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Down on the farm

By Staff

Four Western Slope high school graduates are playing professional baseball in the minor leagues. Here’s a progress report: Kiel Roling, 1B, Tulsa Drillers: The Central graduate is on an eight-game hitting streak through Sunday for the ...

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Fruita’s hustle helps it win first game of 9-10 B Little League tournament

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When you’re suiting up for your first Little League All-Star tournament game, it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. The Fruita 9-10 B baseball team got rid of its nervous energy Monday night by running the bases in ...

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Despite poor economy, golf courses stay hopeful

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Grand Valley golf courses count 2008 as one of their best years for revenue in recent history. But as people stopped making green in 2009, visits to the green became a luxury for some. People moving away from the area, job losses and a long ...

Sports in Brief: Taylor’s wins Firecracker tournament

By Staff

Baseball Taylor’s wins Firecracker tournament Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team won the Laramie Firecracker tournament Sunday with a 16-2 win over the Wheatland (Wyo.) Lobos. Taylor’s broke open a 4-2 game by ...

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Go Fourth and play: Local diamond teams will have busy Fourth weekend

By Patrick Bahr

The Fourth of July is a celebration for America. What’s more patriotic than playing the national pastime? The Fourth of July weekend is a busy time on baseball and softball fields, with local competitive teams heading to ...

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Lightning in a bottle: Thunder Mountain Raceway to host national Lightning Sprint Car race

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For 10 years now, the lightning sprint cars have been a fixture at Thunder Mountain Raceway in Olathe. Although the drivers have enjoyed the local competition, they want to lure in more drivers. Drivers from across the country will compete ...

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GJ 20-year-old thriving on U.S. World Cup canoe slalom team

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Micki Reeves’ racing career started out as an innocent boat ride four years ago. Now, the Grand Junction 20-year-old is one of three women on the U.S. World Cup canoe slalom team. Reeves placed 14th in the International Canoe ...

Group has a vision for fixing local ice arena

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Save the Rink Inc. faces an uphill battle, but it’s a battle they are willing to fight. Attorney Rob Pierce, president of Save the Rink Inc., laid out two plans to reopen Glacier Ice Arena, which closed June 13. Close to 70 people ...

Children with Hope 5K/10K Runs

By Staff

Children with Hope 5K/10K June 26 5K 1. Kyler Brown, 17:18.5; 2. Keenan Widhammer, 17:53.9; 3. Kristin Haubrich, 19:08.0; 4. John Coors, 20:15.5; 5. Greg Kellan, 21:08.6; 6. Carl Wojtyla, 21:12.5; 7. Zach Sullivan, 21:19.4; 8. Aaron Nees, ...

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Riding the right way: James Wilson hosts clinic to help individuals improve form, skills

By Patrick Bahr

James Wilson is teaching what he knows and loves. Wilson hosted an informational clinic Tuesday about improving mountain biking skills at MTB Strength Training Systems, 573 S. Commercial Dr., Suite 5. “You can learn how to apply your ...

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