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Sister act

By Nick Walter

Where are Clarissa and Cleo Whiting? “They’re running all the time — they’re probably running now,” Delta High School track athlete Sarah Gidden said. “They run after they run.” “They’re ...

State tourney a struggle for locals

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — Central’s Aimee Basinski and Fruita Monument’s Meredith Soychak were in fairly similar situations Thursday during the opening two rounds of the Class 5A girls tennis state tournament. Basinski, a junior, qualified ...

Sinner, Hoppe earn trip to state golf tournament

By Staff

Fruita Mounument senior Jessica Sinner and Central senior Brittany Hoppe each placed in the top 14 in the Class 5A Northern Regional tournament Wednesday at Riverdale Knolls in Brighton to qualify for the state tournament. The Class 5A state ...

Bulldogs fall short of hosting districts

By Staff

A Western Slope League title wasn’t enough for Palisade High School’s baseball team. The Bulldogs were one spot short of being one of the eight teams to host a Class 4A district tournament this weekend. The Bulldogs (17-2, 12-0 ...


African adventure

By Nick Walter

Between sips of coffee recently with her mother, Carsyn Fritzler decided she would go to Africa. The Grand Junction High junior will graduate early — this December — and from February through April will live in Jinja, Uganda. At ...

Rifle wins Class 4A Western Slope Regional golf tourney

By Staff

Rifle won the Class 4A Western Slope Regional Tournament with 277 strokes and the Bears’ Taylor Walters placed first, shooting an 86. Montrose was second with 287 as the Indians’ Kala Keltz shot an 89, placing second. In winning ...


Prep teams hit road for playoffs

By Nick Walter

The Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high school baseball teams will have to win on the road if they want to play for a Class 5A state title. Both play on Saturday in the Class 5A district playoffs. Pairings were released Monday by the ...


Bagwell hired as head coach of Palisade girls

By Nick Walter

Danielle Bagwell on Monday was promoted to Palisade High School’s varsity girls basketball coach. The 28-year-old Mesa State College graduate and English teacher at Palisade began coaching with the Bulldogs in 2003, instructing the ...

Palisade baseball team likely to host districts

By Jon Mitchell

District tournament baseball teams in the Class 4A and 3A Western Slope League and the Southwestern League have been determined. Where those teams will play is still up in the air. Palisade (17-2 overall, 12-0 WSL), the league champion with ...

Herland helps Palisade sweep through WSL

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If, by some bizarre, inexplicable twist, Palisade High School does not get to host a Class 4A district baseball tournament, Tate Herland will have one heck of a memory of his final high school games at Suplizio Field. He drove in six of ...

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