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By Nick Walter

Matt Scofield had perhaps the most important role Thursday for the Fruita Monument High School baseball team, and it wasn’t necessarily getting on base as the leadoff hitter. Facing Horizon pitcher Danny Wise in the first inning of the ...

Comeback falls short for Olathe girls

By Staff

FORT COLLINS — Making their first appearance in the Class 3A Great Eight in more than three decades, Trinidad coach George Dasko joked that he and his team had trouble finding the entrance of Colorado State University’s Moby ...


Opening nerves

By Nick Walter

Every now and then, Grand Junction’s Ryan Arnold would stop playing lacrosse and glance up at the developing, skeletal dorm rooms overlooking Walker Field at Colorado Mesa University. “Sometimes,” he said. “When I ...

Three-time defending champs too much for Plateau Valley

By Staff

LOVELAND — Just more than five minutes into its Class 1A boys basketball state tournament matchup with three-time defending champion Caliche, Plateau Valley stood in good position. That footing, however, quickly deteriorated, and the ...

Carsten leads Paonia girls into 2A semifinals

By Staff

PUEBLO — Not often does a coach try to get a player to be selfish, but that’s what Paonia’s Scott Rienks has dealt with this season. Ce’rra Carsten made her coach proud Thursday. “This whole team is all about ...

Palisade promotes Tafel to be boys hoops coach

By Nick Walter

The Brian Tafel era has begun. Palisade High School on Thursday announced the promotion of Brian Tafel to head coach of the Palisade boys basketball team. Tafel, 27, who has been coaching with the Bulldogs the past three seasons, replaced ...


Plateau Valley ready for run in state tournament

By Nick Walter

COLLBRAN — “It’s hard to practice when you only have nine guys.” That observation made Tuesday, the man with the buzzed haircut and salt-and-pepper goatee chuckles and stands to watch Plateau Valley ...


Staying focused

By Ben Husband

It’s been sort of a theme for the Paonia High School girls basketball team this year, and it’s a simple one. “The joke on this team is that if they are loose, I am loose,” head coach Scott Rienks said. “But, if ...

Middleton, Olathe bring 20-game win streak into 3A Great Eight

By Nick Walter

Tawni Middleton remembers the first time she took the helm at point guard as a freshman. She entered midway through the first quarter against Delta, nerves shaking her hands. “First time I got the ball, I thought, ‘Oh, no,’ ...


Hanging up his whistle

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Dave Fox has always loved game days. So it came as a surprise to him that when he woke up on game days this season, he wasn’t all that jazzed. “The funnest part of basketball coaching for me was game day and I don’t know ...

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