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Notre Dame speaker has powerful message for coaches, parents

By Tim Harty

Denny Squibb heard Lynn Kachmarik speak at a national athletic directors conference one year ago and left with a prevailing thought: Every coach and parent of an athlete should hear her message. District 51 coaches and parents are getting ...

Class 5A football playoffs to change in 2016

By Staff

Prep Football Class 5A playoffs to change in 2016 Class 5A football in Colorado will use a 16-team playoff starting in 2016, the alignment of which will be set by a waterfall system, according to a story on 
CHSAANow.com by Ryan ...

Gene Taylor’s claims Legion state crown

By Matt Meyer

Gene Taylor’s did the same thing all season as it did at the Colorado American Legion A State Tournament on Sunday in Greeley — it turned to pitchers who were either unused or under-utilized in the high school varsity season. The ...


King of the mat

By Tim Harty

Jacob Seely was a forward-moving, give-no-inch, dominate-your-opponent force on the wrestling mat at Fruita Monument High School. He got better and more dominating each of his four years, and it culminated in February with him overpowering ...


Gene Taylor’s splits DH with Brighton

By Staff

Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team turned the tables on Brighton during the second game of a doubleheader Friday, picking the right game to win. The second game of the doubleheader was a Colorado American Legion Elite Division ...

Gene Taylor’s loses in extra innings

By Staff

Legion Baseball Taylor’s loses in extra innings Gene Taylor’s American Legion team rallied in the seventh inning Sunday against Durango Post 76 in the Hughes Memorial Tournament in Las Vegas, but lost 8-7 in eight ...



By Matt Meyer

Three years ago, Hutten Veatch was in a wheelchair with bandages over his face, being pushed across the stage as he received his diploma at the 2012 Grand Junction High School graduation. During a batting practice earlier that spring with the ...

Woods pitches Gene Taylor’s to win

By Staff

Legion Baseball Woods pitches Gene Taylor’s to win The Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team beat the Bandidos Baseball Club of Washington 12-1 on Sunday to pick up its first win in three tries during the USA Premier ...


GJHS grad Elisha Jahnke headed to Ole Miss to pitch

By Matt Meyer

Hotty toddy, gosh almighty. That’s one of the many wild catchphrases of the University of Mississippi, and Elisha Jahnke will be hearing a lot of them next year. Jahnke, a standout softball player and 2014 graduate of Grand Junction ...


Fruita’s Javen Gumber commits to Air Force

By Matt Meyer

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level ...

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