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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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Addition of new course in Fruita shows popularity of disc golf in Grand Valley

By Patrick Bahr

The future of disc golf in the Grand Valley is bright. A new 18-hole course at the Fruita Riverside Park, along with the Palisade Riverbend Park course, will host the Colorado Disc Golf State Championships in October. The new course in ...


Local drag racers win Wally trophies at Western Colorado Dragway

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Local junior drag racers faced more competition than normal and did just fine. Grand Junction’s Charlie Ruckman and Whitewater’s Caleb Nowlin each won their respective National Hot Rod Association Junior Dragster League Challenge ...


Derek and Deneen LeTurgez set to face off in Lightning Sprint race in Olathe

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Derek LeTurgez discovered a talent to race cars, but he never imagined he’d win a national race. The Grand Junction 22-year-old did, not once, but twice last year, in the Lightning Sprint Open Wheel Nationals event at Thunder Mountain ...

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Mesa Mibsters all finish in top 10 in national tournament

By Patrick Bahr

The Mesa County Marbles team is a national contender. Last week, at the 88th annual National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., the Mesa Mibsters had four shooters finish in the top 10. Grand Junction’s Katie Carozza, 11, finished ...

GJ’s Sheader wins annual Turkey Flats 15K

By Scott Schlaufman

Simply put, Grand Junction resident Joe Sheader didn’t go into Sunday’s Turkey Flats 15K trail race planning to win it. “I really wasn’t so much intending to race it, as much as go out and enjoy it,” he said. ...

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Anne Hughes enjoys full helping of tennis at McDonald’s Junior

By Patrick Bahr

Anne Hughes knew she was in for a full day of tennis. Sunday at the final day of the McDonald’s Junior Tennis Tournament, Hughes won the 16-and-under singles final 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, but lost the 18-and-under singles final to Meredith ...

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Mike Mendelson makes move to PGA pro for city of Grand Junction

By Patrick Bahr

Mike Mendelson has come full circle at Lincoln Park Golf Course. Mendelson took over as the head PGA professional for the city of Grand Junction on May 20, overseeing the two municipal-run golf courses, Lincoln Park and Tiara ...

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Fleming tasting success at McDonald’s tourney

By Patrick Bahr

Sarah Fleming is thriving in her first tournament. The 11-year-old is in the finals of the junior mixed singles division of the McDonald’s Junior Tennis Tournament. Saturday at Mesa State College, Fleming defeated Tayvia Voytilla 6-3, ...

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