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Plateau Valley ready for run in state tournament

By Nick Walter

COLLBRAN — “It’s hard to practice when you only have nine guys.” That observation made Tuesday, the man with the buzzed haircut and salt-and-pepper goatee chuckles and stands to watch Plateau Valley ...


Staying focused

By Ben Husband

It’s been sort of a theme for the Paonia High School girls basketball team this year, and it’s a simple one. “The joke on this team is that if they are loose, I am loose,” head coach Scott Rienks said. “But, if ...

Middleton, Olathe bring 20-game win streak into 3A Great Eight

By Nick Walter

Tawni Middleton remembers the first time she took the helm at point guard as a freshman. She entered midway through the first quarter against Delta, nerves shaking her hands. “First time I got the ball, I thought, ‘Oh, no,’ ...


Hanging up his whistle

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Dave Fox has always loved game days. So it came as a surprise to him that when he woke up on game days this season, he wasn’t all that jazzed. “The funnest part of basketball coaching for me was game day and I don’t know ...

Tigers’ Derrieux earns SWL Player of Year award

By Nick Walter

For the first time in her high school basketball career, Grand Junction senior Jamie Derrieux has been selected the Southwestern League Player of the Year. Derrieux averaged 21 points and led Grand Junction to a 19-5 record and Class 5A state ...

Prep Notebook: Derrieux, Bridges to play game in Denver

By Nick Walter

Grand Junction High’s Jamie Derrieux and Fruita Monument’s Drew Bridges have been selected to play in The Show, an annual basketball all-star game to be played April 6 at Pepsi Center. Derrieux will play on the Blue team alongside ...

Soutwestern League All-Conference Boys team

By Staff

Southwestern League All-Conference Boys Basketball First team Drew Bridges, Fruita Monument Alex Padgett, Fruita Monument Nathan Hawley, Montrose Cameron Jones, Montrose Casey Burns, Grand Junction Broderick Robinson, Grand ...

Top-ranked Eagles ready for Del Norte

By Staff

Paonia High School’s girls basketball team puts its 18-game winning streak on the line as the No. 1 seed in the Class 2A state basketball tournament starting Thursday in Pueblo. The Eagles (22-1) are first up at the Pueblo Events ...


Eagles soar back to state

By Ben Husband

It’s been a familiar story surrounding the Paonia High School girls basketball team this year. After winning the Class 2A state championship in 2010, many felt the Eagles were capable of a repeat last year. But when the Eagles lost in ...


Athletes test skills at Western Rockies Sports Combine

By Nick Walter

The high school athletes crossed a finish line after a 40-yard dash at Stocker Stadium on Saturday, checked their times on the electronic boxes, and often shook their heads, gasped in disgust or immediately got back in line. The truth, raw ...

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