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Hotchkiss senior Hall ready for state after regional title

By Dale Shrull

Colton Hall was in trouble. The Hotchkiss senior was down 4-1 heading into the third period of his 132-pound match on Saturday in the Class 2A Region 1 tournament at Colorado Mesa. He was concerned, but confident. “When I go bottom, I ...

Tigers cruise to 5A regional wrestling title

By Scott Schlaufman

AURORA — Grand Junction High School senior Tyren Castonguay bore remnants of physicality as he walked off the mat at Saturday’s Class 5A Region 3 wrestling tournament. Both of his nostrils were filled with plugs because of a ...

Van Hoose, McLean and Bailey will represent Fruita Monument at state tourney

By Staff

Fruita Monument High School’s Daniel Van Hoose, coming off an arm injury he sustained last week, finished second at 138 pounds Saturday at the Class 5A Region 1 tournament at Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Colorado Springs. Van ...


‘Dogs on the move

By Jon Mitchell

MONTROSE — A switch in weight classes right before the Class 4A Region 4 wrestling tournament on Saturday paid off in a big way for Palisade. The Bulldogs’ Austin Bernal and Terrance Williams each moved up one weight class, with ...

Fruita Monument girls tripped up in Durango

By Staff

The Fruita Monument girls basketball team hit its first hurdle in Southwestern League play on Saturday, falling to Durango 42-36 on the road. Everything piled up against the Wildcats (19-2, 6-1 Southwestern League), with a slow start on ...


Glass cleaners

By Matt Meyer

The Montrose High School girls basketball team scrapped for offensive rebounds despite breakdowns on the perimeter. Central created opportunities in transition when the shots weren’t falling. The result was a back-and-forth battle ...

Demons hand Junction boys first SWL loss

By Staff

Steven Wyman scored 17 points ­— one of three players in double figures — for Durango, which beat Grand Junction
57-45 on Friday night to hand the Tigers their first Southwestern League loss. Kyle Kirkpatrick added 14 ...


A thousand thanks

By Matt Meyer

Kyle Blair makes an effort to point to his Central High School basketball teammates each time he scores. Friday night, his teammates returned the love. Blair drained a 3-pointer in the first quarter of the Warriors’ 58-40 win over ...


International flair

By Jon Mitchell

Riley Garner-Orr got in trouble for snacking over the summer. The Central High School senior’s snacking was seen as a slap in the face to the people he was staying with, who at one point wondered if the three-time state wrestling ...


Strong defense carries Palisade girls past Devils

By Matt Meyer

Every once in a while, as the Palisade High School girls basketball team defended Thursday night, an Eagle Valley pass would fly directly out of bounds. That was the kind of confusion the Bulldogs sowed. Palisade struggled on offense for the ...

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