumors we’re out,” Grand Junction committee member Scott Mercier said Thursday ...

Jussel: Huzzah to McCay, NFL rules committee

By Staff

I submit to you the Denver Broncos Most Valuable Person for the 2011-2012 football season: Rich McCay. While we’re passing out awards, we will give a hearty handshake and a thank you to John Madden, as well. What, no Tim Tebow? After ...

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