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How the West was won?

By Staff

The Class 3A Western Slope Conference is always one of the best in the state, and this year is no different. With five teams with two losses or fewer, the 3A WSC could again have four teams qualify for the playoffs. A pair of games tonight ...


Tigers earn their stripes

By Tim Harty

This was a year when everything could have ended awfully for the Grand Junction High School boys tennis team. Accustomed to ruling the Western Slope roost, the Tigers suffered two major setbacks that left them mixing and matching and hoping ...


‘Cats look to make noise at state tennis tourney

By Tim Harty

Eight seniors and high expectations. That’s what Fruita Monument entered the boys tennis season with, and for the most part, the expectations were met, evidenced by the Wildcats’ presence in five flight’s at the Class 5A ...


Glove affair

By Dale Shrull

Tyler Hays is quick, agile and athletic. The smooth-fielding senior shortstop for Central gobbles up ground balls like Ms. Pacman chews up dots. Hays and the Warriors, who have six seniors on the team, wrapped up a great regular season with ...

15-point service run from Maslyk lifts GJ past Central

By Tim Harty

Alicia Maslyk’s serve was hard and the ball heavy, its trajectory consistently zeroing in on the back few feet of Central’s side of the volleyball court. And serve after serve led to point after point as Grand Junction went on a ...


Senior memory

By Dale Shrull

Michael Hansen sprinted about 80 yards to join the celebration. Five minutes earlier, the Grand Junction senior goalkeeper had seen his dream of beating Fruita Monument seemingly dashed on a tying goal. Even though the victory celebration ...

Montrose volleyball team remains unbeaten in SWL

By Staff

Fruita Monument was able to take a game Tuesday night, but the Montrose volleyball team continued its undefeated march through the Southwestern League with a 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-17 victory over the Wildcats. Elise Hill paced the Indians ...



By Dale Shrull

They are the last line of defense. The last chance to keep the ball out of the net. Michael Hansen and Dom Gaty are goalkeepers. Very good goalkeepers. Earlier this season, the two had an epic battle to keep the score knotted at 0-0 after a ...

Central No. 10 in softball field

By Staff

Central High School swept the Southwestern League in softball this fall, and the Warriors were rewarded Sunday with a top-10 seed in the Class 5A regional playoffs. The Warriors (16-3) are seeded No. 10 in the 32-team field, not quite high ...

Perfection: Batchelor’s gem, Central’s league record

By Staff

Sierra Batchelor threw a four-inning perfect game Saturday as the Central High School softball team finished perfect in the Southwestern League with a 17-0 victory over Montrose. Batchelor struck out five of the 12 batters she faced. Central ...

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