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The wheel deal

By Jon Mitchell

The players participating in the wheelchair division of the 58th-annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament still have fond memories of Lillian Brawer. “She took care of us,” Kriss Burwell of Grand Junction ...


Family matters

By Jon Mitchell

Beth Brownson and Laura Ludlam have fond memories of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open. The sisters, both of whom graduated from Grand Junction High School and played tennis for current Tigers coach Carol Elliott, returned to the annual ...


Brotherly love

By Dale Shrull

Ian Hegstrom had an easy volley at the net, but he flubbed it right into the twine. He groaned as Cal Hegstrom came up and razzed him a little. Nothing too serious, just some light-hearted ribbing that both laughed off. The Hegstrom brothers ...

Sports Briefs, July 21, 2016

By Staff

Swimming & Diving Long course state meet taking place in Grand Junction this weekend Maverick Aquatics is hosting the Colorado Long Course State Championships beginning today. More than 1,000 swimmers and approximately 49 swim teams ...

Timeout, July 20, 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 += ...

Fruita 8-10 All-Stars win state Little League title

By Staff

Rob Smolinski wasn’t sure how the play was recorded in the scorebook on Tuesday, but the Fruita 8-10 All Stars baseball coach didn’t care. Tade Weber’s hit got by North Boulder’s center fielder and Weber came all the ...

Annual tennis tourney now underway in GJ

By Staff

It’s July, and that means it’s tennis time at Colorado Mesa University. The Elliott Tennis Center will be packed with players all week for the annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open that started on Monday. With 255 competitors and ...


Grand Mesa erases 6-run lead to win state championship

By Dale Shrull

Shaelyn Grant launched a pitch high and deep to left field, and missed a game-winning home run by about three inches in the bottom of the seventh inning. Grant stopped at third with a triple but that near miss of a home run didn’t ...

Big fourth inning lifts Fruita to softball title

By Staff

The Fruita 9-10-year-old Little League softball team won the Minor Girls state championship on Sunday night, using a big fourth inning to take control against Arapahoe en route to a 15-3 mercy-rule victory at Little Salt Wash Sports ...



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. ...

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