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Swinn plans to make new swim program competitive

By Patrick Bahr

Jacob Swinn knows where he wants to take the new Maverick Aquatics program. The 29-year-old Swinn is the head swim coach for Maverick Aquatics, and the new director of aquatics at El Pomar Natatorium at Mesa State College. Swinn is hosting ...


Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls open state tourney with big victory

By Patrick Bahr

The state tournament in Little League is the great unknown. Friday at Monument Little League, the Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls didn’t have a clue about its opponent Academy Little League from Colorado Springs. The unfamiliarity didn’t ...


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Roping doesn’t get old for DuCray

By Scott Schlaufman

Even at 72, Grand Junction resident Chuck DuCray tries to stay active. “I’ve got this theory, you stay on that couch, you’re going to die,” DuCray said with a laugh. For DuCray, being active involves getting on his ...


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Former Fruita hoops player Dreher trying out tennis

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Billy Dreher has played basketball all over the world, but his roots are in Grand Junction. The former Fruita Monument High School standout basketball player is back in town this weekend playing tennis in the Taco Bell Western Slope ...


Cage Wars IX plans to honor fallen Carrasco

By Patrick Bahr

Cage Wars IX is honoring a fallen fighter. Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center, a memorial 10-count of the bell will ring before the card begins at 7 p.m. for local mixed martial arts fighter Jorge Carrasco, Jr. Carrasco was killed ...


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Bull riders fire up crowd at fair

By Patrick Bahr

The Thursday night bull riding at the Mesa County Fair is a fan favorite. “The (Bull Riding) and the Demolition Derby are two of our more popular events,” Donna Page of the Mesa County Fair said. PHOTO GALLERY This year’s ...


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Pair of 16-year-olds win boys, girls 18 singles titles at Taco Bell

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Two younger players proved Thursday they can play with the big kids. Cameron Hicks of Irvine, Calif., and Aimee Basinski of Grand Junction, both 16 years old, won the Taco Bell Western Slope Open boys 18 and girls 18 singles titles at the ...


Offense leads Palisade Major boys to win at state

By Staff

The Palisade Major boys came out swinging in the opening game of the Little League state tournament Thursday. The team had 17 hits to beat Steamboat Springs 9-2 in Cherry Creek. “That’s exceptional in my book,” coach Mike ...


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Tennis a new challenge for Mickey Mantlo

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Mickey Mantlo knows how to swing a bat. The East Middle School teacher grew up playing baseball and coached the varsity baseball team at Palisade High School nearly a decade ago. Mantlo, though, is trying a new sport this year — ...


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Giese, Ness enjoy playing each other at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

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You would think in a tournament the size of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open, you would face different opponents every year. That, however, isn’t always the case. Often, the person across the net is someone you always seem to run into, ...


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