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Only the lonely

By Nick Walter

In tennis, possibly more than any other sport, singles players cannot hide from self-talk. The matches generally are quiet. Faces are exposed. And when the player has just moved up from doubles, they can become a bit crazy. “I feel like ...

Chassee’s hat trick lifts Fruita to win

By Staff

Freshman Nick Chassee had three goals and Tanner McKenzie scored twice as the Fruita Monument High School boys lacrosse team won at Durango, 9-1 on Friday. “That was amazing,” Fruita coach Mark Young said. “Before the game I ...


‘Dogs get defensive

By Matt Meyer

Amidst the hype surrounding Palisade High School’s girls soccer team and its high-powered offense, it might be easy to overlook a defense that has only surrendered one goal in each of its two wins this season. That defense, overcoming ...

Western Slope Invite provides teams with an early season test

By Nick Walter

About 20 years ago, Lena Elliott estimates, former Central High School Athletic Director Steve Phillips gave Elliott a simple call about high school tennis. “Hey,” Elliott recalls the conversation with Phillips going, “why ...

Fruita’s Wiley, Church make college picks

By Nick Walter

Colorado Mesa University’s local football recruiting class just keeps growing. Yet another local high school athlete, Fruita Monument High School’s Tyler Church, has signed to play football at CMU. Also signing a national letter ...


Calming down

By Nick Walter

Brittany Hoppe’s typical demeanor doesn’t scream “golfer.” Her best friend for about six years and Central High School golf teammate, Jordan Eller, said in comparison to the game of golf, Hoppe is “too loud, too ...

Swander’s hat trick lifts GJ past Fruita

By Matt Meyer

On paper, the Fruita Monument High School soccer team held every advantage over Grand Junction. The Wildcats were more experienced, outshot the Tigers 16-6 and won the possession battle. But on the field, Junction made its few chances ...


Five-goal outburst lifts Fruita past Junction

By Matt Meyer

One illegal stick penalty completely changed Tuesday night’s boys lacrosse game between Fruita Monument and Grand Junction. Down 3-1 to start the second quarter, Fruita’s Aidan Woomer brought the Wildcats within a goal after ...

Central tennis team blanks Delta

By Staff

Aimee Basinski, Jamie Johnson and Katie Murphy all won singles matches in straight sets Tuesday as the Central High School girls tennis team defeated Delta 7-0. Basinski defeated Alaisa Melgoza 6-2, 6-0 to start the singles sweep, and the ...

Baldwin leads Tigers to pair of wins in Arizona

By Staff

Grand Junction’s Steve Baldwin hit a double that rolled to the wall and scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning of Grand Junction’s 6-5 win over Montgomery Bell, Tenn. on Saturday in Tolleson, Ariz. Grand Junction ...

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