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Disc golf gives Telluride teacher an athletic outlet

By Patrick Bahr

Joe Rovere is a good example of what happens when an athlete combines hard work with natural ability. In a span of four years, Rovere went from first picking up a disc golf disc to becoming one of the up-and-coming players in the world. The ...

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Baseball is way of life for Central graduate

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Pickleball gaining a rabid following in GJ

By Allen Gemaehlich

Alan and Nancy Friedman heard about Pickleball in Casa Grande, Ariz., where they spend the winter. After one match, they were hooked. Now they’re trying to spread the word about the hybrid sport in Grand Junction. Pickleball started in ...


Young loves pushing himself in the pool

By Staff

Logan Young had tried other sports but found himself bored with too much idle time standing around at practice. “None of them really caught my attention,” Young said. “I like to work hard.” He found a program four ...


Fortenberry not afraid to put body at risk on bulls at Rimrock Rodeo

By Patrick Bahr

It’s hard to say if Jesse Fortenberry’s opponents ever take pity on him. Because if one happens to force Fortenberry to break his ankle, blow his shoulder or split his liver — then so be it. But like most bull riders, ...


Grand Valley Lacrosse Camp piques interest of youngsters

By Patrick Bahr

Caleb Miller went from curiosity to participation in one week. Last week, 14-year-old Miller decided lacrosse would be an exciting sport to try out, and by Monday night, he was one of the participants at the Grand Valley Lacrosse Camp at ...

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Avid bicyclists participate in the Bicycle Tour of Colorado

By Allen Gemaehlich

Many avid bicyclists have participated in the Bicycle Tour of Colorado, but none of them experienced a ride like they did Monday. Close to 1,600 riders participating in the 15th annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado rode 91 miles from Hotchkiss ...

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Grand Mesa Softball League allows players to improve skills

By Patrick Bahr

Pitching against high school varsity hitters might be a little intimidating for a 13-year-old, but it’s just what Elisha Jahnke needed. “Pitching against some of the older girls has been nerve-racking,” Jahnke said. ...

Ride of her life: Cycling a way for Fruita grad Hotimsky to stay active

By Staff

Netana Hotimsky has been pushing herself hard the past few years. With ski racing, cycling and school, there’s been little time for the 2006 Fruita Monument High School graduate to catch her breath. After graduating last month from the ...

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New league gives tennis newcomers a place to play

By Allen Gemaehlich

Every year when Cynthia Bulgier would visit her mother in California, they would play tennis. That only created an itch to play more, but every time she tried to get her friends to play, they weren’t interested. Finally she took the ...

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