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Scoring runs in second, third quarters lift Ignacio past Paonia

By Dale Shrull

The Ignacio boys basketball team is big, fast and skilled. The Bobcats turned the Central High School gym into its own little playground Saturday, beating Paonia 54-29 in the Class 2A Region 3 Pool 1 title game. The Bobcats are now off to ...

Defense fuels Cedaredge girls’ rout in 2A regional

By Matt Meyer

Steal. Strip. Block. Steal. Steal. That’s how the Cedaredge High School girls basketball team opened the second half Saturday. The Bruins watched a 16-point lead erode to only seven points at halftime, but the Bruins opened the third ...


Lopez lifts Meeker into state tourney

By Dale Shrull

Raul Lopez is the igniter for the Meeker High School boys basketball team. When the Cowboys saw their momentum sucked away Saturday by Mancos in the fourth quarter, it was Lopez who took over. Meeker (22-1) never trailed, and aside from a ...

Six-run third inning lifts GJ to Fanning win

By Matt Meyer

Bouncing back from a couple of errors and some nerves early, the Grand Junction High School baseball team closed out the Bill Fanning Memorial Classic with an 11-3 win Saturday over Centaurus at Suplizio Field. The Tigers (2-0) were scoreless ...

Centauri rallies from 20-point deficit to beat Olathe girls

By Tim Harty

Olathe’s man-to-man defense was harassing, hawking and relentless. It’s the way the Pirates like to play defense, the way they played throughout the season. And it staked them to a 20-point lead through a quarter-and-a-half ...


Harmon’s relief effort key in Fruita’s win

By Matt Meyer

After four innings Friday, Devon Canup was nearing the pitch limit that Fruita Monument baseball coach Ray McLennan set for him. In a perfect world, or later in the season, McLennan would have left Canup in for one more inning against ...

Paonia boys control tempo to win 2A regional semifinal

By Tim Harty

The 12-point lead at halftime was acceptable to the Paonia High School boys basketball team. The way they got it, however, was not. Settling down and getting into a pace more suited to Paonia’s strengths, the Eagles pulled away in the ...


Full-court Cowboys

By Dale Shrull

After falling behind 4-0 to start Friday’s game, the Meeker girls basketball team turned up the heat. The Cowboys used a disruptive full-court press and turned a close game in the first quarter into a rout, beating Ignacio 63-47 in the ...

Olathe girls cruise to win in 3A regional

By Staff

Amanda Kinterknecht scored 18 points as the Olathe girls basketball team defeated Alamosa 51-27 on Friday night in a Class 3A regional semifinal at Olathe High School. Kinterknecht had success in transition, Olathe coach Paul Althaus said, ...

GJ’s Brandon, Wells are SWL players of the year

By Staff

Grand Junction’s Sydni Brandon was voted the top girls basketball player in the Southwestern League for the second straight year with the announcement of the All-Southwestern League team Friday. Brandon, a four-time All-SWL selection, ...

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