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Mavs’ dream season

By Allen Gemaehlich

Tim Hofer and Sean Foster led Grand Junction High School to a Class 5A state playoff appearance five years ago. Now, the Colorado Mesa University seniors have led the Mavericks to not only their first NCAA Division II tournament appearance, ...


Mavericks make a splash

By Matt Meyer

Senior guard Jerry Duckworth refers to himself and fellow senior Landon Vermeer as “splash brothers.” Saturday night, Duckworth splashed in 18 points and Vermeer added 14, keying a 20-0 run in the first half to lift the Colorado ...


Tempo tantrum

By Patti Arnold

Chalk up another thing this Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team is learning — how to establish the tone of the game. The No. 16 Mavericks and their all-new lineup got lulled into a slow pace by McMurry (Texas) University’s ...


The right call

By Patti Arnold

Up three against a good 3-point shooting team in the final seconds. What do you do? Foul before they can get off a 3, that’s what you do. And that’s what Colorado Mesa men’s basketball coach Andy Shantz told his team to do ...


Optimum hustle

By Patti Arnold

Saane Lo’amanu took her coach’s instructions to heart: Be ready. She was ready when she was called off the bench Friday night and she was ready down the stretch when she was called to defend Simon Fraser’s outstanding guard, ...


Filling the void

By Patti Arnold

Leanndra Gilbert walked off the volleyball court at Brownson Arena on Sunday evening in tears. Monday morning, she was back on the basketball court, still bummed about the end of the volleyball team’s playoff run, but eager to see what ...

Three Mavs and coach make All-South Central Region volleyball team

By Staff

Three Colorado Mesa volleyball players received All-South Central Region honors Wednesday from the American Volleyball Coaches Association, making them eligible for All-America honors. CMU coach Dave Fleming was voted the South Central Region ...


The reservists

By Patti Arnold

Julian Vasquez can’t wait for Friday. Yes, that will be his home debut for the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team, but even better — his mom arrives Friday from Miami. And even though it will be a late Thanksgiving, ...


Martinez continues stellar season

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa had another solid wrestling tournament last weekend. The Mavericks placed eight wrestlers in the Nebraska-Kearney Open, led by James Martinez. The 157-pound senior won his third consecutive open tournament with two pins and two ...


Mavs primed for encore in 2015

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa fell one match short of its goal of playing for the school’s first NCAA national volleyball title, but the Mavericks did accomplish other firsts in a historical season. Mesa won its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference ...

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