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Grand Junction uses fast start, solid defense to top Montrose in battle for second in SWL

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction was expecting Montrose’s best shot. Tuesday night, the Tigers held off the Indians’ second- and third-quarter runs in a 66-41 victory. “We had a big win down at their place,” Grand Junction coach Dutch ...


Title for Tigers: Brady leads Junction to SWL crown

By Patrick Bahr

The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team never trailed Tuesday night against Montrose, but that didn’t mean the game was easy. The Tigers’ 48-39 victory clinched the Southwestern League title. “We expected ...

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Lage, Tigers can lock up Southwestern league

By Patrick Bahr

Paula Lage was an accomplished softball player in her four seasons at Grand Junction High School. A four-year starter, Lage was a three-time All-Southwestern League selection at catcher, first base and outfield. As it turns out, softball is ...

Kane Gunther helps Palisade get first WSL road victory

By Staff

The Palisade High School boys basketball team earned its first Western Slope League road win Saturday night with a 53-44 victory over Moffat County. The two teams were tied 20-20 at halftime before Palisade went on an 18-7 run in the third ...

GJ’s McLean shakes off fatigue to finish eighth at state

By Pat Rooney

FORT COLLINS — Much to her dismay, Gillian McLean just was not feeling it on Saturday morning. The senior diver from Grand Junction High School was only a few hours away from the final event of her prep career when a combination of ...

Montrose’s Stucky wins 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle state titles

By Staff

LOVELAND — No one could blame Emily Stucky for wanting to carry on the tradition of Montrose girls swimming, even if she wasn’t aware of such a thing. See, if a female wins a state title for the Indians, she doesn’t stop ...

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Paonia wrestlers keep strong tradition alive

By Patrick Bahr

The Paonia High School wrestling team is committed to excellence. The Eagles won the Class 2A state championship in 2006 and 2009, and Saturday at the 2A Western Region tournament at Palisade High School, Paonia took another step toward a ...

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Palisade’s Hannigan shocks Class 4A regional wrestling field

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Palisade wrestler Dalton Hannigan was simply hoping to qualify for state in a loaded weight bracket. To the 112-pound freshman’s surprise, he ended up winning a regional title, upsetting the state’s third and fourth-ranked ...

Grand Junction qualifies five wrestlers for state

By Brian Miller

WESTMINSTER — In Dylan Reed’s eyes, the pressure was off going into Saturday night’s 215-pound regional title match. The Grand Junction senior had already accomplished the hard part, forging his way into the Class 5A state ...

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Pride in their colors: Some Grand Valley grads find themselves coaching for, against alma mater

By Patrick Bahr

In high school athletics, the importance of school pride is drilled into every player. Players are taught to bleed Wildcat blue, Warrior red, Tiger orange, or Bulldog maroon. Many players aspire to one day be coaches, and sometimes the ...

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