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Taking the next step

By Dale Shrull

MONTROSE — Austin Shank is confident and ready. Using an aggressive and attacking style Saturday, the Olathe senior dominated his 145-pound championship match at the Class 3A Region 4 tournament. The 7-1 win over Colton McMenimen of ...


GJ girls earn share of SWL title after Montrose’s loss to Durango

By Staff

The Durango girls basketball team wrapped up a 41-36 upset of Montrose on Saturday and, in the process, handed Grand Junction at least of share of the Southwestern League championship. If Grand Junction beats Fruita Monument on Tuesday, the ...


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Grappling greatness

By Tim Harty

“Jacob was Jacob.” Those three words have been uttered with the frequency of a pop-song refrain after tournaments in which Grand Junction High School wrestled the past few years. When Tigers coach Cole Allison lists his tourney ...


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Fast start, strong finish: GJ boys win SWL title

By Matt Meyer

Ben Volkmann paced a fast start Friday for the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team, and after Central battled backed, D.J. Wells put the game away for the Tigers. Volkmann scored 12 points in the first quarter on near-perfect ...


GJ girls ride 2nd-quarter run past ‘Cats

By Staff

After one quarter Friday night, it looked as though Central would seize on adrenaline from senior-night celebrations. The Warriors, with seven seniors on the roster, were tied 10-10 with Grand Junction after one quarter. The Tigers, ...


GJ’s Kidd struggles at Class 5A state swim meet

By Staff

FORT COLLINS — It was not the day Taylor Kidd had hoped for in Friday’s preliminaries of the Class 5A State Swimming and Diving Championships at Edora Pool and Ice Center. “I’m having a really good time with my ...


CHSAA may change hoops playoffs for Class 5A, 4A

By Matt Meyer

The Colorado High School Activities Association is mulling a proposal that would open the Class 5A and 4A postseasons to all teams. Similar to how Class 2A and 1A operate, the upper classification postseason would be split into sectionals, ...


Bulldogs finish perfect in league

By Staff

Prep Basketball Bulldogs finish perfect in league The Palisade girls basketball team pushed its winning streak to 16 games with a 42-30 road victory over Eagle Valley Thursday. The win also wrapped up a perfect 14-0 season in the 4A ...


Palisade girls win WSL title

By Dale Shrull

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Aggressive and patient is a strange combination, but the Palisade High School girls basketball team pulled it off to near perfection. Using aggressive drives to the bucket and crashing the offensive boards, Palisade ...


Two 170-pounders get All-SWL wrestling honor

By Tim Harty

The Southwestern League’s athletic directors voted Tuesday to award All-SWL recognition to two wrestlers at 170 pounds, resolving a dispute that arose following the SWL Duals on Saturday. Fruita Monument’s Jay Westcott and Central ...


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