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Sauer helps Indians win title on home golf course

By Staff

Zane Sauer won a playoff for medalist and led Montrose to the team title of the 15-team Montrose Invitational boys golf tournament Thursday at The Links at Cobble Creek. Sauer and Grand Junction’s Donny Kinnaman tied for first at 72, ...


Q & A with Robbie Owens

By Dale Shrull

Grand Junction High School opened the season with a rough outing, a 41-15 loss at Montrose. Now, the Tigers need to regroup and look to improve Saturday when they host Fairview, the Class 5A state runner-up last season. With the Tigers now ...


Career round helps Fruita’s Dangler win Warrior Invite

By Tim Harty

The distance of the putt didn’t seem to matter Tuesday on the front nine at Tiara Rado Golf Course for Troy Dangler. If a birdie was at stake, he lined it up and knocked it down. Six times he turned the trick, and Dangler made the turn ...

Central volleyball team gets past Palisade in five games

By Staff

Central nearly put Palisade away in three games, then withstood a rally to triumph in five games as the Warriors defeated the Bulldogs 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 15-25, 15-11 in a nonleague volleyball match Tuesday. Palisade trailed by several ...

Fruita hires Jake Smith to be boys lacrosse coach

By Tim Harty

Fruita Monument landed a coach with Division I college experience to lead its boys lacrosse program. Jake Smith was the men’s lacrosse head coach for five years and an assistant for one year at the University of Nebraska, which fields a ...

Young Warrior soccer team shuts out Rifle

By Staff

Rain didn’t bother the Central High School boys soccer team Saturday, as the Warriors scored three goals in the first half en route to a 4-0 victory over Rifle in Central’s season opener in Rifle. “There was about a ...


Splish-splash: Kids run a-muck

By Matt Meyer

One racer remarked after the Warrior Invitational on Saturday morning: “You usually have to pay a lot of money for this.” The cross-country race wasn’t technically a mud run, a popular endurance challenge with expensive ...



By Rick Jussel

The left defensive tackle jumps offside, just a tad too eager. On the other side of scrimmage, the right guard reacts. The quarterback, seeing the early movement, steps away from the center. The ball is snapped nearly 10 yards behind the ...

Want to be a ref? Just pick up the phone

By Rick Jussel

So, you want to become a high school football official. You live in the Grand Junction area — and by that we are talking Rangely to Gunnison to Nucla to Battlement Mesa — and want to put on a new striped shirt and blow your ...


No passing fancy

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — Already up 16-0 early in the second quarter Friday night, the Montrose High School football team lined up for a fourth-down play with 5 yards to go. They started in a packed formation, setting up for a run and traditional ...

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