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Tigers win wrestling league title in Cortez

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School wrestling team avenged earlier season losses to Central and Montrose to win the Soutwestern League title Saturday in Cortez. The Tigers defeated Central (42-25), Montrose (42-34), Fruita Monument (43-27), ...

Glenwood Springs girls in sole possession of first in WSL

By Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A few lingering memories of their last matchup with the Delta High School girls basketball team made a difference in how the Glenwood Springs Demons played Saturday. Kenzie Kuhn scored a game-high 22 points and Lexie ...

Valiant efforts by Palisade boys, girls not enough against Glenwood

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The Palisade High School boys basketball team was determined to knock off the Western Slope League leaders. The effort was there, but the result was not Friday night at Palisade High School. Glenwood Springs made 12 of 16 free throws in the ...

Smith leads Grand Valley boys past Titans

By Jon Mitchell

PARACHUTE — Trevor Smith got things going early for the Grand Valley High boys basketball team Friday night against Coal Ridge. The rest of the Cardinals matched his effort down the stretch. Smith finished with a game-high 23 points, ...

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Clutch Wildcat: LaBonde’s big shot helps Fruita get past GJ

By Patrick Bahr

Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games. Fruita Monument’s Lauren LaBonde fits that description. The sophomore guard was big on offense, and defense, for the Wildcats on Friday night, hitting the game-winning 3-pointer ...

Defense helps Central get first SWL victory

By Staff

Defense led the Central High School boys basketball team to its first Southwestern League victory. Friday night against Durango, the Warriors held the Demons to 13 first-half points in a 55-46 victory. “I was proud we only gave up 13 ...

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Will of the Wildcats: Fruita guts out victory over GJ

By Patrick Bahr

There was no element of surprise during Friday night’s Grand Junction-Fruita Monument boys basketball game. In front of a capacity crowd at Fruita, the two team’ familiarity kept either team from holding a comfortable lead. The ...


Not playing it safe: Rapke’s key victory lifts Paonia past Grand Junction

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Cody Rapke knew all he had to do was not give up a pin. The Paonia High School senior, though, wrestled to win. He defeated Grand Junction’s Gage Casey 22-11 to seal the Class 2A sixth-ranked Eagles’ 37-28 victory over Class 5A ...

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Seeking some revenge: ‘Cats, Tigers have same goal in boys, girls games

By Patrick Bahr

One team is undefeated in the Southwestern League, the other is trying to avenge an earlier loss. That’s the scenario for both the boys and girls basketball games tonight in Fruita Monument. The Fruita Monument girls have lost twice to ...

Pirates show their fortitude on mat with victory over Junction

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Olathe may be the small town down the road, but the Pirates showed they can wrestle with the big boys. The Pirates won nine matches, including five by pin and one by forfeit to defeat Grand Junction 47-28 in a nonleague dual Wednesday night ...

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