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Youths showcase skills at Towaoc skate competition

With Pink Floyd pumping through a set of nearby speakers and several close friends looking on, Bryce Vicenti leaped onto a black and white skateboard for his opening run at the first annual Towaoc...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Peewee tournament draws 479 wrestlers to Montezuma-Cortez High

Standing in the center of the Montezuma-Cortez High School gymnasium on Saturday, Cortez Wrestling Club head coach Eddie Abeyta stood for a moment and took in the sight of his team’s annual...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Dolores peewee wrestlers hit the mats in Durango

The Dolores Peewee Wrestling Club took 39 competitors to the Durango last Saturday. The club also wrestles on March 25 at Dolores High School. Here’s how they fared in Durango. First place Jerek...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Tomac wins third consecutive Supercross

Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colorado, won his sixth Supercross in the past eight races Saturday night, unseating three-time reigning champion Ryan Dungey in front more than 60,000 race fans at Lucas Oil...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Eight peewee wrestlers win gold in Blanding

Fourteen local wrestlers finished in first place during their second tournament in Blanding, Utah, on March 11, according to Eileen Eichner, of the Dolores Pee-Wee Wrestling club. Following are...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Cortez junior basketball tournament grows in second year

In its second year, the Cortez Junior Basketball Tournament again hit a swish, with more than 600 elementary and middle students competing. This year, the tournament hosted 30 teams, eight more...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Purgatory Resort extends season, opens new transfer lift

Purgatory Resort announced Tuesday a new transfer lift has officially opened and it will extend its season through April. According to spokeswoman Kim Oyler, Purgatory Resort , about 30 miles north...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Eli Tomac, of Cortez, wins Supercross in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Eli Tomac successfully defended his Daytona Supercross title Saturday night, leading the last 10 laps and easily holding off Jeremy Martin in the 450SX race. The Kawasaki star...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Hesperus Ski Area reopens after mid-season closure

Hesperus Ski Area, which closed mid-season to conduct lift maintenance, reopened Wednesday. The ski hill 11 miles west of downtown Durango closed Feb. 21 after an unannounced inspection by the...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Tomac wins fourth Supercross in six past races

TORONTO — Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colorado, raced to his fourth Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Class victory of the season Saturday night, beating second-place Ryan Dungey by 14.2 seconds at...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Tomac chases leader Dungey in Atlanta Supercross race

ATLANTA – Ryan Dungey raced to his second AMA Supercross victory of the season and 33rd overall 450SX Class win Saturday night at the Georgia Dome. The KTM star from Minnesota increased his lead in...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Cortez swimmers travel to Denver for state competitions

Four swimmers from the Cortez Leopard Sharks swim club traveled to the University of Denver on Feb. 17-19 for the Colorado Senior State and Silver State competitions. A fifth Sharks swimmer,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports