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Diving right in: Fruita diver making a splash in first year on board

By Nick Walter

Tamera Newland is getting used to falling head-first. A former gymnast, the Fruita Monument High School first-year diver had to get used to hitting the water with her head pointed down. For eight years in gymnastics, she’d been ...

Tigers fall to Rangers on road

By Staff

Prep Basketball Tigers fall to Rangers on road Lewis-Palmer held Grand Junction to 10 made field goals Monday as the Rangers (11-1) defeated the Tigers 49-29. Sean Rubalcaba and Garrett Harrison led Grand Junction with six points ...

FM diver makes state cut

By Staff

Fruita Monument diver Tamera Newlands is headed to state. She qualified with her finals score of 206.20 Saturday in the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational. Newlands placed ahead of Montrose’s Larissa Grammer, who scored 187.75 ...

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Altman, Paonia win Palisade Invitational

By Nick Walter

Paonia High School’s wrestlers know the move they want to use, and most of the opponents know it, too. As a few in the crowd warned Valor Christian’s Austin Veen to “watch out for the cradle,” Paonia freshman Josh ...

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Padgett leads Wildcats to easy win over rival Tigers

By Nick Walter

There were but a few moments for Alex Padgett to look around and absorb the best of high school basketball. This is his last chance, and he knew it. The senior will never be in an atmosphere quite like this again. Two seas of students, ...

Youth key as Tigers top Sinner, Wildcats

By Nick Walter

The 3-point shot from NBA range likely intimidated some opposing fans. It would intimidate most high school players. “It intimidated a high school coach,” Grand Junction girls basketball coach Sam Provenza said Friday, ...

Sanchez, Warriors rally in loss to Cortez

By Matt Meyer

The return of leading scorer Taylor Sanchez on Friday night wasn’t enough for the Central High School boys basketball team to pull out its first win of the season. The Warriors (0-13) fell 69-57 to Montezuma-Cortez (10-4) after pulling ...

Warriors play well to edge Cortez

By Matt Meyer

Todd Dixon likes to preach solid defensive technique to his young Central High School girls basketball squad. That’s why it was such a pleasant surprise to him when the Warriors (3-9) squeezed out a 54-48 victory Friday night against ...

Defense lifts ‘Dogs to 10th straight win

By Nick Walter

Palisade coach Steve Phillips crouched in a defensive stance, and as he jumped and screamed, his purple tie lapped his white dress shirt like waves against a seawall. Behind Phillips on the Bulldogs’ bench, assistant coach Brian Tafel ...

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Stratton’s pin helps Central squeak past Montrose

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Jeremiah Stratton wasn’t expecting to wrestle Thursday night. The Central High School senior heavyweight was expecting a forfeit victory against Montrose. Instead, Montrose coach Kevin Passehl gave his junior varsity wrestler an ...

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