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Tigers can’t keep up with Overland

By Staff

AURORA — The Grand Junction High School boys basketball team knew it faced an uphill battle Tuesday night in its round of 16 Class 5A state playoff game against Overland. For the Tigers, that battle must have looked like a 45-degree ...

Central’s Nicole Monte finishes 2nd at state bowling competition

By Dale Shrull

Nicole Monte thought it would be fun to try bowling, so she did. Actually, it was a friend of hers who convinced 8-year-old Nicole to head to the bowling alley and join a Saturday league. Monte said she immediately enjoyed the sport when she ...

Two Fairview runs sink Fruita girls in Sweet 16 loss

By Pat Rooney

BOULDER — In a Sweet 16 battle between two teams that weren’t supposed to be there, Cinderella’s glass slipper finally shattered for the Fruita Monument girls basketball team. Yet with the wealth of talented youngsters on ...

Brandon-led rally falls just short for GJ

By Staff

ENGLEWOOD — For a team that was not shooting well Tuesday night, the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team did an amazing job of staying within striking distance of Cherry Creek. In fact, the Tigers got within one ...


Wells gets monster matchup vs. Colorado’s top prospect

By Matt Meyer

Overland High School forward De’Ron Davis has scholarship offers to play college basketball from Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Oregon, UCLA, and Wake Forest. He has also generated heavy interest from Kansas, ...


Tigers brimming with confidence

By Dale Shrull

Confidence is a powerful thing, and the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team has it. After their 54-53 win over Regis Jesuit on Friday, the Tigers are ready for the next challenge. On Tuesday, Grand Junction will travel to Cherry ...


Wildcats realize they belong

By Dale Shrull

After Fruita Monument’s upset of Arapahoe in the Class 5A girls basketball state playoffs, coach Michael Wells said it was a wild locker room. “It was a madhouse of disbelief,” he said. Disbelief and doubt have quickly ...

Area teams eye spots in state basketball tourneys

By Matt Meyer

The Meeker, Cedaredge and Paonia girls basketball teams will play in the Class 2A Region 3 tournament hosted at Central and Grand Junction high schools on Friday and Saturday. All three teams will battle for two berths to the state ...


D.J. spins a victory

By Matt Meyer

When Jacob Montour banked in a fade-away 3-pointer, Grand Junction post player D.J. Wells just shrugged his shoulders and jogged to the other end of the court. It was the one 3-pointer Montour hit Saturday, as Wells was a strong perimeter ...

3-point barrage ends Palisade girls’ 20-game win streak

By Dale Shrull

No. 21 was needed to advance to the Great 8, but the 3-point shot conspired against the Palisade Bulldogs. Palisade (22-3) saw its 20-game winning streak and season come to an end in the second round of the Class 4A state girls basketball ...

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