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Doing what we love: Fruita’s Mendes shows his stuff during PBR stop at Mesa County Fair

By Patrick Bahr

Tony Mendes’ career in the arena is what every bull rider aspires to have. Mendes has ridden on the Professional Bull Riding tour for more than 10 years, has qualified for the PBR Finals eight times and has won $1 million in his ...

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A little family fun: Dave Proietti having fun playing with his children at Taco Bell Western Slope O

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Dave Proietti usually hits tennis balls to his sons and daughter in the evenings. “I’m their (ball) feeder,” he said. This week, though, he’s playing matches with two of them in the annual Taco Bell Western Slope ...


Jack and Julianna

By Patrick Bahr

After 52 years of tennis at the Taco Bell Western Slope Open, ‘firsts’ are hard to come by. But that’s not to say it never occurs. This year is the first time the singles 10-and-under age division has combined the boys and ...

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Fruita rallies twice to win state crown

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Little League Major Girls wouldn’t be denied when its fate was on the line. Tuesday at Little Salt Wash Park, Fruita overcame a seven-run first-inning deficit, and a two-run deficit in the eighth inning to defeat Shaw Heights ...

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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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