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Can Eagles soar again?

By Tim Harty

It was a young Paonia team that won the Class 2A girls state track and field championship one year ago. So, the Eagles aren’t bothering to play coy about this year’s state meet. They want to defend their team title, and they have ...


It’s about teamwork

By Tim Harty

For three members of Fruita Monument’s school-record-breaking girls 400-meter relay, the record and this year’s Class 5A state-meet berth were a long time coming. Seniors Joelle LeFevre, Alison Jameson and Katie Werman have been ...

Williams overwhelming 3A state favorite

By Dale Shrull

There are few guarantees in high school sports, but when it comes to this year’s state track and field meet, there is at least one athlete who appears to be close. Austin Williams, a Cedaredge High School junior, is an overwhelming ...


Championship ‘Cats

By Tim Harty

League titles are devalued in many Colorado high school sports, where strength of schedule and power points determine whether a team gets into the state playoffs. And track and field is a sport filled with individuals trying to qualify for ...

SWL teams fall short in 5A baseball playoffs

By Staff

BOULDER — Chad Goodrich was determined not to be satisfied with merely qualifying for the state baseball tournament. It was where he and his Fruita Monument teammates expected to be, after all. But after a 14-4 loss to No. 14 Arapahoe ...


Montrose wins league swim title

By Dale Shrull

For the past six years, the Montrose High School boys swim team has watched the District 51 Griffins take a celebratory splash in the in El Pomar Natatorium pool. On Saturday, the pool belonged to Montrose and the Indians frolicked in the ...

Griffins adapt to new system

By Dale Shrull

When Don Ray Craft took over the District 51 boys swim team, he said things would be different. After a disappointing loss in the Western Slope Championships, Craft said it’s still been a good first year at the helm. “It was ...


No. 32 Coronado stuns top-seeded Montrose

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — Before Saturday, Coronado High School second baseman Patrick Tabrum hadn’t played an inning of varsity baseball. But against top-seeded Montrose, Tabrum’s leaping snag with two outs in the bottom of the seventh ...


Injury to Rowan hurts Indians in soccer playoff loss

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — After losing Stephanie Rowan to a left ankle injury in the first half Saturday, the Montrose High School girls soccer team struggled to generate any offense once Lewis-Palmer scored a goal, eventually falling 4-0 in the Class ...


Bulldog’s latest feat

By Tim Harty

The defending girls state champion in the Class 2A 400-meter run doesn’t plan to defend her title at state this year. As Hotchkiss senior Jennifer Celis displayed in spectacular fashion Saturday, she has a new event. Celis blazed to ...

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