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LIGHTS OUT BOXING GYM RING

Business as usual: Manny Talancon giving back as trainer at GJ’s Lights Out Boxing Gym

By Patrick Bahr

On a quiet street surrounded by old buildings, Manny Talancon has his new home away from home. Talancon, who moved to Grand Junction from San Diego one year ago, opened the Lights Out Boxing Gym at 821 Third St. “This isn’t a ...


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Speed Reid-er: GJ’s Reid Austin tastes success at BMX Grand Nationals

By Patrick Bahr

Reid Austin loves to ride his bike. He doesn’t just take a leisurely trip through the neighborhood, but an intense ride on a dirt BMX track against seven other competitors. Austin is only nine years old, but recently brought some ...


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Making a statement: Level 4 state title in all-around a thrill for KidzPlex’s Peyton Ray

By Patrick Bahr

Peyton Ray’s hard work paid off. The 9-year-old gymnast at KidzPlex won the Level 4 state all-around title Dec. 11 at the USAG Level 4 State Championships at the University of Denver. Ray finished first in the all-around with a score ...


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First time competing in National Finals Rodeo a success for Fruita bull rider

By Allen Gemaehlich

What started out as a bad week turned out to be pretty good for Tyler Smith. The 23-year-old Fruita bull rider shook off a rough start in his first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo last week in Las Vegas to finish ...


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No ice, no problem: Lack of rink time not affecting Grand Valley youth hockey teams

By Allen Gemaehlich

Trevor Carmichael wasn’t about to hang up the ice skates just because Glacier Ice Arena closed its doors because of a breakdown in the refrigeration system. The Grand Junction 12-year-old grew up playing hockey in Calgary, Alberta, and ...


Rick Jussel: Broncos keep plummeting further down

By Rick Jussel

Josh McDaniels is out to pasture. Some fellow named Eric Studesville will replace him for at least the next four games — unless, of course, he doesn’t last that long. The Denver Broncos are a mess and have been for quite some ...


Sentinel wins award for tennis writing

By Staff

The Daily Sentinel has won a second award for tennis reporting from the United States Tennis Association. The 2010 Media Excellence Award from the USTA’s Intermountain Section is the first for the newspaper’s sports ...


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Young GJ runner qualifies for cross country nationals

By Allen Gemaehlich

Chuck Bisbee hoped for a top-10 finish. The Grand Junction 14-year-old did better than that. He placed fifth in the USA Track & Field Region 10 Cross Country Championships Youth Division (age 13-14) last weekend in Glendale, Ariz., and ...


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Nostalgic: Paonia resident enjoys running through old stomping grounds in NYC Marathon

By Patrick Bahr

Kevin O’Brien uses the New York City Marathon as a way to connect with his past. The 52-year-old Paonia resident finished the Nov. 7 marathon 989th out of the 45,350 runners who crossed the finish line, turning in a time of 3 hours, 59 ...


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Family tradition: Renterias enjoy bonding opportunity in relaxed running competition

By Patrick Bahr

One of the main objectives of the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department’s Matchett Trail Run/Walk is to provide families a chance to run together. “This is our eighth year of the race, and we get to provide an event for ...


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