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Rifle facing similar foe
 in 4A Great 8

By Matt Meyer

It’s a lot like looking in the mirror for the Rifle girls basketball as they prepare to face Windsor at 6:30 p.m. tonight in a Class 4A playoff matchup. The No. 5 Wizards (19-6), much like the No. 13 Bears (22-3), don’t feature a ...


Successful season

By Matt Meyer

The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team accomplished a lot this season. The Wildcats sailed to their second consecutive Southwestern League championship and their second straight season with at least 20 wins. Their 22-3 record ...

Rifle boys basketball coach Roger Walters resigns

By Dale Shrull

Roger Walters likes to evaluate and analyze things at the end of every basketball season. After the Rifle High School boys team lost in the first round of the Class 4A tournament on Feb. 22, Walters took a long, hard look back at the ...


Trouble Bruin

By Matt Meyer

It’s rare that a player dominates the opening quarter of a high school girls basketball game with only two points. It’s even rarer when that player is only a freshman. But it was the pace and passing of Cherry Creek point guard ...

Poor start sinks Palisade girls in loss to Evergreen

By Staff

EVERGREEN — The drive over the mountains for Tuesday night’s Class 4A state girls basketball Sweet 16 game was troubling enough for the Palisade Bulldogs. A two-hour delay in Edwards because of the state’s chain law ...


Dragon Tales: De Beque hoops teams writing success stories

By Matt Meyer

As a cold, winter rain patters outside an otherwise quiet gymnasium, the De Beque High School girls basketball team is running through a series of drills. There are drills for defensive footwork and shooting, after which Dragons coach Aaron ...


Shrull: Always realistic, Tigers coach Provenza looks forward to teaching

By Dale Shrull

Another close game melted into a loss with a funk-filled fourth quarter. But the girls team of Grand Junction showed improvement. Just like coach Sam Provenza said they would early in the season. That was earlier in the season, and the ...

Paonia girls, boys snag top 2A seeds

By Jon Mitchell

Paonia High School’s girls basketball team has been the top-ranked Class 2A team in Colorado for most of the season. With that, it makes sense that the Eagles (21-0) would be the No. 1 seed in the Western Regional Tournament when it ...


The fire within

By Matt Meyer

For more than two minutes Saturday at the Class 3A Western Slope District tournament, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team didn’t budge from its 1-3-1 zone as Grand Valley’s Kylyn Rigsby dribbled all alone near ...


GJ boys falter against Grandview in 2nd round

By Staff

A first-quarter run sank the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team Saturday in a 78-51 loss to Grandview in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs in Aurora. Five players scored in the first quarter for the No. 4 Wolves ...

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