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9 — Mantlo receives international Little League honor

By Dale Shrull

As an 18-year-old, Dave Mantlo wanted to impress his date, so he volunteered to umpire a Grand Mesa Little League game. He married the girl and soon become entrenched with Grand Mesa Little League. That was 1964, and 49 years later Mantlo was ...

Sports Briefs, Dec. 21, 2013

By Staff

Skiing New Castle’s McKennis returns to the slopes New Castle’s Alice McKennis made a successful return to the World Cup ski circuit Saturday. The 24-year-old placed 43rd in the downhill at Val d’Isere, France, but the ...

Sports Briefs, Dec. 17, 2013

By Staff

Gymnastics KidzPlex’s Plantiko wins state vault title Ashlyn Plantiko of the KidzPlex Gymnastics team won the USAG state vault title last weekend at the Level 3 State Championships in Longmont. Plantiko was second in the all-around ...

GJ racer Sabré Cook wins grant to aid career

By Allen Gemaehlich

Sabré Cook received a helping hand toward her goal of becoming a professional race car driver. The Grand Junction 19-year-old was one of eight young women to receive a Women’s Sports Foundation Women in the Winners Circle Project ...


Local boys face top competition with Team Colorado

By Dale Shrull

This is the biggest stage in sixth-grade football, and a trio of local youth football players are ready for the big time. The players are part of Team Colorado, an all-star team of sixth-grade football players. Carson Lee, Aden Dangler and ...

Fruita cowboy in hunt for title

By Dale Shrull

Tyler Smith is still in the running for a possible bull riding world championship. The 26-year-old Fruita cowboy is competing at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this week and currently sits in second place in the overall season ...

Gumpert receives new soccer coaching license

By Matt Meyer

The Fire FC soccer club coaching staff hit a major milestone in November when Technical Director Nick Gumpert received his United States Soccer Federation “B” license, one of the highest licenses the USSF grants. Chosen as one of ...

In Brief: KidzPlex wins Level 3 title

By Staff

Youth Gymnastics KidzPlex wins Level 3 team title Four KidzPlex gymnasts placed in the top three all-around to lead the Level 3 team to the Xtreme Altitude Fall Classic title last weekend Hailey Schmitt won the junior all-around title ...


Making it look easy

By Dale Shrull

Dustin Simoens came and conquered the Rim Rock Marathon, and smiled along the way. Looking as refreshed as an awake Rip Van Winkle, Simoens chatted with family and strolled around after his dominating record-setting win on Saturday. A little ...

Local briefs: KidzPlex third in meet

By Staff

Gymnastics KidzPlex Level 3 team takes third The KidzPlex Level 3 gymnastics team of Grand Junction placed third in the Monster Mash Invitational meet in Littleton on Saturday. KidzPlex was led by Gia Colosimo, who won the all-around ...

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