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Warriors hoping to make playoffs again after tough season

By Nick Walter

Even from a seat in his dimly lit classroom, far removed from the Central High School gym on Tuesday, Todd Dixon is having Denver Coliseum withdrawal pains. A 2-20 season, on the heels of three consecutive state playoff runs, will do ...

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‘Cats coaches preach old-school mentality to defending league champs

By Nick Walter

Dave Fox and Butch Thorpe are used to players who listen. Players who know fundamentals, who set their egos aside in favor of the squad. Because they were spoiled by girls. Safe to say, Fox, the head basketball coach at Fruita Monument, and ...

Central’s Holdren signs to wrestle for Mavericks

By Nick Walter

He was in first grade, and it was one of his first wrestling matches. Willy Holdren had just signed up to wrestle with the Little Warriors, and Central High School wrestling coach Laurence Gurule, also the Little Warriors’ coach, ...

Central moves to 4A in FB class shuffle

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The landscape of Colorado high school football is changing. It’s not close to the seemingly constant change of NCAA Division I college football, but the look of Colorado football conferences will be different the next two school ...

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Silver Creek again knocks Palisade from Class 3A football playoffs

By Nick Walter

LONGMONT — Somehow, with its theme of toughness and an array of quirky and gutsy play calls, scrappy Palisade High School gobbled up a 19-point, second-quarter deficit Saturday afternoon. But to make up for Austin Apodaca’s seven ...


Palisade, Silver Creek meet again in 3A battle

By Nick Walter

Memories of a two-point conversion that came up short likely will linger in the minds of Palisade High School players as they take on Silver Creek at 1 p.m. today in a Class 3A state semifinal at Everly Montgomery Stadium in Longmont. In last ...

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Blue-collar Bulldogs

By Nick Walter

What shows up on the film — from a Front Range school — wouldn’t happen here. Palisade High School football coach John Arledge has seen it: dancing, prancing, visors and earrings, towels hanging like rags and visors ...

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Tiger Trifecta

By Nick Walter

The All-Southwestern Conference football teams have been released and Grand Junction, the undefeated league champion, had the most first-teamers with 10. Following the Tigers was Montrose with six, Fruita Monument with five, Central with ...

Bulldogs bust Commanders’ spirits on first drive and never look back

By Nick Walter

Before this thing got completely out of control — from about a dozen Kennedy players kneeling injured after plays to Palisade’s defense literally knocking Kennedy out of the back of the Commanders’ end zone — there was ...


Playing role of underdog just fine for Palisade football team

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Palisade High School was supposedly overmatched by the highest-scoring football team in Class 3A. Apparently, Palisade’s reputation as a tough, hard-nosed football team was taken for granted. Palisade bullied John F. Kennedy on ...

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