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GJ grad Ben Hoffman wins Ironman Triathlon

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It hasn’t sunk in yet. A few days after he won his first Ironman Triathlon, Ben Hoffman was still trying to put it in perspective. The 27-year-old won the Ironman Lake Placid, N.Y., race one week ago in 8 hours, 39 minutes, 34 seconds. ...


A fast success: Swimmers set 21 records at El Pomar during state long course championships

By Patrick Bahr

Don’t be surprised if there is a push to hold the Colorado Long Course Swimming State Championships at the El Pomar Natatorium at Mesa State College every year. Sunday capped the three-day club swimming event where 21 state records were ...

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Get out and ride: New mountain bike park will give newcomers a place to learn

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The days of playing in the dirt and riding bikes is still a part of life for Jen Taylor. Because she had so much fun riding bikes when she was a kid, Taylor — a board member with Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association — ...

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Meyer gets first win in rain-marred CageRaiser

By Patrick Bahr

The rain just wouldn’t go away. In a turn of bad luck, Saturday’s mixed martial arts event, CageRaiser II, had to be canceled after two fights because of a steady rain. The outdoor event, held at Grand Junction Harley Davidson, ...

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First time is a charm: Mechling wins 50 breaststroke title on first try

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Charlie Mechling didn’t expect to swim in the 50-meter breaststroke Saturday at the Colorado State Long Course Championships. By the end of the day, the Glenwood Springs 12-year-old was a state champion in the event for Team ...

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Fears overcome: Morris conquers aversion to water to win state swim title

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Logan Morris remembers being terrified of the water. She’s not anymore. The Montrose 15-year-old is a Colorado state champion. Morris, who swims for the Delta Club team, won the girls 18-under 100-meter breaststroke in one minute, ...

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Comeback kids: Fruita Major girls hope success follows them to Texas

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Little League Major girls hope the magic hasn’t run out. Fruita begins the Southwestern Regional Little League tournament today in Waco, Texas, playing Petroglyph Little League of New Mexico at 5 p.m. “What a great ...

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Local fighters dominate CageRaiser 2

By Patrick Bahr

Alex Trottier knows it’s important to put on a good show. That’s why for Saturday’s Cage Raiser 2 at Grand Junction Harley Davidson, Trottier is treating fight fans to an entertaining card. CageRaiser 2 features 12 total ...

Six-run second helps Orchard Mesa win state crown

By Staff

The Orchard Mesa Little League Major All-Star baseball team did it not once, but twice. Orchard Mesa defeated Academy Little League on back-to-back days to win the state championship. OM won 10-4 on Wednesday at Summit Middle School in ...

Former GJ resident Scott Sullivan playing in U.S. Senior Open

By Patrick Bahr

Scott Sullivan is getting the chance to find out how he stacks up against the professionals on the golf course. The 52-year-old former Grand Junction resident isn’t playing in a pro-am event or trying his hand at a longest drive ...

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