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Youth key as Tigers top Sinner, Wildcats

By Nick Walter

The 3-point shot from NBA range likely intimidated some opposing fans. It would intimidate most high school players. “It intimidated a high school coach,” Grand Junction girls basketball coach Sam Provenza said Friday, ...

Sanchez, Warriors rally in loss to Cortez

By Matt Meyer

The return of leading scorer Taylor Sanchez on Friday night wasn’t enough for the Central High School boys basketball team to pull out its first win of the season. The Warriors (0-13) fell 69-57 to Montezuma-Cortez (10-4) after pulling ...

Warriors play well to edge Cortez

By Matt Meyer

Todd Dixon likes to preach solid defensive technique to his young Central High School girls basketball squad. That’s why it was such a pleasant surprise to him when the Warriors (3-9) squeezed out a 54-48 victory Friday night against ...

Defense lifts ‘Dogs to 10th straight win

By Nick Walter

Palisade coach Steve Phillips crouched in a defensive stance, and as he jumped and screamed, his purple tie lapped his white dress shirt like waves against a seawall. Behind Phillips on the Bulldogs’ bench, assistant coach Brian Tafel ...

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Stratton’s pin helps Central squeak past Montrose

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Jeremiah Stratton wasn’t expecting to wrestle Thursday night. The Central High School senior heavyweight was expecting a forfeit victory against Montrose. Instead, Montrose coach Kevin Passehl gave his junior varsity wrestler an ...

Bulldogs expect tough matches at Palisade Invite

By Nick Walter

The Palisade Invitational Wrestling Tournament begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and features some of the better wrestling programs on the Western Slope. Palisade wrestling coach Brian Rush said finals could begin around 2 p.m., but matches in the ...

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Freshman Brandon shows her skill in GJ win

By Ben Husband

If she hadn’t already, Sydni Brandon cemented her role as a leader with the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team Wednesday night. Brandon was critical in the Tigers’ 43-32 win over Moffat County, scoring eight points, ...

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Big victory cures insomnia for Wildcats

By Nick Walter

Anticipating his first home game just before midnight on Monday, the senior sent his coach a text message: “I can’t sleep, Coach.” Coach replied: “Me either.” On Tuesday night, the authors of those texts — ...

Grand Junction girls ready for league play

By Nick Walter

The word is “teamism.” It’s a variation of “Olympism,” used by Grand Junction High School girls basketball coach Sam Provenza to describe the all-encompassing team basketball experience. The Tigers, 9-3 as they ...

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Palisade rides press defense to 8th straight win

By Nick Walter

After some lights in Palisade High School’s gym had been turned off Saturday, and when a few groups of people remained, out of the locker room strolled Caden Woods, the man who jolted the Bulldogs’ defense in a 54-30 win over ...

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