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2nd-half Demons

By Matt Meyer

Through one quarter Friday night, Grand Junction High School led Durango 9-1. And at halftime, the Tigers led 19-5. But the Demons had big runs to start the third and fourth quarters, and leading scorer Katrina Chandler found her rhythm as ...


Improved defense after halftime helps GJ boys roll to win

By Staff

After giving up five 3-pointers in the first half Friday, Grand Junction focused on closing out on Durango’s shooters in the second half and cruised to a 62-45 victory in a Southwestern League boys basketball game at Grand Junction High ...

‘Dogs back in time to seek state returns

By Tim Harty

Palisade High School’s wrestling team took its lumps in recent losses to Delta and Hotchkiss, but each dual marked the return of a returning state qualifier to its lineup: Farris Billy and Isaac Maestas. Billy, who had been out with an ...


Olathe girls basketball team finally starting to jell

By Jon Mitchell

Paul Althaus was singing a different tune last Saturday after his Olathe High School girls basketball team played Grand Valley for the second time this season. The longtime coach of the Pirates was in a great mood after his team’s ...


Paonia’s Bo Pipher breaks state pin mark

By Staff

With a second-period pin, Paonia senior Bo Pipher broke the Colorado high school record for career pins Thursday night during the Eagles’ nonleague wrestling dual at Delta High School. Pipher pinned Kole Roberts in 2 minutes, 31 seconds ...

Defense sparks Fruita girls past Montrose

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — Coming off the bench Thursday night, Fruita Monument girls basketball guard Kaylee Smith locked onto Montrose’s Holly Brooks. Brooks still finished with a team-high 10 points, battling for her opportunities, but she ...


Seth’s success

By Tim Harty

Some perspective is in order to understand what Seth Latham did one week ago when the Grand Junction High School sophomore beat Central’s Weston Holdren by technical fall. Latham is ranked eighth at 170 pounds in Class 5A by On the Mat, ...


Paonia’s Hillman, Walters sign with Mesa

By Matt Meyer

There’s a picture at the top of Jeramiah Hillman’s Twitter account that features him and Taylor Walters, in Paonia High School football uniforms, standing on the sideline. Walters has an arm outstretched, patting Hillman on the ...


Riddle the answer

By Jon Mitchell

P.D. Riddle didn’t stop to think about the earlier 3-point attempt he missed when he took what became the game-winning shot for Palisade High School’s boys basketball team Wednesday night against Glenwood Springs. Riddle, whose ...


Their signature moment

By Matt Meyer

What a difference a year can make. From playing on a 1-9 team in 2014 to winning a Class 5A playoff game in 2015, the senior class of the Fruita Monument football team made its impact felt. First-year coach Todd Casebier credits those ...

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