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Fruita’s Bess, Schroeder make CHSAA all-state team

By Matt Meyer

For three years, Cuba Bess and Sam Schroeder elevated the profile of the Fruita Monument High School baseball program. The duo led the Wildcats to three consecutive playoff berths, back-to-back Southwestern League championships and garnered ...


Diamond dreams

By Dale Shrull

Sitting alone in his room a couple of days after his once healthy, powerful left knee had been shredded on the football field last fall, Sam Schroeder did something interesting. “For some strange reason, I picked up a baseball,” ...

Area players take swings at Coors Field

By Staff

Prep Baseball Area players take swings at Coors Four Western Slope standouts played in Monday’s Colorado Rockies High School All-Stars/Futures Game at Coors Field. Paonia’s Kayden Seriani got one hit for the underclassmen and ...


Paonia falls in state tournament semis

By Staff

PUEBLO — Completing a championship run sometimes requires the experience of coming all too close, only to fall short. Which should make the Paonia Eagles a very dangerous baseball team come 2017. A seventh inning rally saw Paonia fall ...

Delta, Palisade each place five players on All-WSL baseball team

By Staff

The Delta Panthers had a tremendous season that included a trip to the Class 4A state baseball tournament after winning the district title. A number of Delta players were recognized with postseason honors. Leading the way was sophomore ...


Under pressure

By Dale Shrull

It was the final stretch of her final lap in her final high school race. Greta Van Calcar crossed the final line of the Class 4A 1,600-meter run at the state track and field meet last Saturday and looked relieved. She finished seventh one ...

Western Slope golfers improve scores on Day 2 of state golf

By Staff

A trio of Western Slope golfers improved their scores in the final day of the Class 5A state championships at Common Ground Golf Course in Aurora. Grand Junction’s Avery Hill finished 40th. After shooting an 89 in the first round, she ...

Rifle golfer Walters in contention at Class 4A state tournament

By Staff

Rifle High School sophomore Elly Walters is in contention for an individual state title after her 6-over-par 78 on Monday left her three strokes off the lead after the first day of the Class 4A State Championships at Pueblo Country ...

District 51 relay team ends season on a high note

By Staff

The District 51 200-yard freestyle relay team wrapped up its season Saturday with a good performance at the Class 5A state swim meet, shaving nearly a second off its preliminary time and placing fifth in the consolation finals. The team of ...


Sprint to the finish

By Jon Mitchell

LAKEWOOD — Jacob Hahn had every reason to feel grateful Saturday afternoon at the Class 5A state track and field meet. He also had every reason to feel horrible. The negative was being disqualified ion the 300-meter hurdles. He opted ...

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