High Schools

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Qualifying marks

By Jon Mitchell

Jessica Haley could barely talk by the time the Western Slope Championships were winding down Saturday afternoon. The coach of the Fruita Monument High School girls swimming team had been yelling at her athletes for three hours as the final ...

Palisade wins 2nd straight WSL girls title

By Staff

Christa Brown’s 18 points led Palisade as the Bulldogs beat Summit 33-17 to win their second straight Class 4A Western Slope League girls basketball championship. The Bulldogs (16-2, 12-0 4A WSL) have won 28 consecutive league games ...


Central’s Barrera delivers in clutch

By Tim Harty

The team championship had been decided in the day’s final dual. The All-Southwestern League medals had been awarded to the top wrestler in each weight class. And the post-meet, celebratory photos had been taken. Then, Central High ...


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, ...

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