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Despite loss in regional semis, Orchard Mesa happy with season

By Patrick Bahr

Orchard Mesa Little League advanced farther than any other Major boys baseball team from Grand Junction at the Southwestern Regional. A powerhouse from Texas, though, put an abrupt stop Tuesday to Orchard Mesa’s run to the Little League ...


Orchard Mesa two wins from dream of Little League World Series

By Patrick Bahr

Having a Grand Junction team qualify for the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., has always been something of a fantasy for local Little League supporters. The Orchard Mesa Little League Major boys are two wins from making that ...

Orchard Mesa falls; still in semifinals for ESPN2 game on Tuesday

By Patrick Bahr

After back-to-back wins, the Orchard Mesa Little League major boys were off their game. Sunday at the Southwestern Regional Tournament in Waco, Texas, Orchard Mesa fell 11-1 to Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Orchard Mesa had already clinched its ...

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Built for BMX: Grand Valley division drawing riders in droves

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Valley BMX fills a void twice a week. Every Sunday and Tuesday, the dirt track at the Mesa County Fairgrounds offers races for around 20 different classes, drawing 80 to 100 riders. “They start as early as 3 years old, and our ...

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Youth in motion: Young runners fare well in Thigunawat 10K race

By Patrick Bahr

It turns out the kids are all right. Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates Thigunawat 10K at Powderhorn Ski Resort, 15-year-old Natalie Anderson was the top finishing woman. “I love trail runs,” said Anderson who ...

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McArcher: Davin McAlister is one of the best female competitive freestyle bowhunters in Colorado

By Patrick Bahr

Davin McAlister found the one thing that makes her tick — a compound bow, an arrow and a target. The 16-year-old Palisade High School student is one of the best female competitive freestyle bowhunters in Colorado, if not the ...

Orchard Mesa Major boys earn berth in semis, will play on TV

By Staff

The Orchard Mesa major boys little league team has achieved one of its many goals. Saturday at the Southwestern Regional tournament in Waco, Texas, Orchard Mesa defeated Altamont Little League of New Mexico 6-3. With the win, Orchard Mesa ...

Orchard Mesa Major boys win, face Altamont today in Waco

By Staff

The Orchard Mesa Little League Major boys are off to a promising start. Friday at the Southwestern Regional Tournament in Waco, Texas, Orchard Mesa defeated Tulsa (Okla.) American Little League 11-2. “We tried to emphasize that they ...

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Growing form of golf: Disc throwers having fun in relaxed environment at Palisade’s Riverbend Park

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You can often see Don Hedgecock strolling through Palisade’s Riverbend Park pulling his disc golf clubs behind him. The gray-bearded Grand Junction 55-year-old is out there practically every weekend throwing his plastic disc at the ...


Time for Texas: Orchard Mesa Major boys headed to Waco

By Patrick Bahr

The Orchard Mesa Little League Major boys have been waiting two years for this weekend. After winning state baseball championships in the 9-10 and 10-11 divisions the past two summers, Orchard Mesa won the Major boys Colorado state title last ...

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