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Lively’s bat and arm lift Monument to 9/10 title

By Eden Laase

When Monument’s Joel Lively was practicing his hitting before Saturday’s game, he hit a ball right at his coach’s shin. The two had a good laugh about it, and when Lively came up to bat with the bases loaded in the fifth ...


Holding serve

By Allen Gemaehlich

Emma Aubert wanted to learn how to serve from one of the greatest servers to play on the ATP tour. Former men’s professional tennis player Taylor Dent told Aubert to bend her right elbow. She listened intently then tried, but she still ...

Martin-Crespin grudge match highlights
 Cage Wars XVIII

By Matt Meyer

Billy Martin and Brandon Crespin each won their bouts in Cage Wars XVII. Martin is a wild fighter whose ability to fight is rivaled only by his ability to talk. In March, the mixed martial artist downed his opponent with a rear-naked choke ...


Enough mibs to go around

By Eden Laase

Leah Lee will not let something she loves die out. That’s why the former elementary school teacher is devoted to teaching kids all over the Grand Valley the game she has adored ever since her father taught her as a child in ...


Fruita avoids elimination, will play vs. Monument

By Eden Laase

“I believe that we will win, I believe that we will win, I believe that we will win.” The players on the Fruita 9/10 Boys Little League team said it, then did it Friday as they avoided elimination and moved into the District 1 ...


Adults receive training from former pro

By Allen Gemaehlich

More than a dozen adults were laughing and sharing stories Friday night like they just experienced a childhood dream of playing on the professional tennis circuit. The 15 adults from the Grand Valley won’t get that opportunity, but they ...


Pitching adjustment helps Three Rivers win crown in Major Boys

By Eden Laase

A single, a double, a walk, a wild pitch and a run. Not exactly the start 12-year-old pitcher Jake Ticer and Three Rivers were looking for. The game had barely begun, and the Monument Major Boys Little League team already seemed to have ...


Football education

By Matt Meyer

When Rashaan Salaam won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Colorado in 1994, he did so in front of more than 50,000 people during home games at Folsom Field. In 1995, when he became the youngest in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards, ...


Rejuvenated Grand Mesa wins Major Girls District 1 crown

By Eden Laase

After Grand Mesa’s Major Girls Little League team lost to Fruita the first time they met, coach Kristi Courter realized her team needed something extra to get it going. The next day she gave the girls a pep talk and a challenge. The ...

Sports Briefs, July 9, 2014

By Staff

Tennis Taco Bell deadline is Friday The deadline for registering for this year’s Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament is Friday. The tournament takes place July 21-27. Junior matches begin July 21; adult matches begin July ...

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