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No fan of the wind

By Tim Harty

Her final jump Saturday at the Tiger Invitational track and field meet was a thing of beauty, a career-best 18 feet, 2 inches. But unbeknownst to her as she sped down the runway on her last long jump of the day, Sydni Brandon’s ...

Hotchkiss wins Class 2A district title; weather wreaks havoc on 4A district tournaments

By Staff

The Hotchkiss High School baseball team is hot. With its 6-2 win over Paonia, Hotchkiss claimed the Class 2A District 2 title on Saturday. Playing at Delta Middle School, the Bulldogs got a complete-game performance from Devan Rupe, who ...

Paonia advances to 2A district baseball title game

By Staff

Paonia sophomore Trevor Smith remembered well what happened the last time he pitched against Cedaredge. The Bruins shelled him for 11 runs in the first inning of the Eagles’ 14-4 season-opening loss against the Bruins. Friday afternoon ...


Two-sport star

By Dale Shrull

Sam Schroeder the baseball player is similar to Sam Schroeder the football player. Powerful right arm, intense competitor, a relentless work ethic and a fierce hatred of losing. The football and baseball seasons have been polar opposites ...

Using wild-card system to seed playoffs silly

By Dale Shrull

A travesty, ridiculous, absurd, sickening, wrong. WRONG! But enough about Kim Kardashian’s wardrobe. Actually, I’m talking about the Colorado High School Activities Association’s use of a baseball wild-card points system ...


Time to play (postseason) ball

By Matt Meyer

Five of six Southwestern League baseball teams qualified for the postseason Wednesday, as did Palisade, Delta and Olathe. Fruita Monument, ranked No. 5 in the final Class 5A wild card point totals, will host the 5A District 4 tournament ...

Sailors defeat Montrose in soccer playoffs

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — The last time the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team wore fluorescent yellow socks — wildly different from the Sailors’ normal red and white color scheme — they took Class 4A Western Slope League champion ...


Fruita’s Fleming looks to get back to winning ways at state

By Dale Shrull

Losing is never fun. For Sarah Fleming, losing doesn’t happen very often, but the Fruita Monument High School freshman will enter Thursday’s Class 5A state tennis tournament at Gates Tennis Center in Denver having lost in her ...

Fruita girls lacrosse team falls at state

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School girls lacrosse team battled, but they were a little overmatched. Playing Ralston Valley (12-3) in the first round of the playoffs, the Wildcats lost 18-6 on Tuesday at Trailblazer Stadium in ...


Regional joy

By Tim Harty

MONTROSE — Last year she was No. 5, the odd girl out when her team had to cut down to four players for the high school girls golf postseason. Bethany Wells felt that pain, shed the accompanying tears. “That totally crushed ...

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