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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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Cramp lifts Ouray to third consecutive 1A district title

By William Woody

OLATHE — Ouray’s Chris Cramp hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Trojans to a 63-56 win over Plateau Valley in the 1A District Championship. The victory secured the Trojans’ third straight ...

Injured Cordova leads Rifle to 3A district title

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Cortney Cordova’s wrist was hurting, but she wasn’t going to miss the district championship game for it. The Rifle High School senior played with a sprained wrist, but was able to lead the Bears to a 49-41 victory Saturday over ...

Hot-shooting Rams top Skiers to win district crown

By Jon Mitchell

Roaring Fork High School’s boys basketball team brought the rain Saturday — and it washed away any hopes the Aspen Skiers had of repeating as Class 3A Western Slope League District Tournament champions. Daulton Handy and Dakotah ...

Delays, turnovers cost Fruita girls in playoff loss to Fairview

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team didn’t get the start it was hoping for Friday night. Because of road conditions on Interstate 70, the Wildcats took seven hours to arrive in Boulder for their Class 5A second-round ...

Injury to Cordova overshadows Rifle’s victory in 3A districts

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The rematch is set, but it could be a much different game this time around. The Rifle and Olathe girls basketball teams advanced to the Class 3A Western Slope League district finals with semifinal victories, but the Bears (20-0) could be ...

Former Fruita, Mesa player Amy Largent dies at age 38

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Amy Largent Schutter was remembered by her coaches and teammates as a giving, caring person off the court and a talented athlete on the court. Schutter, a 1991 graduate of Fruita Monument High School, died Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo., from ...

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History lesson: Wildcat boys hope to learn from last season’s disappointment

By Patrick Bahr

Last season, the Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team found out the hard way the intensity of the postseason. The Wildcats finished 10-0 in the Southwestern League, but struggled in their second-round home playoff game — ...

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