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Grand Junction baseball players Willett, Rubalcaba excited for playoffs

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Charlie Willett remembers the feeling watching the Grand Junction High School baseball season come to an end last year. The Grand Junction High School senior is making sure he’s doing what he can to be on the field for a playoff run ...

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Trend in winning: Girls soccer team latest successful Fruita Monument squad

By Patrick Bahr

Fruita Monument High School has had success turning struggling sports programs around. The boys basketball team went from a 1-9 season in the Southwestern League in 2008 to putting together 20 consecutive league wins. Also within the past ...

Hit-heavy Tigers win SWL title with victory over Montezuma-Cortez

By Staff

Grand Junction High School clinched the Southwestern League baseball title Saturday with an 11-4 rout of Montezuma-Cortez at Canyon View Park. Grand Junction (16-2, 8-1 SWL) led 7-0 after the first inning. “We scored early and then ...


District 51 Griffins use quadrangular to mesh talent in preparation for state

By Patrick Bahr

There is always room to tinker. Saturday at the District 51 Quadrangular, all three relay teams for the District 51 Griffins swim team achieved state qualifying times. The Griffins had already qualified their relays with a different lineup, ...

Central baseball team rallies past Cortez

By Staff

The Central High School baseball team overcame a 6-0 deficit Friday to defeat Montezuma-Cortez 10-9 at Suplizio Field. The Warriors (11-6, 4-4 Southwestern League) started slow, but got the boost they needed from a two-run home run in the ...


Grand Junction ace pitches Tigers to win over Durango

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Grand Junction High School baseball coach Kyle Rush wasn’t sure what he’d have in terms of pitching this season. He had some possibilities, but could only guess how it would turn out. So far, the pitching has turned out pretty ...


No tall task: Height makes Palisade’s Girardi a good fit for hurdles

By Patrick Bahr

Palisade High School’s Collin Girardi found his perfect event. Girardi, a senior, is one of the top 110-meter hurdlers in Class 4A, currently ranked eighth with a time of 15.45 seconds. Girardi’s advantage is his 6-foot-4 frame, ...

GJ trio make college choices

By Patrick Bahr

Tyler Winder has always been a motivated athlete. Thursday at Grand Junction High School, Winder signed his national letter of intent to play football at Mesa State College. “All my life I heard I was too slow and too small,” the ...

Davis, Cruz help Palisade soccer team keep playoff hopes alive

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The Palisade High School girls soccer team got multiple goals Thursday from Flannery Davis and Cruz Vela in a much-needed 4-0 win at Delta. “Had we lost, our chances for any postseason would have been over,” Palisade coach Raina ...

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Special K: Krista Ferguson’s hat trick lifts Central to win

By Patrick Bahr

Krista Ferguson might only be a sophomore on the Central High School girls soccer team, but that isn’t stopping her from being the difference-maker. Thursday at Long Family Park, Ferguson scored back-to-back goals in the sixth and ...

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