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Henrikson’s long jump record lasts 43 years at Central High School

By Patrick Bahr

When Alec Rupe jumped 22 feet,  10 inches in the long jump at the Class 5A state track meet last spring, it surpassed a 43-year-old Central High School record. Although it was a surprise that a boy with only two weeks’ experience ...


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Summer workouts help prep football players get used to hot conditions

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and PATRICK BAHR Two by two, Grand Junction High School football players lined up on the scorching hot asphalt. Assistant coach Brandon Harrison shouted, “Ready, set, go!” The players launched into a 5-yard sprint, turned a ...


Loss at state ends season for Gene Taylor’s

By Staff

Roland McLaren kept the Gene Taylor’s baseball team in the game for a while Friday, but it wasn’t enough. The Colorado Twins defeated Gene Taylor’s 11-3 in the American Legion A (19-under) state tournament at Fairview High ...


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Rupe turns two-week track trial at Central into D-I scholarship

By Patrick Bahr

Alec Rupe is taking another leap in his unlikely story. With only two weeks’ experience in running high school track, Rupe recently signed a national letter of intent with the University of Northern Colorado track team. Rupe will be a ...


Gene Taylor’s falls in first game at state

By Staff

The Gene Taylor’s baseball team lost 17-13 in a slugfest to Rocky Mountain in the American Legion A state championship at Fairview High School in Boulder. Each team hit six home runs, including a grand slam by Rocky Mountain in the ...


Gene Taylor’s begins play in state tourney

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Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball coach David Jahnke doesn’t have many options in the dugout when he looks to make a substitution. Although it hasn’t been easy to make moves on the field, the players have proven to be ...


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Palisade American Legion team dedicates season to Hellmann

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Gabe Hellmann’s initials are painted underneath the ‘P’ on the hill behind Palisade High School. They’re inscribed with his jersey number on the side of the Palisade American Legion baseball players’ caps. The ...


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Gene Taylor’s sweeps Rocky Mountain Hit Club

By Scott Schlaufman

Game day started a little earlier than normal Sunday for the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team. “The guys wanted to take B.P. this morning, so I told them they needed to be there at 8 a.m.,” coach David Jahnke ...


Gene Taylor’s American Legion team has sights set on district’s top seed

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American Legion baseball has a twofold purpose. First, win ballgames and get to the state tournament. Second, play plenty of innings to work on your game. “In one month, they’ve already played more games than they did in high ...


Pfau sets high goals for herself on mat

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Cody Pfau knows her way around a wrestling room. She grew up in one with her brothers and father. Her youngest brother, Wyatt, won a state pee wee championship two years ago and took third this past year. The 16-year-old has wrestled with ...


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