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Growing form of golf: Disc throwers having fun in relaxed environment at Palisade’s Riverbend Park

By Allen Gemaehlich

You can often see Don Hedgecock strolling through Palisade’s Riverbend Park pulling his disc golf clubs behind him. The gray-bearded Grand Junction 55-year-old is out there practically every weekend throwing his plastic disc at the ...


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Time for Texas: Orchard Mesa Major boys headed to Waco

By Patrick Bahr

The Orchard Mesa Little League Major boys have been waiting two years for this weekend. After winning state baseball championships in the 9-10 and 10-11 divisions the past two summers, Orchard Mesa won the Major boys Colorado state title last ...


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Trail blazers: Popularity of trail running soaring in Grand Valley

By Allen Gemaehlich

Dustin Perkins started the Thigunawat 10K last year to offer something different for runners. To his surprise, there were 136 participants in the event. This year, Perkins is expecting at least that many for Saturday’s 9:30 a.m. race ...


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GJ grad Ben Hoffman wins Ironman Triathlon

By Allen Gemaehlich

It hasn’t sunk in yet. A few days after he won his first Ironman Triathlon, Ben Hoffman was still trying to put it in perspective. The 27-year-old won the Ironman Lake Placid, N.Y., race one week ago in 8 hours, 39 minutes, 34 seconds. ...


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A fast success: Swimmers set 21 records at El Pomar during state long course championships

By Patrick Bahr

Don’t be surprised if there is a push to hold the Colorado Long Course Swimming State Championships at the El Pomar Natatorium at Mesa State College every year. Sunday capped the three-day club swimming event where 21 state records were ...


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Get out and ride: New mountain bike park will give newcomers a place to learn

By Allen Gemaehlich

The days of playing in the dirt and riding bikes is still a part of life for Jen Taylor. Because she had so much fun riding bikes when she was a kid, Taylor — a board member with Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association — ...


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Meyer gets first win in rain-marred CageRaiser

By Patrick Bahr

The rain just wouldn’t go away. In a turn of bad luck, Saturday’s mixed martial arts event, CageRaiser II, had to be canceled after two fights because of a steady rain. The outdoor event, held at Grand Junction Harley Davidson, ...


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First time is a charm: Mechling wins 50 breaststroke title on first try

By Allen Gemaehlich

Charlie Mechling didn’t expect to swim in the 50-meter breaststroke Saturday at the Colorado State Long Course Championships. By the end of the day, the Glenwood Springs 12-year-old was a state champion in the event for Team ...


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Fears overcome: Morris conquers aversion to water to win state swim title

By Allen Gemaehlich

Logan Morris remembers being terrified of the water. She’s not anymore. The Montrose 15-year-old is a Colorado state champion. Morris, who swims for the Delta Club team, won the girls 18-under 100-meter breaststroke in one minute, ...


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Comeback kids: Fruita Major girls hope success follows them to Texas

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Little League Major girls hope the magic hasn’t run out. Fruita begins the Southwestern Regional Little League tournament today in Waco, Texas, playing Petroglyph Little League of New Mexico at 5 p.m. “What a great ...


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