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Fitness through combat sports another focus for Golden Fights Gym

By Matt Meyer

One night, out of the blue, Dennis Bennett was attacked. “Somebody put a rear-naked choke on me, you know, on the street, and I didn’t know how to defend myself or what to do,” Bennett said. “So I made up my mind that ...


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The ‘fight gym’

By Matt Meyer

In 2013, before she became one of the biggest names in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, before Dancing With The Stars, celebrity cooking show Chopped and magazine covers, Paige VanZant’s road to mixed martial arts stardom cruised ...


GJ’s Hoffman defends title at Ironman in South Africa

By Staff

Just like last year, Ben Hoffman is off to a great start to the Ironman triathlon season. The Grand Junction High School alum defended his Ironman African Championship title with a strong effort in the marathon leg on April 2. Hoffman, 33, ...


Timeout, April 5, 2017

By Staff

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Sports Briefs, April 4, 2017

By Staff

Junior College Baseball Dyersburg remains No. 1 in poll Dyersburg State (Tennessee) held on to its No. 1 ranking in this week’s NJCAA Division I baseball poll. The Eagles (32-3) received nine of 10 first-place votes, with Chipola ...


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Aspen clinic motivates disabled military veterans

By Dale Shrull

ASPEN — With unblinking eyes, Steven “Blake” Bryant watches as the curling stone creeps down the ice. Two volunteers furiously sweep in front of the stone aiding its smooth glide. Then a cheer goes up and Bryant smiles. A ...


Sports Briefs, March 29, 2017

By Staff

Snowshoe Racing GJ’s Leblow wins national title Jared Leblow of Grand Junction won the men’s Junior US National Snowshoe Championship on Saturday at Mount Bachelor, Oregon. Leblow finished the 5K race in 26 minutes, 39 ...


Timeout, March 29, 2017

By Staff

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Sports Briefs, March 21, 2017

By Staff

College Baseball Chipola ranked No. 1 in JUCO poll Chipola College (Florida) was a unanimous No. 1 selection in the NJCAA Division I baseball poll released Tuesday. Chipola (27-4) has won 10 consecutive games and 20 of its past 21. The ...


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Proposed arena could be helpful for area high school sporting events, graduations

By Jon Mitchell

The prospect of opportunities for area high school sports teams with the proposed arena/events center in downtown Grand Junction is enticing for School District 51 Athletic Director Paul Cain. “The first thing I can think of is ...


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