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Wildcat boys top rival Warriors in overtime thriller

By Matt Meyer

Back and forth they went. Big shot after big shot. Everything was falling for the Fruita Monument and Central boys basketball teams on Friday night, but the Wildcats threw the final punch in an 82-77 overtime victory. Javen Gumber led all ...


Tough defense lifts Bulldogs past Rifle

By Matt Meyer

The Palisade High School girls basketball team held Rifle scoreless Friday in the first quarter and allowed only two points in the second quarter. Although the No. 6 Bears (13-9) clawed back in the third quarter, the No. 2 Bulldogs ...


Farris Billy’s day on the mat

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — First-year wrestlers aren’t supposed to show up at state and win matches. Palisade High School’s Farris Billy didn’t get the memo. The sophomore advanced to the 182-pound quarterfinals with a 6-4 decision ...


Fruita’s Seely hoping to remedy last year’s mistake with title

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Jacob Seely is tired of talking about it. The questions, the conversation, the memory — it bums out the Fruita Monument High School senior. And it irritates him. It’s the worst memory of his wrestling life. Over ...


Meeker’s Pontine deals with pain, advances to quarters in 2A

By Tim Harty

DENVER — If Devon Pontine had listened to his doctors, he wouldn’t be wrestling today in the second round of the Class 2A Colorado state wrestling championships. But the doctors only recommended that the Meeker High School junior ...


Pirates’ tradition

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Chayden Harris came in confident and made quick work of his first-round opponent. The Olathe High School junior said his second trip to state is a big difference from last year. “This is totally different, I felt a lot ...


The ‘Cats roar

By Tim Harty

DENVER — Five Fruita Monument High School wrestlers took the mat, and all five advanced to today’s quarterfinals after each won first-round matches Thursday during the Class 5A state wrestling championships. The Wildcats also ...


Palisade boys get past Sailors on buzzer-beater

By Matt Meyer

A little cosmic postseason basketball justice. Ian Schierland hit a corner 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded Thursday, lifting the Palisade High School boys basketball team to a 36-35 overtime win over Steamboat Springs in the Class 4A SWL/WSL ...


Eagles seeking fourth consecutive team wrestling title

By Tim Harty

It seems like the same old movie: Paonia High School sends a bunch of qualifiers to the Class 2A state wrestling tournament, gets a bunch of top-six finishes, including a few individual champions, and walks off with the state team title. No ...



By Dale Shrull

With a trip to the state championship game on the line, Jesse Reed needed to make a tackle on a kickoff return. Driving his 130 pounds with as much force as possible, Reed drilled the returner low and dropped him in his tracks. On the ...

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