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Volleyball teams rely on setters to know who’s hot, who’s not

By Patrick Bahr

It’s the quarterback in football. The clean-up hitter in baseball and the point guard in basketball. Every sport has one position that is critical to a team’s offensive success, a spot that can make or break the season with its ...

Fruita athletic director: Burke, not Byers, will be interim softball coach

By Staff

A matter of semantics was clarified Wednesday concerning the Fruita Monument High School softball team. The issue came to light Tuesday, when Wildcats head softball coach Billy Johnson and one of his assistants, Kevin Chirdon, were relieved ...

Cent FB 3 3 5 defense 9-9-8

Central’s new-look defense is all about attacking the offense

By Staff

It’s not that Travis Key minded playing defensive end for the Central High School football team last season. Just the opposite. His role on this year’s defense gives him a chance to attack opposing offenses and he likes being in ...

Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 10, 2008

By Staff

Softball • The Central High School softball pitchers aren’t getting their normal workout this season. The Warriors have played only four games this season that lasted more than five innings. They’re not complaining, ...

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Volleyball match beteween Central and Montrose proves to be a battle.

By Patrick Bahr

The Montrose and Central high school volleyball teams expected their match Tuesday night to be a battle. Both teams were right. The Indians and Tigers battled back and forth for five games with Central coming out on top at its home gym 3-2, ...

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Coaching upheaval doesn’t affect ’Cats in SWL opener

By Staff

Talk about your roller-coaster day for the Fruita Monument High School softball team. By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the school had relieved Wildcats head coach Billy Johnson and one of his assistants, Kevin Chirdon, of their coaching duties ...


Frustration doesn’t hold back Fruita golf team

By Staff

By early Monday afternoon, Fruita Monument High School golf coach Dave Fox wasn’t the picture of optimism. His team was struggling through its round of the Wildcat Invitational tournament at Adobe Creek National Golf Course. One player ...

Second weekend of football produced a lot of admirable performances.

By Patrick Bahr

The second weekend of high school and college football in Colorado produced a lot of admirable performances by individuals and teams, whether it was Colorado State freshman kicker Ben Deline hitting a late field goal to get the Rams their ...

Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 07, 2008

By Staff

Football • LAKEWOOD — Fruita Monument saw first-hand why Bear Creek is a favorite this season to challenge for the Class 5A state football title. Bear Creek, a 5A state semifinalist last season, which returns 10 ...


Grand Junction No. 2 doubles team proves its worth against tough competition at Western Slope Invita

By Patrick Bahr

Even though Grand Junction’s No. 2 doubles team of Jake Frankhouser and Greg Coleman lost, the defeat was the verification they needed. The pair fell to Fairview’s Will Lindsay and Christopher Cartwright 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 2 ...

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