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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. ...

Prep Notebook: Krieg gets some sun on recent college visit

By Staff

Grand Valley cross country runner Brandi Krieg had three top-10 finishes at the Class 3A state cross country meet. Krieg’s efforts have been noticed — she’s entertaining multiple options for the next level. Grand Valley ...

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Building character: Central Warriors taking lumps, but not afraid of trying hard

By Patrick Bahr

Brittany Hoppe was part of the success the Central High School girls basketball team enjoyed the past two seasons. Now she’s one of only two players back from a group that went 40-12 and made runs to the Class 5A Elite Eight in 2009 and ...

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