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 •  December 4, 2017

Paul Cain feels like he can't stress the importance of athletic trainers enough. That's why the athletic director for School District 51 is pleased at how many resources the district has now. "There's a lot of value in what we have here," said Cain, who is in his 17th year in the district. "These trainers impact so many lives, and it's not just...

The Daily Sentinel

 •  October 24, 2016

Concerns over concussions dominate all levels of sports Hard hits are a part of playing football as CSU-Pueblo’s Bernard McDondle found out when he was tackled by a trio of Colorado Mesa defenders on Oct. 1. Those hard hits could also lead to concussions, which carry long-term health implications. Colorado Mesa head athletic trainer Josh Fullmer,...

The Daily Sentinel

 •  October 24, 2016

Correct tackling technique key to reducing concussions in football Colorado Mesa QB Sean Rubalcaba, 10, was suspected of sustaining a concussion on this hit from a Midwestern State player last season. Incorrect tackling technique, like leading with your head, can lead to a concussion. Russ Martin remembers when he was playing football and a player...

The Daily Sentinel

 •  October 23, 2016

A Grand Junction player tackles a Fruita Monument ball carrier during the teams’ rivalry game earlier this season. Even incidental helmet-to-helmet hits can cause concussions and if a player is diagnosed with symptoms of a concussion, he must pass a state-mandated protocol to return to playing and class. A Grand Junction player tackles a Fruita...

The Daily Sentinel

 •  October 23, 2016

Hanna Bowden hit her head on the shoulder of a Chadron State player during a game in 2011, causing her to exhibit concussion-like symptoms. Bowden bounced back quickly, returning the next week. Hanna Bowden’s balance was the first tell-tale sign that she had a concussion. The former women’s basketball at Colorado Mesa (2010-2014) clearly remembers...