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By Dale Shrull

Sam Distel is smiling and joking around with his peeps — otherwise known as his teammates on the track and field team. The smile and fun-loving personality of Distel easily hides the nightmare he experienced on Feb. 15. The ...


Evergreen’s slick fielding, late triple ends season for Palisade

By Matt Meyer

The Palisade High School baseball team started hot Saturday afternoon against Evergreen, but several nifty defensive plays and strong pitching from Ben Muscatello led to a 3-2 loss for the Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 4A state ...


Vikings sink Panthers’ postseason run

By Dale Shrull

DELTA — The wind giveth and the wind taketh away. In a game where the wind created chaos on nearly every swing of the bat, Delta High School saw its dreams of a second consecutive trip to the state baseball tournament blown ...

Warriors lose in Class 5A second round

By Staff

The Central High School baseball team defeated Fairview 3-1 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs on Saturday behind a strong pitching performance from Hunter Kelchner, but ended their season with a 13-3, five-inning loss to Legend in ...

Paonia pounds Hotchkiss in district tournament title game

By Matt Meyer

PARACHUTE — Two big innings allowed the Paonia High School baseball team to roll to a 15-2 five-inning win over Hotchkiss during the Class 2A District 3/5 tournament title game at Grand Valley High School. The Eagles (21-0) led the ...


Out of reach

By Jon Mitchell

Aaron King knew how close he was to qualifying for the Class 5A state track and field championships on Friday. The Grand Junction High School junior had a personal-best time of 1 minute, 58.70 seconds in the 800 meters headed into the Tiger ...


Depth charge

By Matt Meyer

They weren’t the guys who won races Friday night, but the swimmers finishing high in the “B” finals — and in the lower spots of “A” finals — on Friday night made all the difference for the District 51 ...

State tennis foes too tough for area players

By Staff

Sarah Fleming lost her first-round match in the Class 5A state tennis tournament on Thursday in Denver. The Fruita Monument junior was beaten by Mountain Vista senior Casey Zhong, 6-2, 6-2. Zhong, who finished fourth at state last year, ...

Prep baseball teams from valley learn playoff seeds

By Staff

Four of the five high school baseball teams in the Southwestern League — including all three Class 5A squads — qualified for their respective playoff fields, which were released by the Colorado High School Activities Association on ...

Clay Kame hired as new Palisade boys hoops coach

By Matt Meyer

Growing up, Clay Kame attended Taylor Elementary in Palisade. In a way, he’s coming home. Kame, a standout basketball player at both Central High School and Colorado Mesa University, was announced Wednesday as Palisade High ...

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