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Showing his Powers: Tigers’ senior ignites fourth-quarter rally

By Allen Gemaehlich

When the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team needed someone to take a big shot last year, it was clear who took it. This season it could be anybody. Several of them did to open the Tigers’ season with a 63-58 victory over ...


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Offseason work has Gunther pleased with ’Dogs’ progress

By Patrick Bahr

To improve on last season’s 5-19 record, the Palisade High School girls basketball team went to work. “We did more this summer,” second-year coach Toni Gunther said. “We had more open gyms and the kids committed more, ...


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Palisade will rely on youth this season

By Patrick Bahr

The Palisade High School boys basketball team learned a lot during an up-and-down 2008-09 season, Steve Phillips’ first as the coach. The Bulldogs limped out of the gates to an 0-12 start, but turned it around to finish 6-6 down the ...


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Third time’s a charm? Fruita girls coach expects big things in third year at helm

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Fruita Monument High School girls basketball coach Dan Schmalz is hoping year three is the breakout year. In Schmalz’s first two seasons as Fruita’s coach, the Wildcats made the playoffs but lost in the first round. But this ...


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Bouncing back: Wildcats hope strong seniors, talented underclassmen lead to more wins

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If Fruita Monument High School boys basketball coach Dave Fox was to build his perfect team, it would probably look close to this year’s Wildcats. It’s a scrappy bunch of defensive-minded players with good senior leadership and a ...


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Tiger boys should be balanced this season

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The Grand Junction High School boys basketball team will have a different look this season. The two leading scorers from last year, Everett Robinson and Geoff Baldwin, are now respectively averaging 11.5 points for Central Wyoming College and ...


Tiger girls have wealth of experience

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The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team wasn’t ready last season. With only three seniors on the roster, the Tigers had both a four-game winning streak and a nine-game losing streak last season. To say the least, Grand ...


Central girls up to challenge

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The Central High School girls basketball team wants to be considered as a top team in Class 5A. To do that, the Warriors are following up last season’s Great 8 appearance by testing themselves with a knock-down, drag-out schedule. The ...


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Warriors making up ground

By Patrick Bahr

There was no question the Central High School boys basketball team had big plans last season. With nine seniors on the team, the Warriors were thinking playoffs or bust. Central did just that, reaching the second round of the state playoffs ...


Sailors ready for 3A semis

By Staff

Who better to get a handle on Saturday’s Steamboat Springs-Pueblo Central Class 3A high school football playoff game than a team that played them both this season? The Sailors and Wildcats square off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at ...


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