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Spreading the wealth

By Matt Meyer

On any given Friday night, Central High School quarterback E.J. Barrera will throw numerous footballs to Darrion Alton. The lure is easy to see. Alton is 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds with explosive speed and a scary vertical. He has scholarship ...


‘Cats in control

By Jon Mitchell

Central High School’s volleyball team played like it has improved from its 2015 season. On Tuesday night, Fruita Monument showed the Warriors just how far they have to go. Riley Snyder had a match-high 13 kills with a pair of aces and ...


Hays’ two home runs carry Warriors past Tigers

By Matt Meyer

For her first home run Tuesday night, Jordyn Hays waited patiently. As the pitch curled in, the Central softball player held her bat away from the strike zone as long as she could. Hays’ first home run landed near the Colorado Mesa ...

GJ’s Trevor Olkowski wins seventh tourney title

By Staff

Trevor Olkowski shot a 69 at Dalton Ranch Golf Course to win the Durango Invitational for his seventh tournament win of the year. The Grand Junction senior helped lead the Tigers to the team victory with a 2-over par total of 216. Fruita ...

Prep golf: Olkowski brothers lead GJ to team title

By Staff

Grand Junction High School’s Trevor Olkowski and younger brother Canon Olkowski finished 1-2 individually Monday at the Hillcrest Open boys golf tournament in Durango, with their scores helping the Tigers easily win the team ...


Local teams gain experience at Western Slope Open

By Dale Shrull

Lessons were served up hard and fast at Western Slope Open. For Western Slope teams, those hard lessons came with little mercy at the tennis tournament Saturday at the Elliott Tennis Center. With no local players or doubles teams advancing ...


Corn’s late goal lifts Tigers past Brighton

By Staff

Garrison Corn scored a goal with five minutes remaining Saturday afternoon as the Grand Junction High School boys soccer team edged Brighton 3-2. After a scramble in front of the net, Corn gathered the ball and scored. The Tigers (6-1-1) ...


GJ’s move ‘very classy’

By Jon Mitchell

Matt Miller and Ryan Bowen of Grand Junction High School were one point away from advancing past Friday afternoon’s quarterfinal round of the Western Slope Open tennis tournament at Canyon View Park. Then, to the surprise of many, they ...


Barrera, Alton connect for Central

By Staff

E.J. Barrera threw four touchdown passes and wide receiver Darrion Alton caught three of them Friday night for the Central High School football team, which held off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt from Gateway in a 27-14 victory in ...


Back to the basics

By Dale Shrull

Until last week, Todd Casebier had never started a season 0-2. After Fruita Monument’s 38-14 win over Grand Junction on Friday night at Stocker Stadium, Casebier has never started 0-3. “We got back to the basics,” senior ...

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