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Fruita wins first SWL tennis title in 18 years

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Channing Hayward enjoys a lot of perks of being a high school senior. The Fruita Monument High School girls tennis team captain picks the uniforms the team wears for matches and occasionally has permission to pick practice ...

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The bat choice: Would switching from aluminum to wood bats keep players safer?

By Staff

Sixty feet, six inches. It’s not much room to get out of the way when a baseball jumps off a bat at, say 92 miles an hour. According to ball exit-speed studies, that’s how fast a ball travels off a bat when a pitcher throws it 75 ...

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The Trifecta: Enjoy cross-country skiing, a bicycle ride and a hike all in the same day

By Bill Haggerty

My ditchin’ work buddy, Nick, and I completed the Grand Valley Trifecta last Saturday. With help from son Austin and wife Glenda, we enjoyed a great cross-country ski outing in the morning, experienced a lovely bicycle ride through the ...

Mesa State uses offense to sweep Colorado Christian on road

By Staff

Mesa State’s baseball team outscored Colorado Christian 58-15 in a three-game series to wrap up the regular season, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader 19-10 and 12-4 at All-Star Park in Lakewood. The Mavericks (32-16, 24-10 RMAC) ...

Central’s luck turns around in one-run victory over Durango

By Staff

The Central High School baseball team knew it was good, but has been unlucky this season in close games. The Warriors (6-11, 3-6 Southwestern League) lost five of their six Southwestern League games by one run heading into Saturday’s ...


No-no combo: GJ’s Baldwin, relievers combine for no-hitter in win over Cortez

By Patrick Bahr

For Grand Junction High School pitcher Steve Baldwin, his long-term health is more important than one day of glory. Saturday at Suplizio Field, Baldwin was throwing a perfect game through five innings against Montezuma-Cortez. In the sixth ...

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Splash of talent: Youth uprising key in Griffins’ win at El Pomar Natatorium

By Scott Schlaufman

It’s not that the District 51 swim team needed anyone to swim better. With experienced swimmers like Cy Pearo, Nick Neste and Ty Walton, the team already has plenty of talent. But late in the season, the team is seeing a youth uprising ...

Death Notices, May 1, 2010

By Staff

Steven R. Gordon, 50, Grand Junction, died April 28, 2010, at his home. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Interment to follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Colin of Grand Junction; one daughter, ...

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Central rally falls short

By Patrick Bahr

The common thread during the Central High School baseball team’s recent back-to-back wins over Palisade and Fruita Monument was scoring runs when the pressure was on. Friday at Canyon View Park against Montezuma-Cortez, the Warriors ...

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Spreading out the goals: 10 Tigers score in easy win over Battle Mountain

By Scott Schlaufman

The Grand Junction High School girls lacrosse team has gotten consistent scoring all season. With the trio of Santana Martinez, Amy Flukey and Morgan Armbruster, the Tigers have had few problems putting the ball past a goalie. But on Friday ...

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