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Celebration Central

By Dale Shrull

One win doesn’t make a season, but one win is one more than this football team has had in two seasons. Football excitement has returned to Central High School thanks to last week’s 41-32 win over Vista Peak in Aurora. After 21 ...


Central success

By Tim Harty

Central’s softball players do their damage with a simple approach on offense: put the ball in play. Then, they can get on base. Then, they can use their speed to steal bases and take extra bases the next time the ball is put in ...

Fruita Monument beats Junction in boys tennis for first time in years

By Staff

Fruita Monument won three of four doubles matches en route to a rare win over Grand Junction in Southwestern League boys tennis Wednesday. The Wildcats triumphed 5-2, and Fruita coach Clint Davis wasn’t sure when the last victory over ...


Building confidence

By Dale Shrull

Michael Hansen hadn’t been tested much, but when it came time to go to the turf, he was ready. The Grand Junction High School senior goalkeeper made a sliding, one-handed save with five minutes remaining to preserve the Tigers’ ...


Young ‘Cats roar

By Tim Harty

Bob Richardson entered himself into the running for understatement of the year Tuesday when he said of his Fruita Monument High School volleyball team: “We’re very inexperienced.” That’s inexperience as in no ...

Tigers tie Demons again for boys golf title

By Staff

For the second straight day, Durango and Grand Junction battled to a tie in a boys golf invitational in Durango. Playing at the Dalton Ranch Golf Club on Tuesday, the Tigers and Demons tied for the team title at 237 strokes. Montrose was ...

Tough Bulldogs top Pueblo Central

By Dale Shrull

Palisade has a simple formula for winning football games. The Bulldogs used that tried-and-true formula to put together another workmanlike effort to beat Pueblo Central 17-14 on Saturday at Stocker Stadium. Good, physical defense and the ...


Three GJ tennis players finish 4th

By Tim Harty

Aaron Gossage steered clear of making excuses. He gave credit to his opponents and accepted his two losses Saturday at the Western Slope Open boys tennis tournament. But it was clear from the Grand Junction senior’s hobbled walk at the ...

Central celebrates first win since 2011

By Staff

AURORA — One had to go back to 2011 to remember the last time the Central High School football team won a game. The Warriors broke their
21-game losing streak Friday, defeating an athletic Vista Peak team 41-32 at Aurora Public ...


No lead is safe

By Tim Harty

Grand Junction thought it was safe to put in its reserves once its lead climbed to 50-22 with 10 minutes, 42 seconds left in the game. But Fruita Monument, riding the big arm of junior quarterback Sam Schroeder, reminded the Tigers they were ...

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