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Third-quarter profit: Fruita comes out strong after halftime to win first home playoff game in 12 ye

By Patrick Bahr

After earning a home playoff game, the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team wanted more. The Wildcats’ relentless play after halftime Tuesday night earned them a 61-50 victory over Rampart — their first home playoff ...

Cardinals draw Rifle Bears

By Jon Mitchell

RIFLE — A fast start against the Basalt High School boys basketball team Monday night quickly put the Rifle Bears in the proverbial driver’s seat in their Class 3A Western Slope League district tournament play-in game. Rian Creech ...

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A long time coming: Schmalz has Fruita Monument girls excited about hosting

By Patrick Bahr

Fruita Monument is finally home again. For the first time since 1999, the Wildcats girls basketball team is hosting a Class 5A playoff game at 7 tonight, taking on Rampart. “We still get to play at home and that’s important to ...

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Grand Valley using tough defense to succeed

By Jon Mitchell

PARACHUTE — Offense was always at the front of Jake Higuera’s mind when he played basketball at Grand Valley High School. Defense was a second thought. Now, 10 years after he graduated from high school and two years into his job ...

Wildcats get No. 4 seed for Class 5A basketball playoffs

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team is out to prove its worth. Sunday, the Colorado High School Activities Association released the Class 5A playoff bracket, and for the second straight season, the Wildcats received the No. 4 ...

Nucla’s Sickels rallies to win 2A title

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — Nucla’s Tray Sickels won the Class 2A 140-pound state title Saturday night at the Pepsi Center when he pinned previously undefeated Buddy Watson of Wiggins in 2:47. Sickels, a sophomore, trailed Watson 7-2 in the second ...

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Agony: Hoffschneider loses in title match for 2nd straight year

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DENVER — Jessie Hoffschneider waited a year for his chance at redemption. The Grand Junction High School junior now will have to wait one more year. Alonso Wong of Mountain Range rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Hoffschneider 5-2 ...

Ecstasy: Olathe’s Shank finishes mission of winning state title

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DENVER — Zach Shank never let up. The Olathe High School junior didn’t let up training in the offseason. He didn’t let up in practice and he didn’t let up during the season. Shank didn’t give his opponents an ...

State crown caps season for Delta’s Patton

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — A lingering injury from the football season forced Michael Patton to the sideline during last year’s wrestling season. At the outset of this season, Patton remained hesitant on whether he would ever return to the mat. ...

Not just another match: Seven valley seniors reach state for first time

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DENVER — Chase Arrieta got a little caught up in the moment. Who could blame the Grand Junction High School senior making his first appearance at the Colorado state wrestling championships in the expansive Pepsi Center? No matter how ...

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