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The Twin 80s

By Dale Shrull

As Paonia breaks the huddle and trots to the line of scrimmage, two imposing figures anchor the edges. Like a pair of towering rooks in a chess game, Logan Schopp and Joel Simianer move to their tight end positions.
Last weekend, they ...

Twitter Mailbag, Nov. 19, 2014

By Matt Meyer

The social media platform Twitter has become an easy way to connect with experts on any subject. In this column, readers can submit prep sports questions to @jmattmeyer. Follow Daily Sentinel reporters Allen Gemaehlich (@Allen_GJsports), Dale ...


Rifle on the run

By Dale Shrull

Rifle is one win away from the big game. The Class 3A state football title game has been the goal since Dec. 2, 2012 — the last time the Bears were in the big game. Back in 2012, Rifle was denied a state title. Last year, turnovers ...

Story to coach Tigers’ varsity girls team

By Staff

Sandy Story has been hired to be the coach of the Grand Junction High School varsity girls golf team, GJHS Athletic Director Carol Sams announced Tuesday. Story, who succeeds Clay Tufly, served as the junior varsity girls golf coach the past ...


Hays, Lange sign to play college softball

By Matt Meyer

Makenzie Lange and Tyler Hays were once teammates. After Monday, they’ll be rivals in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Both Central softball players signed national letters of intent to play at the next level: Lange to Colorado ...


Heart, passion drive Bears into semis

By Staff

JOHNSTOWN — Rifle has never been the biggest or the strongest football team, but it’s what you can’t measure that so often sets it apart. The Bears are rarely seen playing without passion, and perhaps no squad approaches the ...



By Dale Shrull

PAONIA — After three plays, Paonia High School was in trouble and trailed 8-0. OK, the undefeated Eagles weren’t really in that much trouble, especially considering they have Taylor Walters. The junior, splitting time at ...

Defensive pressure helps Discovery Canyon top Delta

By Tim Harty

DELTA — Delta High School quarterback Cade Gafford had finished his dropback, but he never got to look downfield. Instead, he was looking at Saturday’s gray sky from his back. The game’s first play from scrimmage ended with ...

Broomfield rallies to beat Montrose

By Staff

BROOMFIELD — Montrose High School football coach Todd Casebier spent the entire 2014 season preaching the benefits of finishing — finishing drives, defensive stands and games. The Indians did everything but finish the game ...

Meeker can’t stop Buena Vista quarterback in semifinal loss

By Matt Meyer

BUENA VISTA — The Meeker High School football team made two big plays in the first half to hang around Saturday in a Class 1A state semifinal game. Buena Vista quarterback Keegan Wentz, though, took the Cowboys out of title-game ...

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