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Fruita Monument boys fall to Ralston Valley in first round

By Staff

Gunner Rigsby provided an offensive surge Wednesday night, but the Fruita Monument boys basketball team lost to Ralston Valley 69-59 in a first-round Class 5A playoff matchup on the Front Range. The No. 35 Wildcats (10-14) and the No. 30 ...


1st-round focus

By Jon Mitchell

Dropping the final two games of Southwestern League play didn’t sit very well with the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team. On Wednesday night, the Tigers took out their frustrations on the Columbine Rebels. Drew Derrieux ...


4th-quarter frustration

By Dale Shrull

A rough fourth quarter doomed the Central Warriors in their first playoff game since 2010. The game came down to a game-changing run by Far Northeast in the final quarter that led to a 39-31 win in the first round of the Class 5A girls ...

Junction girls doomed by slow start in playoff loss

By Staff

Grand Junction High School couldn’t overcome a slow start in the first round of the Class 5A girls basketball playoffs Tuesday night. The Tigers (4-18) trailed 15-3 at the end of the first quarter and went on to lose to Dakota Ridge ...

District-tournament basketball play now underway

By Jon Mitchell

Postseason high school basketball has begun for all classifications in Colorado. District tournaments got underway Monday with play-in games, which determined how the remainder of the schedules in Class 3A, 2A and 1A would play out starting ...


Drew paying dues

By Matt Meyer

When talking about Drew Derrieux before his senior year, the phrase “he’s a really nice kid, but…” was common. But he’s too skinny. But he’s too short. But he’s not seeing varsity minutes. Derrieux ...


Shrull: Garner-Orr, Van Hoose reflect on state wrestling

By Dale Shrull

Riley Garner-Orr slowly pulled himself off the mat and found an outstretched hand waiting. The opponent who just survived a brutal battle with a 1-0 victory in their semifinal match, helped the Central wrestler to his feet, and the two ...


Fruita secures top 5 seed

By Matt Meyer

Southwestern League championship? Earned it back. Seeded among the top eight teams in the Class 5A state girls basketball playoffs? Got that, too. Fruita Monument checked off the second of three season-long goals Sunday morning when the ...


Disappointment again

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — The photos won’t come down for another year. The quest to win a state wrestling title will now go into a fourth year for Grand Junction junior Dylan Martinez. After a gut-wrenching 3-2 loss in the Class 5A 138-pound ...


Meeker senior joins long list of Harveys as state champions

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Four, three, two, one. As the clock ticked down Saturday night, the Meeker crowd’s roar got louder. Then it hit zero and Cowboys senior Sheridan Harvey celebrated with them after his 4-2 win over Paonia’s Sackett ...

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