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A shoe-in? New shoes help Derrieux qualify first in 100 hurdles

By Patrick Bahr

Sometimes it’s as simple as switching shoes. Grand Junction High School hurdler Jamie Derrieux, whose injured right hamstring caused her to miss significant time the past two seasons, decided earlier this season she’d had ...


Palisade’s Shafer captures first league track crown

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Olevia Shafer has accomplished a lot in track and field. On Friday, the Palisade High School senior won her first Class 4A Western Slope League triple jump title at Stocker Stadium. “That was definitely a goal,” Shafer said. ...


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Rifle freshman Copeland wins league high jump title

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Carsyn Copeland wasn’t sure how she would do in the high jump or relay events. The Rifle High School freshman recently healed from a pulled hamstring, but with the league championship on the line Friday, she gave it a shot. “I ...


Rain pushes state tennis back one day

By Staff

DENVER — For the first time in several years, the first day of the Class 5A State Girls Tennis Championships was postponed because of inclement weather. The tournament was scheduled to get under way Thursday morning, instead it will ...


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Local track athletes not ranked in top 18 make final push for state marks this weekend

By Patrick Bahr

For local track athletes outside the top 18 in state, this is a big weekend. The League Championships meets at Stocker Stadium are the final opportunity for Western Slope athletes to qualify for the state track meet. The state meet — ...


Griffins going for fourth straight Western Slope swim title

By Patrick Bahr

The District 51 Griffins have become the bullies of the Western Slope. The Griffins have won the past three Western Slope Championship meets, and are going for the fourth this weekend at the El Pomar Natatorium. “My freshman year it ...


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Tigers’ pitching staff key to 5A playoff win

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Grand Junction High School baseball coach Kyle Rush was confident he had enough position players back this season to make another run at the state playoffs. The 11-year veteran, though, wasn’t sure how the pitching staff would ...


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Taking a big step: Tigers’ lacrosse team meets season goals despite playoff loss

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The Grand Junction High School girls lacrosse team got the matchup it wanted, but not the result. Douglas County scored 10 second-half goals to defeat the Tigers 17-14 in the first round of the girls lacrosse state playoffs Wednesday at ...


Palisade soccer team falls to Palmer Ridge

By Staff

The defense kept the Palisade High School girls soccer team in the game Wednesday, but the offense wasn’t able to score. Palmer Ridge scored one goal in the second half and defeated the Bulldogs 1-0 in the first round of the Class 4A ...


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Grand Junction’s Gurley, Pond team up again for another run at state doubles title

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Madison Gurley had aspirations of playing singles, but soon realized doubles was a better option. The Grand Junction High School senior is playing doubles with Kylie Pond again, hoping to place in the Class 5A state championships for a third ...


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