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Palisade’s Quincy Campbell adept at drawing charges

By Matt Meyer

At times, it’s like Palisade guard Quincy Campbell blends into the basketball court. The senior will slide, often unnoticed, into the lane or in front of a streaking ball-handler. Campbell is, statistically, one of the best in the ...

Fruita hires Garza as girls soccer coach

By Staff

Alex Garza, a coach with the Grand Junction club soccer team Fire FC, is the new Fruita Monument girls soccer coach, the school announced Monday in a release. Garza will be the Wildcats’ third coach in three years and replaces Jeff ...

Central’s Garner-Orr, Allen win titles at Colfax Smackdown

By Staff

Riley Garner-Orr and Rowdy Allen won individual championships to lead Central to a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Colfax Smackdown wrestling tournament hosted by Denver East. The tournament was a combination of team duals and a mini ...

Western Slope wrestlers dominate the rankings

By Staff

Now that the holiday break is over, Western Slope wrestling teams and individuals are back on the mat looking to continue on the quest for state tournament berths. In the latest On the Mat rankings coming out of the break, it’s obvious ...


No. 4: Back-to-back Eagles

By Matt Meyer

The Paonia High School football team raised the gold ball for the second straight year, capping an undefeated season in 2014 with another Class 1A state championship. The Eagles cruised through the first two rounds of the playoffs, thumping ...


No. 6: Top ‘Cat

By Matt Meyer

In one of the biggest Western Slope football coaching moves in recent memory, Todd Casebier left Montrose to become the head coach at Fruita Monument. The Wildcats, who have not had a winning season on the gridiron in a decade, announced the ...

No. 9: No more football in Southwestern Conference

By Dale Shrull

The former Southwestern Conference football teams scattered in five different directions for the fall 2014 season. A number of factors forced the conference to disband, and each team ended up in a separate conference after the Colorado High ...


No. 8: Paonia grapplers again state’s best in Class 2A

By Tim Harty

They marched five wrestlers into the Class 2A state finals, then proceeded to claim the championship in each of those weight classes. Throw in a couple other place-winners, and the Paonia Eagles were runaway winners of the 2A state team ...


Mat Classic

By Dale Shrull

In a word, the Warrior Classic is epic. Without a doubt, it’s the highest caliber wrestling tournament on the Western Slope and one of the most prestigious in the entire state. For most individuals, it’s the most coveted title ...


Freshman Rider casts long shadow

By Dale Shrull

One is a freshman, the other is a senior on the Grand Junction wrestling team. But the spotlight shines brightest on the freshman, Josiah Rider. The hype follows the youngster like a devoted puppy but he knows hype means nothing in the ...

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