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Third time’s a charm? Fruita girls coach expects big things in third year at helm

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Fruita Monument High School girls basketball coach Dan Schmalz is hoping year three is the breakout year. In Schmalz’s first two seasons as Fruita’s coach, the Wildcats made the playoffs but lost in the first round. But this ...

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Bouncing back: Wildcats hope strong seniors, talented underclassmen lead to more wins

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If Fruita Monument High School boys basketball coach Dave Fox was to build his perfect team, it would probably look close to this year’s Wildcats. It’s a scrappy bunch of defensive-minded players with good senior leadership and a ...


Tiger boys should be balanced this season

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The Grand Junction High School boys basketball team will have a different look this season. The two leading scorers from last year, Everett Robinson and Geoff Baldwin, are now respectively averaging 11.5 points for Central Wyoming College and ...

Tiger girls have wealth of experience

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The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team wasn’t ready last season. With only three seniors on the roster, the Tigers had both a four-game winning streak and a nine-game losing streak last season. To say the least, Grand ...

Central girls up to challenge

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The Central High School girls basketball team wants to be considered as a top team in Class 5A. To do that, the Warriors are following up last season’s Great 8 appearance by testing themselves with a knock-down, drag-out schedule. The ...


Warriors making up ground

By Patrick Bahr

There was no question the Central High School boys basketball team had big plans last season. With nine seniors on the team, the Warriors were thinking playoffs or bust. Central did just that, reaching the second round of the state playoffs ...

Sailors ready for 3A semis

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Who better to get a handle on Saturday’s Steamboat Springs-Pueblo Central Class 3A high school football playoff game than a team that played them both this season? The Sailors and Wildcats square off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at ...

Parity prevails: All-Southwestern Conference team has players from all over

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In the Southwestern Conference, 2009 was a very competitive year. With four of the five teams making the playoffs, every game was a battle in the conference. When the All-Conference team was released Monday, the parity showed. “We ...

A downer in Delta: Panthers can’t keep up with Wildcats in 3A quarterfinals

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DELTA — The secret to success for the Delta High School football team all season had been controlling the tempo with its running game and defense. Saturday in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs, neither the running game nor ...

Fumbles cost Olathe in Class 2A quarterfinals

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To put together a 25-game winning streak, Olathe knew exactly what it takes to win. On the other side of that, the Pirates have seen why teams lose. Four Olathe fumbles gave Kent Denver good field position Saturday in the quarterfinals of the ...

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