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Tigers finally triumph

By Dale Shrull

Good! No good! Good! Tigers win! It was a tale of three kicks and whole lot more. For about three-and-half quarters, Grand Junction was kicking themselves for letting an early 13-0 lead vanish. Then came the dramatic comeback and a 44-43 ...


Rams rumble past Montrose

By Dale Shrull

MONTROSE — One minute to go until halftime and things looked fairly good for Montrose. Then one big play changed everything. Rampart’s big-play offense, including a huge play near the end of the first half, helped the Rams to a ...

Bulldogs rout Eagle Valley behind Riddle and Maestas

By Staff

Isaac Maestas had a touchdown reception and two TD runs to go with a three-TD performance from P.D. Riddle, helping Palisade roll to a 49-0 victory over Eagle Valley on Friday in Gypsum. Maestas had a pair of 5-yard runs and a 7-yard TD ...

Barrera lifts Central past Cheyenne Mountain

By Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS — Cheyenne Mountain entered Friday having only allowed 50 points total through its first six games. The high-octane Central Warriors nearly matched that total in 48 minutes, as a big second quarter keyed Central (4-3, ...


Eagle Valley still the team to beat in 4A WSL

By Jon Mitchell

Palisade High School’s volleyball team showed improvement Friday from its previous two matches this season against Eagle Valley. The Devils, however, showed the Bulldogs how high they’ve set the bar this season. Senior outside ...


Leading the way

By Matt Meyer

There were several instances Friday night where five or six Fruita Monument defenders would pile up on a Thornton ball carrier. The Wildcats’ seven- and eight-man fronts stifled the run and pressured the quarterback, causing numerous ...


Wright sisters lead Tigers past Warriors

By Jon Mitchell

A renewed sense of urgency by the seniors on Central High School’s volleyball team gave the Warriors a boost Thursday night. Grand Junction’s hitters, however, gave the Tigers an unreachable lead when it mattered. Tia Wright had a ...

Trio of Tigers have playback chances at state tennis tourney

By Staff

Three Grand Junction High School players will have the opportunity to play back into the Class 5A boys tennis state tournament after Thursday’s action in the three-day tournament. Players who lose in the first round of the tournament ...


GJ hopes for strong showing at state tennis tourney

By Dale Shrull

The Class 5A state boys tennis tournament begins today at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver. Grand Junction will be represented at
Nos. 1 and 3 singles, and Nos. 1, 3 and 4 doubles. Fruita Monument has one representative, at No. 3 ...


A fast learner

By Dale Shrull

Matthew Martinez squeezes his racket with a confident grip, his eyes intense with concentration. He’s ready and attacks the serve with a solid return. He has the look of a player who’s played the game for years. But he ...

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