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Paliade’s Williams continues early season mat domination

By Dale Shrull

Terrance Williams was methodical and efficient in his match Thursday night. The Palisade junior slammed Eagle Valley’s Marco Rodriguez to the mat, then turned him on his back for a near pin. Rodriguez worked his way out of danger but ...


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Hoping to be elitist

By Jon Mitchell

Three consecutive trips to the Class 4A Sweet 16 have made Palisade High School’s girls basketball team one of the state’s most successful programs. Three straight losses in the Sweet 16, however, have the Bulldogs hungry for ...


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Central balance

By Matt Meyer

The Central girls basketball team doesn’t have anyone close to the height of Grand County (Utah) 6-foot post player Veda Gritts. Gritts poured in 16 points Thursday night to lead all scorers, but the Warriors’ guard-heavy lineup ...


Host ‘Cats cruise past Rangeview

By Matt Meyer

The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team took a big lead over Rangeview early Thursday night and Wildcats coach Michael Wells got key minutes for many bench players in a 62-33 victory at the Major Mortgage Wildcat Classic at ...


Free-throw success helps Central boys get tournament victory

By Staff

The Central boys basketball team picked up a 65-53 win over Battle Mountain in the first day of the Green Mountain tournament Thursday. The Warriors took a 29-22 lead at the half, then went to work at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter ...


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Diverse Wildcats

By Matt Meyer

Earn it back. That’s been the mantra of the Fruita Monument girls basketball team this offseason, and they’re already well on their way to securing a second consecutive Southwestern League title. The Wildcats finished 20-5 last ...


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Fruita girls ride defense to rout

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team cruised to an easy win at home Tuesday night. In their final tune-up before hosting the Major Mortgage Wildcat Classic Tournament, the Wildcats beat Uintah, Utah, 39-10 with an impressive ...


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Central focus

By Jon Mitchell

Just because the Central High School girls basketball team seems like it’s in start-over mode this season doesn’t mean the members of this year’s team are disheartened. Quite the opposite. “I just want to show ...


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Foundation of versatility

By Jon Mitchell

Two losses to open the season — one of them lopsided — aren’t any indication of how the season is going to go for the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team. That, at least, is how longtime coach Sam Provenza ...


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Derrieux’s weekend impresses older sister

By Matt Meyer

On a cold January night in 2012, Jamie Derrieux led the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team to a lopsided win over Central, posting a career-high 38 points in the process. After the outstanding performance, Jamie made a bet with ...


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