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Wildcats hurt by lack of clutch hits in semifinal loss

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AURORA — The opportunities were there Saturday for the Fruita Monument High School softball team, but the big hit was not. The Wildcats couldn’t come up with the key hit to score enough runs, falling to Rock Canyon 3-2 in the ...

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Don’t stress out: Mesa coaches have various ways to relieve tension

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A big hug from his 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, is just what Mesa State College volleyball coach Dave Fleming needs some days. Football coach Joe Ramunno loves watching his 13-year-old son, Niko, play football, or hanging out with his ...

High school FB coaches feel the pressure to win

By Patrick Bahr

A game is no longer a game when it starts to affect someone’s physical and mental health. Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio’s heart attack after a 34-31 overtime victory on Sept. 18 against Notre Dame shows ...


Turnovers prove costly: Pair of interceptions helps ThunderWolves top Mavs

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With the rain pelting down, you almost expected the football to hit the ground a time or two. But no, the Mesa State and CSU-Pueblo running backs took care of the football Saturday night at Stocker Stadium. Neither team lost a fumble, but ...

GJ grad Jennifer Buford to be inducted to Colorado State Sports Hall of Fame

By Staff

Jennifer Buford, a Grand Junction High School graduate, is one of five athletes scheduled to be inducted Oct. 29 into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame. Buford was an all-state softball and basketball player for the Tigers and ...

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Hoffman ends solid first season as professional triathlete

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Ben Hoffman was initially disappointed in how he performed in the Ironman World Championship. The 27-year-old, who grew up in Grand Junction and now lives in Durango, placed 42nd in the men’s pro division in 9 hours, 3 minutes, 29 ...

Mavericks’ swimmers dominate in Golden

By Staff

The Mesa State women’s swim team won 14 events and the men’s team nine events, plus both diving competitions, Saturday to dominate the Rocky Mountain Invitational in Golden. Briana Purkapile won the women’s 50-yard freestyle ...

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Out with a fight: Tigers fall in season-ending loss to Cortez

By Scott Schlaufman

There are some days when things just don’t seem to go your way. Saturday, the Grand Junction High School volleyball team had trouble getting blocks and maintaining a rhythm in a 25-17, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15 season-ending loss at home ...

Plateau Valley extends special season with victory over Nucla

By Jon Mitchell

COLLBRAN – Dave Bristol couldn’t help but get choked up over the progress the Plateau Valley High School football team has made this season. The Cowboys were on the brink of not having enough players to field an 8-man team in ...

You Said It, Oct. 24, 2010

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I thought the President Barack Obama billboard was funny, except that the gay man shouldn’t have been at the table with the other despicable characters. I took it to mean, simply, that Obama is at the table with these dudes but not in ...

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