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On-court competition

By Dale Shrull

With an emphatic overhead smash, Matt Miller turned and celebrated with teammate Ryan Bowen. The Grand Junction seniors had just finished off their Fossil Ridge opponents, Tim Sunset and Charlie Johnson, 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles at the Lowry ...


Fruita softball team loses season opener

By Jon Mitchell

Fruita Monument High School’s softball team focused more on how it overcame adversity Friday afternoon than how it ran into early trouble against ThunderRidge at Little Salt Wash Park. Facing a three-run deficit after three innings, the ...

Prep roundup: Castillo’s TD run lifts Plateau Valley to win

By Staff

Plateau Valley High School quarterback Marlon Castillo scored the go-ahead touchdown for the Cowboys in Friday’s 12-8 season-opening victory against Mancos in Collbran. Castillo’s 64-yard scoring run with 10 minutes, 55 seconds ...


Kickoff classic

By Matt Meyer

Jim Scarry heard it all this summer. The Montrose High School football coach listened to rumblings of a “down year” in Montrose. He heard time and again about the numerous seniors the Indians lost to graduation and the new ...

Palisade outlasts Montrose in prep softball opener

By Staff

Prep Softball Palisade outlasts Montrose in opener Thursday was the first softball game of the season for Palisade and Montrose, and at times, it was rough around the edges. Palisade came away with a 16-15 win in a game that featured 38 ...

Rivalry games kick off prep FB season

By Matt Meyer

It can be a little strange, at first, to see a rivalry game scheduled in the first week of the season. But Central and Palisade, no longer conference opponents after Central’s move back up to Class 4A, will start the season renewing the ...

GJ senior cards 68 for third consecutive win

By Staff

Grand Junction High School senior Trevor Olkowski took home medalist honors for the third consecutive tournament Monday afternoon, shooting a 4-under-par 68 at Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig for a three-shot victory in the Moffat County ...


Montrose-Delta football rivalry ends after 125 games

By Dale Shrull

After 111 years, it’s over. At 125 football games played between Montrose and Delta high schools, the longest rivalry in terms of games in Colorado history has ended. Only 22 miles apart but in two different counties, the Montrose ...

Olkowski’s 66 sets pace for Tigers

By Staff

Trevor Olkowski knows his score from Monday’s Grand Valley Invitational at Battlement Mesa Golf Club near Parachute is something that doesn’t come around very often. “Seriously, 66 is a real good score,” said the Grand ...

Coburn’s success should give hope to small-town kids

By Dale Shrull

Sometimes small-town dreams can land on the biggest stage. Later today, a 25-year-old woman from Crested Butte will be on the track in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. Emma Coburn will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. This is her ...

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