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The beautiful game

By Matt Meyer

The United States of America, compared with the rest of the world, hasn’t embraced soccer with the same fervor as most countries. Outside of the World Cup, which rolls around every four years, soccer gets lost behind the “big ...

Bulls get best of riders at Rim Rock Rodeo

By Dale Shrull

Huckleberry — good for pie, bad for bull riders. A bull named Huckleberry got the best of Wyatt Bronson at the Rim Rock Rodeo on Tuesday in Fruita. The scariest thing in rodeo is when a bull rider gets thrown, then gets hung ...

GJ’s Murray takes 2nd in qualifier

By Staff

Jaclyn Murray of Grand Junction took second place in the U.S. Girls Junior Qualifier on Monday to qualify for the U.S. Girls Junior Championship next month in Flagstaff, Ariz. Murray scored a four-over-par 76 at the Lone Tree Golf Club in ...


Local fans react to tough draw

By Dale Shrull

It was over, just a smattering of seconds left, and we were into the next round. The USA, a soccer story? Then it happened. Army Sgt. Robert Hale slammed his ball cap to the floor and buried his head in his hands. Fans were stunned. ...

Lee siblings place high at nationals

By Staff

Nine-year-old Louie Lee placed third in the boys division, and his 12-year-old sister, Anna Lee, placed fourth in the girls division Thursday at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. Joining them in the semifinal rounds Thursday ...


Not horsing around

By Eden Laase

With a quick flick of the wrist from Kim Rogers, and another from his partner, Josh Warren, the duo won the team roping competition at Tuesday’s Rim Rock Rodeo in Fruita. It looked simple, but it was anything but easy. Forty-one years of ...


Pearce like an arrow

By Tim Harty

Henry Bass appeared poised Sunday to introduce fellow Utah archer Steve Anderson to the pain of finishing second at the Big Sky Open archery tournament. Instead, he’ll cash another runner-up check. Anderson, a member of the United ...


Leonharts reunite as coaches at GJ swim meet

By Eden Laase

Sixteen years ago, Will Leonhart became a swimming coach. He was 10 years old, but his father, Dale Leonhart, could see the potential when they sat by the pool together, and Will would point to a swimmer and say, “Dad, if he extended his ...

Boulder’s Hirabayshi using GJ Invitational as training ground for Olympic swim dream

By Eden Laase

A 56-hour work week, two swim practices a day and studying for a Ph.D. seems like a challenge. Add the goal of qualifying for the 2016 Japanese Olympic team, and it seems nearly impossible, but to 30-year-old Toshi Hirabayshi, that’s ...


On target

By Tim Harty

The wind during the first half of Round 1 had many an archer grumbling Saturday morning, but three of them couldn’t complain too loudly. Neither Henry Bass nor Steve Anderson was thrilled with the 585 points out of a possible 600 each ...

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