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Dragon Tales: De Beque hoops teams writing success stories

By Matt Meyer

As a cold, winter rain patters outside an otherwise quiet gymnasium, the De Beque High School girls basketball team is running through a series of drills. There are drills for defensive footwork and shooting, after which Dragons coach Aaron ...


Shrull: Always realistic, Tigers coach Provenza looks forward to teaching

By Dale Shrull

Another close game melted into a loss with a funk-filled fourth quarter. But the girls team of Grand Junction showed improvement. Just like coach Sam Provenza said they would early in the season. That was earlier in the season, and the ...

Paonia girls, boys snag top 2A seeds

By Jon Mitchell

Paonia High School’s girls basketball team has been the top-ranked Class 2A team in Colorado for most of the season. With that, it makes sense that the Eagles (21-0) would be the No. 1 seed in the Western Regional Tournament when it ...


The fire within

By Matt Meyer

For more than two minutes Saturday at the Class 3A Western Slope District tournament, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team didn’t budge from its 1-3-1 zone as Grand Valley’s Kylyn Rigsby dribbled all alone near ...


GJ boys falter against Grandview in 2nd round

By Staff

A first-quarter run sank the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team Saturday in a 78-51 loss to Grandview in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs in Aurora. Five players scored in the first quarter for the No. 4 Wolves ...


Bulldogs go fourth

By Dale Shrull

The Palisade High School girls basketball team wasn’t in trouble, but things were getting a little uncomfortable. A 10-point halftime lead Friday night shrunk to only two points late in the third quarter and the Bulldogs needed a spark ...

Rigsby rallies Grand Valley girls in district semifinal win

By Staff

Kylyn Rigsby led a second-half charge for the Grand Valley High School girls basketball team Friday, scoring 14 of her game-high 24 points after halftime of the Cardinals’ 48-38 victory over Olathe in the Class 3A Western Slope District ...


The D in Wildcats

By Matt Meyer

Turnovers, poor rebounding and inconsistent shooting plagued the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team Friday night. None of that mattered, ultimately, as the No. 5 Wildcats played suffocating defense in a 43-31 win over No. 28 ...

Times set for 
prep playoff hoops games for area teams

By Staff

Game times and opponents for Fruita Monument and Palisade girls basketball teams are now set for tonight. In Class 5A, Fruita Monument, the fifth seed, will host No. 28 Legacy at 6:30 p.m. In the Class 4A playoffs, Palisade is seeded 14 and ...


Warriors battle in playoff loss to Broomfield

By Matt Meyer

The Central High School boys basketball team could have easily packed it in Wednesday night after falling behind Broomfield by 15 points. They didn’t. The Warriors had an opportunity to give up late in the fourth quarter when an ...

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