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Tigers’ tenacity

By Jon Mitchell

The start Grand Junction High School’s softball team had Tuesday night was promising. The tenacity the Tigers played with at the end against Palisade showed their toughness. Grand Junction jumped to a double-digit lead to take command, ...

CHSAA defends poor national ranking in sports safety

By Matt Meyer

Colorado was ranked 51st in an examination of safety in high school sports of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but both the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and the National Federation of State High School ...


Hard work helps FB Zamora taste success in college

By Matt Meyer

Quinn Zamora knows what it means to be a Western Slope athlete. Playing football at Palisade High School, he wasn’t afforded the recruiting opportunities of athletes in more populous areas. He was the Class 3A Western Slope League ...

Tigers’ Chaffetz earning state recognition for soccer success

By Matt Meyer

Jake Chaffetz has watched his profile steadily rise over the past two years. The Grand Junction High School senior spent July as the Grand Valley’s only representative at the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state ...

Gene Taylor’s wins twice to secure state title

By Matt Meyer

In the eighth inning Sunday afternoon, in the midst of a second baseball game with a state title hanging in the balance, Dave Jahnke had to use the 
restroom. The manager of the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team jokingly ...


Hays’ hot hitting started after trip

By Matt Meyer

Coming back home, at least for a weekend, helped Tyler Hays immensely. The former Central softball star said she was having an up-and-down sophomore season with Adams State, at least by her lofty standards, coming into the Grizzlies first ...


Making their mark

By Matt Meyer

In its penultimate game last season, the University of Northern Colorado football team was driving against the University of Montana, a longtime Football Championship Subdivision power. The Bears were trailing 25-21 with less than four minutes ...


Good team

By Dale Shrull

Winning a state title is the dream of every young athlete when they get to high school. Whether it’s a team or an individual sport, to hoist a trophy or stand atop a podium is the ultimate goal. Delta High School’s Kole Roberts ...

Sports Briefs, July 2, 2017

By Staff

Little League Baseball Monument rebounds to win Major Boys District 1 Tournament title Matt Adams and Jase Satterfield hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the game Saturday night for Monument, which beat Grand Mesa 7-2 at the Monument ...

Palisade hires Porter as baseball coach

By Matt Meyer

From very early on, Nate Porter has been influenced by extremely successful coaches. Now, he has a chance to build his own legacy at a winning prep baseball program. Palisade High School Athletic Director Gregg Hawkins announced Monday the ...

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