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Offside? Soccer rules can confuse new fans

By Eden Laase

Soccer is the world’s favorite sport; it’s just not America’s. But now that the World Cup is in full swing, fans are chanting USA! USA! USA! Soccer is dominating headlines. With America’s newfound love for the other ...


Miss-Hits hit the mark

By Eden Laase

Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. There was never a quick point in the doubles match Sunday between Randy Hurshman and Brian List of the Miss-hits and Aaron Gossage and Matt Ness of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The teams were ...


‘Las Chicas’ outsmart boys in tennis tourney

By Eden Laase

When they hit harder, you’ve got to play smarter. That’s the motto 17-year-old Amy Espinoza and her all-girls team follow when playing against boys in the Djokovic Division at the Community Hospital Team Tennis Tournament. ...


California girl hones skills in GJ

By Eden Laase

Victoria Thek had 929.15 miles between her and a chance to improve at the sport she loves. The 17-year-old recently left her home in San Luis Obispo, California, for Grand Junction, where she’s staying with relatives in order to play in ...


Pickleball popularity

By Dale Shrull

Pickleball — the name says it all. OK, it really doesn’t say much at all about the game. But people love to play the unique game here in Grand Junction. Weird name, popular game. Jan Kerr was out at Lincoln Park playing tennis ...


Dedicated pickleball courts at Lincoln Park show game’s growth

By Dale Shrull

It’s always nice when a decision turns out to be the right one. The city of Grand Junction built pickleball courts as part of the recent Lincoln Park renovation, and it couldn’t have turned out better. On a recent Thursday, the ...



By Eden Laase

A new name and a new format were part of a complete makeover this year of the Community Hospital Team Tennis Tournament. The tournament, which is played at the Elliott Tennis Center at Colorado Mesa University and was previously called the ...


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 ...

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