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SPT Aries Hernandez

Bull riding a rush for Collbran 13-year-old

By Patrick Bahr

What it takes to be successful in a sport comes naturally to some athletes. Arles Hernandez of Collbran found out he’s a natural at bull riding. The 13-year-old finished 12th in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup, N.M., in ...


Grand Mesa Major girls ready for Southwestern Regional

By Patrick Bahr

The Grand Mesa Little League Major girls can finally breathe. Grand Mesa begins play in the Southwestern Regional tournament Friday night against the winner of today’s game between the New Mexico and Texas East representatives in Waco, ...

Monument 10-11 boys win state title in Frisco

By Staff

North Boulder defeated Monument Little League once in the Little League 10-11 boys state baseball tournament, but it couldn’t do it twice. Monument beat North Boulder on Wednesday for the second straight day, 12-5, to win the state ...

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Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls win state championship

By Patrick Bahr

The Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls softball team’s balanced attack has led to success. Monday at Monument Little League, Orchard Mesa defeated Shaw Heights 14-1 in four innings to win the 9-10 girls Little League state ...

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Ice rink to give Grand Valley hockey players practice spot

By Patrick Bahr

The Grand Valley Youth Hockey Association had to do something. After spending a year on the road without home ice because of the closure of Glacier Ice Arena, local hockey players will at least have a practice rink this winter. Ice Skating ...

Montrose Marlins show off depth in long course meet

By Scott Schlaufman

After Sunday’s final day of the Western Slope League long course championships at El Pomar Natatorium, Montrose Marlins coach Silas Almgren had little to complain about. Not only did the Marlins win the meet with 4,089 points, but the ...

Monument boys win state title with a walk-off single

By Staff

A second Little League team from the Grand Valley has won a state championship. The 9-10 Monument boys team beat North Boulder 3-2 with a two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth inning Sunday to win the bracket. “(The ...

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Richard Johnson tops Spencer Weinberg to win men’s open singles title

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Richard Johnson saw a potential opportunity to play the most recent Grand Valley high school state tennis champion and couldn’t pass it up. The two-time Fruita Monument Class 5A No. 1 singles state champion (2003-2004), who is going to ...

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Local motocross rider Dylan Osborne headed to championships in Tennessee

By Scott Schlaufman

Dylan Osborne knows what it means to race at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For several years, Osborne, 15, has gotten on the Internet to watch videos and read stories about the annual motocross races on the property. This ...


Pond brothers advance to men’s 4.5 doubles championship at Taco Bell

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The first match didn’t start out well for brothers Dick and David Pond. They were disagreeing and lost the first set in their Taco Bell Western Slope Open men’s 4.5 doubles match. “The first set I was wondering why ...

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