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Rice, two Tigers qualify for state golf

By Staff

Monday was a good day for Fruita Monument’s Katie Rice. Playing the par-71 Common Ground Golf Course in Aurora, she shot an 83 at the Class 5A Central Regional to place 10th and qualify for the state tournament. She is the only Fruita ...


Hoffman chases one last chance for state times

By Dale Shrull

It’s been a fun and frustrating spring for Micheala Hoffman. The Fruita Monument High School senior just finished a good soccer season in which she became one of the main scorers for the Wildcats late in the season. But her track and ...


The lead ‘Dog on the track

By Tim Harty

On a day when Jay Shuman shattered Palisade High School’s record in the 110-meter hurdles, he had something other than record times on his mind. It was all about places and points, and the junior delivered those in abundance on a banner ...

Jax Nourse helps pitch GJ to runaway win

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School baseball team has a new pitching option for the playoffs. Jax Nourse, a big sophomore right-hander, struck out three batters Saturday in one inning of work as he closed out Grand Junction’s 15-1, ...

Ruckman’s three goals lift GJ boys lacrosse team to win

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School boys lacrosse team got a quality win to close its regular season, and the Tigers hope it will be enough to put them in the Class 5A state playoffs for the first time. Charlie Ruckman scored three goals, and Kirk ...

Rupe helps Hotchkiss win league crown

By Matt Meyer

When you need to win a game — or win a league, as the case was Friday afternoon — Hotchkiss pitcher Devan Rupe is your guy. Rupe’s a big-game pitcher, Hotchkiss coach Blake Carlquist said, and big-game pitchers come up huge ...


Making statements

By Dale Shrull

“SME” is going to state. Sarah Megan Erb celebrated her No. 3 singles championship Friday in the Class 5A Regional tournament at Elliott Tennis Center with a smile that was equal parts jubilation, satisfaction and surprise. The ...


Regional No. 3 singles final an all-valley affair

By Dale Shrull

A Western Slope girls tennis player is headed to the Class 5A state tournament at No. 3 singles. The question now is: Who will be that regional champ? Fruita Monument senior Amy Espinoza and Grand Junction’s Sarah Megan Erb won their ...


‘Cats take crown

By Tim Harty

Perfection was denied Tuesday. But it allowed Fruita Monument to learn a valuable lesson Thursday: The Wildcats can bounce back from adversity. Two days after Grand Junction smacked the Wildcats 10-3, handing them their first loss of the ...


Fruita rallies past GJ to win Mountain League lacrosse title

By Matt Meyer

The battle Thursday night between the Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high school girls lacrosse teams could tease the next four years of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse. Fruita’s Nicole Twardowski and the ...

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