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Mesa County Marbles players show their sportsmanship and ability at national tour

By Patrick Bahr

The National Marbles Tournament recognizes what Mesa County Marbles coach Leah Lee is all about. Last week, Lee took a team of four marble shooters to the 87th annual National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. On the final day of the ...


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Lehmann, Lind make trip from Salida to GJ on their bikes

By Patrick Bahr

In a span of 10 days, David Lehmann and Elise Lind turned in more than 800 miles on a bicycle. Lehmann, of Grand Junction, and Lind, of Fruita, participated in the weeklong Ride the Rockies, which ended June 19 in Salida. Once they made it ...


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New back nine at Tiara Rado getting good reviews from players

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Deiter Sutherland was not happy when he heard the signature hole at Tiara Rado Golf Course, the elevated tee box at No. 10, was going away. “He was howling like a mashed cat,” said Jim Ash, who plays golf with Sutherland and Bob ...


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Serious asthma attack can’t keep 9-year-old Andre Crespin down

By Scott Schlaufman

Asthma has always been a part of Andre Crespin’s life. An asthma attack at 1 a.m. on Sept. 27, 2009, seemed to be a typical attack for Andre, who was 8 years old at the time. “Everything seemed cool and fine,” said ...


GJ Fire’s run ends with loss

By Staff

The Grand Junction Fire FC Premier girls soccer team’s run ended Friday in the U13 Far West Regional Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., with a 2-1 loss to Sereno 97 White of Arizona. In the quarterfinals, the Fire allowed a goal with ...


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Taylor’s Watson making most of baseball experience despite traveling from Delta

By Patrick Bahr

Austin Watson wants to make his summer baseball experience worth all those miles he’s driving. Friday at Canyon View Park, the 2010 Delta High School graduate hit an RBI double to give the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball ...


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Junior Tennis League mixes players from valley high schools

By Patrick Bahr

During the summer, local high school tennis players trade in their loyalties to the Tigers, Wildcats and Warriors for those of the Baseliners, Lobsters and Dinkers. Since 1992, Ron Elliott has organized the Mesa County Junior Tennis League, ...


Fire FC girls advance at West regional

By Staff

The Grand Junction Fire FC girls soccer team reached the final eight at the Far West Regional Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., in dramatic fashion. The Fire earned a 1-0 win Wednesday over Rio Vista FC ZIA 97 of New Mexico to advance to ...


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Gentzler’s reason for boxing was simply to see if he could

By Patrick Bahr

What prompts an athlete to step into a boxing ring? Mike Tyson began boxing because of a troubled childhood, scrapping in street fights before Cus D’Amato took the troubled teen under his wing. Manny Pacquiao took up boxing as a way to ...


Quartet of local mibsters having fun at National Marbles Tournament

By Staff

The Mesa County Mibsters are learning what it means to have tunnel vision. Local marble players Jake O’Banion, 13, Kyle Krabbe, 13, Katie Carozza, 10, and Anna Lee, 8, are spending this week in Wildwood, N.J., competing in the National ...


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