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Paonia on track

By Jon Mitchell

LAKEWOOD — All Lyla Hayutin could do at the finish line was smile. The Paonia High School freshman finished so far ahead of everyone else Saturday in the Class 2A 800-meter relay final that she got to stop, catch her breath and grin ...

Seriani’s no-hitter sends Paonia into 2A state semifinals

By Staff

Paonia High School advanced to the Class 2A baseball semifinals behind a no-hit performance from Kayden Seriani. Playing Hotchkiss for the fourth time this season, the Eagles’ edged the Bulldogs 1-0 in the round of eight. The ...


Eagles’ expectations

By Matt Meyer

The Paonia High School baseball team has wins over opponents in four of Colorado’s five baseball classifications. They have another series sweep of a team in Utah’s second-largest classification. They beat their biggest rival, ...

Weather delays state track meet until Saturday

By Jon Mitchell

Carol Sams, after a day spent coordinating with high school state track and field officials, took some time to look out the window of her hotel room in Denver on Thursday. “It’s miserable out there,” the Grand Junction ...

Fruita Monument hires Bob Bledsoe as new softball coach

By Jon Mitchell

Bob Bledsoe didn’t come to western Colorado to coach high school softball, but he’s going to do it anyway. Bledsoe on Thursday was hired by Fruita Monument High School Athletic Director Denny Squibb to be the new coach of the ...

Cedaredge boys set to defend state team title

By Jon Mitchell

The state championship track and field banners at Cedaredge High School were in need of updating. When coach Kirby Henderson helped erect the banner for the 2016 team that won the state title, it went right next to the 1963 banner that had ...

GJ’s Wright, King sign to run track in college

By Matt Meyer

Roughly an hour before they piled onto a bus bound for Denver on Wednesday, a pair of Grand Junction High School track and field athletes signed national letters of intent to compete in college. Tia Wright and Megan King, both three-sport ...


Five-time Eagles?

By Jon Mitchell

Brian Mitchem knows the ride he’s been on for the past five years might be coming to an end soon. The track and field coach at Paonia High School has a chance to guide the Eagles to a fifth consecutive Class 2A team championship this ...

Sports Briefs, May 16, 2017

By Staff

Girls Soccer Palisade rakes in all-WSL awards The girls Class 4A all-Western Slope League team was announced on Monday and it included four Palisade players selected to the first team. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Sami Feller. The ...



By Jon Mitchell

Just because he’s going to be back on the state’s biggest prep track and field stage doesn’t mean Gunner Rigsby is going to do something different. And why would he change anything? After all, everything he’s done in ...

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