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Moving on up: Ruiz’s win in higher weight class lifts Central past GJ

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Oscar Ruiz knew he had to find a way to win even though he had to wrestle a heavier opponent. The Central High School junior pinned Grand Junction’s Rory Wick with 19 seconds left in the match Wednesday night to lead the Warriors to a ...

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Two distinctive wins: Fruita boys run past Demons; girls rally in second half for victory

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team didn’t miss a beat. The Wildcats (7-6, 1-0 Southwestern League) followed their 24-point win against Grand Junction last Friday night with a 72-54 win Tuesday over Glenwood ...

Dominance from line in fourth quarter lifts Delta past Central boys

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The Central High School boys basketball team played well enough to win in every area of the game except the free-throw line. Tuesday night at home against Delta, the Warriors (1-13) had a 46-44 lead heading into the fourth quarter, when the ...

Prep Notebook: Qualifying for state swim meet is a relief for GJ’s McLean

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Gillian McLean qualified for the Class 5A girls swimming & diving state championships during last weekend’s Jeffco Invitational in Lakewood. The Grand Junction High School senior scored 346.9 points in the 1-meter diving competition ...

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Dribble, dribble, drive: Fruita Monument’s Labonde uses her speed to penetrate lane

By Patrick Bahr

Lauren Labonde spends a lot of time around the hoop. The Fruita Monument High School (6-7, 0-1 Southwestern League) sophomore guard is a gritty competitor who has no problem getting to the basket. “She’s unstoppable off the ...


Bulldogs hold their own to win Palisade Invitational

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Dalton Hannigan has dreamed of winning a high school varsity wrestling tournament for years. That dream became a reality Saturday when the Palisade High School freshman won the Palisade Invitational’s 112-pound title at Palisade High ...

Glenwood Springs’ 18-point unanswered run dooms Palisade

By Jon Mitchell

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —  Palisade High School’s boys basketball team stayed right with Glenwood Springs for the greater part of the first half Saturday afternoon. The Demons made sure that didn’t last. Kevin Flohr scored a ...

Solid third quarter carries Durango boys to big victory over Central

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The Central High School boys basketball team didn’t have the second half it needed Saturday. The Warriors (1-12, 0-2 Southwestern League) trailed 33-21 at halftime, and allowed the Demons to put the game away in the third quarter, ...

After taking lead, late turnover dooms Central against Cortez

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The Central High School boys basketball team had an opportunity to pick up a rare road win, but it slipped through the Warriors’ grasp. Central rallied to take a 1-point lead with 24 seconds left against Montezuma-Cortez, but a late ...

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Lage’s strong game carries GJ girls past Fruita Monument

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Grand Junction girls basketball coach Sam Provenza took one look at Paula Lage and knew she was ready. The determined Grand Junction High School senior scored 18 of her 19 points in the first half Friday night to lead the Tigers to a 57-48 ...

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