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Walters wins golf tourney

By Dale Shrull

Taylor Walters didn’t know what to expect at her first Western Slope Triple Play Women’s golf tournament. But anyone who’s familiar with her game expected she would be the favorite. Walters, who will be a sophomore at ...


Age advantage

By Dale Shrull

The old guys beat the young guys and the younger old guy beat the oldest guy. That’s how the men’s open singles finals at the Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament finished up on Saturday. Jerry Lockwood powered to a ...


Downhill racers

By Matt Meyer

As runners seemingly glided through the Monument Downhill 5K Race on Saturday morning near Colorado National Monument, they turned onto Bract Drive for the home stretch. Visible from the turn is a big clock with neon yellow numbers, and to ...



By Dale Shrull

Gene Wilder took a mighty swing Friday at a soft shot and the ball dribbled off his racket into the net. “Gene!” He yelled at himself, but not too loudly. He then stomped back to the service line and gathered himself for his next ...


Triple Play Women’s golf tourney weathers rain delay

By Staff

Despite a rain delay that lasted nearly three hours Friday afternoon, the 2014 Western Slope Triple Play Women’s golf tournament finished its first round at Bookcliff Country Club, with the final flight ending just after 7 p.m. The ...

Gene Taylor’s swept in finale

By Staff

Brighton swept Gene Taylor’s on Friday, winning Game 1 9-3 before taking Game 2 13-1 in a five-inning contest. Michael Price, Zane Abeyta and Nick Arcieri lead Gene Taylor’s (29-15-1) at the plate in the fist game. Abeyta and ...

GJ’s Litsheim wins second CrossFit World Games masters title

By Matt Meyer

After decisive victories during two events, Grand Junction resident Mary Beth Litsheim won the 50-54 women’s master class Thursday after three days at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit World Games in Carson, California. The CrossFit games, with ...


For love of the game

By Eden Laase

Hat, necklace, repeat. Sarah Fleming’s pre-serve routine never changes. She adjusts her pink Nike visor, then straightens the silver S around her neck, before rocketing a serve over the net to her opponent, Carolena Campos. Fleming ...


A happy return

By Allen Gemaehlich

One year ago, Mark Marini found out about the Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament at the last minute and he entered and ended up winning the boys 18-under singles title. Marini, 18, came back to Grand Junction this summer and ...


Pickleball a big hit at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

By Allen Gemaehlich

Dan Oliver promised Connie Guillory they would be done by noon Wednesday before the temperature got too hot. After losing once, the two pickleball players kept winning and ended up playing nearly two hours past noon, but they were the last ...

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