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Pair of 16-year-olds win boys, girls 18 singles titles at Taco Bell

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Two younger players proved Thursday they can play with the big kids. Cameron Hicks of Irvine, Calif., and Aimee Basinski of Grand Junction, both 16 years old, won the Taco Bell Western Slope Open boys 18 and girls 18 singles titles at the ...

Offense leads Palisade Major boys to win at state

By Staff

The Palisade Major boys came out swinging in the opening game of the Little League state tournament Thursday. The team had 17 hits to beat Steamboat Springs 9-2 in Cherry Creek. “That’s exceptional in my book,” coach Mike ...

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Tennis a new challenge for Mickey Mantlo

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Mickey Mantlo knows how to swing a bat. The East Middle School teacher grew up playing baseball and coached the varsity baseball team at Palisade High School nearly a decade ago. Mantlo, though, is trying a new sport this year — ...


Giese, Ness enjoy playing each other at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

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You would think in a tournament the size of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open, you would face different opponents every year. That, however, isn’t always the case. Often, the person across the net is someone you always seem to run into, ...

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Paregien, Sharp enjoying doubles at Taco Bell

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A few years ago, Nancy Paregien decided to take up tennis. She joined a team, but she didn’t stop there. Paregien, 53, asked a co-worker, Lisa Sharp, to join her. This week, the two Grand Junction women are playing in their fifth Taco ...

Grand Mesa Major girls headed to SW regional tournament in Waco

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The Grand Mesa Little League Major girls have punched their ticket. Monday, Grand Mesa defeated Shaw Heights 8-5 in the final of the Major girls state tournament in Westminster. Grand Mesa moves onto the Southwestern Regional tournament in ...

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Together again, Arja, Skinner advance to semis at Taco Bell

By Patrick Bahr

Nicky Arja and Stephanie Skinner have played a lot of tennis matches together. Tuesday at the Taco Bell Western Slope Open, Arja and Skinner added one more win to their doubles resumé. “We have a lot of chemistry and can just pick ...

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Kids making a racket at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

By Patrick Bahr

The first day of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open showcased a tennis tournament that’s still growing. Monday at the Elliott Tennis Center at Mesa State College and Canyon View Park, more than 120 junior players, ages 18 and younger, ...


Dyer a winner at Superkarts! event

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A new day equaled a new result for some of the go-kart drivers in the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals. Tom Dyer, Martin Plowman and Austin Dement each picked up wins Sunday at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, one day after mechanical ...

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The ultimate goal: TaG Senior Class driver Plowman has IndyCar hopes

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There is nothing like taking a swig of milk after winning the Indianapolis 500. It’s the pinnacle for any IndyCar driver, but for many of them, that dream started when they were racing a go-kart. Some IndyCar League drivers are in town ...

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