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Goal-oriented King taking over Warrior hoops

By Matt Meyer

When Josh King graduated from Central High School, he made a list. “When I was in fourth grade I knew I was going to Central and I wanted to be a basketball player, and I was,” King said. “When I left, I wrote down goals and ...


GJ drops first of season

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School girls lacrosse team sustained its first loss of the season Wednesday, dropping a Mountain League match against Aspen 11-8 at Long Family Park. The Skiers (6-4, 5-0 ML) have lost only one league game dating to ...


Haas top middle school athletic director in state

By Matt Meyer

Orchard Mesa Middle School Athletic Director Tom Haas hasn’t been to a Colorado Athletic Directors Association conference. There’s always the district track meet that weekend. This year, District 51 Athletic Director Paul Cain ...



By Dale Shrull

The Grand Junction High School girls soccer team had its chances but the scoreboard never changed. Finally, in the 52nd minute, a freshman came through for the Tigers with a goal, and it was enough for a 1-0 Southwestern League win over ...

Short memory lifts Tigers

By Matt Meyer

With runners on first and second with no outs Tuesday night, Levi Prall, a sophomore on the Grand Junction High School baseball team, flubbed two bunt attempts with his team down one run. But sitting with an 0-2 count, Prall quickly forgot ...

Wildcats pull away from Tigers in girls tennis

By Staff

Fruita Monument High School’s girls tennis team cruised to a 5-2 win against Grand Junction on Tuesday at Canyon View Park. The Wildcats won two singles matches and three doubles matches. Sarah Fleming had a straight-set win over Grand ...

Fruita Monument tabs Hayden as boys hoops coach

By Dale Shrull

Fruita Monument High School didn’t waste time finding its new boys basketball coach. The Wildcats didn’t look far and stayed within District 51 to make its choice. Ryan Hayden will be the Wildcats’ new coach, the school ...



By Dale Shrull

It was a perfect day for baseball, then Trey Morrill went out and proved it. The lanky right-hander for Fruita Monument (12-4, 5-0 Southwestern League) mowed down every hitter he faced and finished with a five-inning perfect game to lead the ...



By Jon Mitchell

Masi Smith’s favorite kind of ice cream is pistachio. Smith, a sophomore on Rifle High School’s girls golf team, admitted that her teammates think she’s weird for liking pistachio ice cream. And she’s different not ...



By Dale Shrull

Max Noland couldn’t help but think about swinging for the fences when he came up with the bases loaded. The situation was simple: The Palisade Bulldogs were up 11-2 in the bottom of the fifth with one out. A run would win it. He picked ...

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