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Having some fun: Out of state players enjoy Taco Bell Western Slope Open

By Patrick Bahr

The Taco Bell Western Slope Open isn’t only for players from the Western Slope. Sherill Kerr and the players from her city-run Aspen Golf and Tennis Center make sure of that. Kerr brought 17 players to the Elliott Tennis Center at Mesa ...

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Dream meets reality: Mantlo, Cook write youth book on obstacles athletes face

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Teachers Mickey Mantlo and Darren Cook have seen a lot of children come and go through the doors at East Middle School. They have seen them stumble and fall, rise and succeed. Through several conversations on numerous bicycle rides, Mantlo ...

Fruita can capture state title with win over Shaw Heights

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Shaw Heights (Westminster) Little League wanted another shot at Fruita and will get it. Pitchers Marisa Kennedy, Hannah Rose and Constance Sisneros combined to throw a no-hitter Monday night to lead Shaw Heights to an 11-1 victory over ...

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Fruita Major Girls in position to win state title

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Fruita Little League is one victory from winning the major girls (ages 11-12) state championship and advancing to the Southwestern League tournament. All Fruita has to do is beat a team it has already beaten in the state tournament, and it ...

Timely substitutions lift Fruita to win in Major Girls tourney

By Patrick Bahr

Fruita Little League Major Girls manager Josh Zambrano found out how important the timing of his substitutions can be. Saturday at the first day of the Major Girls Little League State Tournament at Fruita Little League, Zambrano called upon ...

Sports Briefs, July 17, 2010

By Staff

Mountain biking Fruita’s Sears places eighth at National Downhill Championships Noah Sears placed eighth in the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Downhill Championships on Saturday in Granby. The 27-year-old from Fruita finished his ...

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Talking twins: Marshall sisters enjoy trash talking, racing each other at dragway

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The race was nearly as good as the trash talking. Fraternal twin sisters Delaina and Kelsey Marshall have talked about a ‘grudge’ drag race for more than one year. On Saturday, it finally happened. Delaina beat Kelsey off the ...

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Quite a pair: Madison Ketchem and Tommy taste success in Pinto World Show

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Madison Ketchem took one look at Tommy and fell in love. She wears his name around her neck in a custom-made pendant. When people ask, “Is Tommy your boyfriend?” or ask her mother, Cheryl, why she would let her 12-year-old ...

Kropp family enjoy playing tennis together

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For many, the Taco Bell Western Slope Open is an opportunity to play doubles with family. Kris Kropp just wishes there was enough time to participate in them all with his five children. “You want to do as much as you can with your kids ...

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Fruita Little League hopes to continue run in state tourney

By Patrick Bahr

No team showcased a better never-say-die attitude to get to the Little League state tournament than the Fruita Major Girls. Fruita is hosting the Major Girls state tournament that begins today and runs through Wednesday. The District 1 ...

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