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Wildcats’ triple-option running attack too much for Rangeview to handle

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Fruita Monument has only one idea of how offensive football should be played. Run the ball, chew up clock and physically break down the opponent. The Wildcats did just that Friday night in their 21-0 victory over Rangeview at Stocker ...

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Injuries, turnovers hurt Tigers against Falcons

By Staff

The first play from scrimmage all but set the stage for the Grand Junction High School football team Friday. The Tigers offense, which had scored only one touchdown in their first two games, had a chance to get an early jump on undefeated ...


Fruita Monument runs to victory

By Staff

Fruita Monument’s big blue machine dominated the 3.1-mile Lucky Ned Cross Country Invitational on Friday at Canyon View Park. In an eight-team field, the Wildcats won the boys race and finished second in the girls, behind big ...


Big hits, pitching carry Warriors to win over Junction

By Staff

All it took for Karen Hayter to break out of a mini slump at the plate was a little adjustment in her batting stroke. The Central High School senior softball player hadn’t hit the ball as well as she would’ve liked in last ...

Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 12, 2008

By Staff

Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high schools waged one of their classic Southwestern League volleyball battles Thursday, the Wildcats finally prevailing 3-2 at Grand Junction. Down 2 games to 1, Fruita Monument won the fourth game 26-24, ...

Sports: Smart Jock Charlie Payton September 11, 2008

By Staff

Student-Athlete: Charlie Payton School: Central Sport: Football GPA: 3.7 Future: Payton is considering going to Montana State University or Colorado State University. What’s your major?: Payton wants to pursue a field with wildlife ...

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Sports: Prep Notebook Column September 11, 2008

By Patrick Bahr

Tuesday was slump-busting day for two boys soccer teams in the Grand Valley. Grand Junction earned its first win of the season with an emotional 4-0 win over Montrose at Canyon View Park. The Tigers honored former teammate Zach Sockman, who ...

VB Setter 9-9-8

Volleyball teams rely on setters to know who’s hot, who’s not

By Patrick Bahr

It’s the quarterback in football. The clean-up hitter in baseball and the point guard in basketball. Every sport has one position that is critical to a team’s offensive success, a spot that can make or break the season with its ...

Fruita athletic director: Burke, not Byers, will be interim softball coach

By Staff

A matter of semantics was clarified Wednesday concerning the Fruita Monument High School softball team. The issue came to light Tuesday, when Wildcats head softball coach Billy Johnson and one of his assistants, Kevin Chirdon, were relieved ...

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Central’s new-look defense is all about attacking the offense

By Staff

It’s not that Travis Key minded playing defensive end for the Central High School football team last season. Just the opposite. His role on this year’s defense gives him a chance to attack opposing offenses and he likes being in ...

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