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Only a freshman, Slauson ready for challenge of state meet

By Patrick Bahr

Kelsey Slauson runs for one reason. The Grand Junction freshman doesn’t do it for the accolades, and she doesn’t do it for fitness purposes. Slauson runs simply because she loves it. “I enjoy it so much, it is not painful ...


Grand Valley players adjust to coach’s absence

By Staff

PARACHUTE — Talk about getting thrown into the fire. The best-laid plans of the Grand Valley High School football team nearly went awry. It’s only through the efforts of the coaching staff and the players that the season has ...

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Turnovers, big plays decided Palisade/Glenwood Springs outcome

By Patrick Bahr

Palisade coach John Arledge just knew it. Before last Saturday’s game against Glenwood Springs, the fourth-year head coach said the keys would be turnovers and big plays. Looking back at the Bulldogs’ 29-22 loss to the Demons, ...

GJ’s bid for upset denied

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School soccer team had the top-ranked team in the state on the ropes for one half. The Tigers, ranked last in the 32-team Class 5A state playoff bracket, gave the No. 1 seed, Rangeview, all it could handle through the ...

Grand Valley teams are on the road for VB districts

By Staff

The Southwestern League volleyball team got little respect from the state playoff selection committee. None of the league’s three Class 5A qualifying teams got a seed in the top half of the 48-team bracket. Central, which finished ...

Tigers get final playoff spot in 5A state soccer tournament

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School boys soccer team was relieved when it received word Sunday that it had qualified for the Class 5A state playoffs. There was some bad news that went along with it. The Tigers received the 32nd and final playoff ...

Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup October 19, 2008

By Staff

Cross-country Running • Battle Mountain and Moffat County qualified both their boys and girls teams for next week’s Class 4A state cross country championships at Saturday’s Region 5 meet at Confluence Park in ...

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Glenwood tops Palisade in battle of 3A’s top two teams

By Patrick Bahr

Seventy-four yards in four plays. That’s all it took Glenwood Springs to score the winning touchdown with six minutes left Saturday afternoon to give the second-ranked Demons a 29-22 win over No. 1 Palisade at in front of a near sellout ...

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Special teams help Demons get past ’Dogs

By Staff

John Arledge and Rocky Whitworth both put a lot of emphasis on special teams. “I think any good team does,” said Arledge, the head football coach at Palisade High School. “In games like this it comes down to special teams ...

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Central grinds out a win against GJ

By Staff

After being humbled by Montrose the previous week, the Central High School football team approached Saturday night’s game against Grand Junction as a matter of pride. Not that it isn’t always the case in the cross-town ...

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