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Holiday squeeze: Local wrestlers find ways to avoid weight gain

By Nick Walter

Christmas morning, Matt Bishop awoke to biscuits and gravy and homemade cinnamon rolls. His wrestling singlet already was making room for the swelling. Temptation is a state champion. So Bishop ran. “I got out of there before I ate ...

Five local players earn spots on all-state team

By Staff

Five local high school football players were recognized for their accomplishments on the football field earlier this week. Three teammates joined Grand Junction High School football player Sean Rubalcaba on the Denver Post all-state teams, ...

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Tigers’ Rubalcaba adds to family’s Gold Helmet legacy

By Nick Walter

The child spotted a flash of gold above the mantle. A trophy. It was always there at great grammy’s, a shiny helmet mounted on a wooden plaque. The helmet had two face-mask bars. “Oh, cool,” the kid thought at the time. ...

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Riding hot streak, Bulldogs wish Christmas came without a break

By Nick Walter

Back to 0-0 they go. So said Steve Phillips, the Palisade Bulldogs’ boys basketball coach, when thinking about an unwelcomed Christmas break. The Bulldogs, 6-2, were squashing opponents with full-court pressure, a mindset that winning ...


Junction’s Weinberg wins award for sportsmanship

By Nick Walter

You won’t find damaged rackets or disappointed referees when it comes to Spencer Weinberg. The Grand Junction High School junior tennis player doesn’t lay into opponents, spike equipment or pull a John McEnroe when he disagrees ...

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Returning after suspension, Feller wins first Warrior Classic title

By Nick Walter

Anthony Feller stood by the stands, smiling and shaking minutes after the match. The final of his five “victims,” meanwhile, was still lying on the mat, having a tug of war with oxygen. Feller is a Warrior Classic ...

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Wrestling for Eagles a dream for most youngsters in Paonia

By Nick Walter

“Show me your stance,” Andy Pipher will say. Then a kid drops into his wrestling stance. They usually come a few feet tall, even less when crouched. Their technique tends to be shaky. “Hands up, thumbs in,” Pipher ...


Solid effort helps Palisade go 3-0 in Rotary Club invite

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Christmas break came too early for the Palisade High School boys basketball team. The Bulldogs played possibly their best game of the season going into the break, defeating Rifle 81-50 on Saturday to go 3-0 in the Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club ...

Solid shooting from line lifts ‘Dogs to win

By Staff

Kane Gunther scored half of his 14 points in the fourth quarter Friday night, including five free throws, to help the Palisade High School boys basketball team claim a 48-41 victory over Montezuma-Cortez in the Palisade Rotary Invitational at ...

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Shank brothers leading Olathe at Warrior Classic

By Nick Walter

Austin Shank is squeezing his opponent’s face until it forms an unexplainable expression. Shank rolls into his man, pressing harder. The face looks creased and confused. Shanks’ eyes dart to his brother on the side of the ...

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