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Making statements

By Dale Shrull

“SME” is going to state. Sarah Megan Erb celebrated her No. 3 singles championship Friday in the Class 5A Regional tournament at Elliott Tennis Center with a smile that was equal parts jubilation, satisfaction and surprise. The ...


Regional No. 3 singles final an all-valley affair

By Dale Shrull

A Western Slope girls tennis player is headed to the Class 5A state tournament at No. 3 singles. The question now is: Who will be that regional champ? Fruita Monument senior Amy Espinoza and Grand Junction’s Sarah Megan Erb won their ...


‘Cats take crown

By Tim Harty

Perfection was denied Tuesday. But it allowed Fruita Monument to learn a valuable lesson Thursday: The Wildcats can bounce back from adversity. Two days after Grand Junction smacked the Wildcats 10-3, handing them their first loss of the ...


Fruita rallies past GJ to win Mountain League lacrosse title

By Matt Meyer

The battle Thursday night between the Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high school girls lacrosse teams could tease the next four years of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse. Fruita’s Nicole Twardowski and the ...


‘Rugby saved my life’

By Dale Shrull

Gaven Pacheco sees an opening and breaks free. Free is a special word for Pacheco. Its meaning is as pure and unfiltered as a cloudless sunrise. At 19, there’s a disciplined recklessness to Pacheco’s rugby game. Reckless is all ...


Strong 2nd half lifts ‘Cats to win

By Tim Harty

The first half brought the confounding sound of shots clanking off the crossbar as Fruita Monument missed multiple opportunities to score goals. The second half brought a more satisfying sound: the thud of hard shots off the feet of juniors ...


GJ’s offense too much for Fruita in loss

By Matt Meyer

Faceoff after faceoff Tuesday night, Trevor Urban secured possession for the Grand Junction boys lacrosse team. The junior won 20 of 21 faceoffs and spurred the Tigers to a 13-4 victory over Fruita Monument in a Mountain League match at ...


Diamond joy

By Dale Shrull

Baseball is a simple game, but so many things can still go wrong. After a week of turmoil, Grand Junction came out with a perfect formula for getting back on track. The Tigers’ 10-3 Southwestern League victory Tuesday at Suplizio Field ...

Shuman, Carver fuel Palisade win

By Staff

Girls Golf Shuman, Carver fuel Palisade win Palisade’s Aly Shuman placed second and teammate Hannah Carver was fourth as the Bulldogs won the seven-team Moffat County Invitational tournament Monday at Yampa Valley Golf ...



By Matt Meyer

The way Jennifer Celis tells it, she was a “small fish in a small pond” running cross country and track and field at Hotchkiss High School. Now at Oklahoma State, it’d be easy to think Celis is in a much, much bigger pond. ...

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