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Montrose-Delta football rivalry ends after 125 games

By Dale Shrull

After 111 years, it’s over. At 125 football games played between Montrose and Delta high schools, the longest rivalry in terms of games in Colorado history has ended. Only 22 miles apart but in two different counties, the Montrose ...

Olkowski’s 66 sets pace for Tigers

By Staff

Trevor Olkowski knows his score from Monday’s Grand Valley Invitational at Battlement Mesa Golf Club near Parachute is something that doesn’t come around very often. “Seriously, 66 is a real good score,” said the Grand ...

Coburn’s success should give hope to small-town kids

By Dale Shrull

Sometimes small-town dreams can land on the biggest stage. Later today, a 25-year-old woman from Crested Butte will be on the track in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. Emma Coburn will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. This is her ...


Multi-sport momentum

By Matt Meyer

Most of the year, Riley Snyder is thumping a basketball on the hardwood. When she’s not playing for Fruita Monument High School, the junior plays for Colorado Premier. It’s the largest basketball club in Colorado, one of the top ...

Gene Taylor’s returns to state title game

By Staff

For the fourth time in the past five years, Gene Taylor’s will play for the Colorado American Legion Baseball “A” state championship. Gene Taylor’s avenged its only loss in its past 16 games by defeating the Greeley ...


Gene Taylor’s continues winning streak

By Dale Shrull

With a lineup that has more hits than a viral video, Gene Taylor’s coach Dave Jahnke has a simple philosophy. “The only thing I try to do is stay out of the way and let them play,” he said Sunday after the team won its 11th ...


Taylor’s tees off again

By Staff

The Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team swept Monarch on Monday, cruising to a 9-1 victory in the first game and 13-5 win in the second at Palisade High School. In Game 1, Gene Taylor’s (24-11) scored in all but one of the ...

Paonia’s Seriani commits to Grand Canyon University

By Matt Meyer

Kayden Seriani only finished his sophomore year at Paonia High School a couple of months ago, leading the Eagles to the Class 2A state semifinals. College programs took notice and Seriani took a major step toward playing at a major ...

Hotchkiss hires Hintz as football coach

By Matt Meyer

The veer offense is returning to Hotchkiss High School football. The pistol split-back formations used for many years by the Bulldogs — and by Delta many years before that — will be the basis of the offense run by new Hotchkiss ...


Fruita Monument’s Bess drafted in 39th round by Rockies

By Matt Meyer

Cuba Bess joined a rare group Saturday afternoon. When the Colorado Rockies took him the 39th round of the MLB Draft, the Fruita Monument slugger became the 19th player drafted directly out of high school in Mesa and Montrose counties since ...

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