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Defense helps ‘Dogs overcome GJ’s solid effort

By Matt Meyer

In a matter of minutes Tuesday night, the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team opened a 9-2 lead on Palisade. The game didn’t end with a Tigers’ victory, with Palisade eventually bouncing back for a 47-33 victory, but ...


2nd-half Tigers

By Matt Meyer

Drew Derrieux went to the locker room at halftime in foul trouble. The leading scorer for the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team was frustrated and pressing after missing a few shots. But in the second half Tuesday night, the ...

Prep notebook: Warriors notice big difference this season

By Jon Mitchell

Central High School’s girls basketball team, just 11 games into the season, has already matched its win total from one year ago. The explanation for that? “This is a different team,” Warriors coach Mary Doane said. ...

Rampart Fruita Monument boys basketball

Prep roundup: Wells’ clutch foul shots lift Fruita girls to win

By Staff

MacKenzie Wells made two of three free-throw attempts after she was fouled on a desperation heave Saturday to force overtime, and the Fruita Monument girls basketball team came from behind to defeat Colorado Springs Christian 45-44 during the ...


Freshman phenom

By Dale Shrull

Dawson Collins moves with a graceful confidence and a mature intensity. He’s in control, dictating to his opponent, picking his spots to shoot in for a quick takedown, then controlling the action on the mat. All good wrestlers have ...

Cyclones hand Fruita girls first loss of season

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team dropped its first game of the season, falling 57-52 to Pueblo West on Friday night. The Wildcats (10-1) missed 18 free throws and fell behind early against the Cyclones (8-1). ...


GJ’s Josiah Rider verbally commits to Nebraska

By Jon Mitchell

The University of Nebraska matching T-shirt and stocking cap Josiah Rider wore at the Jackpot Duals tournament this past Wednesday showed exactly where the Grand Junction High School junior wants to wrestle collegiately. Tigers coach Cole ...


The Bear essentials

By Matt Meyer

Jacob Boone scored from all over the floor Thursday night, tallying 24 points to lead the Rifle High School boys basketball team to a 61-47 victory over Palisade in a Class 4A Western Slope League matchup. It was the highest point total the ...


38 special: Van Hoose topples Garner-Orr in 138-pound final

By Dale Shrull

For two periods Wednesday night, two of the best wrestlers on the Western Slope battled in one of the best matches of the night. Fittingly, the score was 1-1 late into the third period thanks to a single escape by both wrestlers. Fruita ...


Learning his lesson

By Jon Mitchell

Seth Latham had a full three weeks to dwell on his loss to E.J. Barrera. The Grand Junction High junior took advantage of his first chance at redemption Wednesday night at the Jackpot Duals. Latham, wrestling for the first time since the ...

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