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Wildcats’ will

By Matt Meyer

Javen Gumber spent halftime vomiting in the locker room. He spent the second half dunking, hitting a fall-away 3-pointer and throwing down an alley-oop. Gumber scored 26 points to lift Fruita Monument to a 62-44 victory Tuesday over Central ...

Big third quarter lifts Junction boys past Montrose

By Jon Mitchell

The big guys on the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team were the big difference in the Tigers’ big third quarter against Montrose. Ben Rasmussen led all scorers with 14 points, and Tyson Zanski scored seven of his nine ...


Fast start, defense help Wildcats girls cruise past Central

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team opened Tuesday night with a 17-0 run, and its starters surrendered only six points in roughly three total quarters in a 53-23 Southwestern League win over Central. The Wildcats (15-4, 3-1 ...

Central wins team title at Thornton Invitational

By Staff

Central High School put five wrestlers in the finals and claimed three championships en route to the team title Saturday at the 20-team Thornton Invitational. Riley Garner-Orr (132 pounds), EJ Barrera (160) and Jordan Horsley (285) won ...

De Beque boys snap 
44-game losing streak

By Staff

De Beque High School outscored Hayden 31-13 in the middle two quarters as the Dragons snapped a 44-game losing streak with a 52-35 nonleague boys basketball win Friday in Hayden. Six Dragons scored at least six points, led by Nando Candeleria ...


The Snyder show

By Matt Meyer

Through one quarter: Riley Snyder 6, Durango 6. Through two quarters: Riley Snyder 11, Durango 11. Through three quarters: Riley Snyder 19, Durango 17 Through four quarters: Riley Snyder 22, Durango 22. Snyder keyed the offense for the ...

Defense feeds offense for Fruita boys in win over Demons

By Jon Mitchell

All of the patience the Fruita Monument boys basketball team displayed on defense Friday night paved the way to a stellar night on offense against Durango. Jake Brizzolara led all scorers with 17 points, and Fruita’s zone defense helped ...


Late free throws key for Grand Junction girls in win over Central

By Jon Mitchell

Grand Junction High School’s girls basketball team hit a mental stumbling block during the stretch run of its Southwestern League game at Central on Thursday. Megan King provided the mental lift the Tigers needed. King’s two free ...

Pins, forfeits carry Delta past Palisade

By Staff

Delta won six matches by pin and three by forfeit as the Panthers defeated Palisade 54-27 in a nonleague dual Thursday at Palisade. Delta’s Kole Roberts opened the dual with a pin over Chance Charlesworth at 145 pounds in a battle of ...


2nd-half Tigers

By Matt Meyer

From the start of the third quarter until the final two minutes of the game Thursday night, Grand Junction High School boys basketball coach Isaac Madison was happy with the way his team played. That stretch was enough for the Tigers to pull ...

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