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King of the mat

By Tim Harty

Jacob Seely was a forward-moving, give-no-inch, dominate-your-opponent force on the wrestling mat at Fruita Monument High School. He got better and more dominating each of his four years, and it culminated in February with him overpowering ...


Gene Taylor’s splits DH with Brighton

By Staff

Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team turned the tables on Brighton during the second game of a doubleheader Friday, picking the right game to win. The second game of the doubleheader was a Colorado American Legion Elite Division ...

Gene Taylor’s loses in extra innings

By Staff

Legion Baseball Taylor’s loses in extra innings Gene Taylor’s American Legion team rallied in the seventh inning Sunday against Durango Post 76 in the Hughes Memorial Tournament in Las Vegas, but lost 8-7 in eight ...



By Matt Meyer

Three years ago, Hutten Veatch was in a wheelchair with bandages over his face, being pushed across the stage as he received his diploma at the 2012 Grand Junction High School graduation. During a batting practice earlier that spring with the ...

Woods pitches Gene Taylor’s to win

By Staff

Legion Baseball Woods pitches Gene Taylor’s to win The Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team beat the Bandidos Baseball Club of Washington 12-1 on Sunday to pick up its first win in three tries during the USA Premier ...


GJHS grad Elisha Jahnke headed to Ole Miss to pitch

By Matt Meyer

Hotty toddy, gosh almighty. That’s one of the many wild catchphrases of the University of Mississippi, and Elisha Jahnke will be hearing a lot of them next year. Jahnke, a standout softball player and 2014 graduate of Grand Junction ...


Fruita’s Javen Gumber commits to Air Force

By Matt Meyer

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level ...

Gene Taylor’s falls in tournament semifinal game

By Staff

American Legion Baseball Taylor’s falls in tourney semis Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team lost 5-2 on Sunday to the Strikezone Cardinals of New Mexico in the semifinals of the Tony Adenucio Memorial tournament in ...

Gene Taylor’s reaches semifinal game

By Staff

Legion Baseball Gene Taylor’s in semifinal game The Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team pushed its winning streak to seven games Saturday, winning twice at the Tony Adenucio Memorial Baseball Tournament in Pueblo. In ...


Bess, Schroeder, Row top all-state picks

By Matt Meyer

The future is bright for Fruita Monument baseball. The Denver Post awarded all-state honorable-mention honors to juniors Cuba Bess and Sam Schroeder after the Wildcats’ 18-2 season and a Southwestern League championship. Schroeder and ...

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