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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 ...

Plateau Valley extends special season with victory over Nucla

By Jon Mitchell

COLLBRAN – Dave Bristol couldn’t help but get choked up over the progress the Plateau Valley High School football team has made this season. The Cowboys were on the brink of not having enough players to field an 8-man team in ...

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State Softball Semifinals

By Christopher Tomlinson

Fruita Monument’s bid to win the Class 5A state softball championship comes up short with a semifinal loss to Rock Canyon.  ...


Zavala helps Montrose clinch Southwestern League title

By Scott Schlaufman

For the first three years of high school, Jose Zavala’s friends wanted him on Montrose High School’s soccer team. He couldn’t play, though — he was ineligible because he kept missing classes. “I saw all these ...

Titans upset Skiers behind Walls’ effort

By Jon Mitchell

NEW CASTLE — Cody Walls had a way of shifting momentum Friday night to the favor of the Coal Ridge High School football team. The top-ranked Aspen Skiers found that out the hard way. The junior running back/cornerback finished with 268 ...

Montrose, Rifle lose in first round of 4A, 3A state softball tournaments

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AURORA — Two-time Class 4A state softball champion Wheat Ridge was too much Friday for Montrose. Wheat Ridge pitcher Elle Madsen limited Montrose to two hits and struck out 11 to lead the Farmers (22-1) to an 11-1 victory in the first ...

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Mixed emotions: Results differ for Wildcats at state softball tournament in Aurora

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AURORA — The Fruita Monument and Central high school softball teams experienced emotions from jubilation to sorrow Friday at the Class 5A state championships. Fruita Monument was thrilled after rallying to win two games to advance to ...

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