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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 ...


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THE NET EFFECT

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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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Monument 10-11 boys win District 1 Little League title

By Dale Shrull

Monument Little League is headed to state. The 10-11 year-old boys team claimed the District 1 crown by beating Colorado River Valley in two games. On Tuesday, Monument beat CRV 10-4, then on Wednesday at the Orchard Mesa Little League ...


Timeout, July 6, 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 += ...


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Not a small feat for marbles champion

By Dale Shrull

Louie Lee just shrugs. After all, his trip to the East Coast was no big deal. It was just a short jaunt to New Jersey to play some marbles. But, actually, it was a real big deal. The modest 11-year-old from Glade Park went to Wildwood, New ...


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Wright leads Team USA in Helsinki

By Staff

Susan Wright of Grand Junction was part of a team in June that finished third in the Maureen Connolly Cup at the International Tennis Federation’s Senior World Team Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Wright, the team captain for the ...


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Having a blast

By Matt Meyer

With an expansive outfield and near-constant swirling winds, it’s not easy to hit a home run out of Canyon View Park on the best of days with an aluminum bat. But players from the Mountain West Summer Collegiate Baseball League kicked ...


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