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Meeker beats Paonia for 1st time since ‘09

By Matt Meyer

MEEKER — You didn’t have to tell the Meeker High School football players. They knew. The Cowboys knew they hadn’t beaten Paonia, their fiercest Class 1A Western Slope Conference rival, since 2009. They knew the tough battles ...


Central’s season halted

By Staff

Melissa Gellermann’s two-run home run and 12 strikeouts weren’t quite enough Friday for Central High School in the Class 5A state softball tournament. Rock Canyon came up with two runs in the third inning and held on to defeat ...

Bulldogs dominate Huskies

By Dale Shrull

It was quick, efficient and unmerciful. With an offense that scored on every possession in the first half, a suffocating gang-tackling defense and a special teams touchdown, Palisade made quick work of Battle Mountain on Friday at Stocker ...


Stopped short

By Jon Mitchell

DELTA — The balanced offensive game plan Delta High School’s football team has thrived on much of the season became very one-dimensional Friday night, thanks to Bayfield’s defensive line. Delta was limited to only 142 yards ...

Grand Junction can’t stop Loveland RB Weinmaster in shutout loss

By Scott Schlaufman

LOVELAND — Loveland High School’s Zach Weinmaster took the ball in a number of ways during Friday’s 28-0 win against Grand Junction at Ray Patterson Field. Early on, it was a simple handoff up the middle. As the game ...


Battle Mountain sweeps team titles at 4A XC regionals

By Staff

A talented group of teams came to Connected Lakes State Park in Delta to compete in the Class 4A Region 1 cross county race on Thursday. The 11-team region had Western Slope teams Palisade, Glenwood Springs, Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain ...

Lily Lockhart powers Delta into Class 3A state playoffs

By Matt Meyer

Delta High School softball coach Steve Reiher saw Lily Lockhart hit 10 home runs as a freshman. Doing some quick math with his sons, Reiher came to a basic conclusion. “If she keeps this up, she’ll have 40 home runs by the time ...


Hitting their stride

By Matt Meyer

Central High School softball coach Scott Else and the Warriors haven’t faced their first-round Class 5A playoff opponent, No. 7 Rock Canyon, this season. Still, there’s a recent opponent that pops to Else’s mind when scouting ...


Area football teams sitting pretty in recent RPI rankings

By Matt Meyer

With less than one month remaining in the regular season, several area high school football teams are in position to make the playoffs. This is the first time RPI has been used to seed football playoffs, with half of the rating coming from ...


Solid defense, strong hitting carry Fruita past Paonia

By Matt Meyer

There were times Wednesday night when the Fruita Monument High School volleyball team worked with machine-like precision, hammering away points with accurate passes and well-timed kills. There were also times when Paonia looked flat and ...

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