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Warriors’ heart

By Matt Meyer

The Central High School football team was a two-point conversion away from playing playoff spoiler Thursday. Instead, the Warriors fell to Eagle Valley 21-20 in Class 3A Western Slope Conference play at Stocker Stadium. But what a ride for ...


Hotchkiss seeks revenge in rematch with Buena Vista

By Dale Shrull

There’s no doubt Hotchkiss is a big underdog tonight when the Bulldogs take on undefeated Buena Vista in the first round of the Class 1A state football playoffs. But Hotchkiss head coach Mike Sirko has taken plenty of teams into the ...

Players, fans excited about Meeker’s FB playoff foray

By Tim Harty

Meeker High School’s football players thought they were on the way to the Class 1A state playoffs one year ago when disaster in the form of an injury to starting quarterback Jake Phelan dashed that dream. The Cowboys used that ...


An Eagle repeat?

By Tim Harty

So many good players returned from a state championship team. Expectations had to be high. They were and are, and to date they’ve been met. The Paonia High School football team is undefeated and the champion of the rugged Class 1A ...

Misdirection plays key for Cedaredge against Cougars

By Matt Meyer

Screens, draws and counters will be used, hopefully to great effect, for the Cedaredge football team this postseason. The Bruins (6-3), seeded No. 13 in the Class 1A state playoffs, will face No. 4 Resurrection Christian (8-1) at 1 p.m. on ...


Ramunno glad to be lead ‘Dog again

By Dale Shrull

Palisade football and Joe Ramunno fit like touchdowns and smiles. Football has been part of his life for just about forever, and this has been a satisfying season for the veteran coach. Ramunno has taken a group of unproven players with ...


The underdog

By Dale Shrull

It’s not going to be easy, but with the variables that come with the game of football, every team has a chance. A turnover or two, a big play or three, and the underdog suddenly has a chance. Grand Junction (4-5) goes into ...

Torrero’s goal lifts Montrose to upset of Cheyenne Mountain

By Staff

The Montrose plan against Cheyenne Mountain on Tuesday called for moving center back Fernando Torrero to center forward at some point if needed. Late in the game Montrose needed him, and Torrero was where he needed to be in overtime, heading ...

Indians eager for soccer rematch with Cheyenne Mountain

By Matt Meyer

Last season, Cheyenne Mountain High School defeated the Montrose boys soccer team 2-0 in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. Cheyenne Mountain went on to win the state title. This season, Montrose gets a shot at a rematch, with two ...

Who’s in 1st? In 3A WSC, it’s anyone’s game

By Dale Shrull

It’s been an interesting and strange football season in the Class 3A Western Slope Conference. The weirdness even takes on a tone of an Abbott and Costello routine. With five teams currently in position to make the playoffs, it ...

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