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Wildcats sweep showdown with Durango

By Matt Meyer

For the past two years, the Fruita Monument volleyball team has finished second in the Southwestern League behind Durango. It’s easy to see why. With five players listed at 5 feet, 10 inches or taller, Durango is dangerous near the ...

Bulldogs fall in 4A softball regional

By Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS — Palisade wanted a do-over in the worst way. The Bulldogs earned that chance and made the day memorable if not ultimately fulfilling. Palisade, seeded 29th, saw its season end after dropping two of three at a 4A ...

Wildcats roll to win over Cortez in soccer

By Staff

Fruita Monument’s Wes Padgett, Noah Nelson and Avery Kuper each scored two goals as the Wildcats routed Montezuma-Cortez 9-0 in Southwestern League boys soccer Saturday. Nelson also had two assists for the Wildcats, who outshot the ...


‘Cats fight to end

By Nick Walter

The losing team walked off the field, some choking, some tearful, hugging one another or walking with a stagger. The winners were tearful, too. And some, such as Montrose linebacker Anthony Crow, who had the game-winning interception in the ...

Rifle avoids letdown, beats Conifer in rain

By Matt Meyer

RIFLE — According to Rifle High School football coach Damon Wells, fans he spoke to this past week suggested his undefeated Bears, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, were ripe for a letdown. After a 31-3 win over 
then-No. 2-ranked ...

Palisade run game clicks in Steamboat

By Staff

Palisade bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 52-7 drubbing of Steamboat Springs in 3A Western Slope Conference football Friday on a wet, sloppy field in Steamboat Springs. The fourth-ranked Bulldogs piled up 532 yards of ...

Zimmerman lifts Cards past ‘Horns

By Jon Mitchell

PARACHUTE — Basalt High School’s football team had some fourth-quarter comeback opportunities. Tanner Zimmerman made sure those didn’t last. The senior running back finished with 272 yards rushing, 194 of them coming in the ...


Title tilt

By Staff

DENVER — Spencer Weinberg doesn’t feel the weight of the world on his shoulders. Despite playing in his third consecutive No. 1 singles finals match at the Class 5A state boys tennis tournament, the Grand Junction High School ...



By Nick Walter

About two miles into the course, Palisade’s Greta Van Calcar finally looked behind. There was teammate Katy Moeller, a few paces back. She turned a corner, then looked again. A little farther back, Grand Junction was lined up together, ...


GJ’s Weinberg motivated to claim No. 1 singles crown

By Special to the Sentinel

DENVER — For a guy who keeps his cool on the tennis court like Spencer Weinberg, it’s hard to believe there is a drop of angry in him. But the Grand Junction High School senior promises he is swinging his racket like he has ...

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