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Refined by the beach

By Jon Mitchell

Not long after she competed on a beach volleyball court for the first time, Dana Thomson could feel the difference. “The first little period is definitely, well, you’re really sore,” the Fruita Monument High School outside ...


Strategy change helps Tigers get past Warriors

By Matt Meyer

Late-season games offer opportunities to practice different skills for the Grand Junction High School soccer team. Typically a possession-heavy team focused on short, quick passes up the field, the Tigers used their game against Central on ...


Wells adds to her record digs total in Fruita’s win

By Jon Mitchell

Kenzie Wells doesn’t think of the record she set during her volleyball career at Fruita Monument High School as a big accomplishment. She simply sees it as doing her job. “I know as long as I do my job and they do their job, ...


All things end

By Matt Meyer

One of the longest and most dominant runs in Southwestern League play across any prep sport ended Tuesday night as the Central High School softball team split a doubleheader with Grand Junction at Bergman Field. The Warriors (11-4, 3-1 SWL) ...



By Dale Shrull

One race was close, the other was a runaway. Running on the new Snooks Bottom course in Fruita, the Anna Banana Invitational brought together the usual high-level cross-country field from around the Western Slope on Saturday. The boys race ...

Demons hand Wildcats SWL boys soccer loss

By Staff

Leland Heinicke, Eli Fenton and Jake Beattie each scored goals for the Durango High School boys soccer team in its 3-1 home victory over Fruita Monument on Saturday. The Wildcats (4-5, 1-3 Southwestern League) scored in the second half as the ...


Never-give-up GJ

By Dale Shrull

Sometimes football math just doesn’t make sense. About midway through the second quarter Friday night, Grand Junction had run 26 offensive plays to Skyline’s four, but the Falcons still led 13-3. What does make sense, is the ...

Late rally lifts ‘Dogs past Delta

By Matt Meyer

DELTA — The Palisade High School football team faced an early 19-0 against Delta on Friday night. The Bulldogs’ offensive and defensive lines were struggling, Panthers running back Brendon Starr had run all over the field, and ...

Eagle Valley rallies past Palisade volleyball team

By Staff

The Eagle Valley High School volleyball team rallied from a one-set deficit and a seven-point hole in the third set to beat Palisade 18-25, 25-20, 27-25, 25-16 on Friday night. Alexandra MacAskill had 14 kills, Reese Norton had 34 assists and ...

Hutto’s arm, bat lift Tigers past Wildcats

By Jon Mitchell

Grand Junction softball coach Si Espinoza likes Hannah Hutto as a shortstop. On Thursday, he liked Hannah Hutto the pitcher even more. Hutto was in control much of the time during her complete-game four hitter, which accompanied her four-RBI ...

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