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Local prep players ready to begin chase for state tennis title

By Staff

Fruita Monument sophomore Sarah Fleming returns to Class 5A state tennis tournament fresh off her regional title at No. 1 singles. Fleming (10-2), who struggled last year at state, plays Jenesse Johnson (7-7) of Denver East in the first round ...


The one that got away

By Dale Shrull

It started with a quick goal and ended with a close call off a corner kick. Between those moments, Palisade and Holy Family had a fierce battle Wednesday night at Walker Field in the first round of the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs. Holy ...

Grand Junction, Fruita will be on the road for Class 5A baseball playoffs

By Staff

The Grand Junction and Fruita Monument baseball teams will be on the road for the Class 5A district tournament on Saturday. The Colorado High School Activities Association released the brackets for the tournament Wednesday and both teams will ...


GJ’s Hill, Summers heading to 5A state golf tournament

By Jon Mitchell

The last thing Avery Hill wanted to be a part of was another playoff. Thanks to her hot start, she missed a playoff. Hill, a senior at Grand Junction High School, was fearful Tuesday’s score during the Class 5A Western Regional ...

Fruita loses heartbreaker in first round of 5A soccer playoffs

By Staff

For more than 79 minutes Tuesday, the Fruita Monument girls soccer team hung tough. Tied at 0-0 with Monarch in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs, the Wildcats battled as the clock inched toward possible overtime. Then with ...


Palisade hopes home field helps in first round of Class 4A playoffs

By Jon Mitchell

The senior-night atmosphere Palisade High School’s girls soccer team experienced during its regular-season finale was so great, they want to experience it again. What better way to do it than in the first round of the Class 4A state ...

Wacky finish gives Wildcats SWL crown

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — It wasn’t exactly how the Fruita Monument High School baseball team imagined capturing its second straight Southwestern League championship. A suspended game played in two different cities that lasted nine innings ended ...


Wildcats on the prowl

By Matt Meyer

A down year in the Southwestern League for high school girls soccer didn’t do Fruita Monument any favors when it came time for playoff seeding. Still, the Wildcats won eight of their final 10 games and Fruita coach Alex Garza said his ...

Bulldogs earn home game in 4A soccer playoffs

By Matt Meyer

For the first time since 2010, the Palisade High School girls soccer team will host a playoff game. The Bulldogs (12-3) were seeded No. 11 in the Class 4A playoffs in a 32-team bracket released Sunday and host No. 22 Holy Family (7-5-1) at 7 ...


Now’s the time to peak

By Jon Mitchell

All of the training Palisade High School senior Jay Shuman has had over the past two months has been leading up to these final two weeks of the track and field season. Shuman, a three-time state qualifier for the Class 4A state championships ...

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