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Columbine too strong for Fruita in Sweet 16

By Staff

LITTLETON — Three can be a lonely number. And that certainly was the case for the Fruita Monument boys basketball team in Tuesday’s Class 5A Sweet 16 state basketball tournament game at Columbine High School. But why three this ...


Palisade’s Steve Phillips proud to retire again

By Nick Walter

Somehow, although his lips stayed closed, his countenance would expand into a rippling smile, the cheeks dark red and bulging beyond the frame of his face. That’s how Steve Phillips’ players knew they’d done a darn good ...

Fruita feeling good heading into Sweet 16

By Nick Walter

It’s not like last season, and Fruita Monument High School boys basketball coach Dave Fox can feel it. Maybe it’s the lingering buzz from Friday’s buzzer-beater to defeat Lincoln in the Class 5A boys basketball championships ...

Rifle will face Pinnacle in 3A

By Staff

The Class 1A-3A boys and girls regional and state high school basketball tournament brackets were released on Sunday. In the Class 3A boys first-round games on Friday, No. 25 seed Rifle (9-14) will play at No. 8 Pinnacle (17-6) at 7 p.m. and ...


Tigers tamed

By Nick Walter

Through a faint, pink blush of disappointment that had settled into in her cheeks, Grand Junction’s Jamie Derrieux clapped for the ball. There was 20 seconds remaining in the Class 5A girls state tournament second round game on Saturday ...


Olathe wins 3A district title

By Matt Meyer

Sometimes one core group is enough to spark a dynasty. Over the course of their careers, seniors Brenda Suarez, Kylie Tait, Tawni Middleton and Bethany Cox have led the Olathe High School girls basketball team to a 55-3 league record. After ...


Tigers’ Lewis proud of combine

By Nick Walter

Austin Lewis straps himself into the harness and his father, K.C., gripping the cords attached to the apparatus, holds on as Austin powers his way up the grass. Dad lets go and the son, a sophomore tailback and linebacker at Grand Junction ...

Montrose falls to D’Evelyn in 4A Sweet 16

By Staff

Ben Cruz and Cameron Jones had 18 points apiece for Montrose on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the No. 3 Indians lost, 72-64, at No. 2 D’Evelyn in the Sweet 16 of the Class 4A boys basketball tournament. Montrose (20-5) also ...


Bridges’ last-second layup lifts Wildcats to win in 5A playoffs

By Nick Walter

The 6-foot-9 boy from Lincoln who had just hit a 3-pointer to tie it up closed in on Fruita Monument’s Drew Bridges, swooping with gangly strides to block Bridges’ layup. As the clock struck one second in overtime on Friday, ...

Gunther’s big game not enough for Palisade

By Staff

Despite 22 points from Palisade’s Kane Gunther, the Bulldogs fell in the second round of the Class 4A boys basketball playoffs on Friday. No. 7 seed Palisade (18-7) led 18-14 after the first quarter, but No. 2 Pueblo Central (16-8), ...

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