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‘Johnny Mac’ gets Hall call

By Matt Meyer

In 1965, John McLennan got his start in coaching as an assistant baseball coach to Grand Junction High School legend Bill Fanning. Now, McLennan is joining his mentor in the Colorado Dugout Club Hall of Fame. The former Central baseball ...


Eagles soar past PV

By Staff

The Paonia High School girls basketball team took a big lead early and never looked back Saturday en route to a 74-28 victory over Plateau Valley in a Class 2A/1A Western Slope League game. The Eagles (7-1, 1-0 2A/1A WSL) scored the ...

Brown takes control down stretch for ‘Dogs

By Matt Meyer

There was a point in the fourth quarter Saturday when Christa Brown decided the Palisade High School girls basketball team’s offense just needed to work. The junior forward made it happen. Brown scored 10 of her 17 points in the fourth ...

Fruita, GJ crown two champions

By Staff

Fruita Monument and Grand Junction each had a pair of a champions and a runner-up Saturday at the 28-team Tournament of Champions wrestling tournament hosted by Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah. Fruita got titles from Jared Seely at 195 ...


Running to win

By Jon Mitchell

Natalie Hughes Ayliffe says every time she comes home to see her family and friends in Palisade, she gets teased. Ayliffe, 33, gets teased because of the Southern drawl she’s picked up from living in Knoxville, Tennessee, since ...


‘Dogs run past Sailors

By Staff

Up by only one point less than a minute after halftime Friday night, the Palisade High School girls basketball team unleashed a 16-0 run that spanned the rest of the third quarter and part of the fourth as it cruised to a 48-25 victory over ...


It’s all about adjustments

By Matt Meyer

Friday night, Palisade boys basketball coach Jeremiah Baskin saw his team overcome two problems it has struggled with all season: scoring in the second half and hitting free throws down the stretch. The Bulldogs did both, and that led to a ...


The Cards’ spark

By Jon Mitchell

OLATHE — Grand Valley High School needed a spark Thursday night when Olathe began a second-half rally. Kylyn Rigsby created that spark. The junior forward scored 10 straight points after the Pirates got within two points halfway through ...

Forfeits by Hotchkiss help Paonia beat Bulldogs in wrestling dual

By Staff

In the matches that were wrestled, Paonia and Hotchkiss each won six and were tied 30-30, but the Bulldogs forfeited two weights, allowing Paonia to triumph 42-30 in a 2A Western Slope League dual Thursday. The win was a slight upset for ...


Ball control key for Central boys in win

By Jon Mitchell

Kyle Blair’s eyebrows practically shot up in the air Wednesday night when he found out how few first-half turnovers his Central High School boys basketball team had during its game against Rifle. “Wow! Really?” the senior ...

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