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Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 12, 2008

By Staff

Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high schools waged one of their classic Southwestern League volleyball battles Thursday, the Wildcats finally prevailing 3-2 at Grand Junction. Down 2 games to 1, Fruita Monument won the fourth game 26-24, ...

Sports: Smart Jock Charlie Payton September 11, 2008

By Staff

Student-Athlete: Charlie Payton School: Central Sport: Football GPA: 3.7 Future: Payton is considering going to Montana State University or Colorado State University. What’s your major?: Payton wants to pursue a field with wildlife ...

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Sports: Prep Notebook Column September 11, 2008

By Patrick Bahr

Tuesday was slump-busting day for two boys soccer teams in the Grand Valley. Grand Junction earned its first win of the season with an emotional 4-0 win over Montrose at Canyon View Park. The Tigers honored former teammate Zach Sockman, who ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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