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Bringing the lumber

By Matt Meyer

Go down the roster of every District 51 high school baseball team and pick out the two or three best hitters. There’s a good chance those names will also pop up on the 2016 roster for the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball ...

Sports Briefs, July 14, 2016

By Staff

Tennis Taco Bell players can find out when they play this weekend from 1-4 p.m. For the upcoming Taco Bell Western Slope Open, players can call on Saturday and Sunday between 1-4 p.m. to find out what time their first match is in the ...


Mr. Wrestling

By Jon Mitchell

There isn’t much Ray Coca hasn’t done when it comes to wrestling in Colorado. He’s won three high school state wrestling titles; he’s officiated wrestling; he’s written about wrestling; he’s coached ...

Timeout, July 13, 2016

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event to 970-244-8578, email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += ...

Little League district champs prep for state tournaments

By Staff

With the District Little League All-Star tournaments completed, the winners move on to the next round of competition. In the boys competition, Grand Mesa won the Major Boys division and will travel to the Denver area and play at Arapahoe ...


It’s not just about winning

By Dale Shrull

The stands are packed with smiling faces. Moms and dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents, friends and others are smiling and cheering on youngsters at the Grand Mesa Little League Complex. The occasional negative groan or shout will pop ...



By Staff

On this day, like most mornings during the summer, the Elliott Tennis Center is buzzing with activity. “Nice shot!” instructor Blaine McCormick shouts. “Be active, let’s go, let’s go, get to the net!” The ...


Learning to play Little League softball a joy for girls

By Dale Shrull

Just like the boys who play Little League baseball, the softball-playing girls have some rough stretches on the diamond. A bad throw here, a dropped ball there, a running mistake or just forgetting the situation. But the effort is always ...


Delta’s aggressiveness pays off in Little League win

By Matt Meyer

Delta took extra bases whenever it could Thursday, cruising to a 17-5 five-inning victory over Orchard Mesa in a 9-10 National boys baseball game at Orchard Mesa Little League. Perhaps the most noticeable example of the aggressive base ...


Local flair

By Jon Mitchell

Neil Ryan couldn’t express how happy he was that he wouldn’t have to pitch to Sam Graf anymore. That’s because Ryan, a former standout pitcher from Grand Junction High School, is now in the same lineup card as Graf when ...

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