Local youth baseball team performs well at Utah tournament

Armed with bats and gloves and equipped with shiny cleats, a local youth baseball team known as the Four Corners Dingers traveled to Heber City, Utah, and performed well in the Heber Valley Pioneer...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos Cattlemen’s Association set to host ranch rodeo

Wrought with lush fields and surrounded by green hills and blue mountains, the Mancos Valley has always been a rancher’s paradise. Generations of cattlemen have herded stock in the valley and spent...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Garcia one of USA’s best ‘Down Under’

Not overly eager to face at least a 12-hour flight back to the United States, Elco Garcia Jr. concluded an extended Fourth of July weekend he’ll never forget with an outstanding performance in the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tomac finishes third at muddy motocross in Minnesota

Eli Tomac raced to a third-place finish Saturday during the muddy 450 Class motocross at the Spring Creek National. Entering Millville, Minnesota, after a week off and with the coveted Redbud win...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Local pickleball players performing well at summer tournaments

Like many middle-aged men in the Cortez area, Dean Palmquist and Joe Strunce live wholesome lives that include families, jobs and numerous recreational activities. Until earlier this summer,...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Water Dragons swim well at Western Slope Championships

Competing in one of their final meets of the summer during the Western Slope Championships in Grand Junction, July 12-14, members of the Cortez Water Dragons swim club showed marked improvement...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Manassa reflects on favorite son Jack Dempsey

CONEJOS COUNTY – At 9 years old, Michelle Richardson didn’t exactly know how to process her firsthand encounter with Manassa’s legendary prizefighter. “It was in July of 1966 at our annual Pioneer...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Showalter brothers enjoying success at summer track meets

Among the scores of high school athletes in Colorado, Mancos High School brothers Caden Showalter and Connor Showalter stand out thanks to their chiseled physiques, slickly-combed hair and smooth...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dara Suckla qualifies for National High School Finals Rodeo

Since her arrival on the high school rodeo circuit three years ago, soon-to-be Dolores High School senior Dara Suckla has become known for her skill with ropes and her horse with a catchy name....

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Gymnasts flock to trampoline clinic in Cortez

Joy Umenhofer Stovall, a coach of national championship-winning teams, visited Stormy’s ATC Gymnastics in Cortez this week to hold a free trampoline clinic. The clinic drew more than 80 students,...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cancellation of 2019 Hardrock 100 doesn’t deter ultra community

There may not be a 2019 running of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run through the San Juan Mountains, but there will be plenty of trail running events that will provide ultra-running enthusiasts a...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tomac’s one-two punch at Redbud gives him the motocross win

Eli Tomac of Cortez dominated the 450 Class meet at the Redbud National on Saturday, winning the first moto and challenging Marvin Musquin for the sweep in the second. As the motocross series...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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