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Paonia happy with volleyball season despite semifinal loss

By Staff

DENVER — Krista Carsten could hardly have been happier with her team’s play in a loss. The dream for the Paonia High School volleyball coach and her players came up about four points, and one step, short. The Eagles, who advanced ...

Rifle loses to Thunder in 3A playoffs

By Staff

Just when Rifle High School appeared to be back in the game, Discovery Canyon caught a break and made several big plays Friday to beat the Bears 43-20 in the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs. Rifle trailed 29-7 at halftime, ...

Montrose wins opening match at state volleyball tournament

By Staff

DENVER — The Montrose High School volleyball team took care of business Friday, something that’s come to define the team this season. Now the Indians have an item or two left on their agenda in order to achieve their season ...

Paonia moves into semis at state volleyball

By Staff

DENVER — Ashley Van Vleet is having one of the bigger weekends of her young life. On Thursday, right before her Paonia High School volleyball team climbed into the school vans to head to Denver for the Class 2A state tournament, Van ...


Trio of Tiger athletes finalize college choices

By Matt Meyer

Many of the buildings and facilities are new at Colorado Mesa University, and the quality of the track facilities, in particular, drew in Grand Junction High School sprinter Jill Payne. Payne signed her national letter of intent Thursday to ...

Meeker must figure out how to crack Cougars’ D

By Matt Meyer

Six shutouts and 3.1 points per game allowed. That’s how good the defense of the Resurrection Christian football team is. The Cougars have given up only six points in the past six games, including a 52-0 win over No. 15 Peyton in the ...


Central’s Bryant signs to play basketball at Bethany College

By Matt Meyer

Cassidy Bryant found everything she wanted in Bethany College, a small, private, liberal arts school in Lindsborg, Kansas. Bryant, a senior at Central High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at a college with a ...


Paonia wary of Burlington in
 1A quarterfinals

By Matt Meyer

Several mountain passes, 400 miles and seven hours of driving separate Paonia and Burlington high schools. The distance is likely the farthest any playoff football team will have to travel this season, and that gives Paonia somewhat of an ...


Chasing Grizzlies

By Matt Meyer

The Fruita Monument High School football team is aspiring to be something like ThunderRidge, its opponent in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Saturday. The Grizzlies have a legacy of success, which includes 17 consecutive playoff ...

Eagles, Bruins set for 2A state volleyball tournament

By Matt Meyer

It took a little postseason travel, something the Paonia High School volleyball hadn’t needed in years past, to earn a spot in the Class 2A state volleyball tournament. The Eagles (21-4) traveled to Ridgway last weekend and lost only ...

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