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Clutch Wildcat: LaBonde’s big shot helps Fruita get past GJ

By Patrick Bahr

Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games. Fruita Monument’s Lauren LaBonde fits that description. The sophomore guard was big on offense, and defense, for the Wildcats on Friday night, hitting the game-winning 3-pointer ...

Defense helps Central get first SWL victory

By Staff

Defense led the Central High School boys basketball team to its first Southwestern League victory. Friday night against Durango, the Warriors held the Demons to 13 first-half points in a 55-46 victory. “I was proud we only gave up 13 ...

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Will of the Wildcats: Fruita guts out victory over GJ

By Patrick Bahr

There was no element of surprise during Friday night’s Grand Junction-Fruita Monument boys basketball game. In front of a capacity crowd at Fruita, the two team’ familiarity kept either team from holding a comfortable lead. The ...


Not playing it safe: Rapke’s key victory lifts Paonia past Grand Junction

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Cody Rapke knew all he had to do was not give up a pin. The Paonia High School senior, though, wrestled to win. He defeated Grand Junction’s Gage Casey 22-11 to seal the Class 2A sixth-ranked Eagles’ 37-28 victory over Class 5A ...

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Seeking some revenge: ‘Cats, Tigers have same goal in boys, girls games

By Patrick Bahr

One team is undefeated in the Southwestern League, the other is trying to avenge an earlier loss. That’s the scenario for both the boys and girls basketball games tonight in Fruita Monument. The Fruita Monument girls have lost twice to ...

Pirates show their fortitude on mat with victory over Junction

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Olathe may be the small town down the road, but the Pirates showed they can wrestle with the big boys. The Pirates won nine matches, including five by pin and one by forfeit to defeat Grand Junction 47-28 in a nonleague dual Wednesday night ...

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A signature day: Local athletes make their college choices on signing day

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It’s one of the biggest days of a high school athlete’s senior year. It’s the day he or she declares where they will go to college. Several valley high school seniors made their decisions official Wednesday on the first day ...

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Big men on the mat: Central tops Fruita led by four heaviest grapplers

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The big boys carried the load. Central High School’s four heaviest wrestlers racked up 24 points to carry the Warriors to a 47-24 victory Tuesday night over Fruita Monument at Fruita Monument High School. “They could’ve ...

‘Cats honor Jim Stockert before dual

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Everywhere you looked Tuesday night at Fruita Monument High School, Jim Stockert’s fingerprints were evident. There were coaches and wrestlers on the Fruita Monument bench who Stockert coached. There were coaches on the Central bench ...

Central boys, girls sweep Eagle Valley

By Patrick Bahr

The Central High School boys basketball team finished what it started. Tuesday at Central, the Warriors held off a late charge from Eagle Valley for a 49-38 win. “It was a much-needed win,” Central coach Phil Cain said. ...

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