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Déjà vu all over again

By Matt Meyer

Roughly one month ago, when the Fruita Monument High School boys soccer team faced Grand Junction, Stephen Hatch found Kaed Olguin during the opening minutes on a free kick. Olguin reached the ball as it curled toward the back post, heading it ...


Next wave soaks in state experience

By Jon Mitchell

Blake Andersen wasn’t having any trouble hitting the ball off the tee or fairway Tuesday during the second day of the Class 5A boys golf state tournament at Bookcliff Country Club. It was his putting that turned out to be the ...

Mihavetz leads Indians to 4A runner-up spot

By Staff

Glen-Michael Mihavetz carded an even-par 72 at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale on Tuesday to tie for fourth place in the Class 4A boys golf state tournament and help the Indians finish second as a team. Mihavetz, a senior who finished ...


Bulldogs roar back to beat Rifle in soccer

By Staff

The Palisade High School boys soccer team has been down 3-0 plenty of times this season. Tuesday, the Bulldogs fought back in Rifle. Juan Arvayo capped a four-goal rally in the second half for Palisade as it earned its first win of the ...



By Matt Meyer

For the first time in two days, Trevor Olkowski found his groove Tuesday afternoon for the Grand Junction High School boys golf team. After struggling in the first round Monday and starting his second round with an out-of-bounds drive off the ...


Solid plan, but a sour day

By Matt Meyer

The 3-over-par 74 Trevor Olkowski carded Monday at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament wasn’t indicative of the round he shot. The Grand Junction High School senior’s driver cooperated only intermittently at Bookcliff County ...


Wildcats feeling good about 1st day at state tournament

By Matt Meyer

For about five holes Monday morning, Fruita Monument senior Jason Coffey led the Class 5A boys golf state tournament at Bookcliff Country Club. Then, some of the more traditional golf powerhouses teed off and Coffey was passed on the leader ...

Montrose has strong 1st day at Class 4A tournament

By Staff

Montrose High School’s Micah Stangebye is within reach of a Top 3 finish and, as of late Monday afternoon, an individual state championship. The Montrose High School freshman carded a first-round 1-under-par 71 at the Class 4A boys golf ...


Wildcats cherish Class 5A golf berths

By Jon Mitchell

The way Nick Laubscher qualified for this year’s Class 5A boys golf state tournament more than makes up for the way he missed the cut last season. The Fruita Monument High School senior missed the cut for a state-tournament berth by ...


‘I was flying, man’

By Jon Mitchell

Ian Meek sprinted away from the starting line Saturday and, as the pack picked up speed, he picked up his feet. Then he raised his arms and, to the surprise of the runners around him, started high-stepping in front of the pack, his arms ...

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