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Tie goes to ...

By Allen Gemaehlich

There is no doubt in the coaches’ minds who won the Southwestern League girls tennis championship. Central Athletic Director Randy Powell confirmed Central, Fruita Monument and Grand Junction finished in a three-way tie, but Fruita ...

Montrose baseball team wins despite heavy hearts

By Staff

Prep Baseball Montrose wins despite heavy hearts Montrose won an emotionally charged Southwestern League game Tuesday, topping Grand Junction 6-2 only three days after freshman Garret Middleton died in a farming accident. Middleton was a ...

Five HRs lift Delta past Bulldogs

By Tim Harty

DELTA — The doldrums that plagued Delta’s hitters the previous two games, which were their only losses of the season, were gone with the wind Tuesday. An intermittent wind, blowing to the outfield at the Delta High School ...


Big day on the diamond

By Matt Meyer

If you didn’t see Michael Price stretching in the dugout between innings Tuesday night, or didn’t catch him momentarily wince in pain while standing on the mound, you’d think nothing was wrong. But while warming up before ...


Wildcats score rare doubles sweep

By Tim Harty

The math leading to a third set in high school tennis is simple. Each player won a set. The players are even. Technically, that’s true, but Fruita Monument senior Jacque Soychak doesn’t see it that way. When the third set is ...

Estep, Price lead Warriors

By Staff

Michael Price hit his first home run of the season Saturday afternoon and Michael Estep threw six innings of one-run baseball to lead Central High School to a 7-1 nonleague victory over Denver North. Only hours before the scheduled start ...


Channeling their inner wolves

By Dale Shrull

Andy Bowen wasn’t happy at halftime, so he channeled Leonardo DiCaprio in a speech to get his teammate’s attention. “I took my inspiration from the movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ” Bowen said. ...

Rottmann keys win for Central

By Staff

The Central High School girls soccer team defeated Delta 5-0 on Friday, with freshman Rylea Rottmann scoring twice in the nonleague game to push her season total to nine goals. Not only is that one of the higher goal totals in recent years ...


Friday night highlight

By Tim Harty

When Jill Payne said she likes running at night under the lights, she meant she really, really likes running at night under the lights. The Grand Junction sophomore posted the 200-meter dash time to prove it Friday night at Stocker ...


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 ...

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