High Schools

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Goals coming in bunches for Palisade

By Dale Shrull

The net results for the Palisade High School girls soccer team early have been excellent. Last season, the Bulldogs struggled to find the net at times. Not so much through the first three games of this season. After Palisade’s 6-1 ...

Talented T-birds on tap for Plateau Valley

By Matt Meyer

The Plateau Valley High School girls basketball team will have its hands full with an experienced, balanced Sangre de Cristo squad Thursday in the Class 1A state tournament. The third-seeded Thunderbirds have five players who average at least ...


The Nelson show

By Tim Harty

Fruita Monument has a girls lacrosse lineup littered with returning starters and other players who received significant playing time a year ago. Among those seven seniors and seven juniors, Wildcats coach Mark Twardowski said he has six to ...

Champlin’s complete game leads Central past Palisade

By Staff

Jeremy Champlin pitched seven strong innings to lead Central to a 7-2 win over Palisade at Suplizio Field on Tuesday. Champlin struck out nine and gave up three hits to get the win. He also had a two-run single in the second inning. Brandon ...

Palisade’s Christa Brown voted top player in WSL

By Staff

The Palisade High School girls basketball team placed five players on the Class 4A All-Western Slope League team. Leading the way was Christa Brown, who was selected the player of the year. The sophomore averaged nearly 10 points and six ...

Paonia girls seeded fifth in Class 2A

By Staff

The Class 2A girls state basketball tournament seeding was announced Sunday, and Paonia (19-4) was given a No. 5 seed and Cedaredge (21-2) will be the sixth seed. The two Western Slope League rivals earned spots in the final eight with ...


Patient Paonia

By Dale Shrull

Paonia coach Scott Rienks knew he had to change. The Eagles had just lost two conference games and were not playing that well after the holiday break when the veteran coach decided to change his philosophy. After their 56-38 win over Soroco ...

Defense lifts Plateau Valley to region title

By Staff

Never allowing more than six points in a quarter, the Plateau Valley High School girls basketball team thumped Gilpin County 36-15 in the Class 1A Region 1 Pool 1 championship game Saturday at Glenwood Springs High School. The Cowboys now ...


Scoring runs in second, third quarters lift Ignacio past Paonia

By Dale Shrull

The Ignacio boys basketball team is big, fast and skilled. The Bobcats turned the Central High School gym into its own little playground Saturday, beating Paonia 54-29 in the Class 2A Region 3 Pool 1 title game. The Bobcats are now off to ...

Defense fuels Cedaredge girls’ rout in 2A regional

By Matt Meyer

Steal. Strip. Block. Steal. Steal. That’s how the Cedaredge High School girls basketball team opened the second half Saturday. The Bruins watched a 16-point lead erode to only seven points at halftime, but the Bruins opened the third ...

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