High Schools

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It takes a team

By Tim Harty

The Montrose, Olathe and Paonia high school volleyball teams don’t have NCAA Division I recruits bumping, setting or spiking for them. Instead, athleticism, experience and teamwork are the common threads that brought the three Western ...


Ground game battles

By Matt Meyer

For Meeker, the foe is familiar. For Paonia, it’s someone new. Both will play Class 1A state quarterfinal football games Saturday at 1 p.m. The top-seeded Eagles (10-0) face No. 9 Platte Canyon, which topped No. 8 Wray 30-14 in the ...


Similar styles

By Tim Harty

Montrose and Coronado each reached state football finals last season, albeit in different classifications. One of them definitely won’t make it back. That’s because Coronado, after playing down a class for two years to try to turn ...


Western influence

By Dale Shrull

The Class 3A football playoffs are up for grabs this season with a number of teams that have a strong chance to contend for a state title. The past three state champions moved on to Class 4A, leaving 3A up for grabs. The always tough 3A ...

Postseason awards issued for Southwestern League

By Staff

Montrose and Durango players dominated the list of the Southwestern League All-Conference boys soccer team players. The two teams tied for the league crown and each placed six players on the first and second teams. Grand Junction, which ...

Class 3A, 4A playoff football fields set

By Staff

Five Western Slope Conference teams are in the hunt for a Class 3A state football title after the playoff pairings were announced on Sunday. Rifle (9-1) was seeded sixth, Delta (7-3) 9th, Palisade 12th, Eagle Valley (7-3) 14th and Glenwood ...


Victory dance

By Tim Harty

As the losses mounted and the possibility of a winless season loomed larger each week, the Fruita Monument football players chose hard work over despair. Because they could see beyond their record. Because they knew their schedule was ...

Running game powers Paonia to playoff win

By Staff

PAONIA — The top-seeded Paonia High School football team went to its old reliable Saturday afternoon at Paonia Town Park. The defending Class 1A state champion Eagles ran the ball at will and scored six touchdowns in the first half on ...

Option game lifts Meeker past Ellicott

By Matt Meyer

MEEKER — Behind superb running from T.J. Shelton and option plays out of the pistol formation Saturday afternoon, No. 3 Meeker scored the final 18 points to top No. 14 Ellicott 44-21 in the first round of the Class 1A high school ...

Host Montrose wins 4A volleyball regional

By Allen Gemaehlich

MONTROSE — They expected to win, and everyone else expected them to win. That kind of pressure can cripple some teams, but not the Montrose High School volleyball team. That only made the fourth-ranked Indians more determined to win a ...

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