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Jake Cruzan: A cutter above the rest

It is rare to come across an athlete whose maturity and charisma transcends his or her sport. Local high school cowboy Jake Cruzan is one such athlete. Driven by a passion for horses, family and...

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

In search of the big fish

Some fishermen are lucky. Others are just plain good. On July 20, some of the best that Cortez has to offer took to McPhee Reservoir to compete in a bass tournament hosted by the Cortez...

DATE: July 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Sports

Show off athletic prowess, have fun

Have you ever wanted to test your strength against local strongmen? If not, maybe softball is your thing. Or how about a run through Mancos and the surrounding area? During this year's Mancos Days...

DATE: July 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Sports

Racers take on track

When it comes to dirt track racing, nothing is more challenging than a dry-slick track. Perhaps, that’s why so many racers flocked to Fairgrounds Speedway on July 19 and July 20 to put on an...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

For Zach Hensley, it’s hands-on racing

To say that dirt track stock car racing attracts a diverse group of drivers would be an understatement. Come race time, individuals from all walks of life climb behind the wheel. Once the green...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

In search of the big fish

Some fishermen are lucky. Others are just plain good. On July 20, some of the best that Cortez has to offer took to McPhee Reservoir to compete in a bass tournament hosted by the Cortez...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Race cars 101

To many casual observers, the intricacies of dirt track stock car racing are a complete mystery. Class differentiations can be confusing, and little to no understanding exists as to the mechanical...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Shooting star

When it comes to the sport of competitive target shooting, precision is the name of the game. On May 4, no shooter was more precise than Kayleen Bowie. Competing in the Four Corner’s Rifle and...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Strongman Competition Saturday in Towaoc

Growing up, we all dream of performing herculean feats of strength. On Saturday July 20, area residents will have the opportunity to make those dreams a reality by participating in the Ute Mountain...

DATE: July 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Youth football camp teaches fundamentals

Their white jerseys gleaming in the sun and their brows dotted with sweat, local youth football players recently hit the gridiron to participate in the three-day full-contact camp held in Cortez....

DATE: July 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ready to run

It has been said that tough competition brings out the best in high school athletes. Starting July 18 in Phoenix, Ariz., a group of local basketball players, playing for the Colorado And 1 team,...

DATE: July 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

24-hour swim relay raises funds Swimmers say event builds team spirit, bond

Over Fourth of July weekend, members of the Cortez Leopard Sharks Swim Team proved that fantastic things can be accomplished in 24 hours. Participating in the team’s second annual 24-hour relay,...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports