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District-tournament basketball play now underway

By Jon Mitchell

Postseason high school basketball has begun for all classifications in Colorado. District tournaments got underway Monday with play-in games, which determined how the remainder of the schedules in Class 3A, 2A and 1A would play out starting ...


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Drew paying dues

By Matt Meyer

When talking about Drew Derrieux before his senior year, the phrase “he’s a really nice kid, but…” was common. But he’s too skinny. But he’s too short. But he’s not seeing varsity minutes. Derrieux ...


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Shrull: Garner-Orr, Van Hoose reflect on state wrestling

By Dale Shrull

Riley Garner-Orr slowly pulled himself off the mat and found an outstretched hand waiting. The opponent who just survived a brutal battle with a 1-0 victory in their semifinal match, helped the Central wrestler to his feet, and the two ...


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Fruita secures top 5 seed

By Matt Meyer

Southwestern League championship? Earned it back. Seeded among the top eight teams in the Class 5A state girls basketball playoffs? Got that, too. Fruita Monument checked off the second of three season-long goals Sunday morning when the ...


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Disappointment again

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — The photos won’t come down for another year. The quest to win a state wrestling title will now go into a fourth year for Grand Junction junior Dylan Martinez. After a gut-wrenching 3-2 loss in the Class 5A 138-pound ...


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Meeker senior joins long list of Harveys as state champions

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Four, three, two, one. As the clock ticked down Saturday night, the Meeker crowd’s roar got louder. Then it hit zero and Cowboys senior Sheridan Harvey celebrated with them after his 4-2 win over Paonia’s Sackett ...


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GJ’s Rider dominates foes on way to winning second straight crown

By Scott Schlaufman

DENVER — There was no lack of pageantry for the final night of the Class 5A state wrestling championships. There were the dimmed lights as officials, coaches and wrestlers filled out the mats on the Pepsi Center floor for the Parade of ...


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Relief and expectation

By Jon Mitchell

DENVER — E.J. Barrera’s teammates waited patiently underneath the Pepsi Center stands Saturday night for their opportunity. As soon as Barrera finished doing media interviews after winning the 170-pound Class 4A state ...


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Durango beats Grand Junction

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School boys basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter Saturday but fell to Durango 55-51, giving the Demons their first Southwestern League title in a decade. Durango and Central each finished with two league ...


Right shoulder injury not hampering hopes of state title repeat for Meeker’s Casey Turner

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Meeker senior Casey Turner has won his three Class 2A 170-pound state tournament matches by pin. Not too surprising considering he’s a returning state champ. But as one of only three returning state champions from the ...


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