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Bulldogs’ tenacity

By Tim Harty

Palisade sophomore Jessica Bellmire started the Game 4 rally with an ace, one of seven she’d finish the night with Thursday. And four serves later, she delivered another ace, a hard serve that glanced off a Grand Junction player in the ...


Warriors overpower Indians in first tennis match of season

By Tim Harty

Wednesday’s dominating performance likely will be a rarity for the Central High School boys tennis team. The Warriors are young and inexperienced, and that won’t bode well against the established programs that soon will come ...


The long road back

By Dale Shrull

Jack Parsons has been ripping it up on the football field for the past eight months. He jukes a player, leaps over another, then spins and glides into the end zone for an orchestrated celebration. Then he gives his thumbs a rest. Enough ...

Fruita’s Dangler wins Aspen Invitational

By Staff

Prep Golf Dangler claims Aspen Invitational Troy Dangler won the Aspen Invitational in a sudden-death playoff against Aspen’s Will Hazen on Monday, leading Fruita Monument High School to the team title with a score of 241. Dangler ...


Indians standing tall

By Dale Shrull

MONTROSE — Football is not life, but there’s nothing like the brotherhood of football. For the Montrose High School Indians, the focus is on the quest to finish what last year’s team started: Win a Class 4A title. But on ...

Glenwood QB gets offer from CSU

By Staff

Glenwood Springs sophomore quarterback Dante Sparaco recently received a scholarship offer from Colorado State University. According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Sparaco said that CSU head coach Jim McElwain made the offer after ...

Montrose wins title at Gypsum Creek

By Staff

Led by Zane Sauer’s 1-under-par 71 and runner-up finish, Montrose won the team title Wednesday at the Eagle Valley Invitational boys golf tournament. Montrose finished with 227 strokes, two better than Steamboat Springs, in the field of ...


Eye of the Tiger

By Tim Harty

Scores in the high 70s and low 80s are celebrated by many high school golfers. For Donny Kinnaman, they’re cause for concern. And the Grand Junction High School senior saw too many of those numbers on his scorecards early in the ...


Olkowski leads the way as GJ shoots under par as a team

By Tim Harty

With a 75 on his scorecard and a belief that his score would be one of the three that counted for the Grand Junction High School boys golf team, senior Ben Volkmann walked toward the clubhouse at Bookcliff Country Club. In the Tigers’ ...


All-around improvement

By Dale Shrull

PAONIA — Taylor Walters takes a quick five-step drop and snaps a spiral to a teammate. He repeats the exercise with another five-step drop. You can see the athleticism in his footwork. The throwing mechanics are getting better. Quick, ...

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