High Schools

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Bulldogs end season with victory

By Jon Mitchell

The seniors on Palisade High School’s boys basketball team wanted to end their season Friday on a high note. The Bulldogs did that and then some against Battle Mountain. Tanner Hall finished with a team-high 11 points and 12 rebounds ...


Wrestlemania begins

By Staff

Central High School’s wrestling team picked a great time to be competing at its highest level of the season. Thursday, the Warriors moved five of the eight wrestlers they qualified for the Class 4A state championships into today’s ...


Hotchkiss’ Collins hoping to taste state success in senior season

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Conner Collins’ final season of prep wrestling got off to a rough start. Now the Hotchkiss High School heavyweight hopes to eliminate three years of frustration. Collins dislocated his right knee at the start of the ...


Junction boys control their SWL destiny

By Matt Meyer

With games today and Saturday, the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team controls its own destiny when it comes to potentially winning a fifth consecutive Southwestern League championship. The Tigers, with one loss in SWL play, will ...


Grapplers ready to roll at state tournament

By Dale Shrull

This is the time of year when excitement for high school wrestling kicks into high gear. Every year, the state wrestling tournament features a variety of intriguing story lines. Class 5A: Anything can happen at state, but Grand ...


Pressure relieved

By Dale Shrull

It looked ugly. When Daniel Van Hoose hit the mat, his left elbow went the wrong way. Season over. State tournament done. Those thoughts hit the Fruita Monument senior hard when he injured that elbow at the Southwestern League Duals. Two ...


Second-half surge carries Fruita girls past rival Junction

By Matt Meyer

The frustration of the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball was clear Tuesday during the first half of their matchup with rival Grand Junction. Easy shots weren’t falling, Tigers players were slipping by box-out attempts and ...


GJ’s Martinez hopes quest to finally win a state wrestling title concludes Saturday

By Dale Shrull

Dylan Martinez has plenty of mementos and keepsakes from his wrestling career. But it’s several photos scattered around the bedroom that he wants to take down soon. The copies of the same photo show a moment that torments the Grand ...


Double the fun

By Matt Meyer

In what is arguably the Grand Valley’s most storied boys basketball rivalry, this was one for the ages. Grand Junction erased a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter, using intense defensive pressure to tie the game late, and ...

Injury forces Indians’ Distel to miss state

By Dale Shrull

The Class 4A heavyweight division just lost its No. 1 ranked wrestler. Montrose senior Sam Distel was injured in a non-practice mishap Monday night and is out of the 4A state wrestling tournament. “It was just a freak accident,” ...

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