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Ending the skid?

By Jon Mitchell

Delta High School’s baseball team has gone a long time in between postseason victories. The Panthers’ last postseason victory was a 1-0 win over Thomas Jefferson in 2013. All total, the Panthers have won just two postseason games ...

Tiger Invitational is final chance for athletes to post state-qualiyfing marks

By Staff

The Tiger Invitational wraps up the regular season of track and field for most Western Slope teams, and is the final chance for many athletes to post their personal best marks before state. Athletes will use today as the final chance to claim ...

State tennis quarterfinals unkind to area players

By Staff

DENVER — Sarah Fleming was not at all fazed by the moment. The Class 5A state tennis tournament at Gates Tennis Center can fluster even the most seasoned players and when you throw in the fact you have a match against one of the ...


The ‘Cat with the bat

By Matt Meyer

Cuba Bess has mastered the loud “thwack” of a metal bat meeting a baseball. The moment when his hands slide smoothly through the zone, when his legs power all of his 6-foot-2, 200-plus-pound frame into hitting a baseball, it all ...

Local prep players ready to begin chase for state tennis title

By Staff

Fruita Monument sophomore Sarah Fleming returns to Class 5A state tennis tournament fresh off her regional title at No. 1 singles. Fleming (10-2), who struggled last year at state, plays Jenesse Johnson (7-7) of Denver East in the first round ...


The one that got away

By Dale Shrull

It started with a quick goal and ended with a close call off a corner kick. Between those moments, Palisade and Holy Family had a fierce battle Wednesday night at Walker Field in the first round of the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs. Holy ...

Grand Junction, Fruita will be on the road for Class 5A baseball playoffs

By Staff

The Grand Junction and Fruita Monument baseball teams will be on the road for the Class 5A district tournament on Saturday. The Colorado High School Activities Association released the brackets for the tournament Wednesday and both teams will ...


GJ’s Hill, Summers heading to 5A state golf tournament

By Jon Mitchell

The last thing Avery Hill wanted to be a part of was another playoff. Thanks to her hot start, she missed a playoff. Hill, a senior at Grand Junction High School, was fearful Tuesday’s score during the Class 5A Western Regional ...

Fruita loses heartbreaker in first round of 5A soccer playoffs

By Staff

For more than 79 minutes Tuesday, the Fruita Monument girls soccer team hung tough. Tied at 0-0 with Monarch in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs, the Wildcats battled as the clock inched toward possible overtime. Then with ...


Palisade hopes home field helps in first round of Class 4A playoffs

By Jon Mitchell

The senior-night atmosphere Palisade High School’s girls soccer team experienced during its regular-season finale was so great, they want to experience it again. What better way to do it than in the first round of the Class 4A state ...

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