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Today’s mibsters would never steal your steelie

By Tim Harty

Before there were video games, the Internet, smart phones, texting, tweeting and satellite dishes that brought 24/7 cartoon channels to remote areas where cable didn’t go ... We had marbles. Today’s grade-schooler might get ...


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Local mibsters plan to practice more to achieve title dreams

By Tim Harty

They have thumb dexterity. And that’s not a lame joke aimed at kids in the video-game era. Sam Lee, Anna Lee, Katie Carozza and Jonathan Blair have thumb dexterity that comes from shooting marbles — shooting them often and ...


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How to shoot marbles like a national champion

By Tim Harty

After placing third three straight years at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., Caleb Isaacson broke through this year to win the championship. The difference this year? The 13-year-old from Gunnison practiced more, and that, ...


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Outside the box approach: New GJ baseball coach Alexander gives tennis a try

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He returned a serve off the frame of his racket long, a one-hopper to the fence. “Double!” Donnie Alexander said. The new Grand Junction High School baseball coach wasn’t playing baseball, though. He was trying his hand at ...


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Courting fun

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It was unusual for Tayvia Voytilla to play a doubles match against two males. Sure, it was a little intimidating at first, but the 13-year-old adjusted. “It was different with all the boys out there,” she said. “Last year ...


Taco Bell tennis registration deadline is July 10

By Staff

Deadline to register is Tuesday for the 2012 Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament. The largest annual tennis tournament on the Western Slope is July 23–29. It has divisions for all ages and abilities from junior 10-under to ...


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McDonald’s Family Classic hopes to raise money for prep tennis teams

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The family events at the annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open have always been popular. Recognizing that, the Elliott family created a family-only doubles tournament last year. The second McDonald’s Family Classic takes place today ...


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Father-son moment

By Nick Walter

They couldn’t explain the sunset, the sudden, orange-soaked reprieve from the dust and smoke and wind; they couldn’t explain the three ground balls on three pitches that had just dribbled to the second baseman who entered the game ...


KidzPlex Level 3 team fifth at state

By Staff

Zenobia Byerly placed second in the all-around in the Child C age group to lead the KidzPlex Gymnastics Level 3 Team to a fifth-place showing at the Xcel State Meet last weekend in Colorado Springs. Byerly’s all-around score was 36.6, ...


Timeout, June 27, 2012

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Space is reserved for area clubs, organizations, associations and nonprofit groups to announce their events, tournaments, meetings and/or leagues. Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event ...


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