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By Nick Walter

They have four girls 5-foot-10 or taller, the post players who Fruita Monument girls basketball coach Richard Atkins hopes will give the Wildcats a rebounding advantage this season. But Atkins, in his first season as a head coach, has ...

Junction falls to Cherokee Trail

By Staff

Cherokee Trail, ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, defeated the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team, 69-40, on Wednesday at the ThunderRidge-Heritage Tip-Off at Heritage High School. Cherokee Trail (1-0) led Grand Junction (2-2), 37-21, at ...


2nd-half Tigers

By Nick Walter

From the bench, the voice of Sam Provenza reached the ears of forward Elisha Jahnke: “Elisha, stay right there,” he said, “Stay right there.” Jahnke stayed. Then lurched forward. As Provenza teaches his girls in such a ...

Defense, post play lift Wildcats to victory

By Matt Meyer

The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team was hoping to lean on the flash of senior Lauren LaBonde early this season. But with the first-team All-Southwestern League guard out of the lineup for the home opener Tuesday night, tough ...


New beginnings

By Nick Walter

They were one of the most improved basketball teams in the valley toward the second half of last season. Then Central girls basketball head coach Todd Dixon took a coaching job at Cherokee Trail High School Now it’s Mary Doane’s ...


Palisade’s Bagwell preaches toughness

By Nick Walter

Danielle Bagwell is teaching her players a fighter’s mentality. It began in the summer, when most of the Palisade High School girls basketball team trained with the football team four days a week, pulling sleds, lifting weights and ...

Chauncey leads CHSAA Hall class

By Staff

The Colorado High School Activities Association on Tuesday released its latest class of Hall of Fame inductees. Former George Washington High School standout Chauncey Billups headlines the class, with two other athletes being inducted, Rhonda ...


Epic comeback falls short for Tigers in tough loss

By Patti Arnold

Dutch Johnson would have liked to see what his Grand Junction High School boys basketball team could have done against Lewis-Palmer in overtime. Instead, he was left to pat the Tigers on the back Saturday afternoon. Grand Junction staged a ...


Wildcats pin the competition

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Expectations have been down for the Fruita Monument High School wrestling team in recent years, but not anymore. The Wildcats expect bigger things this year and proved it Saturday, going 5-0 in the Maverick Duals tournament at Brownson ...

Pressure defense leads Bulldogs past Wildcats, 53-43, at Warrior Challenge

By Patti Arnold

They swarm like flies, arms everywhere. They step into passing lanes, swat passes away and head to the other end of the court. “It’s something I preach and is my philosophy,” Palisade High School boys basketball coach Brian ...

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