Connors State grabs No. 1 ranking

Connors State (Okla.) College took over the top spot in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll.

The Cowboys (17-3) received eight of the 10 first-place votes.

Delgado (La.) College (21-2) moved up one spot to second. Howard (Texas) College (18-4) dropped from the top spot to third. Tallahassee (Fla.) is fourth and Neosho County (Kan.) is fifth.

State College of Florida, Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.), Chipola (Fla.) Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) and Walters State (Tenn.) are ranked sixth through 10th, respectively.

The Alpine Bank Junior College World Series is
May 24-31.

Boys Basketball

Spurs win Mesa County junior title

The Spurs defeated the Celtics 38-31 to win the championship of the Mesa County Junior Basketball Association’s seventh-and-eighth-grade league.

The Spurs, a team with players in Fruita Monument High School’s boundaries, were led by Trey Morrill, who scored 17 points.

The Celtics, a team with players in Grand Junction High School’s boundaries, were led by Derek Shaver’s 11 points.

In the consolation game, Montrose defeated Rifle 34-23.


Fruita earns Class 5A academic award


The Fruita Monument wrestling team claimed the top spot among Colorado’s Class 5A teams for academics.

The combined grade-point average for the Wildcats’ starters was 3.69 on a four-point scale.

Fruita’s wrestlers counting toward the academic team award were: freshmen Remington McLean (106 pounds), Dartagnan McLean (113) and Daniel Van Hoose (120); sophomores Jared Seely (138) and Clayton Voytilla (285); juniors Thomas Gaasche (145), Ty Taylor (182), Jacob Seely (195) and Chase Clayton (220); and seniors Ian Konrad (126), Max McLean (132), Kaden Fife (152) and Jacob Womack (160).


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