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After long absence, GJ’s Ryan returns to coaching swimmers

By Nick Walter

She left her love for 15 years. Left it to be, of all things, the stereotypical soccer mom — the large van packed with screaming kids, familiarity with almost every youth soccer athlete west of the Rockies, and drives that cover half of ...

GJ wrestlers place second at Montrose Invitational

By Staff

Paced by five first-place finishes Saturday, the Grand Junction High School wrestling team finished second at the Montrose Invitational. Jacob Trujillo (120 pounds), Dylon Thompson (138), Jessie Hoffschneider (160), Gage Casey (170) and Robbi ...

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Talbott’s nine points help Palisade top Central in low-scoring game

By Nick Walter

The Palisade High School girls basketball team is not supposed to look at the scoreboard. Coach’s orders. So the Bulldogs weren’t fazed when neither they nor Central hadn’t scored in the first five minutes Saturday. They ...

Burns lifts Tigers past Adams City

By Staff

Casey Burns scored 18 points Friday night as Grand Junction’s boys basketball team started off the 2012 portion of the season with a 52-44 victory at Adams City. The Tigers took a 12-8 lead in the first quarter and built it to 21-13 by ...

Defense key as Bulldogs shut down Eagle Valley

By Staff

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL PALISADE 59, EAGLE VALLEY 49 UP NEXT: Central boys at Palisade, 7 p.m. today Central girls at Palisade,  5:30 p.m. today By NICK WALTER Give them defense like they’ve never seen before, Palisade boys ...

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Freshman helps Palisade win second straight Jackpot Duals

By Nick Walter

The quivering 98-pounder paced for about 30 minutes alongside the mat, his father jabbing messages to him at one end of his walk, his coach sometimes peppering in a few words at the other. Then, finally, Palisade freshman Randen Espinoza was ...

Youthful Warriors fall to Moffat County

By Staff

Some teams are better than their records suggest. The winless Central High School boys basketball team (0-12) has been through a series of brutal tournaments on the Front Range and in Utah. Playing at home for the first time in nearly a ...

Jackpot Duals to test local wrestlers’ ability

By Nick Walter

They call it the Jackpot Duals, and although there will be no slot machines or scratch tickets at Fruita Monument High School on Thursday, there will be wrestlers taking their tugs at Grand Valley bragging rights. January is here, and as ...

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Holiday squeeze: Local wrestlers find ways to avoid weight gain

By Nick Walter

Christmas morning, Matt Bishop awoke to biscuits and gravy and homemade cinnamon rolls. His wrestling singlet already was making room for the swelling. Temptation is a state champion. So Bishop ran. “I got out of there before I ate ...

Five local players earn spots on all-state team

By Staff

Five local high school football players were recognized for their accomplishments on the football field earlier this week. Three teammates joined Grand Junction High School football player Sean Rubalcaba on the Denver Post all-state teams, ...

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