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Olkowski in the hunt for 5A state golf title

By Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS — Donny Kinnaman’s putting came around just in time. Troy Dangler’s putting fell apart midway through his round and didn’t return. Trevor Olkowski battled the same greens yet came away nearly unscathed, ...


Gossage a go for regional tennis

By Dale Shrull

Waiting, watching, wincing, wondering and wanting. But mostly Aaron Gossage’s life was about hoping. All the Grand Junction senior wanted was a chance. One last chance to play high school tennis. Now, he’s got it and he’s ...

Fruita offense struggles in loss to Falcons

By Staff

PARKER — Something had to give. When two 0-4 high school football teams hooked up at Sports Authority Stadium on Saturday, one of them had to get in the victory column. Unfortunately for Fruita Monument, that turned out to be Highlands ...

Laing’s arm, bat help Fruita sweep DH

By Staff

Taylor Laing threw a one-hitter and hit a grand slam Saturday as Fruita Monument shut out Montezuma-Cortez 10-0 in five innings to win Game 2 and sweep a Southwestern League softball doubleheader. The Wildcats (12-3, 7-1 SWL) won the opener ...


Cruise control

By Staff

Like a bright pink beacon, Greta Van Calcar and her colorful lipstick led the way Saturday, winning the girls cross-country race at the 12th annual Anna Banana Memorial Wildcat Invitational. The race is named for Anna Janowitz, a former ...


Trio of valley golfers have talent to do well at state

By Tim Harty

All three Grand Junction-area state qualifiers to this year’s Class 5A state boys golf tournament go into the tourney with championship dreams and the ability to make a run at the title. It’s a difficult championship to win. So ...


His time to shine

By Tim Harty

Leaves are changing colors, nights are getting cooler, and the calendar a week ago officially said summer’s over. It’s autumn, and the high school boys golf season is two days away from its conclusion. It’s Donny ...


Tigers pass the test

By Allen Gemaehlich

Smoky Hill tried to put pressure on Grand Junction High School quarterback Mike Poland, but it didn’t work. The senior threw for 245 yards and five touchdowns Friday night to lead the Tigers to a 45-26 victory over Smoky Hill at Stocker ...

Penalties hurt ‘Dogs in loss

By Matt Meyer

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Quarterback Dante Sparaco called it luck. Glenwood Springs High School football coach Rocky Whitworth said the Demons were “fortunate.” In what essentially summed up Friday night for Palisade, Sparaco used ...

Defense carries Rifle past Panthers

By Dale Shrull

DELTA — Rifle’s defense knew it had to be physical. Playing a big, physical Delta High School football team, the Bears set the tone from the start and cruised to a 36-19 win over the Panthers in a Class 3A Western Slope Conference ...

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