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Fruita Monument’s Saad in hunt for state title

By Staff

Fruita Monument High School golfer Joey Saad is in contention. Monday at the Class 5A state golf championship at Valley Country Club in Aurora, Saad shot a 1-over-par 73, which put him in an eight-way tie for fifth place. There is a ...


Friendly rivals: Krieg beats Anderson at Anna Banana Invitational

By Patrick Bahr

When the girls cross-country teams from Hotchkiss and Grand Valley high schools are in the same race, it goes without saying who’s going to be setting the pace. Grand Valley senior Brandi Krieg and Hotchkiss freshman Natalie Anderson ...

Physical Ponderosa team hands Montrose its second straight loss

By Staff

Montrose High School’s football team dropped its second straight game Saturday, falling 24-14 at Ponderosa. “These were two tough, physical games against good teams,” Montrose coach Todd Casebier said. “Both (Pueblo ...

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Fruita Monument’s Joey Saad ready for state

By Patrick Bahr

Joey Saad faced the same challenge many athletes are burdened with at some point in their careers. The Fruita Monument High School golfer had to figure out how to get out of his own head. “Before regionals I was putting a lot of ...

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Domino effect: De Beque Dragons’ sports programs adjust to tough times on the fly

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Shayla Randolph was looking forward to her senior year of high school. She planned to play volleyball again and try out for girls basketball. Before school started, however, she found out De Beque High School wasn’t offering either ...

‘Cats feel the rush: Second-half run game lifts Fruita past Central

By Patrick Bahr

Vince Grasso and the Fruita Monument rushing attack came alive in the second half. Friday night at Stocker Stadium, Grasso rushed for 138 yards on 16 second-half carries in the Wildcats’ 19-14 win over Central. “We knew if we ...

GJ rallies to squeak by Trojans

By Staff

FOUNTAIN — Good teams show what they are made of in the fourth quarter. Grand Junction High School (4-1) showed it won’t quit, no matter what the scoreboard says. The Tigers fought back Friday night from a 13-point deficit in the ...

Wildcats roll past Cortez in softball

By Staff

The Fruita Monument softball team took care of things quickly Friday in a doubleheader sweep of Montezuma-Cortez. The Wildcats (16-2, 8-1 Southwestern League) needed only a total of seven innings in the two games, allowed only a single hit ...

Skiers’ talent too much for Grand Valley on homecoming night

By Staff

PARACHUTE — Grand Valley High School football coach Mike Johnson sure doesn’t doubt the talent of the Class 2A’s newest No. 1 team, the Aspen Skiers. “As far as I’m concerned, if they’re not,” Johnson ...

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Power of the Pirates: Special teams play makes difference as Olathe tops Cedaredge

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CEDAREDGE — Special teams can make all the difference. The Olathe High School football team blocked two punts and took advantage of a bad snap Friday night to rally for a 41-13 victory over Cedaredge. “Special teams were huge ...

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