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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 ...


Paonia’s Brent McRae resigns to take teaching job on Front Range

By Matt Meyer

Paonia High School football coach Brent McRae, winner of two state titles in his four seasons with the Eagles, resigned his position Monday to accept a teaching position at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. McRae, 32, called the ...


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All it takes is one

By Matt Meyer

The Palisade High School girls soccer team had the majority of the shots Wednesday night. They had the majority of possession, the stronger defense and cleaner opportunities on the net. But one mad scramble in front of the net after a corner ...


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Wildcats fall short

By Jon Mitchell

The No. 6 seed the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team received for the Class 5A state playoffs had fans excited. On Tuesday night at Walker Field, Heritage showed the Wildcats what numbers really mattered. Second-half goals from ...


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Risk factors keeping pole vault away from District 51 track teams

By Dale Shrull

One by one, pole vaulters sprinted down the runway, then vaulted themselves upward toward the bar. Some showed promise but many, maybe even most, were borderline hideous at the sport. Mere beginners in a difficult track and field event. That ...


Olkowski places fourth at 5A girls golf regional

By Staff

Grand Junction freshman Gracie Olkowski on Monday stayed in contention for the Class 5A Central Regional tournament title before finishing fourth at City Park Golf Course in Denver to earn a state-tournament berth. Olkowski finished at ...


Central, Montrose players qualify for state tennis tournaments

By Staff

Central qualified its No. 1 doubles team for the Class 4A state tennis tournament that starts Thursday. The team of Georgia Swelstad and Alivia Weiszbord, both sophomores, placed second at the Region 8 tournament over the weekend. Montrose, ...


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