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Goal oriented: Allard, Martinez lift Fruita to first win of season

By Scott Schlaufman

For Fruita Monument High School midfielder Jack Allard, the moment happened pretty fast. Streaking toward the goal Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Central at Walker Field, Allard corralled a rebound off the arm of Central goalie Conor Beach and ...

Crow lifts Palisade past Rifle in softball

By Staff

The Palisade High School softball team needed Tuesday’s game. After losing its past two games, Palisade picked up a road win over Rifle, 17-2. “Our defense really picked it up,” Palisade coach Tony Kirby said. “This ...

Warriors roll past Huskies in volleyball

By Patrick Bahr

Ashley Wells loves a challenge. Tuesday night against Battle Mountain, the Central High School volleyball player got just that against the Huskies’ Krista Norris. The two outside hitters went kill for kill the entire match, with Norris ...

Geer excited about being on Broncos’ practice squad

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Riar Geer hoped the opportunity he had would be enough for the Denver Broncos to keep him. Although the former Fruita Monument High School football standout was released Saturday, it turned out he did enough to stick around. Geer, a tight ...

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Local runners ready to begin cross country season at Warrior Invite

By Patrick Bahr

The Warrior Invitational is an important local race for the District 51 cross country teams. The race Friday at Long Family Memorial Park will be one of the first steps on the not-so-long road to regionals in late October. “Everyone ...

Fruita wins Regis Invite volleyball tournament

By Staff

Fruita Monument won the Regis Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday by defeating Castle View 25-20, 15-25, 25-23, 25-16. The Wildcats advanced to the finals with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 win over Bear Creek. Grand Junction finished ...

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Just peachy for Wildcats: Fruita scores pair of easy wins in Peach Fuzz tourney

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Patience is a virtue, especially at the plate. It comes in particularly handy when the opposing pitcher throws slower than you’re used to facing, as was the case Saturday morning for Fruita Monument in the Peach Fuzz Tournament at ...

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All for naught: Daniels’ big game wasted in Fruita’s lopsided loss

By Patrick Bahr

Tyler Daniels had a career day as a wide receiver. Saturday at Stocker Stadium, the Fruita Monument High School senior caught four passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Daniels, though, won’t remember his big day for more than a ...

Hotchkiss opens with victory in football

By Staff

Hotchkiss scored early and often. The Bulldogs opened their football season Friday night with a 55-12 rout of Roaring Fork. “We were pleased with the results,” Hotchkiss coach Zac Lemon said. “We did a lot of good things, ...

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Dominant ‘Dogs: Palisade outplays Central to win east valley game

By Patrick Bahr

The Palisade High School football team knew what it had to do Friday night in order to knock off Class 5A Central. The Bulldogs needed to control the ball offensively, limit the big plays defensively and win the battle on special ...

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