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District 51’s Fair edges Montrose’s Barnosky in 200-yard IM final

By Patrick Bahr

The swimmers at the Southwestern League swim championships Saturday were pushing each other in every race. Nowhere was that more obvious than early in the meet at the El Pomar Natatorium, when District 51 swimmer Tyler Fair edged ...

Montrose’s Vickers falls in 4A state tennis consolation semis

By Staff

PUEBLO — Winning an individual state championship is the goal of every prep tennis player. That goal was out of reach Friday for May May Vickers, but the Montrose High School senior did have a shot to play for third at the Class 4A ...


Third time’s a charm: Paonia boys win 3rd straight regional track title

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Alex Flynn was standing along the fence Friday at Stocker Stadium, watching the action on the track. All of a sudden, he was told to grab his spikes and fill in for an injured teammate. The Paonia High School junior ran in place of Adrian ...


First impression: Girardi wins WSL title in first year running track

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Collin Girardi had to be talked into trying track & field this spring. Now, the Palisade High School junior is the boys 110-meter hurdles Western Slope League champion in his first season. “Track and basketball coaches convinced me ...

Pair of Tigers’ doubles teams will play for third at 5A state tennis tourney

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — Few situations in high school athletics are more challenging mentally than the chore undertaken Friday by the top two doubles teams from Grand Junction High School. The Tigers’ top two teams began the second day of the ...

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Motivated ‘Dogs: Palisade doesn’t fret over being in same bracket as No. 1 seed

By Patrick Bahr

Palisade High School’s baseball team isn’t a group that needs extra motivation. After winning the Western Slope League, the Bulldogs were given the No. 17 seed and take on No. 16 Cheyenne Mountain at 12:30 today in the District 1 ...

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Griffins flex swim muscle at SWL meet

By Patrick Bahr

The District 51 swim team had plenty to focus on Friday. During the first day of the Southwestern League Swim Championships at the El Pomar Natatorium, the Griffins had some swimmers trying to work their way into today’s finals, some ...

GJ’s top two doubles teams advance to semis

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — Loaded with youth and inexperience, the Grand Junction girls tennis team failed to win the Southwestern League regular-season title for the first time in 18 years. Yet the upside to youth is that those players eventually grow ...

First day of Class 4A state tennis tourney rough for Montrose

By Staff

PUEBLO — Ideally, May May Vickers was hoping for a fairy tale state championship ending to her stellar prep tennis career. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. The Montrose High School senior ran into a buzzsaw in ...

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Mile marker: Jourgensen cruises to win in 1,600-meter race at WSL meet

By Patrick Bahr

Running a mile isn’t easy, but Moffat County’s Maddy Jourgensen makes it look like a stroll in the park. Thursday, during the first day of the Class 4A Western Slope League track meet at Stocker Stadium, Jourgensen blew past the ...

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