High Schools

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Unsung players lift ’Cats to win in boys basketball

By Patrick Bahr

With the Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team mired in a six-game losing streak, Wildcats coach Dave Fox figured he might as well clear the bench against Montrose. Fruita played 12 different players Saturday night and it worked, ...

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Grand Junction’s 130-pounder keeps improving

By Staff

Alex Jay had a very good week on the mat. The 130-pound wrestler for Grand Junction High School earned his third victory in as many days Saturday when he pinned Montezuma-Cortez’s Michael Sanders. That gave the Tiger senior his third ...

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Palisade jumps ahead of Central early, can’t maintain momentum in 74-59 loss

By Staff

Despite appearances, the Central High School boys basketball team was not going to get a cakewalk Saturday night against Palisade. “We came out thinking it was going to be an easy game,” Central’s Josh Wells said. “It ...

Warriors too much for ’Dogs

By Staff

Central High School’s high-tempo attack was too much for the Palisade girls basketball team Saturday, getting double-digit performances from three players in a 56-30 nonleague victory at Palisade. Amy Kame led Central’s assault, ...

Hensley lifts Wildcats to win over rival Tigers

By Patrick Bahr

Fruita Monument’s Sarah Hensley had one of those games Friday night. Everything was falling for the junior guard, who dropped 27 points on Grand Junction in the Wildcats’ 46-41 Southwestern League victory at Fruita. “My ...


Morgan’s late 3-point shooting is difference in Tigers’ victory

By Patrick Bahr

Sam Morgan hit two wide-open 3-pointers Friday night. Those shots blew Grand Junction’s Southwestern League boys basketball game against Fruita Monument wide open. Morgan’s second 3-pointer pushed the Tigers’ lead to 43-35 ...


‘Ugly’ victory over Cortez good enough for Central’s Gurule

By Staff

Southwestern League dual victories haven’t come frequently enough for Central High School wrestling coach Laurence Gurule. That’s why he was more than happy with his team’s performance Friday against ...

Pins, forfeits help Grand Junction cruise past Durango on mat

By Staff

Grand Junction High School scored 42 points by pin or forfeit Friday night en route to a 52-15 victory over Durango. The Tigers took a 31-6 lead by winning six of the first seven matches, starting with 152-pounder Elijah Pittsinger’s ...

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Strong start lifts Montrose past GJ

By Staff

The Montrose High School wrestlers are a better tournament team than they are a dual-meet team, coach Jack Garrison said. “We’re getting better in our duals,” he noted after the Indians topped Grand Junction 41-27 on ...

Delta makes adjustment in second half to slow Hayden, defeat Palisade

By Scott Schlaufman

Going into the second half of Tuesday’s 61-55 win over Palisade, Delta boys basketball coach Von Mitchell knew his team needed to stop Jeremy Hayden. Palisade led 29-20 at halftime thanks to Hayden’s 16 points— including ...

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