High Schools

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State-ment makers?

By Jon Mitchell

The carrot dangling in front of the Fruita Monument High School boys track and field team looks too tempting to pass up — a shot at school history. The Wildcats have a chance to post the best team finish in program history as well as ...

Fruita’s Bess, GJ coach Little capture top SWL honors

By Staff

Fruita Monument High School capped the 2016 baseball season with a Southwestern League title and three players on the first team All-SWL squad. Led by SWL Player of the Year Cuba Bess, the Wildcats finished 9-1 in league play and qualified ...

McClaskey tops All-SWL soccer as player of year

By Staff

After winning its first Southwestern League championship in 10 years, the Wildcats placed three players on the All-SWL first team and another four on the second team. Led by Basely McClaskey, Shaylee Holt and goalie Jessica Smith, all seniors ...

Delta draws third-seeded Erie at state baseball

By Staff

Prep Baseball Delta draws No. 3 Erie at state Delta will open the Class 4A state baseball tournament as the sixth seed and will face third-seeded Erie on Friday at Frederick High School. The seeds are based on the RPI formula with ...


Delta makes state baseball semis for first time in 32 years

By Dale Shrull

DELTA —  A team can never have too much pitching. That old baseball adage usually pops up every postseason, and it was the key factor Saturday, when Delta won the Class 4A District 8 championship. Jasper Carmichael pitched a ...

Fruita falters late in district loss to Lobos

By Staff

Fruita Monument had a chance Saturday going into the final two innings in its Class 5A district game against Rocky Mountain. But the 1-1 game turned into a 7-1 loss when Rocky Mountain scored three runs each sixth and seventh innings. Cuba ...


The baton brigade

By Jon Mitchell

Tom Goff didn’t hesitate to talk about how excited he is for the boys relay teams on Fruita Monument High School’s track and field team Friday. After all, the Wildcats are on the verge of doing something that hasn’t been done ...


Familiar foe awaits Fruita in 5A district baseball playoffs

By Matt Meyer

For the second consecutive year, Fruita Monument shares a district tournament with Rocky Mountain, a traditional high school baseball power in Colorado. The Wildcats (14-5), seeded No. 16 in the 32-team state playoff bracket, face the No. 17 ...


GJ’s baseball district boasts tradition-rich teams

By Matt Meyer

The combined number of state high school baseball titles won between Cherry Creek and Regis Jesuit is 10. That’s not to take anything away from Grand Junction, which has six titles. Even Palmer, the second-lowest seed in the Class 5A ...

GJ’s Manzanares only area player to earn playback match at state

By Staff

There was only one Western Slope player who had a chance to bring home some hardware at the Class 5A State tennis tournament after the semifinals Friday. Grand Junction No. 3 singles player Isabel Manzanares took advantage of her opportunity ...

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