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Tigers sprint to win

By Dale Shrull

It was quick, methodical and efficient. The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team wasted little time in taking control, then dominating its season opener Thursday night. The outcome was never in doubt as the Tigers cruised to a ...

Delta pins its way past Montrose

By Staff

Delta used seven pins and two forfeits to defeat Montrose 63-16 in a season-opening, nonleague wrestling dual for both teams. The meet started at 285 pounds, and Montrose led 12-10 after pins by Terrell Banuelos and Kolton Bradshaw at 113 and ...

Rifle, Delta, Palisade well-represented on All-WSC football team

By Staff

A Rifle High School football team that advanced to the Class 3A state title game placed six players on the 3A All-Western Slope Conference team. Leading the way for the Bears was do-it-all running back Brock Clark, who was selected the back ...


Palisade girls hope deep team leads to good things

By Dale Shrull

There is no caution when it comes to Danielle Bagwell’s optimism about the Palisade High School girls basketball team this season. The third-year coach sees lots of promise and talent in the squad, and that’s why she’s ...


Central boys have young but experienced core

By Matt Meyer

On paper, it looks as though the Central High School boys basketball team is still a year away from potentially making a run to the top of the Southwestern League standings. The Warriors are flush with sophomore talent, and many of those ...


Defense first

By Matt Meyer

Creating turnovers, turning defense into offense, and strong guard play from an experienced backcourt will carry the Central High School girls basketball team this season. Third-year coach Mary Doane said she’s seeing players buy in to ...


Tempo ‘Dogs

By Dale Shrull

Palisade may have lost eight players to graduation last season, but boys basketball coach Jeremiah Baskin doesn’t think that will be a problem. “I don’t, because every day in practice last year, these guys practiced against ...


A good start

By Matt Meyer

Zach Labine quietly scored a team-high 17 points Tuesday, and Kyle Blair made five 3-pointers on the way to 16 points as the Central High School boys basketball team thumped Eagle Valley 64-38 in a nonleague game at Central. It was the first ...


New coach, new system for Grand Junction boys

By Matt Meyer

Basketball or pinball? When the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team practices, the ball is in near-constant motion. Even fleet-footed senior big man D.J. Wells is whipping the ball around the court. Motion is the key for the ...


Follow the leader

By Matt Meyer

Sydni Brandon, the reigning Southwestern League player of the year, is on a mission to be an all-state girls basketball player for Grand Junction High School. That means more scoring, passing and wreaking defensive havoc for the senior point ...

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