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Central’s Wilcox goes from shy to leader

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It wasn’t easy for Thaddeus Wilcox growing up. Wilcox, now a senior at Central High School, would often get teased about being dyslexic. “Because of my disability being dyslexic, I would get made fun of all the time,” said ...

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Fruita’s offense breaks out in win over Central

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Hannah Mahnke kept her mind-set simple. The Fruita Monument High School junior realized she didn’t need to hit a home run. She simply needed to hit the softball. Mahnke was 3 for 4 with four RBI to lead the 10th-ranked Wildcats, who ...


Rhodes’ first two goals against GJ lift Central to win

By Scott Schlaufman

Central High School forward Cory Rhodes had never scored a goal against crosstown rival Grand Junction. Until Tuesday night. The senior scored a pair of goals as the Warriors topped the Tigers 3-2 at Walker Field. “This was actually ...

Central holds on to defeat GJ in five sets

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The Central High School volleyball team never trailed during the first two sets of their homecoming match Tuesday night against Grand Junction but had to wait until the fifth set to celebrate the victory. Central held on to defeat the Tigers ...

Tigers pound out 15 hits to capture 10th straight win

By Staff

Twelve runs, 15 hits and no errors. That was the scoreline Tuesday night in Montrose for the Grand Junction High School softball team, which won its 10th consecutive game. The Tigers (11-1, 3-0 SWL) defeated Montrose 12-2 and remain one game ...

Palisade’s Smith going to state golf tourney after regional win

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The Class 4A Western Regional golf tournament couldn’t have been conducted at a better course. At least for Palisade High School’s Kyler Smith. The junior won the regional title Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course with an even-par ...

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The family business

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Arrianna Diaz has always wanted to hit home runs and be greeted by teammates at home plate with slaps on the helmet, which have become customary in softball games. The Grand Junction High School junior had watched her older sisters play ...

GJ, ‘Dogs stay high in polls

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Grand Junction kept a firm hold on its No. 1 ranking in the Denver Post Class 5A football poll. The Tigers (3-0) received six first-place votes for the second consecutive week to remain the team to beat after a 50-0 victory over Class 4A ...

Saad, two Tigers reach state golf

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Two Grand Junction High School golfers came through in a playoff Monday to qualify for the Class 5A state golf tournament. Freshman Donny Kinnaman carded a birdie and senior Garrett Fante shot par on the playoff hole in the Northern Region ...

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Warriors come up just short

By Scott Schlaufman

In less than one minute Saturday, the Central High School soccer team ran the gamut of emotion in a 2-1 loss to Durango. The Warriors entered overtime at Long Family Memorial Park on a high, amped at the chance to beat the perennial ...

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