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Wildcats fall short

By Jon Mitchell

The No. 6 seed the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team received for the Class 5A state playoffs had fans excited. On Tuesday night at Walker Field, Heritage showed the Wildcats what numbers really mattered. Second-half goals from ...


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Risk factors keeping pole vault away from District 51 track teams

By Dale Shrull

One by one, pole vaulters sprinted down the runway, then vaulted themselves upward toward the bar. Some showed promise but many, maybe even most, were borderline hideous at the sport. Mere beginners in a difficult track and field event. That ...


Olkowski places fourth at 5A girls golf regional

By Staff

Grand Junction freshman Gracie Olkowski on Monday stayed in contention for the Class 5A Central Regional tournament title before finishing fourth at City Park Golf Course in Denver to earn a state-tournament berth. Olkowski finished at ...


Central, Montrose players qualify for state tennis tournaments

By Staff

Central qualified its No. 1 doubles team for the Class 4A state tennis tournament that starts Thursday. The team of Georgia Swelstad and Alivia Weiszbord, both sophomores, placed second at the Region 8 tournament over the weekend. Montrose, ...


Wildcats, Bulldogs host first-round soccer games

By Jon Mitchell

The single-digit seed the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team earned early this season stayed with the Wildcats all the way into the Class 5A state playoffs. Fruita (11-3) will be the No. 6 seed in the Class 5A state playoffs this ...


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Grand Junction splits doubleheader with Durango

By Dale Shrull

After a disappointing Game 1, Grand Junction knew it needed Game 2. Jax Nourse did everything he could on the mound and at the plate to keep the Tigers from getting swept The Grand Junction senior bashed a three-run home run in the first ...


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Kenward claims four event titles

By Dale Shrull

Running, jumping and smiling, that’s what track and field is all about to Zaccre Kenward. The Palisade senior did all three of those things a lot at the Class 4A Western Slope League meet on Saturday at Stocker Stadium. He hand plenty ...


Fruita Monument’s balanced attack brings victory over GJ

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team broke away from Grand Junction at halftime Saturday and rolled to a 5-0 Southwestern League victory in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Wildcats (11-3, 7-1 SWL) led 2-0 at ...


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Paonia girls track team leaving a large legacy

By Staff

Each year, the Paonia High School girls track team passes the baton — from one relay runner to another and from one class to another. The Eagles, who dominated the girls Class 2A Western Slope League track and field championships on ...


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Converted doubles player Peltier wins No. 3 singles title

By Dale Shrull

Kamryn Peltier played confident and was undaunted by the pressure that comes with a regional final. The Grand Junction sophomore ripped through her No. 3 singles finals match, beating Fruita Monument’s Alexa Jo Willms 6-1, 6-0 on Friday ...


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