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By Matt Meyer

With the sun beating down Friday afternoon, Kathy Bachlet and Laurni Blanchard battled through a long, back-and-forth tennis match. Bachlet, aided by a strong serve, kept Blanchard moving. Blanchard’s returns were strong, but Bachlet ...



By Patti Arnold

No ballplayer will ever complain about seeing his name in the lineup every day. Chad Spanberger certainly won’t. The Grand Junction Rockies’ first baseman — their only true first baseman — made his professional debut ...


The arms race

By Matt Meyer

Heading into the summer, Dave Jahnke needed pitching. The coach of Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team had relied on position players from District 51 teams, whether or not they’d pitched for their high school team, to toe ...

Timeout, July 19, 2017

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 += ...


Barrel of joy

By Dale Shrull

Like a pair of contrasting instruments, barrel racing can be viewed as soft and loud in the midst of a 13- to 20-second assault on three barrels. With an explosive start, Ashtyn Carlson and her horse, Stick, accelerate toward the first ...


Going long

By Matt Meyer

Staring at 50 uninterrupted meters of water in front of the starting blocks can be daunting for those unfamiliar with long-course swimming. But in truth, the challenges don’t come all at once. They add up over the course of a race. ...


Orchard Mesa Major Girls continue their winning ways
 at Little League state tourney

By Jon Mitchell

Juliette Stewart sings to herself when she’s pitching, and her teammates know exactly what she sings. They know the song so well that they hummed the Logan Paul tune Saturday after Stewart pitched two innings of relief in Orchard ...

Collbran’s Wallace sets big goals for bull-riding season

By Dale Shrull

It’s known as Cowboy Christmas, when cowboys can make lots of money with their sights set on qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo. Around July 4, there are a number of rodeos scattered around Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and other ...


8-second beginnings

By Dale Shrull

Quinten Hayden was tossed, turned and yanked around like a rag doll, but a cranky bull named Blue Duck couldn’t get the pesky cowboy off his back. After 8 seconds of clockwise twirling and bucking, Hayden pumped his fist and flashed a ...


Having a racquet

By Matt Meyer

In only three years, Matt Miller went from racquetball newbie to a competitor at the USA Racquetball Junior Olympics Championships. Miller, along with Lily Caldwell, finished among the top four in their respective divisions at the competition ...

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