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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 ...

Hutto’s 16 strikeouts lift Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls past Shaw Heights

By Staff

Hannah Hutto delivers when the pressure is on. Saturday at Monument Little League, Hutto struck out 16 batters to lead the Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls softball team to an 11-5 win in a state tournament semifinal against Shaw Heights. “When ...


Swimmers using Western Slope long course meet to prep for state

By Patrick Bahr

It’s all about being fast at this point of the club swimming season. With the long course state championships in Denver one week away, this weekend’s Western Slope League long course championships allows swimmers to jockey for ...

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Bull riders count on bullfighters to keep them safe

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Bull riders are tough. The thought of strapping yourself to a 2,000-pound animal with a brain the size of an egg is something only a chosen few attempt. These bull riders who travel from town to town, nursing bruises from ...


The Moab mob: Strong contingent from Utah flocks to Taco Bell

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Brian Ballard clears his calendar every year for the Taco Bell Western Slope Open. It’s an opportunity for him to get out of town and play other people. Ballard has come from Moab to play in the tournament for 10 years. This year, he ...

Former state champs battle for Taco Bell men’s open crown

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A former Colorado high school state champion from the Grand Valley will play the reigning state champion from the valley in the men’s open singles final of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open. Richard Johnson, who won the Class 5A No. 1 ...

Swinn plans to make new swim program competitive

By Patrick Bahr

Jacob Swinn knows where he wants to take the new Maverick Aquatics program. The 29-year-old Swinn is the head swim coach for Maverick Aquatics, and the new director of aquatics at El Pomar Natatorium at Mesa State College. Swinn is hosting ...

Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls open state tourney with big victory

By Patrick Bahr

The state tournament in Little League is the great unknown. Friday at Monument Little League, the Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls didn’t have a clue about its opponent Academy Little League from Colorado Springs. The unfamiliarity didn’t ...

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