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Rifle run game too much for Central

By Matt Meyer

Step right up, spin the wheel and pick a Rifle running back. Five different players scored rushing touchdowns Thursday night as the Bears’ backfield tore up the turf in the second half, rushing for 360 yards as a team as Rifle topped ...

Bratt returns to pitch ‘Cats past Junction

By Dale Shrull

It’s been a long two weeks away from the pitching circle for Olivia Bratt. The Fruita Monument pitcher returned with a vengeance as the Wildcats mowed down Grand Junction 11-0 in five innings in a Southwestern League softball game ...

Fruita Monument boys soccer team slips past Central

By Staff

The only goal of the game was an own goal by Central High School in the 11th minute as Fruita Monument defeated the Warriors 1-0 in a Southwestern League boys soccer game Thursday at Walker Field. The win was only the second of the season for ...


Making some racket

By Tim Harty

Fruita Monument’s Matt Harris and Randy Hurshman lived up to their top seeds at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, and three of the Wildcats’ four doubles teams will join them in playing for regional championships today. Five finals. All in ...


Circle of trust

By Matt Meyer

Haley Hutto does a little bit of everything for the Grand Junction High School softball team. She leads the Tigers in home runs and is second in runs batted in. She has a .397 batting average and a slugging percentage of .637. But where the ...


Poor back-nine costly at state for Tigers’ Olkowski

By Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS — Midway through Tuesday’s final round of the Class 5A boys state golf tournament, Trevor Olkowski was tied for the lead. And he was feeling pretty good when he made the turn for the back nine. Then, the 11th hole ...


Central champs

By Tim Harty

Pitch well. Play great defense. Put the ball in play. Seize on the opponent’s mistakes. That’s been Central’s formula for success, and the Warriors did more of what they’ve done all season Tuesday night to defeat ...

Fruita volleyball team eases past Central in five games

By Staff

Central pushed Fruita Monument to five games Tuesday night, but ultimately fell to the Wildcats 25-23, 25-17, 19-25, 15-25, 15-13 in a Southwestern League volleyball match at Fruita Monument. The Wildcats (9-5, 5-3 SWL) were led by freshman ...

GJ survives close game with Central

By Dale Shrull

The beautiful game got a little sloppy at times for Grand Junction. After taking a 2-0 lead at the half Tuesday night, the Tigers had to subdue a scrappy Central team in the second half to pick up a 2-1 Southwestern League victory at Walker ...


Olkowski in the hunt for 5A state golf title

By Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS — Donny Kinnaman’s putting came around just in time. Troy Dangler’s putting fell apart midway through his round and didn’t return. Trevor Olkowski battled the same greens yet came away nearly unscathed, ...

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