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Fruita Monument’s Fischer goes the distance in grueling 500-yard freestyle

By Patrick Bahr

The 500-yard freestyle is not for the faint of heart. It is a grueling 20-lap event that tests a swimmers’ endurance and ability to have consistent speed from the first lap to the final touch. Fruita Monument’s Jessica Fischer is ...


Academics play role in Palmer’s decision

By Staff

Tyler Palmer had some pretty fair institutions of higher learning wanting him to play football for them. Stanford, Cornell and Penn were among the schools that showed interest in having the Grand Junction High School senior join their ...


Fruita Monument’s Martin has peer pressure to thank for his success on wrestling mat

By Staff

Peer pressure can lead to some interesting choices by high school students. Already involved in two sports at Fruita Monument High School, Anthony Martin kept feeling the pressure from his peers, teachers and coaches to try a winter ...

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Tigers’ Casey returns to mat in big way, winning 140-pound title

By Staff

Jace Casey had to get the can of Rust-Oleum out Wednesday. It had been 61/2 weeks since the Grand Junction High School wrestler competed in his last match. He spent his time feverishly rehabilitating a damaged left knee. After all, this is ...

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Shaving time, qualifying for state on swimmers’ minds

By Patrick Bahr

It’s time for one final push toward the state swim meet for the Grand Valley swim teams. The Western Slope Championships are Friday and Saturday in Durango, the last opportunity for girls to qualify for the state tournament. State is ...

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Do-it-all Grand Junction senior eyes next level

By Patrick Bahr

Grand Junction’s Everett Robinson is a basketball player. Now, before the word ‘duh!’ pops into your mind, think about what it means to be a basketball player. A basketball player takes numerous athletic skills and uses ...

Unsung players lift ’Cats to win in boys basketball

By Patrick Bahr

With the Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team mired in a six-game losing streak, Wildcats coach Dave Fox figured he might as well clear the bench against Montrose. Fruita played 12 different players Saturday night and it worked, ...

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Grand Junction’s 130-pounder keeps improving

By Staff

Alex Jay had a very good week on the mat. The 130-pound wrestler for Grand Junction High School earned his third victory in as many days Saturday when he pinned Montezuma-Cortez’s Michael Sanders. That gave the Tiger senior his third ...

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Palisade jumps ahead of Central early, can’t maintain momentum in 74-59 loss

By Staff

Despite appearances, the Central High School boys basketball team was not going to get a cakewalk Saturday night against Palisade. “We came out thinking it was going to be an easy game,” Central’s Josh Wells said. “It ...

Warriors too much for ’Dogs

By Staff

Central High School’s high-tempo attack was too much for the Palisade girls basketball team Saturday, getting double-digit performances from three players in a 56-30 nonleague victory at Palisade. Amy Kame led Central’s assault, ...

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