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WRESTLERS MAKING GRAND VALLEY PROUD AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

By Staff

Matthew Gurule looked like an accountant on Friday. The Central High School junior 103-pound wrestler isn’t so much athletic in his approach to the sport as he is businesslike. He made quick work of his two opponents on Friday and gets ...


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Conrardy tears meniscus, still moves on in Class 4A

By Staff

DENVER — Rifle Senior grappler James Conrardy has dreamed of getting to the finals of the Colorado Class 4A State Championship and winning since his freshman year. A torn meniscus was not going to prevent him from reaching that ...


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Norwood pair easily advance in Class 2A

By Staff

DENVER — Two defending champions started their path to repeat performances Thursday in the Class 2A state wrestling championships. Norwood seniors Hugh Hardman and Stryker Lane are two-time defending champions and proved their dominance ...


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Ignoring pain, Central’s Rodriguez wins first-round match in Class 5A

By Staff

DENVER — A sore shoulder wasn’t about to keep Jesus Rodriguez from his appointed Class 5A state wrestling appearance. The Central High School junior 125-pounder had earned his spot in the tournament and he wasn’t going to ...


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Quickness important in first round for 3A wrestlers

By Staff

DENVER — For wrestlers who have competed in the state tournament before, the first round is all about getting off the mat as quickly as possible. Western Slope wrestlers in Thursday’s first round of the Class 3A tournament did a ...


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Palisade’s Wagler, Barnes removed from tournament

By Staff

DENVER — Palisade High School’s shot at a state title came crashing down Thursday when the team was informed two seniors would be held out of the Class 4A state tournament. Tanner Barnes (152 pounds) and Aaron Wagler (189) were ...


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Final game big for local teams in terms of playoff seeding

By Patrick Bahr

Winning late in the season is crucial to reaching the Class 4A or Class 5A playoffs. When the seeding committee sits down Sunday afternoon to hash out the 4A and 5A brackets, there are no guarantees of a playoff spot or a high seed. The ...


Smart Jock: Geoff Baldwin February 19, 2009

By Patrick Bahr

Editor’s Note: The Daily Sentinel Student-Athlete of the Week is selected by the school’s athletic director. Grand Junction’s Greg King selected Geoff Baldwin, who has a 3.7 grade-point average. Student-Athlete: Geoff ...


Hotchkiss eyes return to power

By Patrick Bahr

Hotchkiss is ready to reestablish its wrestling tradition. The Bulldogs have produced 21 state champions and won two Class 3A titles, in 2000 and 2004. Then, coach Chuck Pipher moved on to coach at Mesa State College. Longtime assistant ...


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Central senior brings nothing-to-lose attitude to 5A state wrestling tourney

By Staff

Tony Summers wasn’t surprised he placed in the top four at last week’s Class 5A Region 4 wrestling tournament at Central High School. The thing that surprised Summers was that he didn’t win the 145-pound division. “I ...


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