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Despite loss, Delta believes it is set up for solid future

By Matt Meyer

DELTA — Delta senior quarterback Mitch Whiteside ended his high school career with a 13-yard pass to his brother Ryan. It wasn’t one he could celebrate, though, as the Panthers lost to Pueblo East, 35-24. But Whiteside and his ...


Something Bruin

By Nick Walter

HOTCHKISS — A blue swarm exploded along the east sideline Saturday, the celebration stewing under the skyline of Coal Mountain and Landsend Peak, because Cedaredge High School, without its starting quarterback, had just advanced to the ...


Right time to click

By Nick Walter

Looking at the Class 3A football playoff bracket before the first-round games had been played, Delta coach Ben Johnson saw one team in particular that stood out — the No. 5 seed. “The sleeper is Pueblo East,” Johnson said at ...

Palisade wins player, coach of year awards in Western Slope League

By Staff

Palisade High School senior Shannon Rhodes was selected the All-4A Western Slope League volleyball player of the year, and Bulldogs coach Wendy MacAskill was selected the league’s coach of the year. Palisade went 15-10 overall and won ...


Roller coaster ride ends

By Patti Arnold

Vern McGee was told before he became a high school head football coach that he would experience highs and lows. During his 17 seasons as Central High School’s head coach, McGee had highs, reaching the Class 4A state playoffs his first ...


Rivalry amped up

By Nick Walter

They’ll be without their quarterback and safety, their fastest player, their leader. Cedaredge senior Dante Markley suffered a concussion toward the end of the Bruins’ Class 1A state quarterfinal win over Monte Vista last week. ...

Quartet of Fruita, GJ athletes choose colleges

By Nick Walter

Four local high school athletes signed national letters of intent Wednesday, and two are staying home to attend Colorado Mesa University. Grand Junction’s Spencer Weinberg, a No. 1 singles state tennis champion as a sophomore and state ...

Fruita’s Richardson selected as 
co-coach of the year in SWL

By Staff

The All-Southwestern League volleyball teams were released Wednesday, and Fruita Monument coach Bob Richardson was selected the co-coach of the year along with Durango’s Robin Oliger. Natalie Bulen, a senior setter at Durango, was ...

Youngren tops SWC honor roll

By Nick Walter

Even though he hadn’t fully recovered from a high ankle sprain, Montrose running back Angelo Youngren played in the Indians’ first-round game of the Class 4A state football playoffs Friday. The junior still rushed for 104 yards ...

Bulldogs, Bruins winner in title game

By Staff

One Western Slope high school football team will play for a state championship Thanksgiving weekend. Hotchkiss High School hosts rival Cedaredge at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Class 1A semifinals, with the winner playing either Wray or Buena Vista ...

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