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State title chase begins for Class 3A, 2A and 1A hoops teams

By Patrick Bahr

This is all still new for the Rifle High School girls basketball team. The Bears (22-0) have thrived in their first year in Class 3A earning the No. 2 overall seed in the 3A state playoffs. The Bears host a sub-region this weekend, beginning ...

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Denver Coliseum’s grand stage doesn’t scare Tigers

By Patrick Bahr

The bright lights of the big arena won’t be a problem. Playing in the Denver Coliseum tonight against ThunderRidge shouldn’t affect the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team. “There is a lot of space in those ...

Falcons’ height, speed too much for Wildcats

By Staff

It didn’t seem to matter what offense or defense the Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team played Wednesday night. No matter what the Wildcats tried, they had no answer for the height and speed of Highlands Ranch. The ...

Brady’s big first quarter helps Tigers hold on vs. Palmer

By Staff

Grand Junction High School senior Fawn Brady showed how badly she wanted to keep her career going. Tuesday night in a Class 5A Sweet 16 playoff game at Palmer High School, Brady scored 13 points in the first quarter to put the Tigers ahead ...

Prep notebook: Players and coaches are ready to start soccer season

By Staff

The warmer weather couldn’t have come at a better time. Tryouts for spring sports began Monday and, in some cases, continue through this week. The warmer weather should help the four new coaches in the valley to see what their players ...

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A point well made: Daniels’ play at point guard a big plus for Wildcats

By Patrick Bahr

As your point guard goes, so goes your team. That’s the case for the Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team. Led by two-year starter Tyler Daniels, the Wildcats (17-6) have won their past 20 Southwestern League games and play ...

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Full circle: Derrieux happy to be back with Tigers after missing bulk of season

By Patrick Bahr

Jamie Derrieux’s season started out how she hoped, and it’s headed for a good ending, just as she expected. It was the middle 17 games she didn’t see coming. The Grand Junction High School junior guard missed the majority ...

Rifle girls earn No. 2 seed for 3A postseason

By Patrick Bahr

The Rifle High School girls basketball team is one of two undefeated teams in Class 3A, and the Bears were rewarded with the No. 2 seed in the 3A playoffs. The Bears, who won the regular-season Western Slope League title and the district ...

Grand Junction boys fall to top-seeded Arapahoe

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School boys basketball team struggled to keep pace with top-seeded Arapahoe. Saturday in Centennial, the Tigers trailed 23-8 after the first quarter, and the end result wasn’t much better as the No. 8 seed ...

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Wildcat sweet: Fruita Monument boys advance to Class 5A Sweet 16

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team’s Class 5A second-round playoff game against Gateway lived up to expectations. Saturday night, the Wildcats had to grind, scratch, hustle and fight their way to a 46-31 ...

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