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Dreher returns to Fruita as new boys hoops coach

By Nick Walter

Billy Dreher graduated from Fruita Monument High School in 1988, then bagged bits of basketball knowledge from around the world. Now he’s coming home for show and tell. Dreher, the University of California-Berkeley’s career ...

Gene Taylor’s bounces back from tough loss with big win

By Staff

After getting knocked into the consolation bracket of the 62-team Cherry Creek Classic with a loss Saturday morning, the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team bounced back in the afternoon with a 14-5 victory of Pueblo Loaf ...

GJ’s Burns taken by Rockies in round 37

By Nick Walter

Casey Burns was traveling on a bus to Denver with his Gene Taylor’s Baseball teammates when, in De Beque, his cell-phone service flashed back on and delivered a message on Twitter. The Grand Junction High School graduate had been ...

Gene Taylor’s baseball players hope to make good impressions

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For Marcus Wirth, this is his last opportunity to prove he can play. The Grand Junction High School graduate joined the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team this summer hoping to latch on to a college program in the ...


Palisade baseball trio makes college choices

By Nick Walter

After going 18-3 and qualifying for the Class 4A state playoffs, the Palisade High School baseball program is sending a trio of players to the next level. Center fielder Cole Cummins and pitcher Kameron Pfaff are headed to Northeastern Junior ...

Dobson hired to be Tigers’ new cross-country coach

By Nick Walter

Some people jog a few times around the block, head to the gym, maybe drop to the ground and pump out pushups to stay in shape. Kim Dobson decided to run in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston in January. “Just to run it and ...

Griffins’ Haley, Stubler win SWL awards

By Nick Walter

Slumber parties won’t fly with boys. That was one of the first things Nick Stubler had to teach new District 51 Griffins boys swimming coach Jessica Haley. “It was such a success with the girls,” Haley said with a young, ...

Schmitz to coach Rifle girls in hoops

By Nick Walter

Even more coaching changes are taking place at Rifle High School. Rogers Walters recently announced he’ll return to Rifle High School, where he graduated in 1985, to coach the boys basketball team. And now Rifle is ushering in a new ...

Central girls camp begins May 29

By Staff

Central High School’s girls basketball camp is from 9 a.m. until noon from May 29 to June 1 at Central. The camp is $40 per person and open to girls in grades 3–9. Assistant coach Phil Cain will be running the camp. GJHS hosts ...

Todd Dixon leaving Central for girls job at Cherokee Trail

By Nick Walter

When the head girls basketball coaching position recently opened at Cherokee Trail High School, Todd Dixon thought back to early December. Dixon’s Central High School Warriors were playing Cherokee Trail, which won, 60-22. “I ...

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