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Wildcats defeat Tigers 3-0 in volleyball battle

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Monument High School volleyball team expected some nervousness. Tuesday night at Grand Junction High School, the Wildcats (7-0, 1-0 Southwestern League) outfought the Tigers (5-6, 0-1 SWL) in a tight first game 27-25. After that, ...

Physical play results in soccer tie for Tigers, Wildcats

By Scott Schlaufman

No matter the year, the boys soccer teams of Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high schools always give each other a close, physical game. Unlike most meetings, though, neither team got to leave Tuesday’s game at Walker Field with ...

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GJ’s Wise shakes slump to win Wildcat Invitational

By Patrick Bahr

Alex Wise found there is no magic recipe for breaking a slump. Monday at Adobe Creek Golf Course, the Grand Junction High School senior golfer shot a season-low 73 to win the Wildcat Invitational. “I’ve been in quite a slump most ...

Plateau Valley offensive trio too much for North Park

By Patrick Bahr

COLLBRAN — Plateau Valley High School’s football team didn’t have much to build on for this season. The Class A 8-man Cowboys had four players on the team with high school football experience, and coach Dave Bristol was ...

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Titans not too tired: Coal Ridge shuts out Palisade despite fatigue

By Scott Schlaufman

Playing their third game in five days, it was understandable if the boys on the Coal Ridge soccer team were a little off their game Saturday against Palisade. Despite some fatigue, the Titans used a tight defense to limit the Bulldogs’ ...

Bulldogs grind out win vs. D’Evelyn

By Staff

LAKEWOOD — With its lead whittled down to seven points and a little more than five minutes remaining in the game, the Palisade High School offense turned to the boys up front to get the job done. A blocking scheme that had paved the way ...

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Coming through for the team: Hegstrom helps GJ win Western Slope Invitational title

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He dealt with the pressures of taking the ACT on Saturday morning, but Parker Hegstrom faced another pressure situation a few hours later that affected more than himself. The Grand Junction High School senior played in the No. 2 singles ...

Fruita gains respect despite loss in Dave Sanders tourney

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School softball team may not have won the Diamond Bracket championship this weekend at the Dave Sanders Memorial tournament in Littleton, but they still left with something extra. “We gained some respect,” ...

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Pirates can’t keep up with Huskies: Slow start hurts Olathe vs. Florence

By Patrick Bahr

OLATHE — The Olathe High School football team refused to give up, but Friday night at Wilson Field, the eighth-ranked Pirates fell 35-21 to No. 7 Florence. “We didn’t execute,” Olathe coach Ryan Corn said. “More ...


Running Bulldogs: Moffat County’s Zirkle edges Lebron to win Warrior Invite

By Scott Schlaufman

Going into Friday’s Warrior Invitational cross-country meet at Long Family Memorial Park, Moffat County High School senior Chris Zirkle already had a good feel for the course. Last year, Zirkle won the race, beating his closest ...

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