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‘I was flying, man’

By Jon Mitchell

Ian Meek sprinted away from the starting line Saturday and, as the pack picked up speed, he picked up his feet. Then he raised his arms and, to the surprise of the runners around him, started high-stepping in front of the pack, his arms ...

GJ runs out of chances

By Scott Schlaufman

LONGMONT — The Grand Junction High School football team had plenty of chances during Saturday’s 35-28 loss to Skyline. The only problem was a pesky opponent that seemed to have an answer every time the Tigers (0-4) found momentum. ...

Power hitters lead Wildcats

By Staff

Taylor Laing finished 7 for 8 with a three-run home run in the first game for Fruita Monument High School’s softball team, which swept Durango 16-1 and 19-9 on Saturday in a Southwestern League doubleheader. Laing went 4 for 4 with her ...



By Matt Meyer

The Fruita Monument High School football team started two safeties with little to no varsity experience Friday night against Central because it had to. The Wildcats pulled starting quarterback Kyle Fineran away from kickoff and punt return ...

Central VB team’s rally falls short

By Staff

Central High School’s volleyball team nearly rallied at Montezuma-Cortez on Friday night before losing 20-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-22, 15-13. Cloey Campbell had nine kills and 16 digs to go with an eight-kill, five-block outing from Tricia ...


Pflug’s four goals carry Fruita Monument past Montrose

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School boys soccer team came out with a determined effort against Montrose at Canyon View Park on Thursday. The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead at halftime and went on to a 5-0 win over the Indians. Sam Pflug scored four ...


Going fourth

By Matt Meyer

It still felt like a rivalry game Thursday for the Palisade High School football game. It was still Delta, once a perennial power in the Class 3A Western Slope Conference. For the first three quarters, the score even reflected a rivalry game, ...


League focus

By Jon Mitchell

The Palisade High School volleyball team has put the nightmarish beginning to the 2015 league season far behind them. Really far. “To tell you the truth, none of us have even talked about anything what happened last year,” senior ...


Healthy Jensen keying run game for Delta

By Dale Shrull

The No. 1 question facing the Delta Panthers this year was who would replace No. 1. Head coach Ben Johnson wasn’t worried.  For the past four years, he had a security blanket wearing jersey No. 1 in Jonny Ponce, who was one of the ...


Base traffic doesn’t hamper Central’s Gellermann in win

By Jon Mitchell

Lots of base runners used to bother Melissa Gellermann when she was in the pitcher’s circle. No more. Gellermann, a four-year starter for Central High School, allowed at least one Fruita Monument base runner in six of her seven innings ...

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