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If he wants it, McLaughlin right man to lead Tigers

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction interim baseball coach Jeff McLaughlin hears voices in his head. No, he’s not suffering from a psychological disorder. McLaughlin hears the voices of former Grand Junction High School coaches. You see, the guy heading ...

Montrose coach Wareham resigns

By Dale Shrull

Landon Wareham congratulated his players on a great season. There were tears and hugs and slumped shoulders, as expected. Wareham hugged his dad and assistant coach Brent, and pitching coach Dan Reardon, then the veteran head coach wandered ...

Montrose falls in District 5 championship game

By Dale Shrull

It was small ball versus the long ball and the long ball won, just barley. Playing in the Class 4A District 5 tournaments, Green Mountain used back-to-back home runs in the top of the sixth to beat Montrose 7-6 on Sunday. It was well-played ...


‘Cats fall short

By Matt Meyer

Sam Schroeder pitched six innings of one-hit ball Saturday, but No. 28 seed Chatfield scored three runs in the top of the seventh to upset the fifth-seeded Wildcats 3-2 in the Class 5A District 4 Tournament at Canyon View Park. In the bottom ...


Titleholders once again

By Dale Shrull

The crown has been returned. Last year, the Western Slope League boys swimming and diving title was won by Montrose, but this year the District 51 Griffins won it back, making it seven titles in eight years. “I think last year we left ...


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 ...

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