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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 ...


Win in ribbon roping gets Fruita’s Weber hooked on event

By Eden Laase

Hannah Weber is $50 closer to a homecoming dress. The 16-year-old, and her partner, Reo Weisgerber, won the ribbon roping event at Tuesday night’s Rim Rock Rodeo. She said the money she wins at rodeos this summer is going to help her ...


Grand Mesa forces 3rd title game in Major Girls

By Tim Harty

Kelty Key is never fazed. Bases loaded with no outs? The Grand Mesa pitcher keeps throwing her best pitches and trusting in her defense. And that went a long way Tuesday toward Grand Mesa defeating Fruita 7-2, avenging a loss two days ...


Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

By Tim Harty

His tee shots landed on the fairways. His chips landed on the greens. If his first putt didn’t fall, his second did. Will Hazen’s shots were straight and safe, and in the face of tough competition and the increasing pressure of ...


Orchard Mesa wins 9/10 girls Little League title

By Eden Laase

Girls in red-and-white jerseys zipped around the field, tossing water on coaches, laughing and shouting. Orchard Mesa Little League’s 9/10 Girls team got a much-deserved celebration after beating Fruita 10-2 in the teams’ third ...

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