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Breaking through

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — Through ball after through ball Wednesday afternoon, the Montrose High School girls soccer team fed Stephanie Rowan. The striker keyed the offense, creating chances and setting up opportunities for others, until Rowan herself ...

GJ, Central, Fruita all make state baseball field

By Staff

All three Class 5A Southwestern League baseball teams are headed to the state playoffs Saturday. The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the seeds for the 32-team playoffs in 5A, 4A and 3A on Wednesday. Grand Junction, the ...

Central grad Duffy garners Big Sky softball honor

By Staff

University of Northern Colorado first baseman Mikayla Duffy, a Central High School alumna, was selected to the first team of the All-Big Sky Conference softball team, which was released Wednesday. The honor comes on the heels of a month in ...

Lightning delays Palisade’s playoff game

By Staff

WINDSOR — Lightning didn’t allow Palisade and Windsor to finish what they started Wednesday night in their first-round game of the Class 4A state girls soccer playoffs. So, the two will try again at 11:30 a.m. today, resuming play ...

Fruita girls soccer team falls in first round of 5A playoffs

By Staff

LITTLETON — The Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team put itself in great position to pull off the upset. The Wildcats had eighth-seeded Columbine on the ropes in Tuesday’s first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. But ...


Senior statement

By Tim Harty

Golf regionals don’t care about a player’s previous body of work, and they don’t tolerate an off day. There’s no sense of what’s fair, only a reward for doing things right on one day. That’s why ...

Fruita lacrosse team gets playoff snub

By Matt Meyer

Despite a 13-2 record and scoring 87 goals during the final five games of its season, the Fruita Monument High School girls lacrosse team was left out of the postseason when the 20-team field was announced Monday morning. The Mountain League ...

GJ’s Summers qualifies for state golf

By Staff

Grand Junction High School girls golf coach Clay Tufly said it was a rough day for Tigers, who struggled with small mental errors. Despite that, Bailey Summers qualified for the Class 5A girls state golf tournament and Grand Junction finished ...

Swander decides on DU soccer

By Matt Meyer

Leah Swander likes a direct style of play when it comes to soccer. It makes sense for the Grand Junction High School forward, who as a freshman and sophomore was the focal point of the Tigers’ offense with through-balls and lobs flung ...


Short and sweet

By Dale Shrull

Taylor Chaffetz settles the ball, then taps it past a defender, pulls the ball back with her right foot and attacks another defender. The Grand Junction High School junior’s ball skills are magical. Years of practice have brought her ...

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