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Tigers thrown a curve

By Tim Harty

During the sixth and seventh innings, when batters are supposed to be tougher to strike out because they’ve likely seen a starting pitcher twice, Tyrus Lopez was at his bat-silencing best. That’s because Grand Junction had not ...

Demons beat Palisade in WSL showdown

By Staff

Girls Soccer Demons beat Palisade in WSL showdown Glenwood Springs held off a furious comeback try by Palisade in the final 10 minutes to earn a big 4A Western Slope League win Thursday. The Demons got the 2-0 win off first-half goals ...



By Dale Shrull

Sarah Benton’s corner kicks don’t always go where she wants them to, but this one did. This time it went into the net. Holding a 4-3 lead in the second half, the Fruita Monument junior whipped a corner kick from the left side, ...


Lafferty among prep athletes living the dream

By Tim Harty

As a little kid, Tristan Lafferty thought he could go wherever he wanted to play college baseball. As he grew older, he realized that decision gets made more by the college than the athlete. The Grand Junction High School first baseman ...


1-2 punch lifts Fruita past TIgers

By Tim Harty

They were a consistent menace to the Grand Junction defense and inevitably part of Fruita Monument’s suppressing response each time the Tigers thought they’d clawed back into the game. Alyssa Urban kept finding the net to the tune ...


GJ turns tables, edges Central

By Dale Shrull

It was close, just like the first meeting between the Grand Junction and Central high school girls tennis teams. But this time, Grand Junction earned a 5-2 victory Tuesday over the Warriors at Canyon View Park. Central won the first meeting ...

Playoff luck finally turns for Peterson

By Tim Harty

MONTROSE — Montrose High School girls golf coach Jim Scarry exaggerated the number of times it had happened, having a little fun with one of his players, but he wasn’t kidding about one thing: When it came to scorecard playoffs to ...

Balanced Wildcats rout Warriors

By Staff

Girls Soccer Balanced Wildcats rout Warriors Fruita Monument scored three goals in a 10-minute span in the first half Tuesday to beat Central 9-0 at Walker Field. “It was real good team effort,” Fruita Monument head coach Jeff ...


Going down to the wire

By Matt Meyer

For a moment Tuesday night, the Fruita Monument High School baseball team appeared destined for another wild comeback victory. Down 8-3 to Grand Junction with one out in the top of the seventh inning, Dylan Row hit a towering, three-run home ...

Mikayla McKie cards 79 to lead Montrose in win

By Tim Harty

Instead of improving upon her best round by a stroke or two, Montrose junior Mikayla McKie blew it away. Entering Monday’s Montrose Invitational girls golf tournament, which doubled as the first day of the Southwestern League ...

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