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‘Cats want foes dazed, confused

By Dale Shrull

Confusion and chaos. That’s the name of the game for the Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team this season. Actually, that’s always the goal in coach Billy Dreher’s system. With his pressure defense ...

Warriors win season opener

By Staff

Girls Basketball Warriors claim season opener Cassidy Bryant and D’Kota Brodie scored eight points apiece Monday night as Central High School won its season-opening game for the first time since 2009 with a 45-37 victory over ...


Defense stands tall for Rifle in defeat

By Staff

PUEBLO — Usually when a football team loses a state championship, a defense fails to make some big plays. That wasn’t the case for Rifle High School’s football team Saturday in its Class 3A state championship loss to Pueblo ...


Bears fall short

By Staff

PUEBLO — This game needed a hero. Unfortunately no one on the Rifle High School football team could deliver. Instead, Pueblo East scored 16 straight points to upend the Bears 30-14 in the Class 3A state championship game before a crowd ...



By Dale Shrull

Rifle High School is heading to the steel city of Colorado to try to steal a Class 3A state football title. Saturday’s championship game is indeed a tale of two blue-collar towns with physical, tough, hard-nosed football ...


A return trip

By Dale Shrull

Austin Shepherd looked lost, his eyes empty with bewilderment. It was a tough day, but Rifle’s future could be seen on this disappointing day. That balmy day was back on Dec. 1, 2012. Last Saturday, Shepherd was smiling, posing for ...

Sean Mulvey out as Fruita football coach

By Staff

Prep Football Sean Mulvey out as Wildcats’ coach Sean Mulvey will not coach the Fruita Monument High School football team next season, the school announced Monday. Fruita Monument Athletic Director Denny Squibb said the school is ...



By Matt Meyer

PAONIA — Time was dwindling Saturday, but enough remained for Buena Vista to dare hope it could still come back and claim a state title. Especially with the Demons on the Paonia 2-yard line with second down. A run by Buena Vista ...



By Dale Shrull

RIFLE — Rifle earned another seven days and one more game this season. That’s been Rifle’s philosophy since the football playoffs started: Win, and the team gets seven more days together. After a powerful performance ...


Paonia takes charge early to claim title

By Tim Harty

PAONIA — Paonia linebackers Trevor Smith and Gunnar Chesnik drag down the Buena Vista fullback on fourth down for a 4-yard loss Saturday. Paonia ball at the Buena Vista 40-yard line. Five plays later: Eagles 7, Demons 0. Paonia ...

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