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Experience could return Grand Valley to playoff contention

By Jon Mitchell

PARACHUTE — All of the experience the Grand Valley High School football team was lacking going into the 2011 season is a thing of the past going into its 2012 campaign. That, at least, is the way Mike Johnson feels. “We should be ...


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Tall tales: Panthers ‘enormously tall’

By Nick Walter

When Delta takes the football field for its season opener at Gunnison on Aug. 31, there will likely be some people in the crowd who mention boys basketball. They’re that tall. “Oh my gosh, our team is enormously tall,” ...


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College-bound talent leads Bruins

By Nick Walter

Cedaredge has four players coach Brandon Milholland says have potential to play college football. The Bruins are fast and skilled, but might not have the strength Milholland would like. Carter Wasser is certainly one of Milholland’s ...


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Palisade, Rifle lead race for 3A Western Slope Conference title

By Nick Walter

How tough is the Class 3A Western Slope Conference? Darkhorses, it seems, have a shot at becoming state champions. Last season, Palisade was third in the conference, then hit the playoffs and finished in the final four at state, losing to ...


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Pirates face uncharted territory

By Matt Meyer

The last time the Olathe High School football team finished below .500, the Carolina Panthers were in the Super Bowl and John Elway had just been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since 2004, Ryan Corn has notched two state ...


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Dedicated summer leads Paonia into football season

By Nick Walter

Paonia put itself through the gauntlet this summer. The Eagles charged at competition at the Colorado Mesa University football camp, despite being one of the smallest teams. “We didn’t win a lot of games, but we were going ...


‘New guy’ Bayfield favored in 2A WSC

By Nick Walter

They’re a returning finalist that brings back 18 seniors, and so, naturally, Bayfield is a favorite to win the Class 2A Western Slope Conference. Bayfield is the new team in the conference. The “new guy.” Expect at least ...


Cowboys hope education turns program around

By Tim Harty

Much of Plateau Valley High School’s football practice is spent teaching fundamentals because the coaches must. The players aren’t versed in the game enough to delve into more complex strategy. But Dave Bristol, in the third year ...


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Teamwork

By Tim Harty

His initial incredulity warrants forgiveness. Kyler Smith meant no disrespect to Jeremiah Hughes. He just wasn’t up for any kidding around about something that in his senior season was rivaling the search for the Holy Grail. So, when ...


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Rust removed

By Nick Walter

It’s not exactly like riding a bike. Maybe more like driving a stick shift again. Grand Junction High School No. 1 singles player Spencer Weinberg offered that comparison to his first competitive boys tennis match after his recent ...


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