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With inexperienced roster, Junction will rely on Catlett

By Matt Meyer

With Sydni Brandon graduated and playing basketball at Fort Lewis College, the offensive load for the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team falls squarely on the shoulders of 6-foot senior post player Tori Catlett. Catlett led the ...


Paonia stymied in second halfby Demons’ defensive change

By Jon Mitchell

BUENA VISTA — Buena Vista High School’s football team won’t be hollering the phrase “never cry wolf” any time soon. That’s because the Demons’ newly implemented “wolf” defense helped win ...


Coming up just short

By Matt Meyer

BUENA VISTA — When Paonia High School football coach Brent McRae was handed the second-place trophy Saturday after losing to Buena Vista 27-20 in the Class 1A state championship game, he quickly passed it to a team manager. He ...

5 turnovers hurt Delta in loss to Roosevelt

By Staff

JOHNSTOWN — The Roosevelt football team — in all of its bravado and machismo — was just as advertised on Saturday afternoon. Smash-mouth football with a little flair. Unfortunately for Delta, its game wasn’t as ...


Here’s Jonny!

By Jon Mitchell

DELTA — The lone blemish on a stellar high school football career by Jonny Ponce is something he still looks back on and cringes. The senior running back for Delta drew a pair of unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties during the ...


Built to last

By Matt Meyer

Believe or leave. That’s the motto of the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team. Hired in 2013, Wildcats coach Michael Wells was tasked with building a program as opposed to just coaching a team. That’s where the ...


The team to beat

By Matt Meyer

Fruita Monument High School boys basketball coach Billy Dreher tentatively thinks the Wildcats are the favorites to win the Southwestern League. It’s tentative because they’re still inexperienced at key positions, but ...


Here we go again

By Matt Meyer

Paonia High School football means a lot to the mountain community of less than 1,500 people, like it does in many small towns. Hundreds of people turned out to watch the Eagles during the preseason as they chased history, hoping to become the ...


Athleticism the key ingredient for Central girls

By Matt Meyer

Expect a lot of running and scrappy defense from the Central girls basketball team this season. Fourth-year coach Mary Doane said the Warriors, who finished 7-16 last season, will rely on their athleticism. “In high school it is what ...


The final step

By Jon Mitchell

The proverbial level of hunger for the Delta and Roosevelt high school football teams has intensified this week. Delta is playing in the semifinal round of the Class 3A state playoffs for the second time in three seasons, and 10 seniors on ...

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