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International flair

By Jon Mitchell

Riley Garner-Orr got in trouble for snacking over the summer. The Central High School senior’s snacking was seen as a slap in the face to the people he was staying with, who at one point wondered if the three-time state wrestling ...


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Strong defense carries Palisade girls past Devils

By Matt Meyer

Every once in a while, as the Palisade High School girls basketball team defended Thursday night, an Eagle Valley pass would fly directly out of bounds. That was the kind of confusion the Bulldogs sowed. Palisade struggled on offense for the ...


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Western Slope will be well represented at 4A state swim meet

By Jon Mitchell

Unlike in the past, this year Avery Pope will have some company at the Class 4A state swim meet. “It’s kind of sad because it’s the last time I get to go,” said the Grand Junction High School senior, who’ll make ...


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Hoop dream comes true

By Matt Meyer

Josie DeHart entered a Colorado Springs gym thinking she was trying out for an under-23 women’s wheelchair basketball team. She left a member of Team USA. Countless hours of travel and thousands of shots taken came together for DeHart ...


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Grand Junction crowns eight at SWL duals

By Dale Shrull

All season long, the Grand Junction wrestling team has been a powerhouse. That was again the case on Saturday when the Tigers dominated the Southwestern League duals, winning all four matchups in convincing fashion. In the end, the Tigers ...


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Female wrestler wins match

By Dale Shrull

The crowd could sense something pretty cool was unfolding. Grand Junction’s Kaylee Lacy was losing big to Isaiah Pollard of Central at 120 pounds. Trailing 10-4 to start the third period, the Grand Junction junior was gaining ...


Palisade girls rally to beat Summit

By Staff

The Palisade High School girls basketball team overcame a 10-point deficit after three quarters to beat Summit 49-45 on Saturday. Christa Brown scored 12 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, including two 3-pointers to lead the ...


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Reaching the pinnacle

By Jon Mitchell

Euphoria. Bliss. Pure happiness. Even those words couldn’t describe the feelings Central High School graduate Ben Garland had after the Atlanta Falcons won the NFC championship game. “It was like a dreamscape,” Garland ...


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Individual effort

By Jon Mitchell

Brielle Thomas didn’t hold any emotions back at El Pomar Natatorium. The Fruita Monument High School junior had been close to reaching an individual state-qualifying standard in previous years, missing by two-tenths of a second in the ...


Walker-Towles’ big fourth quarter carries Central past Durango

By Dale Shrull

Jayda Walker-Towles worked all week on her free-throw shooting. On Friday night, it nearly worked to perfection in Central’s 51-44 win over Durango. Walker-Towles scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter, and she hit ...


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