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Sideline chatter: On the road ... again

By Staff

The road can be an unforgiving foe. In high school football, a road trip can range from a 10-minute ride to the stadium to an eight-hour bus trip. In Western Colorado, that can be taken to the extreme, with teams routinely making a four-hour ...

Lacrosse’s growth prompts addition of varsity teams

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The Grand Valley United high school lacrosse team known as the Lightning has disbanded. Instead, there will be two boys and two girls high school lacrosse teams in the valley this spring, an example of how the sport continues to grow in the ...

Practice pays off for Tigers in 2-1 win

By Staff

Monday afternoon, Grand Junction High School defender Matt Leach spent a half hour kicking balls at the goal from outside the penalty area. Tuesday night, the practice paid off when Leach scored the winning goal for the Tigers in a 2-1 win ...

Warriors’ focus leads to victory

By Staff

There were a lot of things that could have distracted the Central High School volleyball team Tuesday. It’s homecoming week. Having defeated Grand Junction 3-1 in the teams’ earlier Southwestern League matchup three weeks ago, the ...

GJ’s Rino breaks state record for digs

By Staff

Capri Rino takes it personally when a volleyball lands on her side of the floor. “I don’t like to let anything hit the ground,” Grand Junction High School’s junior libero said. “I’m a very sore ...

Central, Fruita Monument earn right to host regionals

By Staff

The Central and Fruita Monument high school softball teams might not have been happy having to share the Southwestern League title, but the tie for first place paid dividends for both. Each team is the top seed in its respective bracket in ...

Palisade thwarts rallies by Huskies

By Staff

Sometimes, all it takes to win is a good streak. Saturday, the Palisade High School volleyball team got the rallies it needed, sweeping Battle Mountain in three games, 25-15, 25-13, 25-16. “We’re working on being aggressive and ...

Demons show they’re legit

By Staff

Entering Friday’s Southwestern Conference football game against Fruita Monument, there might have been some questions about whether Durango High School’s 5-0 record was legitimate. The Demons had played three of their ...

Central rallies past Raptors

By Staff

The Central High School football team squared its record Friday with a 28-21 nonconference victory over Eaglecrest at the Stutler Bowl. The Warriors spotted the Raptors the first 21 points but Central got a fumble recovery in the end zone and ...

Tigers sweep regional tennis

By Allen Gemaehlich

Several Grand Junction High School tennis players accomplished career firsts. Together, they completed a rare sweep of the Class 5A Region 8 boys tournament. The Tigers won the team title with 84 points and qualified the entire team for the ...

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