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Strong defensive effort, Hayden’s hot shooting, lift Palisade to win

By Scott Schlaufman

As a senior playing in his final home game, Palisade High School’s Jeremy Hayden had a bit of motivation going into Thursday night’s 66-47 win over Rifle, and it didn’t take him long to get going. Hayden finished the first ...

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Hot start lifts GJ past ‘Cats

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Paula Lage was itching to get on the floor. Thursday night at Fruita Monument, the Grand Junction girls basketball team was forced to wait almost 45 minutes past the scheduled tip-off because the junior varsity game ran long. That might have ...

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Pirates make waves: Seven Olathe wrestlers advance to Class 3A quarterfinals

By Brian Miller

DENVER — If the Olathe High School wrestling team goes on to capture the Class 3A state championship, the Pirates can point to matches like Kyle Piatt’s first-round contest as difference-makers. The Olathe junior was one of seven ...

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Masters of the mat: Experience lifts locals in first round

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DENVER — Prior experience isn’t necessary, but it is preferred. Several wrestlers from the Grand Valley discovered that Thursday in the first round of the Class 5A state tournament at the Pepsi Center. Five of the eight wrestlers ...

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Fruita Monument wins Southwestern League title

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The Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team said it often after finishing in last place in the Southwestern League last season. Worst to first. Thursday night, the Wildcats did just that. Fruita (14-8, 9-0 SWL) won its first SWL ...

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State wrestling championships, Day 1

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Action from Thursday’s matches at the Pepsi Center.  ...

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‘Dogs want to re-establish wrestling identity in state

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The Palisade High School wrestling team wants to be noticed. Many of the 10 state qualifiers had their hair cut into a Mohawk and dyed it blue. “The dying the hair thing is really cool because everybody knows where you’re from ...

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Pirate tradition: Olathe wrestlers follow in footsteps of their families

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OLATHE — Zach Shank remembers going to wrestling tournaments when he was growing up, watching his cousins excel for Olathe High School. Now the sophomore is one of several Pirate wrestlers following the family wrestling ...

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Going for three: Gurule ready to defend his title, add another to collection

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Matthew Gurule’s bid for an undefeated season came to an end last weekend, but he can still win a rare third state title this weekend at the Colorado State Championships in Denver. The 112-pound senior (42-1) enters the state tournament ...

High School State Wrestling Pairings, Classes 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A

By Staff

DENVER — First-round pairings, announced Sunday by the Colorado High School Activities Association, for the 75th annual Colorado state high school wrestling tournament, which will be held at Pepsi Center Thursday through Saturday: Class ...

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