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Gene Taylor’s continues winning streak

By Dale Shrull

With a lineup that has more hits than a viral video, Gene Taylor’s coach Dave Jahnke has a simple philosophy. “The only thing I try to do is stay out of the way and let them play,” he said Sunday after the team won its 11th ...


Taylor’s tees off again

By Staff

The Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team swept Monarch on Monday, cruising to a 9-1 victory in the first game and 13-5 win in the second at Palisade High School. In Game 1, Gene Taylor’s (24-11) scored in all but one of the ...

Paonia’s Seriani commits to Grand Canyon University

By Matt Meyer

Kayden Seriani only finished his sophomore year at Paonia High School a couple of months ago, leading the Eagles to the Class 2A state semifinals. College programs took notice and Seriani took a major step toward playing at a major ...

Hotchkiss hires Hintz as football coach

By Matt Meyer

The veer offense is returning to Hotchkiss High School football. The pistol split-back formations used for many years by the Bulldogs — and by Delta many years before that — will be the basis of the offense run by new Hotchkiss ...


Fruita Monument’s Bess drafted in 39th round by Rockies

By Matt Meyer

Cuba Bess joined a rare group Saturday afternoon. When the Colorado Rockies took him the 39th round of the MLB Draft, the Fruita Monument slugger became the 19th player drafted directly out of high school in Mesa and Montrose counties since ...

Athletes of the Year back for another round

By Dale Shrull

The Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games will bring hundreds of athletes and volunteers to Grand Junction. Among them will be the Male and Female Athlete of the Year. Jeffry Van Heukelem of Englewood and Boulder’s Amanda Bammann ...


Families’ clan-do attitude most special part of games

By Rachel Sauer

Family is a big word. It encompasses not only what we’re born into but what we find for ourselves — our group, our tribe, our team. So, here’s Maggie Brown, an elfin little thing with pixie-cut brown hair and chocolate-drop ...


By Staff

Friday, June 10 Coach/athlete registration, 3-5 p.m., outside the dorms
Dinner, 5-7 p.m., University Center dining hall Opening Ceremony, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Stocker Stadium Saturday, June 11 Coach/athlete breakfast, 6:30-8:30 a.m., ...

Ongoing support of Olympians is a badge of honor for officers

By Dale Shrull

Don Hendricks loves Special Olympics. When the Colorado Summer Games came to Grand Junction, he was excited to have the opportunity to get involved. The Summer Games arrived on the Western Slope four years ago, and that’s when the Mesa ...

Let the Games begin!

By Dale Shrull

For the fourth straight year, between 1,000-1,200 athletes and coaches will meet in Grand Junction for the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games. There will also be 500-600 volunteers that help during the games. For the second year, the ...

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