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Brennecke leads Indians to SWL team title

By Tim Harty

On a day when she could have blamed the wind, Brooke Brennecke blamed herself for the higher-than-normal numbers she wrote on her scorecard. A rough day for the Montrose senior, however, was still better than just about everyone else as ...

Brandon Martinez’s clutch catch secures win for Central

By Dale Shrull

Nothing like making a big catch to save the game. That’s what Central senior Brandon Martinez did Tuesday, making a diving catch in center field for the final out of the game. The catch snuffed out a Montrose rally with two runners on ...

Free kicks lift GJ girls soccer team past Fruita

By Dale Shrull

For 80 minutes Tuesday night, the game was a battle of evenly matched teams, then a quick overtime goal settled it. Grand Junction took advantage of two well-placed free kicks that led to goals to defeat Fruita Monument 2-1 in a Southwestern ...


Offensive Wildcats

By Matt Meyer

Things were already starting to get out of hand Tuesday when Fruita Monument first baseman Cuba Bess sauntered up to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the third inning at Suplizio Field. The Wildcats already led 6-0 and had chased ...


Not a day to go low

By Tim Harty

Gusts of wind were a frequent foe. The ground was better suited for bouncing a golf ball like a basketball than stopping a shot in the intended spot. Many of the players hadn’t practiced for a week or two because of spring break from ...


Track success continues for Wildcat boys

By Dale Shrull

It was another successful day at the track for Fruita Monument on Saturday. With a deep and talented boys team, the Wildcats have won or tied for first in every meet they’ve competed in this year except one. Using three individual ...


Soaring Eagle

By Dale Shrull

Brianna Van Vleet came into this year’s track and field season and decided to do the long jump. It’s turned out to be much more than a leap of faith for the Paonia High School sophomore. She turned in another impressive showing ...

Graf leads undefeated Wildcats in rout of Cortez

By Staff

Winning pitcher Sam Graf pitched four solid innings Saturday, and undefeated Fruita Monument’s offense pieced together runs mostly with singles to defeat Montezuma-Cortez 11-4 in a Southwestern League baseball game at Canyon View ...

Big 1st inning lifts Central to easy victory

By Matt Meyer

Central High School already had five extra-base hits and six runs Saturday before Durango recorded an out. By the end of the first inning, the Warriors scored 11 runs on 11 hits and then cruised to a 14-0 win in five innings in a ...

Clutch hits power Central past Cortez

By Staff

Timely hits eluded Central High School early in the game, but they materialized in the later innings as the Warriors defeated Montezuma-Cortez 8-2 in Southwestern League baseball Friday at Canyon View Park. The score was 1-1 in the fourth ...

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