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Junction starts anew: Tigers feed off home crowd to win first match

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The high school volleyball season may have started one week ago, but Thursday night was a new beginning for Grand Junction. The Tigers played their first home match under new coach Leslie Vines and took advantage of the excitement, sweeping ...


Young quarterbacks at Palisade, Central prove they’re ready to play

By Patrick Bahr

Quarterbacks are always in the spotlight. That spotlight is even more intense when it’s your first varsity start barking signals. Luke McLean and Taylor Sanchez learned last week what that first start is all about. “(A ...

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Goal oriented: Allard, Martinez lift Fruita to first win of season

By Scott Schlaufman

For Fruita Monument High School midfielder Jack Allard, the moment happened pretty fast. Streaking toward the goal Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Central at Walker Field, Allard corralled a rebound off the arm of Central goalie Conor Beach and ...

Crow lifts Palisade past Rifle in softball

By Staff

The Palisade High School softball team needed Tuesday’s game. After losing its past two games, Palisade picked up a road win over Rifle, 17-2. “Our defense really picked it up,” Palisade coach Tony Kirby said. “This ...

Warriors roll past Huskies in volleyball

By Patrick Bahr

Ashley Wells loves a challenge. Tuesday night against Battle Mountain, the Central High School volleyball player got just that against the Huskies’ Krista Norris. The two outside hitters went kill for kill the entire match, with Norris ...

Geer excited about being on Broncos’ practice squad

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Riar Geer hoped the opportunity he had would be enough for the Denver Broncos to keep him. Although the former Fruita Monument High School football standout was released Saturday, it turned out he did enough to stick around. Geer, a tight ...

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Local runners ready to begin cross country season at Warrior Invite

By Patrick Bahr

The Warrior Invitational is an important local race for the District 51 cross country teams. The race Friday at Long Family Memorial Park will be one of the first steps on the not-so-long road to regionals in late October. “Everyone ...

Fruita wins Regis Invite volleyball tournament

By Staff

Fruita Monument won the Regis Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday by defeating Castle View 25-20, 15-25, 25-23, 25-16. The Wildcats advanced to the finals with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 win over Bear Creek. Grand Junction finished ...

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Just peachy for Wildcats: Fruita scores pair of easy wins in Peach Fuzz tourney

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Patience is a virtue, especially at the plate. It comes in particularly handy when the opposing pitcher throws slower than you’re used to facing, as was the case Saturday morning for Fruita Monument in the Peach Fuzz Tournament at ...

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All for naught: Daniels’ big game wasted in Fruita’s lopsided loss

By Patrick Bahr

Tyler Daniels had a career day as a wide receiver. Saturday at Stocker Stadium, the Fruita Monument High School senior caught four passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Daniels, though, won’t remember his big day for more than a ...

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