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GJ Jr. Griffins claim state rugby title

By Staff

In a physical game Saturday afternoon, the Grand Junction Jr. Griffins rugby club avenged a playoff loss from last year by topping Ridge View Academy 27-22 to win the state championship at Infinity Field in Glendale. A combined team of Grand ...


Good shots

By Tim Harty

With just a smidge more body control, Michael McKnight and Quinton Walton would have had stories about the throws they nailed instead of the ones that got away. Both Grand Junction High School senior throwers said they had a put of the shot ...


A big, tough family

By Matt Meyer

Rugby and yoga — not a typical combination. But moments after slamming shoulders, cursing and digging into slick grass during a brutally physical practice, players on the Grand Junction Junior Griffins rugby club remove their shoes and ...

‘Cats knocked out of 5A tennis

By Staff

DENVER — A day that started out with some promise ended up with a little disappointment for the five District 51 players competing in the 2014 girls Class 5A state tennis championships. Fruita Monument High School’s two doubles ...

Cards show toughness in 3A playoff soccer victory

By Matt Meyer

NEW CASTLE — Even the so-called finesse players for the Grand Valley High School girls soccer team are sturdy on the ball. “I think, sometimes even to our detriment, we’re a really tough soccer team,” Cardinals Scott ...

Fruita No. 3
 duo wins before rain falls at state

By Staff

DENVER ­— Katie Vidmar and Tayvia Voytilla admitted to a couple of extra butterflies while warming up for their first-round match in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 5A girls state tennis tournament. Those nerves quickly ...


Price’s passion

By Matt Meyer

When Michael Price strikes out a batter, you might see him give an animated fist pump. Depending on the opponent, he might turn and say something to the opposing dugout. The senior pitcher and first baseman for Central High School is fiery, ...


An emotional season

By Dale Shrull

Ty Dixon laughs about his oldest brother’s hair. “I miss his hair. He had the gnarliest ‘fro ever,” Ty said, smiling at the memory. “It was ugly and gnarly. But he loved his ‘fro.” Troy Dixon got ...


Mr. Track and Field

By Dale Shrull

With his straw hat, khaki shorts and wrap-around shades, Dennis Teeters looks like he should be on the golf course. But on this Saturday, like most springtime Saturdays, he can be found at Stocker Stadium spending time with kids. Actually, ...


Ready to have a ball

By Dale Shrull

Hannah Keeling certainly made the most of her first year playing singles for Central High School. As a senior, she waited three years for her chance to go solo, then went out and won a regional title at No. 3 singles. “I was not ...

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