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Wildcats get much-needed win against rival Grand Junction

By Patrick Bahr

Must-win games can bring out the best or worst in teams. Tuesday night against Grand Junction (13-3, 6-2 Southwestern League), the Fruita Monument High School baseball team needed a win to stay alive in both the race for the SWL title and the ...

Central’s Clay Kame signs to play basketball at Mesa State College

By Patrick Bahr

Clay Kame has the physical and mental attributes to play college basketball. Tuesday, Kame decided where to put those tools to work, signing a national letter of intent to play at Mesa State College. “Mesa’s a good fit,” ...


Erickson’s overtime goal lifts Tigers past Warriors

By Staff

It appeared to be another one of those soccer games for Grand Junction High School. On more than one occasion this season, the Tigers had outshot their opponent and controlled the ball for a vast majority of the time, with no reward on the ...

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Fruita Monument senior doesn’t back down from many challenges.

By Patrick Bahr

Ben Fox doesn’t back down from many challenges. The Fruita Monument senior is a midfielder for the Grand Valley lacrosse team, and as a captain, has helped the Lightning to a 7-3 record. He’s also productive in the classroom. Fox ...

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Central’s Palma narrowly misses cut at MLS tryout

By Staff

We’d seen Freddy Adu accomplish the feat, playing Major League Soccer while still in high school. Stevie Palma had that same dream. The 16-year-old Central High School junior came within two steps of accomplishing that feat a couple of ...

Briefs: Sports Prep Roundup April 19, 2009

By Staff

BASEBALL • The Palisade High School baseball team played its fifth and sixth game of the week, splitting with Rifle. Palisade won the first game 11-7 but dropped the second 9-7. The Bulldogs (6-6, 5-4 Western Slope League) missed ...

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Lightning strike big with Johns Hopkins-style offense

By Patrick Bahr

In any sport, a slow-down style of offense traditionally doesn’t produce a lot of points. In the Grand Valley boys lacrosse game Saturday against Glenwood Springs, the Lightning went with a more patient approach. The strategy went ...

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Fruita holds off Montrose at Canyon View Park

By Staff

Break out the dog-eared copy of that old cliché book you’ve got on the shelf. Backs against the wall. One game at a time, inning at a time, one pitch at a time. Manufacturing runs, one run at a time. Don’t make mental ...


Trio of defenders help Grand Valley get off to good start

By Patrick Bahr

A lot of the success of the Grand Valley girls lacrosse team comes from balance. Amy Flukey, Bri True, Bailey Clark and Mikayla Clark take care of the scoring. The Lightning (8-0) averages 11 goals per game and has scored in double figures in ...

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Tigers satisfy appetite by feasting on Warriors

By Patrick Bahr

The Tigers were hungry and needed to feed. The Grand Junction High School baseball team bounced back from its first league loss to defeat Central 13-3 on Friday night in five innings at Suplizio Field. “We were very motivated for this ...

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