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Locals make Post’s all-state teams

By Staff

The Denver Post released its all-state baseball teams, which in Class 3A included first-teamers Danny Bartels of Rifle and Willy Corey of Olathe. Bartels was 10-2 with 100 strikeouts and 19 walks in 71 innings pitched. He posted a 1.72 ERA ...

GJ’s Marques Harris still giving back to his hometown

By Nick Walter

He was known as the NFL linebacker who would do a back flip after a sack. On Thursday, two years after retirement from football, Marques Harris was all business. Dressed in an aqua-blue golf polo, Harris took a seat and pulled out a notebook ...

Central hires Hirons to coach boys golf

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Mike Hirons loves golf, working with children and coaching. For him, coaching golf at the high school level appears to be an ideal fit, and he’ll get the opportunity at Central High School, which announced Monday it hired Hirons as its ...

Wildcats win slugfest, tourney title

By Staff

The Fruita Wildcats outslugged Cheyenne Mountain for 12-10 victory Sunday and the championship of Best of the West U18 baseball tournament. Kale Smith pitched the final four innings to earn the win, while Cody Basinger Logan McLennan and Gabe ...

Gene Taylor’s rallies past Durango in Pueblo

By Staff

Gene Taylor’s scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally past the Durango Thunder, 6-4, in American Legion baseball Saturday in Pueblo. Durango scored all of its runs in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead. Tristan ...

Game-ending sacrifice fly lifts Fruita past Montrose

By Staff

Logan McLennan’s walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning plated Dylan Row with the winning run as the Fruita Wildcats defeated Montrose 8-7 in the Best of the West U-18 baseball tournament Friday at Canyonview ...

Gene Taylor’s splits two games in Pueblo

By Staff

The Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team split a pair of games Thursday at Hobbs Field in Pueblo. Gene Taylor’s opened the day with a 6-5 victory over Albuquerque Baseball Academy, rallying from a 5-1 deficit after three ...


Dreher returns to Fruita as new boys hoops coach

By Nick Walter

Billy Dreher graduated from Fruita Monument High School in 1988, then bagged bits of basketball knowledge from around the world. Now he’s coming home for show and tell. Dreher, the University of California-Berkeley’s career ...

Gene Taylor’s bounces back from tough loss with big win

By Staff

After getting knocked into the consolation bracket of the 62-team Cherry Creek Classic with a loss Saturday morning, the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team bounced back in the afternoon with a 14-5 victory of Pueblo Loaf ...

GJ’s Burns taken by Rockies in round 37

By Nick Walter

Casey Burns was traveling on a bus to Denver with his Gene Taylor’s Baseball teammates when, in De Beque, his cell-phone service flashed back on and delivered a message on Twitter. The Grand Junction High School graduate had been ...

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