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Palisade softball team clinches playoff berth with win over Delta

By Staff

Palisade earned a return trip to the Class 4A state softball playoffs. The Bulldogs clinched a playoff berth and the Western Slope League title Tuesday with a 14-4 victory over Delta in Delta. Palisade (10-6, 3-0 WSL) broke open a two-run ...

Prep notebook: Wildcat tennis team shines at Pueblo South Invitational

By Staff

Regional tennis tournaments are only a week away, and Fruita Monument got a good look at the competition last week, with impressive results. Fruita Monument had two singles players and a doubles team place fourth in the Pueblo South ...

Bulldogs get best of Delta in volleyball

By Patrick Bahr

The Delta High School volleyball team is nothing like the group that finished 3-16 in 2009. The Panthers came into Tuesday’s match against Palisade with a 3-1 Western Slope League record, and ready to earn a signature ...

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All about momentum: Schminke’s key triple puts Fruita Monument ahead to stay vs. GJ

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Nika Schminke and her teammates weren’t going to be deterred on senior night. Although the Fruita Monument High School softball team made a couple errors Tuesday night and fell behind to Grand Junction at Bergman Field, the Wildcats ...

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Talk to the hand: The kill is a huge momentum changer in volleyball

By Patrick Bahr

There are certain moments in sports that are undoubtedly momentum changers. The sack in football, the home run in baseball and the 3-pointer in basketball all qualify in that category. In volleyball, it’s the kill. Simply put, a kill ...

Warriors shine at tennis tourney in Delta

By Staff

The Central High School tennis team picked up four championships and the team title Saturday at the Delta Invitational. The Warriors came one match short of a singles sweep. Austin Krebill defeated Hotchkiss’ Zach Larmer for the No. 2 ...

Eagle Valley overcomes Palisade’s solid effort in volleyball

By Scott Schlaufman

The Eagle Valley High School volleyball team hasn’t dealt with many close games this season. Entering Saturday’s match against Palisade, the Devils had won five matches in sweeps, beaten Grand Junction 3-1, and only lost to Fruita ...

Piatt, Olathe run over Basalt

By Staff

BASALT — Kyle Piatt made sure he took advantage every time he touched the ball Friday night for the Olathe High School football team. The senior running back racked up 213 rushing yards with three touchdowns, pacing the Pirates’ ...

GJ wins physical battle with Cortez

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School soccer team dealt with plenty of physical play Friday at Montezuma-Cortez, winning 2-0. “Their defenders were coming at us fast and physically,” Grand Junction coach Stephen Latta said. As a result, ...

Lineman a TD machine: Bulldogs’ Raftopoulos scores three times in victory

By Patrick Bahr

DELTA — Hodge Raftopoulos is living every offensive lineman’s dream. The Moffat County High School senior scored three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 26-7 win Friday night over Delta. Once the Bulldogs made their way into ...

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