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Physical Ponderosa team hands Montrose its second straight loss

By Staff

Montrose High School’s football team dropped its second straight game Saturday, falling 24-14 at Ponderosa. “These were two tough, physical games against good teams,” Montrose coach Todd Casebier said. “Both (Pueblo ...

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Fruita Monument’s Joey Saad ready for state

By Patrick Bahr

Joey Saad faced the same challenge many athletes are burdened with at some point in their careers. The Fruita Monument High School golfer had to figure out how to get out of his own head. “Before regionals I was putting a lot of ...

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Domino effect: De Beque Dragons’ sports programs adjust to tough times on the fly

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Shayla Randolph was looking forward to her senior year of high school. She planned to play volleyball again and try out for girls basketball. Before school started, however, she found out De Beque High School wasn’t offering either ...

‘Cats feel the rush: Second-half run game lifts Fruita past Central

By Patrick Bahr

Vince Grasso and the Fruita Monument rushing attack came alive in the second half. Friday night at Stocker Stadium, Grasso rushed for 138 yards on 16 second-half carries in the Wildcats’ 19-14 win over Central. “We knew if we ...

GJ rallies to squeak by Trojans

By Staff

FOUNTAIN — Good teams show what they are made of in the fourth quarter. Grand Junction High School (4-1) showed it won’t quit, no matter what the scoreboard says. The Tigers fought back Friday night from a 13-point deficit in the ...

Wildcats roll past Cortez in softball

By Staff

The Fruita Monument softball team took care of things quickly Friday in a doubleheader sweep of Montezuma-Cortez. The Wildcats (16-2, 8-1 Southwestern League) needed only a total of seven innings in the two games, allowed only a single hit ...

Skiers’ talent too much for Grand Valley on homecoming night

By Staff

PARACHUTE — Grand Valley High School football coach Mike Johnson sure doesn’t doubt the talent of the Class 2A’s newest No. 1 team, the Aspen Skiers. “As far as I’m concerned, if they’re not,” Johnson ...

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Power of the Pirates: Special teams play makes difference as Olathe tops Cedaredge

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CEDAREDGE — Special teams can make all the difference. The Olathe High School football team blocked two punts and took advantage of a bad snap Friday night to rally for a 41-13 victory over Cedaredge. “Special teams were huge ...

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Zavala helps Indians stay unbeaten in SWL

By William Woody

MONTROSE — In a hard-fought, physical game, Jose Zavala made sure the Montrose High School soccer team came out on top against Grand Junction. After a scoreless first half Thursday, Zavala stole the ball from a Tiger defender three ...


Kirtland’s serving helps ‘Cats get past Warriors

By Patrick Bahr

The turning point in Thursday night’s volleyball match at Fruita Monument High School was obvious. In a Southwestern League clash between Fruita Monument and Central, the Warriors jumped out to a 2-1 lead after three games. Janine ...

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