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Bulldogs’ kickoff return team key heading into 3A playoff game

By Patrick Bahr

Palisade High School has a well-rounded football team. Entering Friday night’s Class 3A first-round playoff game against No. 13 Silver Creek (7-3), the No. 4 Bulldogs (9-1) are scoring 37 points per game and giving up only 13. One area ...

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Stability with Sean: Rubalcaba has Tigers playing with confidence

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Grand Junction High School football coach Robbie Owens saw a special talent in Sean Rubalcaba when the two became a part of the program two years ago. The quarterback, though, has been plagued by injuries. It wasn’t until this season ...

Prep Notebook: Tigers’ offense fires on all cylinders in playoff victory

By Staff

Grand Junction scored in bunches in its first-round playoff football game against Northglenn. The Tigers racked up 680 yards of offense in a 63-26 lopsided victory. Grand Junction put up 42 points in the first half alone. “We knew ...

Bulldogs will play Friday vs. Raptors in 3A football playoffs

By Patrick Bahr

Play on Friday, scout on Saturday. That can be the scenario for the Palisade High School football team in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs, if the Bulldogs get past Silver Creek. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs (9-1) play No. 13 Silver ...


Tigers’ tennis team walking for water in Ethiopia

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Parker Hegstrom spent the past two summers in Austin, Texas, working on his tennis game, but he discovered so much more. The Grand Junction High School senior became involved with the Austin Tennis Academy’s sponsorship of the Glimmer ...

Bulldogs get tough draw in Class 3A football playoffs

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The Palisade High School football team ended up with a good seed, but a tough first-round game. Palisade finished third in the wild card points, but received the fourth seed. The Bulldogs (9-1) host No. 13 Silver Creek (7-3) in the first ...

Chaparral’s offense too much for Fruita Monument

By Staff

Chaparral had too much offensive firepower. Saturday at Sports Authority Stadium, the Wolverines defeated Fruita Monument 48-14 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. “They have a good offense,” Fruita Monument coach Shawn ...


Tigers rout Northglenn, get rematch with Highlands Ranch

By Patrick Bahr

The Grand Junction High School football team flexed its offense prowess. The Tigers racked up 680 yards of total offense Saturday in a 63-26 drubbing of Northglenn in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs at Stocker Stadium. “We had ...


Forever fighting: GJ’s Jordan Jones overcomes testicular cancer

By Patrick Bahr

On Oct. 24, 2007, Jordan Jones was playing junior football with his friends. His West Raiders won the Mesa County Junior Football Association Super Bowl that night, 48-0 over the Fruita Cowboys. The 13-year-old liked to ride his dirt bike ...

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Palisade gets knocked out of Class 4A volleyball playoffs

By Staff

The Palisade High School volleyball team fell just short. The Bulldogs lost two of their three matches at Saturday’s Region C tournament at Skyline High School and were eliminated from the Class 4A playoffs. “The level of play ...

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