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Fruita girls score upset in 5A playoffs

By Staff

The Fruita Monument girls basketball team upset the No. 2 team in its Class 5A state playoff quadrant Friday night to punch its ticket to the Sweet 16. The seventh-seeded Wildcats (15-10) led Arapahoe (19-5) by 11 points after the first ...

Montrose hires Scarry to be new football coach

By Matt Meyer

Montrose ended its first search for a football coach in a decade Friday, promoting offensive line coach Jim Scarry to head coach. Scarry succeeds Todd Casebier, who left Montrose for Fruita Monument after 10 successful seasons with the ...


The Sydni show

By Matt Meyer

It took until late in the fourth quarter Friday, but Sydni Brandon finally got the gym at Grand Junction High School rocking. The Tigers didn’t lead until 2 minutes, 26 seconds remained, and once Brandon put them up 54-52, she ...


D.J. the key

By Matt Meyer

It’s hard to ignore the similarities between the Northglenn and Grand Junction boys basketball teams. The Tigers, who are 17-6 and seeded fourth in their quadrant, host the fifth-seeded Norsemen (19-5) in the second round of the Class ...


‘Cats face tough task in second round of playoffs

By Matt Meyer

Coming off its best offensive game of the season, the Fruita Monument girls basketball team faces another tough challenge. The Wildcats will travel to the Front Range today for the second round of the Class 5A playoffs to face perennial ...

Hotchkiss boys beat Cedaredge to advance to 2A regional tourney

By Staff

HOTCHKISS — Clayton Oxford and the rest of the Hotchkiss Bulldogs made sure their seniors get to play again. Hotchkiss overcame a seven-point halftime deficit and surged to a 66-60 win over Cedaredge to claim fifth place in the Class 2A ...


Tigers’ challenge

By Matt Meyer

Last season, Regis Jesuit High School had six players on its girls basketball team sign with NCAA Division I schools. This season, the Raiders have only Division I-bound player, but they still present a tough second-round matchup for Grand ...


Defense fueling Palisade’s roll

By Dale Shrull

Riding a 19-game winning streak, the Palisade High School girls basketball team is on a major roll, and coach Danielle Bagwell said it all starts with defense. Good defense starts with attitude and effort, the coach said. That’s what ...


Slowdown pays off

By Dale Shrull

Palisade coach Jeremiah Baskin likes to run and push the pace. After about 19 games this season, the first-year coach knew he had to change. The Bulldogs suddenly put the brakes on their offense, and now the team is in the Class 4A boys ...

Chenoweth and Rowe lead Grand Valley girls to big win

By Staff

Kyra Chenoweth poured in 25 points and Bailey Rowe scored 17 as Grand Valley routed Roaring Fork 48-18 in the opening round of the Class 3A Western Slope District girls basketball tournament Tuesday. The Cardinals (13-7) led 19-12 at the ...

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