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Tigers’ Casey signs letter of intent to play rugby in college

By Nick Walter

Gage Casey’s decision to play rugby a year ago turned out to be a $150,000 decision. He can thank his younger brother, Marsh, who talked him into playing for the Grand Gents. And Doug Evans, his coach. And another coach, Josh Macy, for ...

Former GJHS swimmer Gretta Simpson going into Colorado Mines Hall of Fame

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Gretta Simpson Fosha loved the discipline it took to become a successful swimmer. That dedication got her a college education and more. The 2000 Grand Junction High School graduate will be inducted into the 2012 Colorado School of Mines ...

Bridges leads Gene Taylor’s to win

By Staff

Drew Bridges overpowered Boulder from the mound, and blasted a line-drive home run Thursday as Gene Taylor’s Baseball defeated Boulder, 5-0, in a winner’s bracket semifinal of the Legion A State Tournament in Boulder. Bridges was ...

Palisade Legion wins state title

By Staff

It took a second game, but the Palisade Legion B 18-under baseball team wouldn’t be denied. Palisade bounced back from a loss to win the American Legion B state championship Sunday in Breckenridge. This is Palisade’s first ...

Palisade Legion B to play for state championship

By Staff

The Palisade Legion B under-18 baseball team is in the American Legion B state championship after defeating Fort Morgan 11-1 on Saturday in Breckenridge. Garrett Jraggorth went six innings and gave up four hits, one run and struck out eight. ...

Uniform warning one of several changes for prep track athletes

By Nick Walter

When track and field rolls around again next spring, some of the sport’s athletes won’t be automatically disqualified for wearing illegal uniforms. In the past, an illegal uniform came with an automatic disqualification. Now, ...

Jamie Dunn resigns as Fruita softball coach, takes assistant coaching job at Colorado Christian

By Nick Walter

It happened fast for Jamie Dunn. In fact, she called it a “whirlwind.” Just more than a week after applying for the assistant softball coaching position at Colorado Christian University, she was on campus for an interview. The ...

Pfau caps busy week of wrestling with title in junior national tourney

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It’s been a whirlwind week for Cody Pfau, but it’s been worth it. Pfau was in Maracaibo, Venezuela, last week wrestling for the U.S. Women’s National Cadet team in the Pan-Am Championships. A couple days after that ended, ...

Fruita ends summer with victory

By Staff

Fruita concluded its summer baseball season Saturday with a 12-7 victory over Rifle and second place in the Rifle U-18 Tournament. The game was shortened to five innings by rain. Fruita collected 10 hits and pounced on Rifle early, scoring ...


Carrying a big stick

By Tim Harty

For most batters it’s called the strike zone. For Drew Bridges, it’s more like the danger zone, where wayward fastballs and hanging curves are welcome — if only for the smallest fraction of a second. Strikes thrown to ...

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