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Junior Tennis League mixes players from valley high schools

By Patrick Bahr

During the summer, local high school tennis players trade in their loyalties to the Tigers, Wildcats and Warriors for those of the Baseliners, Lobsters and Dinkers. Since 1992, Ron Elliott has organized the Mesa County Junior Tennis League, ...


Fire FC girls advance at West regional

By Staff

The Grand Junction Fire FC girls soccer team reached the final eight at the Far West Regional Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., in dramatic fashion. The Fire earned a 1-0 win Wednesday over Rio Vista FC ZIA 97 of New Mexico to advance to ...


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Gentzler’s reason for boxing was simply to see if he could

By Patrick Bahr

What prompts an athlete to step into a boxing ring? Mike Tyson began boxing because of a troubled childhood, scrapping in street fights before Cus D’Amato took the troubled teen under his wing. Manny Pacquiao took up boxing as a way to ...


Quartet of local mibsters having fun at National Marbles Tournament

By Staff

The Mesa County Mibsters are learning what it means to have tunnel vision. Local marble players Jake O’Banion, 13, Kyle Krabbe, 13, Katie Carozza, 10, and Anna Lee, 8, are spending this week in Wildwood, N.J., competing in the National ...


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GJ Fire FC Premier U13 team hoping to show it belongs in Far West Regionals

By Patrick Bahr

The Grand Junction Fire FC Premier U13 girls soccer team made history by making it to this point of the season. The Fire became the first team west of C-470 to make the Far West Regionals, opening the weeklong tournament Monday in ...


Colorado Springs Falfins win GJ Dolphins Invitational Swim Meet

By Staff

After three competitive days of swimming, Falfins Swimming of Colorado Springs won the Grand Junction Dolphins Invitational Swim Meet. Sunday at El Pomar Natatorium, the Falfins finished with 2,522.50 team points, edging out the Montrose ...


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Wilde brothers cash in at Big Sky Open

By Staff

Logan Wilde of Idaho scored 584 points Sunday to go with his first-day score of 589 and win the men’s championship freestyle unlimited title in the Big Sky Open archery tournament at the DoubleTree Hotel. Wilde pocketed $1,700 after ...


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Bonding with BMX: Dimanligs spending quality time together racing bikes

By Patrick Bahr

Roy Dimanlig spent his Father’s Day competing alongside his son in a sport they both love. Dimanlig, 46, and his son Victor, 10, were two of the 207 riders at Sunday’s State BMX Qualifying races at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. In ...


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Bleeding pink: Swimmers show support for Terri Hermes in fight against cancer

By Patrick Bahr

Terri Hermes has given a lot to the Grand Junction swim community. Hermes, 49, is the head coach for several age groups of the Grand Junctions Dolphins Swim Club as well as organizing the Dolphins’ swim schools. But for as involved as ...


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Big Sky participant Thomas hooked on archery

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Janet Thomas checked her “accomplishment list” about a year ago. With a “big” birthday approaching, she’d been ticking off things she’s tried over the years. At the top of the list: archery. “This is ...


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