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Rally ‘Cat: Fruita’s Iden comes back to advance to 5A regional final

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Cody Iden knew it wouldn’t be easy, then he realized he could be playing his last high school tennis match if he didn’t turn things around. The Fruita Monument High School senior rallied from one set down to defeat Central’s ...

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Getting defensive: Tigers’ success on defense fuels turnaround

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction High School defensive coordinator Brandon Harrison doesn’t hide his aspirations for his side of the football. “I want to be an absolutely dominant defense on our way to winning a state title,” Harrison said. ...

GJ crushes Montrose in softball to earn first SWL win

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The Grand Junction High School softball team made sure of this one. After starting the Southwestern League 0-5, the Tigers earned their first league win Tuesday with a 10-0 victory at Montrose. The Tigers (8-8, 1-5 SWL) lost to the Indians ...

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Crosstown cat fight: Wildcats get better of Tigers once again

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Monument High School volleyball team used its familiarity with a crosstown rival as an advantage. Tuesday night at Fruita, the Wildcats cruised to a 25-19, 25-10, 25-17 win against Grand Junction. “We knew where they played ...

Prep Notebook: Sparse Saturday schedule no big deal

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The Mesa County School District 51 interscholastic schedule has been a little light the past couple of weekends. That might seem a little odd at first, but it’s nothing unusual. “It’s just the way the schedule worked ...

Hofer’s hat trick lifts Grand Junction past Montrose

By Scott Schlaufman

Goals in soccer are often few and far between, so players take any chance they get. In a 4-3 win against Montrose on Tuesday afternoon at Walker Field, Grand Junction forward Tim Hofer created a chance — for a teammate. Only 20 seconds ...

Solid Smith ties for 11th at 4A state golf tourney

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Palisade’s Kyler Smith knew consistency was going to be his key. After shooting a 2-over-par 74 at the first day of the Class 4A state golf tournament at the Golf Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, Smith carded a 4-over-par 76 on ...

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Coach’s commitment: Palisade’s Kirby drives for UPS at night, coaches softball during the day

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The Palisade High School softball team doesn’t have to look far to find inspiration. All the girls have to do is look at their coach. Tony Kirby, who became the head coach this fall, works all night so he can coach the Bulldogs. He was ...

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Paulson power: Pitcher’s arm, bat lift ‘Cats past Warriors

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Fruita Monument didn’t have its leading hitter Tuesday night, but it didn’t matter. The Wildcats’ softball team got a solid pitching performance and a three-run home run from sophomore Mallory Paulson to defeat Central 7-3 ...

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Fruita Monument’s Saad in hunt for state title

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Fruita Monument High School golfer Joey Saad is in contention. Monday at the Class 5A state golf championship at Valley Country Club in Aurora, Saad shot a 1-over-par 73, which put him in an eight-way tie for fifth place. There is a ...

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