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His success on the courts may stem from his beginnings on the diamond

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Don Meyer has vivid memories of playing baseball in Grand Junction. “There was a lion in right field,” he said of the old Grand Junction Zoo that used to be part of Lincoln Park. “I remember Rick Miller from Michigan State, ...


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Everything came full circle for this Canadian coach

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Cam Walker talks about how things eventually come full circle. For several years, Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College was the team to beat in the East District. Lately, it’s been Iowa Western. “The baseball gods can’t ...


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Former South Georgia College coach returns to GJ for honor

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Scott Sims figured he would get to Grand Junction for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series one way or another. The former South Georgia College baseball coach did — with his team — in his 21st and final season last ...


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Former Spartanburg (S.C.) coach gets to see the mountains again

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The year was 1983, the first year Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College made a trip to Grand Junction for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. “We had to bring the state flag with us out there,” said Lon Joyce, ...


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Upper level of Lincoln Park Tower offers comfort and views

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Kenny Johnson played baseball at Suplizio Field. He’s been to ballparks around the country. When you talk to the financial advisor and vice president at the GJL Group of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in Grand Junction about ...


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Read all about it: From bare-bones to state-of-the-art

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From the days of dashing back to the office to write stories, develop film or edit highlight film for the nightly newscast and broadcasting games across phone lines comes Twitter, streaming video, Skype and simply logging into a publishing ...


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Life Adjustment Program a true treat for Hilltop patients

By Nick Walter

The patients reach and grab memories from before their brain injuries. Those images, clear and long-term, provide an explanation. They explain the present. Suplizio Field is green and towering and regal, although Dwayne Hefley’s eyes ...


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Casey welcomes fans to the Lincoln Park Sports Complex

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The Lincoln Park sports complex has been around for years, growing from a quaint baseball field with some wooden bleachers and an adjoining football field with a cinder track and more wooden bleachers into what you see today. Look around and ...


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Teams have plenty of room in new dugouts

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Suplizio Field has a new press box, hospitality level and seat backs on the first-base side, but the renovation started with the dugouts. The National Junior College Athletic Association, the governing body of the Alpine Bank Junior College ...


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It wasn’t just the Tower that changed for in time for JUCO

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The Lincoln Park Tower is the most noticeable change at Suplizio Field, but it’s not the only one. The Tower, concourse and new dugouts are an $8.3 million project, but other upgrades were added, bringing the total price to a little ...


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