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Young GJ swimmers win District 51 Championships

By Matt Meyer

The District 51 Championships came down to one race. With 501.5 points each, a young Grand Junction High School girls swim team and an even younger Fruita Monument team lined up Wednesday at El Pomar Natatorium to determine the title in ...

Hendricks does it all to lead Central past Fruita on the mat

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Caleb Hendricks played the electric guitar like Jimi Hendrix, then wrestled like a champion. The Central High School junior wrestler set the stage with his performance of the National Anthem. A few matches later, he followed his solo with a ...

Robinson’s solid game helps Tigers top Sanchez, Warriors

By Matt Meyer

It took the Central High School boys basketball team six minutes Tuesday to score a point. It took the Warriors 10 minutes to make a field goal. But the Warriors did not quit, falling short to rival Grand Junction 65-51. After the rough ...

Rubalcaba, Dennis pick their schools

By Nick Walter

Sean Rubalcaba and Jerreon Dennis, teammates on this fall’s Grand Junction High football team that reached the Class 5A state quarterfinals, have made verbal commitments to play college football. However, they won’t be playing ...


Palisade tops Aspen for 13th consecutive victory

By Nick Walter

After picking up his dribble on a dead run and twirling the ball behind his back to fool a defender, Kane Gunther was hacked. He laid the ball in, slid under the hoop on his back and smacked a maroon safety mat. Aspen forward Jake Nugent ...

Derrieux pours in 38 points as Tigers shut down Warriors

By Matt Meyer

Sometimes, a player is unstoppable. No amount of coaching, defensive drills or scheming can stop them. On Tuesday, Jamie Derrieux was that unstoppable player. The Grand Junction senior hit four 3-pointers and went 12 of 18 from the ...


Bulldogs have plenty of options on loaded roster

By Nick Walter

Who is Palisade’s 12th man? He’s the guy who, at any time, could come off the bench tonight against Aspen and help the Bulldogs extend their 12-game winning streak. He is a rough clone of the starting five — around 6 feet ...

Trio leads GJ to victory at Norse invite

By Staff

Grand Junction High School won the Northglenn Norse Invitational on Saturday and had three first-place individual finishers: Jacob Trujillo (120 pounds), Dylon Thompson (138) and Gage Casey (170). In the 120-pound championship, Trujillo, a ...


Board chairman: Warren’s rebounding helps Indians keep Warriors winless

By Nick Walter

Whether it’s due to hard work, instincts, or the fact he’s been playing basketball since third grade, Montrose’s Brad Warren often knows where the ball will land after hitting the rim. His offensive rebounds and put-backs ...

Keltz propels Montrose past Central

By Nick Walter

All it takes is one. For a shooter such as Montrose’s Kala Keltz, seeing the first 3-pointer that buckles the net is like a radar locking onto a target. The distance determined. So the touch is automatic. Keltz hit one 3 in the first ...

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