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Phil Wertman Invite presents different challenge to athletes

By Patrick Bahr

At the midway point of the track season, coaches are looking for anything to shake things up. Friday night’s Phil Wertman Invitational at Stocker Stadium provided just the right thing for the eight teams participating. “I love ...

Offense helps Grand Junction boys lacrosse team roll to victory

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School boys lacrosse team cruised to a 15-5 win Friday over Telluride. The Tigers stretched an 8-1 halftime lead at Canyon View Park to 13-1 by the end of the third quarter. “Our offense was on fire,” ...

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Earning a top-18 ranking the goal for all track and field competitors

By Patrick Bahr

Today’s Phil Wertman Invitational at Stocker Stadium is one month before the 2011 Colorado state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium. For the past three seasons, the track has done away with regional qualifying meets, ...

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Crawford’s change to forward lifts Palisade to win

By Patrick Bahr

A single position change can make a big difference. Thursday at the Peach Bowl, Palisade High School soccer player Megan Crawford switched from her usual outside midfielder position to forward, and contributed to the Bulldogs’ 3-0 ...

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Tigers top Central to qualify for 5A district playoffs

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Grand Junction is in the Class 5A district baseball playoffs again. The Tigers hit three home runs and took advantage of seven walks Wednesday night at Suplizio Field to defeat Central 12-6 and clinch a playoff spot. “We were talking ...

Glenwood Springs blanks league rival Palisade in girls soccer

By Staff

Palisade limited the Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team to three goals, but it wasn’t enough Tuesday night in Glenwood Springs. The Demons defeated Palisade 3-0 in a Western Slope League game. It was the Demons’ sixth ...

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Rivals get stingy: Flick’s net play key in Tigers’ close victory over Wildcats

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Grand Junction goalkeeper Kolton Flick knew he needed to cut down on the number of goals he allowed. He didn’t realize how much of a difference that would make. The Grand Junction sophomore made eight saves Tuesday night as the Tigers ...

Bulldogs back on track with wins over Demons

By Patrick Bahr

In every game, the Palisade High School baseball team is trying to overcome the 2-6 start it had to the season. Tuesday at Suplizio Field, the Bulldogs continued to put the start of the season in the past with an 11-0 five-inning win over ...

Athletes’ fees to rise after school board vote passes

By Staff

Student-athletes in Mesa County School District 51 will pay more money to participate in athletics next school year, after Tuesday night’s school board vote. The fees will go up from $70 to $110 per student-athlete, per sport at the ...

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Wildcats’ Kovach will play volleyball at Otero Junior College

By Patrick Bahr

Camille Kovach led the Fruita Monument High School volleyball team in kills, attacks and aces as a senior in 2010. Now Kovach, an outside hitter, is taking her skills at the net to the next level. Tuesday at Fruita Monument, Kovach signed a ...

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