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Central runner makes a quick impact

By Jon Mitchell

Talon Berta wasn’t planning on competing in track and field coming into the school year. Now, the Central High School senior is on the verge of running with some of the state’s best track and field athletes. Berta is close to ...



By Dale Shrull

Rivalry games are always a little scary. Even with a good performance and a four-goal lead in the first half, the Fruita Monument High School boys lacrosse team wasn’t comfortable. After a big third quarter, the Wildcats cruised to an ...


Area prep swimmers compete in pentathlon-style invitational

By Jon Mitchell

Travis Newland is used to hard practice days with the District 51 Griffins boys swimming team. But hard meet days? “Yeah, that hasn’t happened,” Newland said with a smile. “There’s definitely a lot of hard work ...

Fruita baseball team secures third straight SWL title

By Staff

Ryan Biggs wasn’t sure he’d have a chance to play for the Fruita Monument High School baseball team at Durango on Saturday, but it turned out to be Biggs who delivered the game-winning and title-clinching hit against the ...


‘Dogs sweep Tigers, tag ace Shaw

By Dale Shrull

The plan was simple: Put the ball in play and create chaos. That was Palisade’s plan against Summit’s ace pitcher, and it worked. The Bulldogs swept Summit in a key Class 4A Western Slope League doubleheader Friday, getting a ...

Paonia stays undefeated by beating Hotchkiss

By Staff

The Paonia High School baseball team remained undefeated Friday with an 8-2 win over ranked rival Hotchkiss at Volunteer Park. The Eagles (17-0), ranked No. 1 in Class 2A in the CHSAANow.com poll, completed the sweep of the No. 10 Bulldogs ...


Roll those highlights

By Matt Meyer

With a heavy wind whipping across Canyon View Park on Thursday evening, Hannah Przystup, a freshman on the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team, lined up a long shot. The shot required a soft touch, with the wind at Przystup’s ...


Dere strikes again as Fruita beats Central in SWL match

By Jon Mitchell

The Fruita Monument High school girls soccer team got a familiar result against Central despite the unfamiliar style of play used by the Warriors on Tuesday. Lila Dere scored a pair of goals and Jackie Sandoval added her first goal of the ...

Montrose tops GJ in double-OT

By Staff

Montrose scored a late goal in the second overtime period to notch a Southwestern League win over Grand Junction on Tuesday at Canyon View Park. Sierra Wright scored the second of her two goals to give Montrose the 3-2 double overtime ...


Amidst cold and wind, Montrose edges Grand Junction

By Dale Shrull

Late-game drama has followed the Grand Junction High School baseball team around all season. So when Andrew Hansen ripped a two-out double to center field in the bottom of the seventh, the Tigers had a chance on Tuesday. But when Montrose ...

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