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MMA fighter Magana is a good role model for those at Riverside Education Center

By Patrick Bahr

Juan Magana is an up-and-coming fighter in the world of mixed-martial arts. The 22-year-old gives opponents trouble with his long reach and strength at 170 pounds. Magana, though, is doing something that doesn’t always get noticed in ...

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GJ’s Yates finds his MMA fighting weight

By Staff

Grand Junction’s Andrew Yates made a couple of big changes upon seeing his mixed martial arts career wasn’t heading the direction he wanted to. After four consecutive losses at 155 pounds, Yates moved to Las Vegas six months ago ...

Grand opening of new Elliott Tennis Center is Sunday

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Although the redesigned, refurbished Elliott Tennis Center at Mesa State College has been open since the weather warmed up, the official grand opening is Sunday. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. at the courts and continue through 3 ...

Orchard Mesa Little League celebrates 50 years

By Staff

Players wearing the red and white uniforms of Orchard Mesa Little League are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season. Saturday at Orchard Mesa Little League, many of the founders and their families will be honored by throwing the first ...

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Skyline Sports gives players a place to play when the weather is poor

By Patrick Bahr

No more playing soccer on a wood gym floor. No more constantly moving batting cages to available buildings. No more hoping for a warm winter weekend so a baseball team can get a jump-start on the season. From a building that one year ago ...

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Junior Mavs win Colorado title

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The fact they had no home ice arena never deterred the Grand Valley Junior Mavericks 10-under hockey team. The squirt division (10-under) team proved it didn’t need an ice rink to win, capturing the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association ...

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A strong team: Support of others helpful for 970muscle team members

By Patrick Bahr

Derek Trombetta is bringing the idea of team to an individual sport. Trombetta, owner of 970muscle, is taking himself and 11 other competitors to the Northern Colorado Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships in ...

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Home away from home: Bonding through travel, Mavericks set to play in state finals

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A little thing like not having home ice wasn’t about to stop the Grand Valley squirt hockey team this winter. The 10-under Mavericks (30-3-1) rolled through the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League season and captured the tournament ...


Bracketology 101: Locals with tourney ties ready to test NCAA bracket knowledge

By Patrick Bahr

Let the madness begin. Today, the NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament brackets are released. For the next month, those brackets will grip sports fans across the country. Dr. Steven Murray is a professor of Kinesiology at Mesa ...

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GJ’s Wright on site when quake hit in New Zealand

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Susan Wright has traveled all over the world to play tennis, but she may never forget her experience two weeks ago. The Grand Junction woman was in New Zealand with the U.S. women’s 50-older tennis team for the Maria Esther Bueno Cup ...

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