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Tennis joy

By Nick Walter

Screaming coaches were gone, state Little League baseball championships had been attained and, now, Blake Andersen and Brandon Lovato were two kids laughing and swinging on a tennis court. Something was different for them at the Taco Bell ...

Monument 11-year-old boys win state Little League crown

By Staff

Monument scored 13 runs in the first inning and routed North Boulder 17-1 in four innings for the 11-year-old Boys Little League state title Sunday at Cherry Creek. Beau Thornton and Blake Andersen each hit a three-run home run in the ...


Taco Bell tourney under way

By Nick Walter

It can take just one good whack to learn a lesson. Two years ago, McKenna Griffiths, who will be a junior at Fruita Monument High School, was playing tennis against perennial tennis powerhouse Cherry Creek. “They’re amazing and ...


Monument wins state title

By Tim Harty

Monument Little League pitcher Zach Coutts wasn’t sure how tall he is, at first saying he didn’t know, then offering, “About five-foot.” He was more certain about his weight: “96–97 pounds.” What ...


For love of the game

By Nick Walter

It’s as though the bell rang and the boys scrambled out the double doors. Recess time. Football, of course. Eleven on eleven. Yet the Grand Junction Gladiators are grown men, as old as 45. They are men who cannot rid themselves of ...

Strong Moab contingent will play at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

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Brian Ballard makes the 90-minute drive from Moab once a week to play tennis in Grand Junction. Several more Moab residents are coming along today to play in the annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open, which begins Monday. “There’s ...


What a Rush:  Zach Rush hits pair of HRs in Monument’s rout

By Staff

Zach Rush cracked two home runs, including a three-run shot to break the game open as Monument beat Colorado Springs 13-5 in the second round of the Little League Major Boys state tournament in Grand Junction. The victory puts Monument in the ...

Gene Taylor’s splits DH vs. Rocky Mtn., now 15-15

By Staff

Zach Lebsock, Stephen Baldwin and Owen Taylor drove in three runs apiece as Gene Taylor’s beat the Rocky Mountain Lobos 16-11 and earned a split in their Colorado American Legion League baseball doubleheader Saturday. The Lobos won the ...



By Nick Walter

One of the best memories Zach Rush and Derek Shavers said they’ll take from the Monument Little League Major Boys’ 19-0 win over the Steamboat All-Stars was the view of their home runs. About 15 trucks were backed up to the ...

Monument makes 11-year-old state Little League title game

By Staff

An uncharacteristic inning nearly cost Monument the game, but it bounced back a second time Friday against Tri Lakes to reach the championship game of the Little League state baseball tournament for 11-year-old boys. Monument’s Kaden ...

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