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With playoff chances finished, Central still playing for pride

By Patrick Bahr

The Central High School football team was eliminated from the Class 5A postseason with last week’s 26-15 loss at Montrose. The Warriors (2-6) are one of many teams across Colorado that know the chance to compete for a state championship ...

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Fruita, GJ fall in first round of 5A state soccer playoffs

By Staff

The extra day didn’t help. The Fruita Monument and Grand Junction boys soccer teams lost in the first round of the Class 5A state playoff a day after both teams were stuck in Silverthorne because of weather and travel conditions. Bear ...

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Grand Junction’s Medina ready for state cross country meet

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction High School cross country runner Charlie Medina always considered himself more of a football and baseball player. Maybe, though, he was born to run. Medina’s time of 17 minutes, 24 seconds at last week’s Region 1 ...

Prep Notebook: Tigers’ football team is ranked 10th in 5A poll

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School football team has finally gotten some statewide recognition. In Monday’s Denver Post Top 10 football poll, the Tigers (7-1) were ranked 10th in Class 5A. Grand Junction took the place of the team that ...

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Committed ‘Cats: Fruita Monument focused on making impact in Class 5A soccer playoffs

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Dan McKee knew the first day of summer camp he had a team capable of big things. He was right. The Fruita Monument High School boys soccer team qualified for the Class 5A state playoffs this season for the first time since ...

Fruita, GJ happy with boys state soccer seeds

By Staff

The Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high school boys soccer teams got better seeds this year for the Class 5A state tournament, but both teams will still be on the road. Fruita Monument (6-7-1) is the No. 23 seed and plays Tuesday at No. ...

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Wildcats hurt by lack of clutch hits in semifinal loss

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AURORA — The opportunities were there Saturday for the Fruita Monument High School softball team, but the big hit was not. The Wildcats couldn’t come up with the key hit to score enough runs, falling to Rock Canyon 3-2 in the ...

High school FB coaches feel the pressure to win

By Patrick Bahr

A game is no longer a game when it starts to affect someone’s physical and mental health. Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio’s heart attack after a 34-31 overtime victory on Sept. 18 against Notre Dame shows ...

GJ grad Jennifer Buford to be inducted to Colorado State Sports Hall of Fame

By Staff

Jennifer Buford, a Grand Junction High School graduate, is one of five athletes scheduled to be inducted Oct. 29 into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame. Buford was an all-state softball and basketball player for the Tigers and ...

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Out with a fight: Tigers fall in season-ending loss to Cortez

By Scott Schlaufman

There are some days when things just don’t seem to go your way. Saturday, the Grand Junction High School volleyball team had trouble getting blocks and maintaining a rhythm in a 25-17, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15 season-ending loss at home ...

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