High Schools

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State preparation

By Jon Mitchell

This year’s trip to the Class 5A state swimming and diving championships is something Grand Junction High girls swimming coach Janet Ryan hopes will be a warm-up for next year’s 4A state meet. Ryan was up front about the ...


GJ boys have a chance to win 4th straight SWL title

By Matt Meyer

With a victory over Central today, the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team could match last season’s win total and reach the 18-win mark for the fifth time in the past six seasons. At this point, the Tigers are likely to ...


GJ’s Owens taking job in San Diego

By Matt Meyer

After eight seasons coaching the Grand Junction High School football team, Robbie Owens will leave to coach at Helix High School, a public charter school in La Mesa, California. Owens has not formally submitted his resignation, but District ...

O’Sullivan, Johnson will speak at day-long youth sports symposium in Montrose

By Matt Meyer

Almost 70 percent of youth athletes drop out of organized sports by age 13. That’s the claim made in John O’Sullivan’s book “Changing the Game,” where he highlights the rise of expensive sports-training programs ...

Blair heats up in OT to lift Central boys past Montrose

By Staff

Central High School outscored Montrose 9-4 in overtime as the Warriors defeated the Indians 52-47 in a Southwestern League boys basketball game Tuesday. After being limited to three points in regulation, the product of a 3-pointer in the ...


Qualifying marks

By Jon Mitchell

Jessica Haley could barely talk by the time the Western Slope Championships were winding down Saturday afternoon. The coach of the Fruita Monument High School girls swimming team had been yelling at her athletes for three hours as the final ...

Palisade wins 2nd straight WSL girls title

By Staff

Christa Brown’s 18 points led Palisade as the Bulldogs beat Summit 33-17 to win their second straight Class 4A Western Slope League girls basketball championship. The Bulldogs (16-2, 12-0 4A WSL) have won 28 consecutive league games ...


Central’s Barrera delivers in clutch

By Tim Harty

The team championship had been decided in the day’s final dual. The All-Southwestern League medals had been awarded to the top wrestler in each weight class. And the post-meet, celebratory photos had been taken. Then, Central High ...


2nd-half Demons

By Matt Meyer

Through one quarter Friday night, Grand Junction High School led Durango 9-1. And at halftime, the Tigers led 19-5. But the Demons had big runs to start the third and fourth quarters, and leading scorer Katrina Chandler found her rhythm as ...


Improved defense after halftime helps GJ boys roll to win

By Staff

After giving up five 3-pointers in the first half Friday, Grand Junction focused on closing out on Durango’s shooters in the second half and cruised to a 62-45 victory in a Southwestern League boys basketball game at Grand Junction High ...

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