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Dolphin swimmer sets goal of reaching Junior Nationals

By Staff

Tyler Walton has a list above the light switch in his bedroom. He puts it there as a reminder every time he turns off the light to leave the room. On the list are the qualifying times for the Junior Nationals swim meet in Indianapolis in ...


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Flying discs crowding airspace over park

By Amy Hamilton

Avid disc golf player Chad Pasterz has seen the close calls when the flying, plastic orbs whiz over the heads of children playing on equipment at Westlake Park. The park is lined with a generous walking path near the intersection of First ...


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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

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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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

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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. ...


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