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By Jon Mitchell

Darren Vancil isn’t afraid to admit that Creature Crafts look a little odd. And he’s OK with that. “Even I’ll admit that they look a little bit like a bouncy house,” the 51-year-old Grand Junction man said. ...


Switching bats pays off for Fruita

By Jon Mitchell

Addie Stehman picked the right time to use someone else’s bat Saturday night. The right fielder for the Fruita 9-10-year-old Little League softball team decided to use a bat that belonged to Fruita pitcher Jersey Anderson, thinking her ...



By Matt Meyer

When more riders than not end up tossed to the dirt by bucking bulls, luck can matter more than skill. For Fruita bull rider Ethan Cook, his luckiest moment Friday night came when the clock read 7.91 seconds after he was launched sideways to ...

Sports Briefs for July 16, 2016

By Staff

Local golf Drive, Chip & Putt event set for July 21 The Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier is at Lincoln Park Golf Course from 8 a.m. to noon on July 21. This free youth golf initiative for boys and girls ages 7-15 is aimed at growing the ...


Bringing the lumber

By Matt Meyer

Go down the roster of every District 51 high school baseball team and pick out the two or three best hitters. There’s a good chance those names will also pop up on the 2016 roster for the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball ...

Sports Briefs, July 14, 2016

By Staff

Tennis Taco Bell players can find out when they play this weekend from 1-4 p.m. For the upcoming Taco Bell Western Slope Open, players can call on Saturday and Sunday between 1-4 p.m. to find out what time their first match is in the ...


Mr. Wrestling

By Jon Mitchell

There isn’t much Ray Coca hasn’t done when it comes to wrestling in Colorado. He’s won three high school state wrestling titles; he’s officiated wrestling; he’s written about wrestling; he’s coached ...

Timeout, July 13, 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 += ...

Little League district champs prep for state tournaments

By Staff

With the District Little League All-Star tournaments completed, the winners move on to the next round of competition. In the boys competition, Grand Mesa won the Major Boys division and will travel to the Denver area and play at Arapahoe ...


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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