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Dove Creek faces tough road to 1A state tourney

By Patrick Bahr

The Dove Creek High School girls basketball team is no stranger to the Class 1A state tournament. Under coach Jim Buffington, the Bulldogs have made the Great 8 five of the past six years. This season, Dove Creek is on the right track ...


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Young Aspen team soaring into regionals

By Staff

A basketball coach always looks for the positive, but Steve Ketchum wasn’t expecting his Aspen High School team to respond quite this well. After graduating nine seniors who were an integral part of the Skiers’ run to a ...


Fruita’s Hildebrand, Montrose’s Alexander sign to play FB at Mesa

By Staff

Brandon Hildebrand considered following his brother into a life as a military academy cadet. In the end, the lure of playing football close to home, with his family and friends nearby to watch, proved a bigger draw. Hildebrand, the senior ...


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Warriors of Central, Arapahoe fight for spot in 5A Great 8

By Patrick Bahr

Every basketball team sets goals at the start of each season, whether that’s winning a championship or just making the playoffs. Today, the Central High School girls basketball team is looking to complete its goal of advancing to the ...


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Montrose beats Fruita for AAU championship

By Staff

The Montrose AAU boys basketball team didn’t look at Monday’s Mesa County Junior Basketball Association championship game as a revenge game. It was nice to turn the tables, however. After losing to the Fruita Nuggets 40-39 during ...


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Strong first quarter lifts Gunnison girls

By Special to the Sentinel

The Gunnison High School girls basketball team started off quickly and never looked back. The Cowboys scored the first 12 points of the game Saturday en route to a 57-34 win over Basalt in the Class 3A Western Slope League district ...


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Skiers rout Coal Ridge to win 3A WSL district title

By Special to the Sentinel

The Aspen High School boys basketball team rolled to its second straight district title. The Skiers outscored Coal Ridge 44-17 in the first half Saturday to rout the Titans 73-42 in the Class 3A Western Slope League district tournament at ...


Shooting woes hurt Warriors

By Special to the Sentinel

CENTENNIAL — The Central High School boys basketball team could not buy a basket early. And once senior forward Kahler Grandbouche found himself sitting more than playing because of foul trouble, the Warriors had absolutely no answer ...


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Overland’s heroics halt Grand Junction’s season

By Patrick Bahr

One shot. Two seconds. Three points. That was the difference Saturday night between jubilation of victory and the heartbreak of defeat as Overland’s Aaron Marshall threw up a 3-pointer falling out of bounds with 2.5 seconds left to ...


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Home-court advantage can be key in postseason

By Patrick Bahr

In basketball, what is difficult for one team is comfortable for the other. Home-court advantage is something every team strives to establish, making its gym a dreaded place to play for opponents. During the 2008-2009 season, the Grand ...


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