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Rifle flusters Palisade: Bears’ defense too much for ‘Dogs to overcome

By Patrick Bahr

The Rifle High School girls basketball team hasn’t gotten the court time its wanted early in the season. Friday night at the Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club Invitational, the Bears were playing in only their third game of the season ...

Solid beginning not enough for Fruita Monument boys

By Staff

Fruita Monument’s boys basketball team couldn’t sustain its quick start Thursday against Dakota Ridge in the Hinkley Challenge, falling 64-52. “We played well early, got out to a 15-6 lead and then we had three straight ...

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Slow, steady: Bulldogs’ new offensive approach proves successful

By Scott Schlaufman

After starting the season with five straight losses, the Palisade High School boys basketball team realized it needed one main thing to revitalize its offense: Patience. The Bulldogs learned that patience is a virtue, and spent the past two ...

Cortez’s defense too much for Bulldog girls

By Scott Schlaufman

Montezuma-Cortez girls basketball coach Justine Bayles knows an aggressive defense can be a gamble. Thursday in the opening game of the Palisade Rotary Club Invitational, the gamble paid off in forcing numerous turnovers in a 48-32 victory ...

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Not Short on drive: Despite injury-filled summer, Central senior performing well on the mat

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Zach Short had a breakthrough season last year. The Central High School wrestler placed in the Class 5A state championships for the first time and was motivated to spend his summer wrestling in several camps and freestyle ...

GJ golf coach LaDuke resigns

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For the first time in nearly a decade, the Grand Junction High School girls golf program will have a new coach. Kevin LaDuke resigned this week, citing family reasons. The Orchard Mesa Middle School teacher has an 8-year-old son and ...

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Comeback falls short: Fourth-quarter rally not enough as Tigers lose in OT

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction High School girls basketball player Paula Lage was determined to keep her team in the game Tuesday night. The Tigers had rallied from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit and trailed Glenwood Springs 46-44 with 30 seconds ...

Prep Notebook: Olathe girls excited to play tough competition

By Staff

The Olathe High School girls basketball team is on the radar. The Pirates went 25-2 last season and finished fourth in Class 3A, losing the third-place game to Pagosa Springs 41-34. This season, the Pirates returned four starters, including ...

Tigers’ focus on boards pays off with win

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction’s James Wilkinson had one job in the second half of Tuesday night’s home game against Glenwood Springs. The Tigers senior post player had to slow down Nick Ciani. The Demons’ Ciani had 13 rebounds and eight ...


Let it fly: Central’s Padilla not afraid to shoot the basketball

By Patrick Bahr

Central High School’s Zach Padilla takes pride in what he does on the basketball court. Padilla is a shooter. The 6-foot-2 senior shooting guard is the Warriors’ leading scorer through five games averaging 18 points per game ...

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