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Working in transition: Warriors use fast-break baskets in second quarter to top Bulldogs

By Patrick Bahr

The Central High School boys basketball team could feel the momentum swinging and ran with it. Fueled by transition baskets, the Warriors went on a 17-4 run in the second quarter Tuesday night to defeat Palisade 53-49 at Central High ...

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SPORTS STORIES OF 2010: Olathe adds second state football title to its collection

By Patrick Bahr

The Olathe High School football team wasn’t favored to win a state title in 2010. The Pirates did just that, though, edging Brush 14-13 in the Class 2A state championship Dec. 4 at Legacy Stadium. “We were excited to have another ...


SPORTS STORIES OF 2010: Mental toughness helps GJ’s Weinberg win No. 1 singles crown

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction High School tennis player Spencer Weinberg is the opposite of many No. 1 singles players. Weinberg, a sophomore, isn’t all about power, trying to bully every opponent into submission. Weinberg plays a mentally tough, ...

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SPORTS STORIES OF 2010: Playing as a team nets Paonia girls basketball championship

By Patrick Bahr

It was a dream season for the Paonia High School girls basketball team. The Eagles won the 2010 girls state basketball championship with a 43-39 victory over Akron on March 13 at Massari Arena on the campus of CSU-Pueblo. Paonia’s ...

Rubalcaba on Denver Post’s All-Colorado football team

By Staff

Sean Rubalcaba showed this past fall just what he can do when he’s healthy. A broken leg cost him most of his sophomore season for the Grand Junction High School football team, but he stayed away from injuries this season, and he and ...

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Good move: Led by Cordova, Rifle likes its chances in Class 3A

By Patrick Bahr

The Rifle High School girls basketball team stormed through the Class 4A Western Slope League last season. The Bears finished 10-0 in league and advanced into the Sweet 16 of the 4A playoffs, eventually losing to Cheyenne Mountain ...

Prep Notebook: Wildcats hit break with focus on balance

By Staff

Entering the season, the Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team wanted to keep the momentum of last season’s 10-0 run in the Southwestern League going. Despite little roster turnover and three returning starters, including SWL ...


GJ’s Hoffschneider captures Warrior Classic title

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Jessie Hoffschneider remembers what it feels like to lose in the championship match of the Warrior Classic. Now he knows how it feels to win that title match. The 145-pound junior for Grand Junction High School scored a takedown against ...

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No time to waste: Piatt makes quick transition from gridiron to wrestling mat

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Kyle Piatt took a nice, long break from the time Olathe High School won its second Class 2A state football championship three weeks ago to when he started wrestling practice. Sunday. Once the Pirates paraded their football trophy through ...

Central girls hang on to get first win

By Staff

The one thing the Central High School girls basketball team doesn’t have to worry about for the rest of the season is whether it can get a win. Saturday at the final day of the Poudre Holiday Tournament, the Warriors (1-5) defeated ...

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