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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 ...



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 ...


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 ...


This one counted

By Tim Harty

Stupid lightning. Palisade High School junior Skyler Miller was two holes away from likely shooting par last Thursday and perhaps claiming medalist honors in Pagosa Springs. He was about to card the breakout round that had eluded him two ...


‘Cats run wild

By Nick Walter

The coach, fresh off a season-opening win, walked off the field, then looked up at the first row at Stocker Stadium. A cluster of blue-and-gray-clad teenage fans were shouting, “Mulvey,” and pointing at the scoreboard. Shutout, ...


Grand Junction rallies to sweep DH from Fairview

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School softball team scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday to rally for an 11-8 victory and a doubleheader sweep of Fairview at Kronkright Complex. Arrianna Diaz pitched three scoreless innings to ...

Montrose routed in season opener

By Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS — Playing a game at its own school for the first time, Vista Ridge High School dominated Montrose 45-6 on Saturday in the season opener for both Class 4A schools. Vista Ridge, which had played home games on the campus ...


Tigers roar

By Nick Walter

He said he could have run for 90 yards, but that would have put Austin Lewis across North Avenue, somewhere in front of McDonald’s golden arch. The hole was just that wide on Lewis’s 16-yard touchdown run in the first quarter ...

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