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In matchup of top SWL teams, ‘Cats fall in 5 to Indians

By Dale Shrull

MONTROSE — It doesn’t get much closer than this. In a matchup Wednesday night between the two top volleyball teams in the Southwestern League, Montrose battled back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Fruita Monument in a tight five-set ...


GJ’s Trevor Olkowski wins Colorado Junior Tour Championship

By Matt Meyer

Trevor Olkowski might have struggled, by his lofty standards, after he finished ninth at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament, but he bounced back in a big way last weekend at the Colorado Junior Tour Championship. The Grand Junction High ...


The Jordyn rules

By Matt Meyer

When sitting at Taco Bell for lunch, Jordyn Hays pops open a container of turkey and rice she brought from home. As her friends chow down on cheap burritos, Hays is eating healthy. “Oh my gosh,” Hays said. “When I see people ...


GJ’s fast start good enough in victory against Montrose

By Dale Shrull

It was a game of halves and thirds. Grand Junction High’s boys soccer team got a three-goal first half and held on for a 3-2 Southwestern League win over Montrose on Monday at Canyon View Park Grand Junction (8-3-2, 3-2-2 SWL) ...

Central softball team to host 5A regional for 1st time in five years

By Jon Mitchell

Hosting a Class 5A regional is something Central High School softball coach Scott Else is all-too familiar with. That’s not the case, however, for his players. The Warriors, who last week won the Southwestern League championship for the ...

Tucker, MacAskill lead Palisade volleyball team to win

By Staff

Emily Tucker had 12 kills and four aces to go with a 12-kill performance from Alexandra MacAskill on Saturday as Palisade’s volleyball team surged to a 25-17, 25-19, 25-21 Class 4A Western Slope League victory over Summit in ...

Fruita’s comeback attempt not enough against top-ranked Denver South

By Scott Schlaufman

DENVER — In the first five games of the season, Fruita Monument High School football coach Todd Casebier wasn’t always thrilled with how his team handled adversity. But in Saturday’s 49-42 Mountain Conference opening loss to ...


Sprint to the finish nets win for Grand Junction’s Nick Duncan at Bulldog Invitational

By Staff

Grand Junction High School’s Nick Duncan overcame a large deficit in the final half-mile Friday at the Bulldog Invitational cross-country meet, sprinting past Central senior Jared Leblow to win by two seconds. Duncan, a senior, won in ...


Colts run over Warriors

By Matt Meyer

On his first 10 carries Friday night, Pueblo South running back Steve Brock rushed for 205 yards and had runs of 62, 41, 25 and 24 yards. Sometimes he emerged from a pile of defenders to streak for extra yardage, other times he ran untouched. ...


Plenty of memories

By Dale Shrull

Luke Aubert pounced early Friday and took care of business with ruthless efficiency. The Grand Junction sophomore carved up his opponent and Western Slope rival, Trigg Hayward of Fruita Monument, in the Class 5A regional No. 3 singles finals ...

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