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Monument Major boys top Grand Mesa

By Scott Schlaufman

Early in the District 1 Little League Major boys tournament, Monument coach Brad Duran avoided using Sam Flynn on the mound too frequently. Duran wasn’t trying to slight the pitcher, he knew what Duran was capable of and was saving him ...

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Offense propels Three Rivers to win in 10-11 boys game

By Scott Schlaufman

For the Three Rivers 10-11 boys baseball team, Tuesday’s 17-7, five-inning win over Fruita in the District 1 Little League tournament was simply a matter of picking up where it left off. The two teams started their game Monday, which ...

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Bill Fanning’s 90th birthday brings out many well-wishers

By Patti Arnold

Bill Fanning was flabbergasted. “They’ve got to be giving something away, don’t you think? To get this kind of crowd here?” the longtime baseball coach at Grand Junction High School said. “This can’t be for ...

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Orchard Mesa wins 9-10 girls title over Fruita

By Scott Schlaufman

After experiencing the thrill of a 9-10 girls Little League state championship last year, Orchard Mesa pitcher Hannah Hutto knew the league was hoping for a repeat performance this summer. “I was on the team last year, and I knew it was ...

Grand Mesa tops Fruita for Major girls title

By Scott Schlaufman

In Saturday’s loss to Fruita, Grand Mesa Major girls coach Kevin Rubalcaba wasn’t pleased with how many runners were left on base. So Sunday, when the teams met again in a winner-takes-all Little League District 1 championship ...

Palisade Junior boys rally to edge Monument

By Staff

The Palisade Junior boys baseball team is in position to win the Little League District 1 championship after an 18-15 win Saturday against Monument in Fruita. After falling behind 13-5, Palisade scored 12 runs in the bottom of the fifth ...

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Girl power: Yarbrough, Kissner, Robbins enjoy high school drag racing

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Larry Robbins works in an environment surrounded by teenage boys and girls and often overhears stories about their weekends. The Central High School teacher often hears about them ‘going out’ on Friday nights and wonders if ...


Precise pitching lifts Fruita Major girls past Grand Mesa

By Scott Schlaufman

When it comes to pitching philosophy, Fruita Major girls softball coach Ron Reed looks no further than former Major League Baseball All-Stars Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. “They’re not power pitchers, they just hit spots and change ...

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Palisade 9-10 boys edge Orchard Mesa

By Scott Schlaufman

Friday’s Little League All-Star District 1 tournament game between Orchard Mesa and the Palisade 9-10 boys B baseball teams took a little longer than expected. The game started at 6 p.m. and took nearly 4 1⁄2 hours to finish as ...

Palisade Major boys use home runs to top Fruita

By Staff

The Palisade Little League Major boys team hit four home runs to win its District 1 tournament opener Friday night at Palisade. Palisade defeated Fruita 16-6. Max Noland hit a grand slam in the first inning for his first home run. Dan McLean ...

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