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Wildcats show a little spunk in loss to ThunderRidge

By Dale Shrull

As Fruita Monument struggles through a difficult football season, the Wildcats showed promising signs Friday night even in a lopsided loss. ThunderRidge used a balanced offense and took advantage of some early Fruita Monument miscues to chalk ...

Walters’ late heroics lift Paonia past Meeker

By Matt Meyer

MEEKER — So. Much. Clutch. Taylor Walters converted a fourth down into a first down twice Friday night during Paonia’s final drive and connected with Joel Simianer for a 4-yard touchdown pass to lift the Eagles to a 22-16 win over ...

Montrose football team holds on to win Foothills opener

By Staff

Prep Football Indians hold on to win Foothills opener Montrose withstood a late rally to defeat Vista Ridge 31-30 in the Class 4A Foothills Conference opener for both teams Friday night. The Indians led 31-14 after Mitchell Freismuth ...


Patience pays off

By Tim Harty

He will wait all day, because he’s patient. He will return shots from the baseline all afternoon, because that’s his specialty. He will scout his opponent, identify his weaknesses and exploit them when they play, because ...


Rifle run game too much for Central

By Matt Meyer

Step right up, spin the wheel and pick a Rifle running back. Five different players scored rushing touchdowns Thursday night as the Bears’ backfield tore up the turf in the second half, rushing for 360 yards as a team as Rifle topped ...

Bratt returns to pitch ‘Cats past Junction

By Dale Shrull

It’s been a long two weeks away from the pitching circle for Olivia Bratt. The Fruita Monument pitcher returned with a vengeance as the Wildcats mowed down Grand Junction 11-0 in five innings in a Southwestern League softball game ...

Fruita Monument boys soccer team slips past Central

By Staff

The only goal of the game was an own goal by Central High School in the 11th minute as Fruita Monument defeated the Warriors 1-0 in a Southwestern League boys soccer game Thursday at Walker Field. The win was only the second of the season for ...


Making some racket

By Tim Harty

Fruita Monument’s Matt Harris and Randy Hurshman lived up to their top seeds at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, and three of the Wildcats’ four doubles teams will join them in playing for regional championships today. Five finals. All in ...


Circle of trust

By Matt Meyer

Haley Hutto does a little bit of everything for the Grand Junction High School softball team. She leads the Tigers in home runs and is second in runs batted in. She has a .397 batting average and a slugging percentage of .637. But where the ...


Poor back-nine costly at state for Tigers’ Olkowski

By Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS — Midway through Tuesday’s final round of the Class 5A boys state golf tournament, Trevor Olkowski was tied for the lead. And he was feeling pretty good when he made the turn for the back nine. Then, the 11th hole ...

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