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State Wrestling 2011, Day 1

By Dean Humphrey

Photos from the first day of the Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver.  ...

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Ready for the big stage: State title, undefeated season the goal for GJ’s Hoffschneider

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Jessie Hoffschneider hasn’t forgotten what it felt like to reach the state wrestling finals, only to lose. The Grand Junction High School wrestler remembered that feeling as he trained last summer and prepared for this ...

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Double play: Olathe duo going for 2nd state titles

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Kyle Piatt and Zach Shank have spent hours pounding on each other on the wrestling mat. The practice has paid off. Each Olathe High School wrestler has won one state title. Piatt and Shank are both looking for another. The Class 3A state ...

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Paonia’s Adrian Lopez focused on placing

By Patrick Bahr

Paonia High School wrestler Adrian Lopez was an afterthought at the 2010 state wrestling tournament. Lopez had finished fifth as a freshman at 130 pounds, but after a dislocated elbow forced him to miss the first half of his sophomore season, ...

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Rekindled love for wrestling fueling Delta’s DeHerrera

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Ever since Mykal DeHerrera returned to wrestling, he’s been focused on winning a state title. Three years after quitting wrestling, the Delta High School senior is in good position to win the elusive 103-pound state title. “A ...

GJ’s Thompson signs to play baseball at Colorado Northwestern CC

By Staff

Grand Junction High School’s Brandon Thompson signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play baseball for Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely. “It’s a lot of stress off of me,” Thompson said. ...

New Fruita Monument FB coach wants to build Wildcats into a champion

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Monument High School football program didn’t want to start over after first year-coach Shawn Marsh stepped down in January. Wednesday, Fruita Monument announced that it hired current defensive coordinator Sean Mulvey as the ...

Prep Notebook: Penny and Paonia boys peaking at right time

By Staff

The Paonia High School boys basketball team has shown it can put a lot of points on the board. The Eagles (11-6, 4-1 District 5) are averaging 66 points per game and have scored more than 70 points in each of their past three games, all ...

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Dunk-a Drew: Bridges’ jams ignite Fruita in victory over Central

By Jon Mitchell

Drew Bridges earned himself a steak dinner — or two — Tuesday night. Fruita Monument High School coach Dave Fox said he would buy a steak dinner for any player who dunks in a game. Bridges had a pair of first-half dunks against ...

Grand Junction uses fast start, solid defense to top Montrose in battle for second in SWL

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction was expecting Montrose’s best shot. Tuesday night, the Tigers held off the Indians’ second- and third-quarter runs in a 66-41 victory. “We had a big win down at their place,” Grand Junction coach Dutch ...

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