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Familiar foe awaits Fruita in 5A district baseball playoffs

By Matt Meyer

For the second consecutive year, Fruita Monument shares a district tournament with Rocky Mountain, a traditional high school baseball power in Colorado. The Wildcats (14-5), seeded No. 16 in the 32-team state playoff bracket, face the No. 17 ...


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GJ’s baseball district boasts tradition-rich teams

By Matt Meyer

The combined number of state high school baseball titles won between Cherry Creek and Regis Jesuit is 10. That’s not to take anything away from Grand Junction, which has six titles. Even Palmer, the second-lowest seed in the Class 5A ...


GJ’s Manzanares only area player to earn playback match at state

By Staff

There was only one Western Slope player who had a chance to bring home some hardware at the Class 5A State tennis tournament after the semifinals Friday. Grand Junction No. 3 singles player Isabel Manzanares took advantage of her opportunity ...


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Ending the skid?

By Jon Mitchell

Delta High School’s baseball team has gone a long time in between postseason victories. The Panthers’ last postseason victory was a 1-0 win over Thomas Jefferson in 2013. All total, the Panthers have won just two postseason games ...


Tiger Invitational is final chance for athletes to post state-qualiyfing marks

By Staff

The Tiger Invitational wraps up the regular season of track and field for most Western Slope teams, and is the final chance for many athletes to post their personal best marks before state. Athletes will use today as the final chance to claim ...


State tennis quarterfinals unkind to area players

By Staff

DENVER — Sarah Fleming was not at all fazed by the moment. The Class 5A state tennis tournament at Gates Tennis Center can fluster even the most seasoned players and when you throw in the fact you have a match against one of the ...


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The ‘Cat with the bat

By Matt Meyer

Cuba Bess has mastered the loud “thwack” of a metal bat meeting a baseball. The moment when his hands slide smoothly through the zone, when his legs power all of his 6-foot-2, 200-plus-pound frame into hitting a baseball, it all ...


Local prep players ready to begin chase for state tennis title

By Staff

Fruita Monument sophomore Sarah Fleming returns to Class 5A state tennis tournament fresh off her regional title at No. 1 singles. Fleming (10-2), who struggled last year at state, plays Jenesse Johnson (7-7) of Denver East in the first round ...


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The one that got away

By Dale Shrull

It started with a quick goal and ended with a close call off a corner kick. Between those moments, Palisade and Holy Family had a fierce battle Wednesday night at Walker Field in the first round of the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs. Holy ...


Grand Junction, Fruita will be on the road for Class 5A baseball playoffs

By Staff

The Grand Junction and Fruita Monument baseball teams will be on the road for the Class 5A district tournament on Saturday. The Colorado High School Activities Association released the brackets for the tournament Wednesday and both teams will ...


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