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No. 8: Paonia grapplers again state’s best in Class 2A

By Tim Harty

They marched five wrestlers into the Class 2A state finals, then proceeded to claim the championship in each of those weight classes. Throw in a couple other place-winners, and the Paonia Eagles were runaway winners of the 2A state team ...


Mat Classic

By Dale Shrull

In a word, the Warrior Classic is epic. Without a doubt, it’s the highest caliber wrestling tournament on the Western Slope and one of the most prestigious in the entire state. For most individuals, it’s the most coveted title ...


Freshman Rider casts long shadow

By Dale Shrull

One is a freshman, the other is a senior on the Grand Junction wrestling team. But the spotlight shines brightest on the freshman, Josiah Rider. The hype follows the youngster like a devoted puppy but he knows hype means nothing in the ...


Inside Bulldogs

By Matt Meyer

The Palisade High School girls basketball team had a rough start Saturday, but the Bulldogs hammered Alamosa in the post and pulled away for 63-36 win to cap the Palisade Rotary Invitational. Lexi Hall scored a season-high 13 points, Christa ...


Delta County Line: Altman, Todd two of state’s best

By Dale Shrull

It’s officially a rivalry. A Delta County rivalry, a 132-pound rivalry, a Class 2A rivalry and what is shaping up as a possible battle for a state title. Paonia’s Josh Altman and Austin Todd of Hotchkiss locked up in an epic ...



By Allen Gemaehlich

Jacob Seely accomplished a rare feat Saturday night, but for him, it’s simply one step toward the feat he wants to accomplish before he’s done wrestling at the high school level. The Fruita Monument High School senior joined rare ...

GJ girls lose close game to Grandview

By Staff

AURORA — The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team was at a point in the season where it needed a challenge. It needed to see how it stacked up against some of the better Class 5A teams in the state. The Tigers got that ...

Balanced offensive effort lifts Tiger boys to big win

By Staff

Four players scored in double figures Saturday as the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team defeated Bear Creek 71-56 at the Mullen Holiday Invitational in Denver. Ridge Droskin had 16 points, Ben Volkmann had 14 points, D.J. Wells ...


The Indians’ defense

By Dale Shrull

Palisade High School’s boys basketball team had trouble finding its offensive rhythm, but Montrose did not. The Indians used great ball movement and played good defense Friday to take down the Bulldogs 62-51 at the Palisade Rotary ...


Putting the pieces together

By Allen Gemaehlich

Cody Lacy was leading 5-3 when Maya Nelson grabbed his leg and drove it into the mat. Lacy didn’t panic. The Grand Junction High School 120-pound junior knew the situation and what he needed to do. He worked his way out of trouble and ...

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