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Meek races to win, not just to run

By Tim Harty

Running with the lead. For Ian Meek, it’s familiar. The Montrose junior is used to it, expects it, knows how to finish with it. Like he did Saturday at the Anna Banana Invitational cross-country meet, where he led start to finish in ...


Central piles up hits in win over Cortez

By Staff

Central High School swept a Southwestern League softball doubleheader from Montezuma-Cortez, beating the Panthers 15-0 and 11-6 on Saturday. Winning pitcher Melissa Gellermann threw a one-hitter in the first game, which was limited to four ...

Position changes pay off for Central volleyball as Warriors dispatch Durango

By Staff

Some position changes and a focus on mental toughness were on display by Central High School as the Warriors defeated Durango 25-20, 20-25, 25-16, 25-21 in Southwestern League volleyball Friday. “We did make a position change with a ...

Central pummels Glenwood to win conference game

By Staff

Darrion Alton caught three touchdown passes from quarterback EJ Barrera, and Cade Balleweg ran for two touchdowns as Central High School routed Glenwood Springs 46-6 in 3A Western Slope Conference football Friday in Glenwood Springs. Barrera ...


Rush’s pick forces OT, but Fruita falls to Doherty

By Dale Shrull

Todd Casebier threw down a challenge at halftime. After a dismal first half of football, the Fruita Monument Wildcats accepted their coach’s challenge and responded with a fabulous second half. But it wasn’t quite enough. The ...

GJ defense plays well, but offense struggles during loss

By Jon Mitchell

The emphasis Grand Junction High School’s football team put on improving its defense in the offseason showed against Heritage on Thursday. The Eagles, on the other hand, showed just how dominant their defense could be. The Eagles won ...

Grand Junction softball edges Montrose

By Staff

Grand Junction High School scored three runs in the first two innings, then rode its pitching and defense to a 3-1 win over Montrose in Southwestern League softball Thursday. Megan Rubalcaba had two hits and drove in two runs for the Tigers ...


Pflug finds net to lift Fruita

By Tim Harty

Another game, another game-winning goal. When Fruita Monument wins boys soccer games this season, sophomore Sam Pflug has habitually been in the right place at the right time, according to Wildcats coach Dan McKee. So, when Fruita edged ...


Central edges Palisade in OT

By Tim Harty

Eddie Cardenas was one frustrated midfielder. The Central High School senior’s first-half runs up the right side that led to crossing passes into the 6-yard box were all getting grabbed by Palisade goalkeeper Rogelio Payan. Second-half ...

GJ’s Catlett commits to Mesa

By Matt Meyer

Tori Catlett is a forward with bruising athleticism and some range on her jump shot. The Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team has had three All-Americans, all with length and good all-around games, under coach Taylor ...

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