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GJ’s Derrieux, Harrison and Ledebur make college choices

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The national letter of intent Jamie Derrieux signed Wednesday was not her first. She’s had one pasted in her baby book her entire life. The daughter of two college basketball players, Derrieux grew up in gyms. “It’s just ...

Fruita edges Dakota Ridge

By Staff

Fruita Monument’s girls tennis team claimed a 5-2 victory over Dakota Ridge on Wednesday, getting a pair of singles wins and dominating the doubles, winning three of four matches. Meredith Soychak claimed a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles ...


Montrose edges Fruita in key SWL battle

By Nick Walter

If there was one late hope for Fruita Monument High School’s baseball team against Montrose starting pitcher Skylar Haynes, it was 6-foot-4 Drew Bridges. The situation — two outs, one runner on base, bottom of the seventh inning, ...

Baldwin, Tigers top Warriors in baseball

By Staff

Steve Baldwin almost left too early. The Grand Junction starting pitcher pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday, allowing two hits and striking out six, leaving with the Tigers ahead 9-0. In the seventh inning, though, the Tigers gave up five ...


Baldwin’s arm on display Tuesday

By Nick Walter

His fastball is one of a kind. More accurately, Steve Baldwin’s heater is one of about 2,800. In January, at a pro/college baseball showcase in Denver that attracted about 200 players, Bob Nash, a Grand Junction resident and scout ...

Central gets revenge vs.Palmer Ridge

By Matt Meyer

Flash back to last spring. The Central Warriors suffered their only run rule loss to Palmer Ridge High School, 12-1. Robert Chandler, then a junior, hadn’t even thrown a varsity pitch. Saturday, behind a complete game three-hitter by ...


Florida State-bound Williams wins 100 dash

By Nick Walter

Sierra Williams was back in the mountains Saturday, in the dry heat she loves, racing all teenagers once again. Two weekends ago, the Cedaredge High School senior was at the Florida State University Relays in Tallahassee, Fla. Running ...

Fruita tops Durango in lacrosse

By Staff

Lindsey Burneheide scored seven goals as the Fruita Monument High School lacrosse team defeated Durango, 9-5, on Saturday. Host Fruita (3-4) had 22 shots on goal and outscored Durango 4-1 in the second half. Kiani Vogt and Lauren Sullivan ...


Love for lacrosse

By Nick Walter

Kris States was supposed to be a baseball player, just like his grandfather, Ronald States, who played in the St. Louis Cardinals organization in the 1950s. Then came a Colorado Mammoth game at Pepsi Center. Kris States was 6. “Dad, ...

Junction’s Derrieux scores 11 points in The Show

By Staff

Jamie Derrieux of Grand Junction hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 11 points to help the Blue Team defeat the White Team 69-48 in The Show at the Pepsi Center. Derrieux, who will sign next week to play at Northern Colorado, was one of three ...

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