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Family tradition: Renterias enjoy bonding opportunity in relaxed running competition

By Patrick Bahr

One of the main objectives of the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department’s Matchett Trail Run/Walk is to provide families a chance to run together. “This is our eighth year of the race, and we get to provide an event for ...


Running with the best: Fruita Monument grad caps ‘awesome year’ in Rim Rock win

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Dustin Simoens looked around for the person to beat. Turns out, it was him. The 22-year-old, who grew up in Grand Junction, crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 28 seconds Saturday to win his first full-length marathon on Colorado ...


Daddies Gone Wild win inaugural Rim Rock relay race

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When the Rim Rock Marathon added a relay event, Jeff Dykstra quickly assembled his team. The Daddies Gone Wild team, which won the 174-mile Colorado Relay race, was set to go. “I grew up running on the monument,” Dykstra said. ...

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Change of pace: Rim Rock Marathon unveils new divisions for this year’s race

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D Plunkett had always wanted to run a marathon. When the Rim Rock Run became the Rim Rock Marathon last year, she signed up. The Grand Junction 46-year-old, though, was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome in her left leg. The condition is ...

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Beer shortcut costs Schnell

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Ross Schnell figures he might have defended his Singlespeed World Championship had he chugged one more beer. The Grand Junction professional mountain biker finished in second place, a few seconds behind the winner Oct. 23 in Rotorua, New ...

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McCabe amazed by ‘Diggin’ for Dane’ event

By Scott Schlaufman

On Sunday afternoon, Dane McCabe was a little taken aback as he stood outside the gymnasium at Central High School. McCabe, a teacher at Nisley Elementary School and a 12-year coach for the Western Colorado Volleyball Club, watched as more ...

Jussel: San Francisco likely to put another nail in Broncos’ coffin

By Rick Jussel

Normally, I block out a chunk of Sunday to observe the antics of the Denver Broncos. Last Sunday, that routine changed. At 2:18 MDT (I did indeed check my watch), I was in a room devoid of television, radio or computer access, turning ...

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Marathon man: Local runner has gone the distance in all 50 states

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When Bryan Baroffio completed his first marathon in April 2004 in Moab, his family thought that was it. So did he. “After the race I was pretty sore and beat,” Baroffio said. “We got back to the hotel room, I’m laying ...


Teddy Garcia remembered by family and friends

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Teddy Garcia loved to play ball. It was fitting that thousands of fellow ballplayers gathered Friday afternoon at Suplizio Field to remember Garcia, 42, who died Oct. 22 in a car accident in Frisco. The stands were filled from behind home ...

Sentinel wins Mauk award for its tennis coverage

By Staff

The Daily Sentinel sports staff has won the Dorothy Mauk Award from USTA Colorado, which recognizes excellence in tennis coverage. It’s the fourth Mauk award for The Daily Sentinel, which previously was honored in 2007, 2002 and ...

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