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Fearsome foursome: Lage, Derrieux, Drake and Brady give GJ edge in SWL race

By Patrick Bahr

Not so long ago, the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team was relying on a starting lineup of one senior, three sophomores and a freshman. Those three sophomores (Paula Lage, Fawn Brady and Stephanie Drake) are now seniors and the ...

Class 3A Western Slope League at a Glance

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Class 3A Western Slope League at a Glance ASPEN Coach: Jeremy Haack (5th year) 2009-10: 8-15 (4-12), lost to Pagosa Springs 45-34 in the first round of state playoffs. Key players: Bailey Everhart, Jr., F; Jonelle Berklund, Jr.; Anna ...

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Fundamental improvement: Gunther hopes focusing on the little things will result in big gains

By Patrick Bahr

Palisade High School girls basketball coach Toni Gunther has her team believing that “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” “The kids are putting in more time and they want to see this hard work pay ...

Class 1A/2A Western Slope League At A Glance

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Class 1A/2A Western Slope League At A Glance CLASS 2A Hayden Coach: Eric Hamilton (2nd year) 2009-10: 15-8 (9-1), lost in first round of Region 5 tournament 59-52 to Hoehne. Key players: Delanie VeDepo, Sr., F; Erin Koehler, Jr. G/F; Kyra ...

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Montrose seniors ready to cap swimming careers with strong seasons

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For Silas Almgren, an era is coming to an end The Montrose High School girls swimming coach can hardly believe this year’s seniors are about to embark on their final season. “It’s bittersweet for me,” Almgren said. ...

Prep Notebook: Bulldogs hoping for hot start in basketball

By Staff

The past two seasons haven’t started very well for the Palisade High School girls basketball team. During coach Toni Gunther’s first two seasons, the Bulldogs have gotten off to 0-10 starts each year, but in the Bulldogs’ ...

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Knocking on the door: Thompson, Hoffschneider hoping to win state titles for GJ

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Jesse Hoffschneider and Dylon Thompson could have sat back and admired their accomplishments. The Grand Junction High School wrestlers placed second and fourth at the Class 5A state championships last year as sophomores. Those lofty finishes ...

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Taking responsibility: Kane Gunther has Bulldogs hoping for deep playoff run

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Kane Gunther demands and expects a lot of himself. The Palisade High School junior wasn’t pleased with the Bulldogs’ first-round playoff exit from the Class 4A boys basketball playoffs last season, so he spent the offseason doing ...

Prep Hoops Preview: Class 1A/2A Western Slope League at a glance

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Prep Hoops Preview: Class 1A/2A Western Slope League at a glance  ...

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Guard-heavy hoops: Talented shooters should shine in Southwestern League

By Patrick Bahr

The big guys dominated boys basketball the past two seasons in the Southwestern League. Two years ago, Fruita Monument’s Alex Mende (6-foot-4), Durango’s Loren Doughty (6-5) and Grand Junction’s Geoff Baldwin (6-4) and ...

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